The simple tricks to improve battery life on new iPhones X, XS, XS Max & XR
There have been quite hot activities going on at Apple few months back with launching of new devices mainly iPhone X, XS, XS Max and the XR, and the new iOS 12.1 update. Though most of the features are common in these new smartphones but there is a bit difference in the barrier capacity to power your phone to life. While the iPhone XS actually comes with a smaller battery at 2,658 mAh than the iPhone X, but the new iPhone XS Max and XR have a bit longer battery life (2,942 mAh and 3,174 mAh batteries, respectively). But about 50% it’s in the user’s hand to improve your phone battery. So here are the few simple tricks that will surely help you improve your battery life of your new iPhones be it iPhone X, Iphone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR.
Switch to Dark Mode for supported Apps
As dark mode is useful for night time browsing but do you know that working on this mode it can actually increase your iPhone’s battery life thanks to the iPhone X, XS, and XS Max’s OLED displays. With OLED panels, pixels can deactivate entirely when displaying blacks; That means your iPhone’s display is “off” any time true blacks are on the screen. Less screentime means more battery for you to enjoy.
You’ll find many of the apps you use have dark modes built in, but just make sure you’re using the “true black” setting, if applicable. Night modes with grays instead of blacks won’t disable the display in the gray portions like it would when the true-black dark modes. Apps like Twitter and YouTube have dark modes, but they use more grays than black, while Apollo for Reddit uses mostly blacks for its dark mode. Note that this works with iPhone X, XS and XS max models and for iPhone XR as it uses LCD display your entire screen is still engaged even when displaying blacks.
Have ‘Smart Invert’ Apple’s Dark Mode
Smart Invert is Apple’s solution to system-wide dark mode, and it will manage to save your OLED-equipped iPhone some power. Smart Invert will attempt to invert the colors on your iPhone except for important items, such as app icons, images, videos, etc. It helps give you deep blacks in apps that normally have white backgrounds but is nt foolproof and will sometimes invert colors in images, videos, and other items you normally wouldn’t want inverted.
When enabled, this feature will effectively reverse dark modes in apps that you had on, but disabling dark mode in those apps while you’re using Smart Invert is easy.
Also disable Face ID
You can also disable Face ID in your new iPhones thus help save some batter.While you won’t be able to unlock your iPhone with just a glance, the True Depth camera system won’t activate every single time you wake your device. No camera, no camera battery drain.
To disable Face ID, just tap “Reset Face ID” in the “Face ID & Passcode” settings. No password is required to disable it and it goes off once you tap. Since you won’t be using Face ID, you’ll want your iPhone passcode to be as strong as possible That way, you won’t need to compromise security for battery life.
You can disable True Tone
True Tone is a great feature on supported iPhones — it changes the white balance of your iPhone slightly, depending on your current lighting conditions, to give you a better and consistent viewing experience no matter where you happen to be.
Note that True Tone requires constant use of your iPhone’s sensors, which doesn’t come for free. If you feel additional battery life is worth the lack of True Tone, disable it by popping the brightness slider in the Control Center, then by tapping “True Tone” in the bottom-right corner.
Disable Smart HDR
The new iPhones have Smart HDR technology and this allows your iPhone to take nine different shots at once at different exposures (compared to regular HDR’s three), and when combined, creates one evenly balanced photo. The results look great and make the iPhone’s camera one of the best on the market.
But as it drains your battery you can still use your iPhone without it so better disable it if you want more power. Without Smart HDR, your iPhone is free to take one photo when you tap that shutter button or three with regular HDR mode rather than nine at once. To disable Smart HDR, go to “Camera” in Settings, then toggle off “Smart HDR.”
Avoid the photo shoot in Portrait Mode
Portrait Mode shots can look like they were taken with a DSLR and that level of quality takes a lot of power- the effect uses both cameras X, XS, and XS Max, and requires rapid analysis on all newer iPhones to produce the finished results. If you need to take photos but want to conserve battery, avoid using this flagship feature.
Roll your video in low quality
As the new iPhone cameras are excellent and you can shoot up to 4K resolution at 60 fps and slow-motion at 1080p and 240 fps. But it take lot of battery to record a video at these parameters. If you need to shoot at the highest quality possible, go for it. Otherwise, there are plenty of other formats to shoot that can extend your iPhone’s battery. If you want to maximize energy conservation while shooting, you can’t go wrong choosing the lowest quality setting of 720p at 30 fps. If video quality is still a concern, 1080p at 30 fps or 60 fps is a decent compromise.
Slow-motion only offers two frame rates to choose from, but seeing as 120 fps takes about 35% as much storage as 240 fps, it’s safe to say there’s a considerable battery savings in going with 120. You’ll find these options in “Camera” in Settings, then either “Record Video” or “Record Slo-mo.”
You can disable built-in QR scanner
Your iPhone now comes with a built-in QR scanner. All you have to do is open the Camera, point it at a QR code, and the scan is done. But every time you launch your iPhone’s Camera, it’s looking for QR codes, even when you know you won’t need to scan one.
If you’d like to avoid losing battery life to an unused feature, simply open the Settings app, tap “Camera,” then disable “Scan QR Codes.” This will prevent any scanning when you open the Camera app in every instance except the “Scan QR Code” control in the Control Center, which will still let you scan QR codes. So when you know you want to scan a code, use the Control Center button.
Make use of iOS 12 latest features
iOS 12 and latest software updates are the heart of a beating iPhone. While Apple’s latest iOS turns its latest iPhones into powerhouses, it also offers plenty of opportunities for users to extend daily battery life. From personal Siri suggestions to new battery usage charts and data, iOS 12 gives you more tools than ever to fight for each and every battery percentage like showing you which apps are eating your power in the background and many more other such tips. So make full use of them and have a long lasting battery. Remember full time battery is a must if you are playing pokies with your iPhone.