How to Save Battery Life - iPhone W/ iOS 7 Complete Guide

by Seth Carlton

This tutorial is meant to provide suggestions for saving your iPhone's battery life on iOS 7. It provides step by step instructions on how to turn off unnecessary, power hungry features.


  • iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch
  • iOS 7
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Brightness & Wallpaper

    Step 2

    Go to: Settings > Brightness & Wallpaper - The lower the brightness the better battery life. Turn on auto brightness for optimum brightness in every scenario.

    Step 3

    Go to: Settings > Brightness & Wallpaper - Don't use a dynamic wallpaper to save battery. Use a static image instead.

    Step 4

    Control Center Options

    Step 5

    Swipe up from the bottom of your screen to access control center. 1. Turn bluetooth off when not in use. 2. Turn airdrop off when not it use.

    Step 6


    Step 7

    Go to: Settings > Notification Center - Turn off all notifications for unnecessary applications.

    Step 8

    Location Services

    Step 9

    Go to: Settings > Privacy > Location Services - Turn off location access for unnecessary applications.

    Step 10

    Turn Off System Services

    Step 11

    While still in location services, scroll to the bottom and open System Services. Turn off "Diagnostics & Usage" and "Location-Based iAds"

    Step 12

    Limit Ad Tracking

    Step 13

    Go to: Settings > Privacy > Advertising - Turn on Limit Ad Tracking

    Step 14

    Turn off Diagnostics & Usage

    Step 15

    Go to: Settings > General > About > Diagnostics & Usage - Choose Don't Send. This will save battery by not sending diagnostic information over the Internet.

    Step 16

    Reduce Motion

    Step 17

    Go to: Settings > General > Accessibility - Turn on Reduce Motion. This reduces the movement of your background which requires extra battery.

    Step 18

    Turn off Background App Refresh

    Step 19

    Go to: Settings > General > Background App Refresh - Turn Background App Refresh off. This will disallow apps from automatically updating in the background.

    Step 20

    THAT'S ALL!! The combination of all of these things should significantly improve your battery life. THANKS FOR VIEWING! Looking to save battery in iOS 8? Check out this guide!