Saturday, June 10, 2023

I accidentally discovered this trick to save battery and my iPhone lasts an extra two to three hours every day

Of course, the biggest concern of every smartphone user is its battery. You never know if it’ll last you an entire day, if you should take the charger with you before leaving home, or if you’ll need to use it regularly during the day. Curiously, this segment is one of the least developed since the first iPhone was launched in 2007.

Almost any technical measure we use to compare the original iPhone (speed, screen quality, cameras, etc.) is outdone by the iPhone 14 Pro by several hundred times. However, its battery is barely three times better. It’s a problem with the technology it’s based on, that’s all. Until we find a new one that is viable to implement, there is little that can be done.

Two more hours of battery without doing (almost) anything

While knowing that the characteristics of lithium make it difficult to solve our problems in the short term, there are things we can do to reduce its effects. The solution is called a ‘shortcut’. I have to say that I’ve never been a fan of the app, so I’ve used it very little. I know its potential is practically limitless, but I’ve never messed with it until today.

We all know the Low Power Mode of the iPhone. The one that puts a yellow battery icon instead of green or red. It is designed to ask the user to activate it every time the battery is below 20%. The problem is that not all of us agree that this is the correct percentage. It depends on many factors, how you use your iPhone, how often you charge it, etc.

Luckily, there’s a way to fix it. As I already told you, I’ve been doing some tinkering with the Shortcuts app, and it turns out that you can do some really cool things with it. For example, I enable my iPhone to automatically go into Low Power Mode when the battery is below 30%. I don’t need to press any buttons or unlock to do this. “It just works. Seamless”, as Steve would say.

To do what I’ve done, you have to follow a series of very simple steps:

  • Open Shortcuts app on our iPhone.
  • Tap the “+” in the upper right corner.
  • Select “Add Action”.
  • Repeat the system that I show you in the screenshot. You can change the percentage if you want.

With just this trick I’ve been able to silently, save a few hours of battery every day. Besides, he is not alone. There are other ways to use less battery, like disabling ‘Hey Siri’, or reducing the white point. It is true that all these are only temporary solutions, but until the alternative to lithium is implemented, this is the best we have.

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