According to Tim Cook at Apple鈥檚 Special Event on September 9, the iPhone is the move beloved smartphone in the world. That鈥檚 a pretty bold statement鈥 if it weren鈥檛 so darn true. Alas, our love for our tech isn鈥檛 perfect, because, well, the phone itself isn鈥檛 perfect. One of the biggest complaints iPhone users have is that fact that the battery life on our handsets is鈥 not always awesome.

Apple has tried to remedy this by including a 鈥淏attery鈥 setting into iOS 9 and even incorporating a 鈥淟ow Power Mode鈥 that鈥檒l give you up to one extra hour of power. But here鈥檚 one crucial step: turning off 鈥淏ackground App Refresh.鈥 Yep. Closing all your open appsmight help, but more importantly, turning off this option will save you some battery.

Many argue that most apps go into a suspended state when it鈥檚 open in the background and don鈥檛 drain your battery, but the truth is, when you have 100 apps on your phone (hey, some of us really like downloading stuff, okay?) and it鈥檚 not crucial to have anything constantly refreshing and updating in the background, go ahead an turn it all off. In case you only need one or two apps to always be up-to-date (like a Mail or Hangouts) turn those on, and everything else off. Here鈥檚 how to do it.


Go to your 鈥淪ettings鈥 app and select 鈥淕eneral.鈥


From 鈥淕eneral,鈥 tap on 鈥淏ackground App Refresh鈥 to take you the page that shows you all your apps that are eligible for background refresh.


You can see it right there. It reads, 鈥淭urning off apps may help preserve battery life.鈥 Set 鈥淏ackground App Refresh鈥 to off and voil脿! Battery life improved.

Do you have anything tricks to improving your phone鈥檚 battery life? Tell us in the comments below!