5 Reasons Your iPhone Keeps Running Out Of Battery – And What To Do About It

iPhone battery nearly dead again? These five things could be the culprit.

Iphone low battery warning

#Grr. It’s only lunch time and your battery is already at 10%. You’ve closed all your apps and switched off your wi-fi, but it doesn’t seem to help.

Sigh. Seeing that low battery warning on the regular can be majorly annoying, especially when you’re out and about without your charger. Damn.

Luckily, we found out what some of the biggest iPhone battery burners are, so you won’t be seeing that annoying red icon anywhere near as often.

Location Services

Sure it’s mighty handy when you’re on Tinder and trying to search for the hotties in your area, but having location services switched on is a total drain on your battery. The fix? Close all apps that use the service, or switch it off completely by going to Settings > Privacy > Location Services.

Your email

Every time you access data, you get a little bit closer to seeing that 10% battery notification. Fix it by setting your phone to check your emails less often. Head to your mail settings and select your ‘Fetch’ preference. The less you check, the longer your battery will last.

Free ad-supported apps

Free apps burn through extra battery by downloading and displaying ads. So what’s a gal to do if she loves a freebie? You’ve got two options. A) Uninstall the app when you’re not using it and reinstall when you need it again, or B) shell out the 99c for the paid version. #Soz.

Screen brightness

Do you really need your iPhone display at full brightness? Um, no probably not. If your battery is on the brink of dying, simply dim the display by going to Brightness and Wallpaper settings. Another option? Turn on Auto Brightness. It lets your screen adjust according to the light around it, meaning you’ll use less power in dark places.

Charging it too much

Uh, so it may seem kinda counter-intuitive, but charging your phone too much actually affects how much charge your phone can hold. Instead, you should let your battery drain as much as possible before you reach for your charger. It’ll make your battery last longer in the long run.