Here’s how to stop iOS 11 from killing your battery

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You will probably be aware by now that Apple released an update of their iOS 11 operating system and it is fair to say that some people are regretting it.

Many have users have reported that the new update is running their battery down too quickly which has obviously caused some concern. Here are our 5 tips that might help to save your battery:

1. Control the Brightness Manually

After the update, Auto-Brightness will be turned on which can drain your battery quicker than necessary. To save your battery you can alter the brightness manually.

To this go to: Settings > General > Accessibility > Display Accommodations.

2. Turn off Background App Refresh

It is possible to decide when some apps update when you are not using them.

Unfortunately, all background apps will be updated after the update so to alter this go to: Settings > General > Background App Refresh.

3. Turn off AssistiveTouch

AssistiveTouch is very useful for people who have difficulty touching their screens but for most people it is not required.

Once again, this is a feature that will be automatically turned on after the update. To turn it off go to: Settings > General > Accessibility > AssistiveTouch.

4. Alter how frequently your emails are updated

If you receive lots of emails and they are constantly ‘pushed’ to your phone this will inevitably drain the battery.

You can change how often emails are ‘fetched’ by altering the frequency to 15 minutes, 30 minutes or ‘manual’. To do this go to: Settings > Accounts > Fetch New Data.

5. Turn on Low Power Mode

This is not ideal but is certainly an option. This prevents your device from using any data in the background in a similar fashion to Plane Mode.

This is found in the ‘Battery’ section of Settings.

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