Turn this setting off on your iPhone: It drains your battery in no time

Written by Henrik Rothen

Nov.19 - 2023 6:00 PM CET

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Turn this off on your iPhone.

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Smartphones are a wonderful invention, but a constant source of irritation is undoubtedly the battery life. While many may remember how the classic Nokia 3310 could hold a charge for what felt like ages, most people need to charge their smartphone at least once a day.

However, if you use an iPhone, there's something you can do to preserve your battery - and actually improve its overall lifespan. There is a particular setting that drains power, but fortunately, it's easy to turn off.

Raise to wake

This feature was introduced when iPhones began to launch models without the previous 'Home' button. The latest iPhones and iPads instead have the so-called 'Raise to Wake' function, which is indeed a smart and practical feature.

It ensures that your phone lights up immediately when you lift it from the table or take it out of your pocket, but there's also a downside to this new function. It drains the phone's battery.

According to Pensionist.dk, Alaa Negeda, Senior Solutions Architect and IT Specialist at ALXTEL, tells that the 'Raise to wake' function can drain your iPhone's battery, as the screen is one of the most power-consuming components on your phone. And when the screen constantly turns on and off, without necessarily needing to, a charge quickly runs out.

Fortunately, it's quite easy to deactivate this setting.

How to do It

To do this, simply open 'Settings' on your iPhone and then go to 'Display & Brightness'. There you will find an option named 'Raise to wake'. Just deactivate it, and you have saved your mobile phone's battery life - both in the short and long term.

In the video below, you get the process demonstrated on an iPhone 15 Pro Max, but the solution should be the same, regardless of the model - as long as it doesn't have the old 'Home' button.

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