Disable These 2 iOS 16 Features to Save Battery

Does your iPhone keep dying? Hopefully you don’t have to buy a new one just yet, but there might be a few tweaks you can make to extend battery life. You could charge your iPhone with the appropriate cables or invest in a power bank that allows you to charge your iPhone from anywhere.

You can also turn on Low Power Mode permanently or put your iPhone in Airplane Mode to conserve the small battery you have.

However, not all battery saving tips are obvious, and if you’re using iOS 16, there are new ways that can help you keep your iPhone’s battery alive longer.

In this story, we cover two new features of iOS 16, both of which drain your iPhone’s battery at different rates, and how you can disable them to save battery life. Here’s what you need to know.

And if you want more battery-saving tips and tricks, check out how to stop background apps from updating and how to replace your iPhone’s battery (cheaper than Apple).

Remove widgets from your lock screen

Any widgets on your lock screen will force your apps to run automatically in the background, constantly fetching data to update the information the widgets are displaying, such as: B. Sports results or the weather. And because these apps are constantly running in the background because of your widgets, it means they’re constantly using power.

If you want to help save iOS 16 battery, your best bet is to simply avoid widgets on your lock screen (and home screen). The easiest way to do this is to switch to a different lock screen profile – press your finger on your existing lock screen, then swipe around to choose one that doesn’t have widgets.

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However, if you just want to remove the widgets from your existing lock screen, press your lock screen, click Customize, choose the Lock screen option, tap the widget box, and then press the “-” button on each one to remove Widget them.

If your battery is already low, it’s best to just switch to a wallpaper without lock screen widgets.

Nelson Aguilar/CNET Leave haptic keyboard feedback off

Surprisingly, the keyboard on iPhone has never had the ability to vibrate as you type, an addition made recently in iOS 16 and known as haptic feedback. Instead of just hearing click-clack sounds, haptic feedback vibrates each key for a more immersive typing experience. However, according to Apple, the exact same feature can impact battery life as well.

According to this Apple support page about the keyboard, haptic feedback “can impact your iPhone’s battery life.” No details are given as to how much battery life the keyboard feature consumes, but if you want to save battery it’s best to leave this feature disabled.

Fortunately, it’s not enabled by default. If you enabled it yourself, go to Settings > Sounds & Haptics > Keyboard Feedback and turn off Haptics to disable haptic feedback for your keyboard.

Every time you type, you’ll feel a slight vibration with each key pressed.

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And while they haven’t been released yet, Live Activity and iCloud Shared Photo Library are two iOS 16 features that can also drain your battery, so keep an eye out for an update on this story on how to turn them off.

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