A PHONE expert has revealed that changing three hidden iPhone settings could add years to your phone’s lifespan.
Kevin CharronSenior Lead Refurbishment Operations Manager at Back Market, says there are little-known tweaks you can make to reduce drain on the phone’s battery.
said Kevin DailyMail.com: “The battery is a key component when it comes to extending the life of your iPhone.”
There are some simple steps such as B. the change to dark modewhich can save battery drain with bright displays, turn off location services when not in use, and make sure you’re connected to Wireless Internet access.
By taking steps to conserve your cell phone, you not only save money, you also help the environment.
Kewin said, “One way to save your phone’s battery is to turn on the auto-brightness feature and set the maximum brightness to around 50 percent.”
Although he advised not setting it so low that it strains your eyes.
He added, “This setting automatically adjusts the brightness based on the ambient light.”
To set this up, go to Settings, click Accessibility > Display & Text Size > Auto-Brightness and just turn it on.
You can also protect your battery by using Apple’s Highly efficient photo format (HEIF) by simply reducing the file size of photos and videos.
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This will drain your handset’s battery while viewing images.
Kewin explained that this setting can reduce the file size of photos and videos by up to 50 percent.
To turn this on, click Settings > Camera > Formats, then enable High efficiency.
Another tip Kewin recommends is turning on battery optimization so you don’t overcharge your phone, which can affect battery life.
For iPhones running iOS 13 or later, go to Settings > Battery > Battery health & charging, then select Optimized battery charging.
Another way to keep the battery going is to opt for the battery saver mode, but Kewin warned that doing so could alter your experience of using your device.
He said the setting means you won’t be notified of new emails until you launch the Mail app and the display brightness is dimmed down.
The auto-lock timer is also set to around 30 seconds.
However, using the power saving mode ensures that the battery is used as efficiently as possible, making it last for both the short and long term.
To turn on battery saver mode, go to Settings > Battery to turn it on.
To make Low Power Mode your default, go to Settings > Control Center > Customize Controls again and select Low Power Mode.
There are also a number of measures Android users can take to conserve battery power.
According to Kewin, a key setting was Adaptive Battery, which prevents apps that aren’t used much from running in the background unless they’re actively used.
The expert said: “Over time, your device learns your app usage and optimizes your battery according to your behavior.”
He said the setting might vary on Android devices, but he recommended trying Settings > Battery and then turning on Adaptive Battery.
As with iPhones, preventing Android devices from using energy on the screen can extend the life of the handset.
This can easily be achieved with Auto Screen Brightness or Adaptive Brightness in the handset.
To set this up, go to Settings > Display and enable Auto Screen Brightness or Adaptive Brightness.
As with iPhones, Kewin recommends not setting it so low that reading the display causes eye strain.
The French expert also advises protecting your Android device from overcharging, which on iPhones can affect the overall health of your battery.
To set this up, go to Settings > Battery and then enable Battery care, although on some devices the procedure might be Settings > Battery > Battery usage and then click Optimized.
Enabling the Battery Saver setting will also help extend the life of your device, but Kewin warned that it could also affect your experience of using the phone.
He said that by turning on the battery saver setting, your phone might automatically switch to the dark theme and some visual effects and features might be limited, and apps might take longer to load.
To set this up on most Android devices, go to Settings > Battery and click Battery Saver.