If you don't need these 2 iOS 16 features, turn them off to save battery

If you don’t need these 2 iOS 16 features, turn them off to save battery

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Does it seem like your iPhone is always dying? You may not need buy a new one for now, but it’s probably time to make some changes. Maybe you need charge it differently with proper cables Where invest in a decent power bank which allows you to charge your iPhone from anywhere, without depending on a wall socket.

You could also activate low power mode permanently or throw your iPhone in airplane mode to preserve the small battery you have.

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However, not all battery-saving tips are obvious, and if you’re running iOS16 there are new ways to help you conserve your iPhone battery longer.

In this story, we’ll cover two new features in iOS 16, both of which consume your iPhone’s battery to varying degrees, and how you can turn them off to help preserve 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 refreshing and how to replace your iphone battery (cheaper than apple).

Remove widgets from your lock screen

All your lock screen widgets force your apps to run automatically in the background, constantly fetching data to update the information the widgets show, like sports scores or the weather. And because these apps are constantly running in the background because of your widgets, that means they’re continually consuming power.

If you want to help preserve some battery on iOS 16, the best thing to do is 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 down on your existing lock screen, then swipe to choose one that doesn’t have a profile. widgets.

However, if you just want to remove the widgets from your existing lock screen, tap on your lock screen, tap Personalizechoose the Lock screen option, tap the widget box, then tap the “-” button on each widget to remove them.

How to Remove Lock Screen Widgets on iOS 16

If you’re already running out of battery, it’s best to just switch to a wallpaper that doesn’t have lock screen widgets.

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Keep Keyboard Haptic Feedback Disabled

Amazingly, the iPhone keyboard never had the ability to vibrate when you type, an addition that was recently made in iOS 16 known as haptic feedback. Instead of just hearing click-clack sounds, haptic feedback gives each key a vibration, providing a more immersive experience when you type. However, according to Apple, the same feature can also affect battery life.

According to this Apple support page on the keyboard, haptic feedback “could affect your iPhone’s battery life.” No details are given on the battery life of the keyboard function, but if you want to save battery, it is better to disable this function.

Fortunately, it is not enabled by default. If you activated it yourself, go to Settings > Sounds and Haptics > Keyboard feedback and disable Haptics to disable haptic feedback from your keyboard.

Haptic feedback setting for keyboard on iOS 16

Each time you type, you’ll feel a slight vibration for each key you press.

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And even if they haven’t come out yet, Live Activities and iCloud Shared Photo Library are two iOS 16 features that can also drain your battery, so look for an update to this story on how to turn them off.

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