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How to Extend Your iPhone’s Battery Life on iOS 16 and iOS 17

If you’re using an older iPhone model and aren’t planning to upgrade to the latest iPhone 15 or iPhone 14, you’ll want to ensure your device’s battery life is optimized. Here’s a guide on how to extend your iPhone’s battery life by tweaking a few settings in iOS 16 and iOS 17.

1. Remove Widgets from Your Lock Screen

Widgets on your lock screen, while handy, can drain your battery. They keep apps running in the background to update information like weather or sports scores. Here’s how to remove them:

  • Switch Lock Screen Profile: Long-press your lock screen, then swipe to select a profile without widgets.
  • Remove Widgets from Existing Lock Screen: Long-press your lock screen, select ‘Customize’, choose ‘Lock Screen’, tap the widget box, and press the “-” button on each widget to remove them.

2. Turn Off Haptic Keyboard Feedback

The haptic feedback feature, introduced in iOS 16, provides a vibration for each key press, offering a tactile typing experience. However, this feature can impact battery life.

  • Disable Haptic Feedback: Go to Settings > Sounds & Haptics > Keyboard Feedback. Toggle off ‘Haptic’ to disable the feature. Note that this feature is not enabled by default.

Additional Tips

  • Use “Optimized Charging” to reduce battery wear.
  • Avoid overheating your iPhone and don’t let the battery drain completely.
  • To further save battery, consider stopping background app refresh and replacing your iPhone’s battery.

By following these steps, you can help your iPhone’s battery last longer, maintaining your device’s performance and usability.