How to Use the Battery Shortcut on the iPhone 7

Battery management on an iPhone is an important factor to consider if you use your phone a lot during the day. If you find that you are often depleting your battery before you have the chance to recharge it, then the Low Power mode on the Battery menu can be very helpful.

There is a quicker way to navigate to the Battery menu that incorporates the 3D Touch capabilities of your iPhone. Our tutorial below will show you how to check that 3D Touch is enabled on your device, and how you can use it as a faster means of getting to the Battery menu.

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How to Open the Battery Menu from Your iPhone 7 Home Screen

The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 7 Plus, in iOS 10. You can complete these same steps on other iPhone models that also have 3D Touch capabilities.

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This tutorial will assume that you have 3D touch enabled on your device. You can check by going to Settings > General > Accessibility > 3D Touch

enable 3d touch on an iphone 7

This article provides more in-depth instructions for enabling or disabling the 3D Touch option on your iPhone. To see how to use 3D Touch to access the Battery menu, follow the steps below.

Step 1: Locate the Settings icon on your Home screen.

find the settings icon

Step 2: Press your finger down on the Settings icon with some force. It will open a screen that looks like the one in the picture below. You can select the Battery option to go directly to that menu. If, instead, your apps start shaking and have small x’s on them, then you did not press hard enough. Tap the Home button to stop the apps from shaking, then press down on the Settings icon a little harder.

faster way to open the battery menu on iphone 7

Now that you know how to use the battery shortcut on your iPhone, you can get to that menu a little faster than if you were to navigate through the Settings app.

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