This setting is draining your battery!
If you are an iPhone user, chances are you are always looking for opportunities to perserve your battery. And one setting on newer iPhone models is a real battery drainer. Find out which setting and how to turn it off so you can enjoy using your iPhone for longer periods of time.
Raise to wake
On new iPhones and iPads, starting with the iPhone X and iPad Pro (third generation), you can find the ‘raise to wake’ function. This function has been introduced because these models don’t have a ‘Home’ button anymore. Raise to wake is just a new and fancy way to turn on your screen without this button. It’s a handy feature when you like your screen to light up whenever you pick up your phone. This allows you to immediately check your messages. But the feature is also one that drains the battery of your phone.
Alaa Negeda, a senior solution architect and IT expert for ALXTEL, told Yahoo!Life that “the Raise to Wake feature might deplete your iPhone’s battery since the display is one of the most power-hungry components of the phone.” And the screen will light up whenever you lift your phone. Or sometimes even when you move it. This means that your screen might turn on and off even when you’re not actively using your phone.
Turn it off
Luckily, it’s fairly easy to turn the setting off. You just head to the ‘Settings’ button on the screen of your iPhone. Then you go to ‘Display & Brightness’. In that menu, you will find a switch next to ‘Raise to Wake’. If you toggle the switch to the ‘off’ position, the setting will be turned off and your screen will only light up when you tap the screen or push the side button on your phone.
Even though Raise to Wake might save you the trouble of having to push any buttons to turn on your screen, turning this feature off will definitely save you some battery power!