iPhone, iPad & MacBook: Maximising Battery Life and Lifespan

‘Battery life’ is the amount of time your device runs before it needs to be recharged. ‘Battery lifespan’ is the amount of time your battery lasts until it needs to be replaced. By focusing on iPhone, iPad, MacBook maximising battery life you can optimize the performance and usage of your Apple devices, ensuring that you get the most out of them, regardless of the specific device you own. All rechargeable batteries have a limited lifespan and may eventually need to be serviced or recycled. Your own battery’s lifespan will vary depending on how you use your device as well as the settings you choose for it. https://www.apple.com/au/batteries/service-and-recycling/

General Performance Tips:

1. Update to the latest software:

Apple software updates often include advanced energy-saving technologies, so always make sure your device is using the latest version of iOS, macOS, or watchOS.

2. Avoid extreme ambient temperatures:

Your device is designed to perform well in a wide range of ambient temperatures, with 16° to 22° C (62° to 72° F) as the ideal comfort zone. It’s especially important to avoid exposing your device to ambient temperatures higher than 35° C (95° F), which can permanently damage battery capacity.

3. Remove certain cases during charging:

Charging your device when it’s inside certain styles of cases may generate excess heat, which can affect battery capacity. If you notice that your device gets hot when you charge it, take it out of its case first. For Apple Watch Edition models, make sure the cover of the magnetic charging case is off.

4. Optimise your settings.

There are two simple ways you can preserve battery life, no matter how you use your device: adjust your screen brightness and use Wi‑Fi.
Dim the screen or turn on Auto-Brightness to extend battery life.
To dim, open Control Centre and drag the Brightness slider to the bottom.
Auto-Brightness automatically adjusts your screen to the lighting conditions. To activate it, go to Settings > General > Accessibility > Display Accommodations, and set Auto-Brightness to On.
When you use your device to access data, a Wi‑Fi connection uses less power than a mobile network — so keep Wi‑Fi on at all times. To turn on Wi‑Fi, go to Settings > Wi‑Fi to access a Wi‑Fi network.

5. Enable Low Power Mode.

Introduced with iOS 9, Low Power Mode is an easy way to extend the battery life of your iPhone when it starts to get low.

6. Background Activity.

This indicates that the battery was used by the app while it was in the background — that is, while you were using another app.
To improve battery life, you can turn off the feature that allows apps to refresh in the background. Go to Settings > General > Background App Refresh and select “Wi-Fi”, “Wi-Fi & Mobile Data” or “Off” to turn off Background App Refresh entirely.

If the Mail app lists Background Activity, you can choose to fetch data manually or increase the fetch interval. Go to Settings > Accounts & Passwords > Fetch New Data.

7. Location and Background Location. This indicates that the app is using Location Services.

You can optimize your battery life by turning off Location Services for the app. Turn it off in Settings > Privacy > Location Services.
In Location Services, you can see each app listed with its permission setting. Apps that recently used location services have an indicator next to the on/off switch. To learn more about it please visit https://www.apple.com/au/batteries/maximizing-performance/

Service your iPhone iPad MacBook Battery:

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