iOS 7 kills battery life faster than iOS 6, and how to fix it

Do you find that iOS 7 is more power hungry than iOS 6 was? No need to worry! We’ve got some tips to help you out.

1. Disable the parallax effect

iOS 7’s parallax effect gives the home and lock screen a 3D look and feel. While the feature may be good-looking and fun to play with, it uses up battery, just like every other feature on your device.

Go to Settings > General > Accessibility > Reduce Motion.

2. Turn off the background app refresh

Go to Settings > General > Background App Refresh.

3. Turn off AirDrop

Swipe up from the bottom of the screen and selecting the toggle in the Control Center.

 4. Go to Settings > Notification Center and toggle off any apps that you don’t want to include.

 5. Change your Spotlight settings

Spotlight search is convenient but also takes a lot of battery power to index all of your stuff. You can change exactly what Spotlight looks in when you use it for search.

Go to Settings > General > Spotlight search. From there you can choose what you want to index and search.

 6. Turn your brightness down

Pull up from the bottom of any screen and then change your screen’s brightness from the Control Center.

7. Turn off Bluetooth and WiFi

Similarly, turn these on and off in the Control Center.

8. Turn off frequent locations

Go to Settings > Privacy > Location Services. There, scroll all the way to the bottom and hit System Services. There you can also turn off Location Based iAds.

9. Don’t use a moving background

Go to Settings > Wallpapers & Brightness. Use a static wallpaper or photo of your own.