- People often have problems with iPhone battery
- Customers close the app without knowing
- There may be a problem with the phone
The most common advice you’ll hear out of them all is – “Like you close all apps. That sounds like “legitimate”? Especially since it is followed in terms of PC-using techniques! Don’t pay attention to that.
Your iPhone doesn’t work like your Windows PC or your MacBook. Apple has done wonders in the past decade to make the iOS platform smart and self-sustaining. And one of the many areas where that smartness is employed is managing multitasking. iPhones do not require the micromanagement that your PC does.
What happens when you close apps all the time?
The iOS platform is designed to smartly manage apps in the background. When you delete those apps from the “Recent Apps” window, iOS removes those apps from memory. It is good to hear this.
While this works to free up memory, the next time you open that app, your iPhone has to work harder. It needs to load the app and all its resources along with checking the permissions you have granted and guess what hurts the most when this happens? They know it too.
Yes, since your iPhone is supposed to process all the apps and their resources after a thorough investigation, it will need to use more of its CPU and memory to prepare. This means that this battery uses more electricity than usual.
What to do then?
Ignore the words of those self-proclaimed experts. Let your iPhone do what it does best and use it the way it is intended.
– Don’t close apps every time you’re done using it. Simply swipe up from the bottom (press the single Home button on the iPhone SE and older models) and release it. Your iPhone will automatically put those apps in a suspended state. This means that the app is frozen and the iPhone does not allocate any of its CPU or other resources to the app. The next time you open it, it’s easier for iOS to load it back up where it left off and, in doing so, use less power.
– Some apps can consume more battery and you can turn off their “background data refresh function” from settings to restrict them. However, note that doing so may affect the way some social media apps and payment apps work; Some may work incorrectly.
– If you want to save battery smartly, you can always disable Bluetooth and Wi-Fi when not in use. It is better to stay connected if in the presence of Wi-Fi network as mobile data usually consumes more battery. You can also reduce the brightness of the screen. And to turn it off, you can engage iPhone’s low power mode. It is effective in saving battery life especially when your battery percentage is less than 10 percent.