Our mobile phones are one of the most important devices we have. It’s a small device, yet it can do a lot of things. Mainly, it makes our lives a lot easier, but there’s always more to it than that.
One of the many things we do on our mobile phones is streaming videos. Whether it’s on Netflix, YouTube, Facebook, or other streaming platforms, we spend our time, more than we realize, watching videos on our phones.
iPhones, while having a reputation for having a not-so-good battery life, are one of the most superior phones out there. However, streaming videos on your iPhone can indeed contribute to faster battery drainage. Thankfully, there are several tips you can do to avoid this issue.
1. Check and Optimize Your Video Settings
Most streaming platforms, if not all, allow users to change their video settings. You can change the video quality or opt for a lower resolution to reduce the strain on your battery.
For streaming services like Netflix, Disney Plus, YouTube, or Sling TV, you’ll be able to see the video quality settings on the app settings or the actual video/movie that you’re trying to watch.
2. Download Videos for Offline Watching
Offline viewing is an excellent feature that many streaming services have added to their platforms. It gives users the freedom to watch videos, movies, or TV shows even without an internet connection as long as the content was downloaded beforehand.
Watching videos offline is much lighter for your device’s battery as it doesn’t require a constant internet connection and streaming.
It also prevents your phone from overheating if you’re streaming for an extended period or using your mobile data to watch. Honestly, this feature makes everything better for everyone. If you haven’t taken advantage of the offline viewing option, you’re missing out.
3. Close Unused Apps Before Watching
Running multiple apps simultaneously can strain your iPhone’s resources and contribute to faster battery drain. That’s why it’s advisable to close all background applications that you don’t need or use before you start streaming videos on YouTube, Hulu, Go Latino TV, or anywhere else for that matter.
By doing this, you’re already optimizing the performance of your device and conserving battery power as well.
4. Manage Your Screen Brightness
The brightness of your phone also has an effect on your battery life. The higher the brightness, the easier your phone’s battery drains. Whenever you’re watching videos, try to lower the brightness as much as you can.
But of course, make sure that you can still see what you’re watching. This might be a bit difficult if you’re watching a movie that’s mostly dark, like horror movies.
5. Avoid Streaming Videos in a Poorly Ventilated Area
We’re pretty sure you’ve noticed already that whenever you use your iPhone for an extended period in a warm area or a poorly ventilated room, your phone easily gets hotter than usual. This increase in temperature not only affects the overall performance of your device but can also accelerate battery drainage, especially when streaming videos.
So, for example, you want to watch Dish TV via the DISH Anywhere app. You must consider choosing a well-ventilated area before watching to prevent your iPhone from overheating. Proper ventilation allows the device to dissipate heat more efficiently, reducing the strain on its components and subsequently preserving battery life.
6. Always Carry a Power Bank or a Battery Case
It’s unhealthy for your iPhone to be constantly drained to low battery levels, so it’s wise to always have a backup power source on hand.
Carrying a portable power bank or using a battery case can be a lifesaver when you’re on the go and need to recharge your device. Just avoid streaming videos on your iPhone while charging to prevent your battery life from depreciating.
Streaming videos on iPhone, especially for hours on end, can really drain your phone’s battery. No matter what you do, that battery percentage will continue to go down as you use your iPhone, and that’s normal.
However, there are a few things you can do to slow down the battery drain and make your streaming experience more efficient. Good luck!
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