Setting up iPhone for gaming. Increase performance, reduce heat, extend battery life

Smartphones and tablets have long been turned into portable game consoles, especially when you connect a gamepad or keyboard for easy control.

However, incoming notifications, iPhone network activity, or constant overheating of the gadget can interfere with a comfortable game on the iPhone.

Now we will teach you how to properly set up and use the iPhone for games. The gadget will better cope with heavy applications and keep the network connection as stable as possible.

1. Charge your iPhone and don’t play with the charger plugged in

Demanding offline games and almost all games on the network lead to a strong heating of the smartphone. If this is combined with the heating of the battery during charging, there is a chance to raise the temperature of the gadget too high.

This will negatively affect the iPhone battery. Operating at high temperatures will degrade the battery faster, don’t be surprised to see less than 90% capacity in settings after six months.

It is best to charge your smartphone in advance before gaming sessions, and when the gadget asks for charging, take a break from the game and connect the iPhone to the power adapter.

What needs to be configured: we recommend disabling optimized charging. The option is on the way Settings – Battery – Battery Status. So the battery will always be ready for the load and charged up to 100%.

2. Reduce screen brightness to a comfortable value

Often you want to play on a smartphone with the maximum brightness of the screen, but this will most likely not last long. Then the gadget will automatically limit the maximum brightness to avoid overheating.

You can extend the operating time with a comfortable backlight brightness by first turning off automatic adjustment and lowering the backlight setting.

What needs to be configured: go to Settings – Accessibility – Display and text size and disable the option auto brightness. Then manually change the brightness to 50-60% by Control point.

3. Free up storage space

The iOS mobile operating system always requires 10-15% free space on the drive for normal operation. This is especially true for gadgets with a memory capacity of up to 64 GB.

The game itself in the process can download additional content, levels or data necessary for work and take up a minimum of free disk space.

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For large demanding games, we recommend clearing the minimum 2-4 GB smartphone disk space in addition to the already free 15% of the total.

What needs to be configured: follow the path Settings – General – iPhone Storage and track the available space on your smartphone there.

4. Disable autoload data in the system

A comfortable online game may be hindered by the background download of data, content updates or the installation of some application. Active gamers are better off turning these options off and doing all the necessary updates manually between game sessions.

Otherwise, the background update will consume both smartphone resources and data traffic.

What needs to be configured: unlock options Automatic download of Applications and software (Settings – App Store) and Download iOS updates (Settings – General – Software update – Auto update).

5. Ensure the best network connection

The iPhone has long been able to compensate for lags in the operation of a wireless connection using mobile Internet. This will save you from disconnects during online games.

In addition, you should enable traffic saving. This way you minimize other background communication processes, which will allow you to get the maximum ping.

What needs to be configured: activate the option Save data for WiFi (Settings – Wi-Fi), Save data for LTE and WiFi Help (Settings – Cellular).

6. Adjust the focus mode for games

In addition to the settings listed above, we recommend setting up a special game mode. You can do this using the Focus settings block.

This will minimize incoming notifications, calls and messages during games. You can set the profile to automatically turn on when you start the games you need.

What needs to be configured: go to Settings – Focus – Video Gamesin sections People and Notifications specify the programs and users that can break through the focus mode. Other notifications will be silenced.

Below you can configure the profile to run when you connect a wireless controller, by time, or when certain games are launched.

So you can play with maximum comfort on your smartphone or tablet.

P.S. If enable Power saving mode to the address Settings -> Battery or through a curtain control pointyou will reduce the peak performance of the iPhone processor, but turn down the heat. In some games, this can even help with performance, since the threshold for strong GPU throttling (slowing down to protect against overheating) will come later.

Source: — Новости высоких технологий, обзоры смартфонов, презентации Apple by

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