How to optimise battery life on your Apple iPhone 6

EE Power Bar

To coincide with the release of EE’s Power Bar to their customers to prolong mobile phone battery life, here is a list of my top 30 tips to optimise battery life on your Apple iPhone 6 running iOS 8.3:

  1. Disable Bluetooth when not in use in Settings\Bluetooth
  2. Disable Wi-Fi when not in use in Settings\Wi-Fi
  3. Use Airplane Mode when appropriate in Settings\Airplane Mode
  4. Disable Data Roaming when not abroad in Settings\Cellular
  5. Disable Personal Hotspot when not in use in Settings\Cellular and in Settings\Personal Hotspot
  6. Manage which Applications you want to use Cellular Data for in Settings\Cellular
  7. Manage Notifications for Applications in Settings\Notifications
  8. Install iOS updates in Settings\General\Software Update
  9. Disable Siri if not used in Settings\General\Siri
  10. Disable searchable items in Settings\General\Spotlight Search
  11. Disable any Accessibility options if unused in Settings\General\Accessibility
  12. Review battery usage in Settings\General\Usage\Battery Usage
  13. Disable Background App Refresh in Settings\General\Background App Refresh
  14. Enable Auto-Lock in Settings\General\Auto-Lock
  15. Enable Auto-Brightness in Settings\Display & Brightness
  16. Disable vibrate and sounds if not required in Settings\Sounds
  17. Disable Location Services in Settings\Privacy\Location Services
  18. Manage which Applications can access your GPS location in Settings\Privacy\Location Services
  19. Manage which Applications can access other Applications in Settings\Privacy
  20. Disable Share My Location in Settings\Privacy\Location Services\Share My Location
  21. Manage which System Services can access your GPS location in Settings\Privacy\Location Services\System Services
  22. Disable Product Improvement options in Settings\Privacy\Location Services\System Services
  23. Disable Frequent Locations in Settings\Privacy\Location Services\System Services\Frequent Locations
  24. Disable Automatically Send in Settings\Privacy\Diagnostics & Usage
  25. Limit Ad Tracking in Settings\Privacy\Advertising
  26. Regularly reset your Advertising Identifier in Settings\Privacy\Advertising
  27. Disable Automatic Downloads in Settings\iTunes & App Store
  28. Disable Use Cellular Data in Settings\iTunes & App Store
  29. Close open Applications when no longer in use
  30. Uninstall any unused Applications

Alex Pegg MCP MCDST MCTS
April 2015

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About Alex Pegg

Hi my name is Alex Pegg MCP MCDST MCTS and I am The IT Guy. I am an Application Support Analyst from Leicester, UK and have worked in IT support services for 15 years. Alex Pegg MCP MCDST MCTS
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