The iPhone 12 mini packs the same high-end hardware as its taller sibling, the iPhone 12, into a miniature body. To accomplish this, however, Apple had to compromise with a battery that’s 20% smaller than the one in the iPhone 12.

On heavy use, the iPhone 12 mini’s modest battery can quickly leave you with a dead phone by late afternoon. But don’t worry, you don’t need to strap a powerbank on your phone’s back just yet. With a few practical software tweaks, you can easily squeeze an extra few hours out of your iPhone 12 mini or any other iPhone.

Switch to the dark side

The iPhone 12 mini’s OLED screen can individually shut off its millions of pixels when they’re not active. So while you’re operating a dark-themed app on your phone, the display turns off the black pixels and consumes less power than it would on a lighter theme. Sticking to your iPhone’s dark mode, therefore, can save you at least an hour of charge every day.

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To switch to iOS’s dark theme, go to Settings > Display & Brightness and select the “Dark” option.


https://www.laptopmag.com/uk/features/6-ways-to-extend-your-iphones-runtime