Struggling with poor battery life on your iPhone? You can save some of your battery by disabling this feature. Here’s how.
iPhone users have often complained about poor battery life in the past. People who own older devices are so plagued with battery life issues that these iPhones need to be charged two or even three times a day. However, Apple has greatly improved the battery life of its recent iPhones. In fact, the iPhone 14 Plus and the iPhone 14 Pro Max are comparable smartphones with the best battery life on the market. Battery specs alone don’t determine how long your iPhone’s battery will last. It also depends on your hours of use, the type of work you do with it, and the apps you have open in the background.
What most people don’t know is that there is also a way to save your iPhone’s battery a lot, especially in difficult circumstances. That is by disabling a feature called Background Refresh. This feature allows apps to refresh their content in the background while you are not using them. While it will help you stay up to date with the latest news as soon as you open the app, it also eats up some of your iPhone’s battery.
Disabling it will allow apps to run for a short time before putting them in suspended state. Apps that are in a suspended state are not actively in use, open, or consume system resources. Here’s how to disable this feature.
How to Disable Background Refresh on iPhone
Go to your iPhone’s Settings and tap General.
Tap Refresh wallpaper.
To turn off the background refresh feature for a specific app, press the switch for the app.
If you want to turn it off altogether, tap the Background Refresh option at the top and set it to Off.
Alternatively, you can select the Wi-Fi option, which will only refresh the wallpaper when connected to a Wi-Fi network to preserve data.