Apple iPhones have been around since 2007. Each year has brought better graphics, more features, and an ever-growing number of available apps and Iphone Cases. Although these advancements are generally a good thing, they can take a toll on battery life.

Here are 10 ways you can conserve battery power on iPhones running iOS 7 or later:

1. Turn Down the Brightness of the Screen

The dimmer your iPhone’s screen and LG Cases, the more battery power you will save. You can manually dim the screen in the Settings app. Go to either the “Brightness & Wallpaper” section (iOS 7) or the “Display & Brightness” section (iOS 8 and later). Here you can decrease the brightness by moving the “Brightness” slider to the left.

Alternatively, you can use iPhone’s Auto-Brightness feature if your smartphone has an ambient light sensor. This feature is available if you see the “Auto-Brightness” option under the “Brightness” slider. When the feature is enabled, it will automatically dim the screen when the ambient light is low and boost the screen’s brightness in well-lit locations (e.g., outdoors on a sunny day).

2. Do Not Use Dynamic Backgrounds

In iOS 7, Apple introduced dynamic backgrounds, which are animated wallpapers. When selecting a background in the “Wallpapers & Backgrounds” section in the Settings app, avoid using a dynamic one to save battery power.

3. Take Advantage of the “Reduce Motion” Option

To create the perception of depth on the Home screen and movement in other areas, newer iPhones use the parallax effect. While nice to look at, it uses more battery power. You can turn on the “Reduce Motion” option to reduce this special effect and its drain on your battery. To do so, go to the “General” section in the Settings app, tap “Accessibility”, and enable the “Reduce Motion” option.

4. Disable the Background App Refresh Feature

The Background App Refresh feature identifies the apps you use most often and then automatically refreshes the content of those apps whenever your iPhone is connected to the Internet or Wi-Fi. As a result, those apps are retrieving data, even when you are not using them.

To stop this drain on your iPhone’s battery, you can disable this feature entirely or disable it for certain apps. Begin by going to the Settings app’s “General” section and tapping “Background App Refresh”. You will see an option labeled “Background App Refresh” as well as a list of apps for which this feature is used. If you do not want this feature to run at all, turn off the “Background App Refresh” option. If you want to disable the feature for certain apps, leave the “Background App Refresh” option turned on and use the individual on/off toggle switches next to each app.