Notifications and battery life?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Jmgilliam18, May 31, 2017.

  1. Jmgilliam18 macrumors member


    Apr 24, 2017
    Do notifications have an effect on battery life?

    I ask because I've got one gmail account (use the app) that gets 50+ emails a day and most are junk or not pressing and was going to turn notifications off if it drained battery but would leave on if didn't.
  2. BigMcGuire Contributor


    Jan 10, 2012
    Anything that wakes up the screen is going to drain battery. So when I don't need notifications, I turn my phone face down. I have a case on my phone so it doesn't damage the screen - but on phones 6 to current - the phone won't light up if you get a notification - saving a lot on battery.

    The gmail app is pretty good about battery usage. I use Inbox with my phone (and gmail on my PC). Just flip your phone on its face to save battery when you don't need notifications. But yes, anything that turns on the screen will drain the battery (not letting it sleep).
  3. Jmgilliam18 thread starter macrumors member


    Apr 24, 2017
    Thanks. I didn't know if you had it face down it would wake up and notify. Just came from android about a month ago ;)

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