How To Stop My iPhone Battery From Draining Too Fast

Your new iPhone or an updated version of iOS 14 (see our iOS 14 review for more on the new features) could use a lot of power downloading apps, games, mail, images, and other material, whether you restore from backup or set up as new. Because the Wi-Fi radio is left on for a long period, Spotlight — Apple’s search system — has to index everything. Some applications also rebuild their own libraries and databases. When radios and CPUs are unable to sleep, their power consumption skyrockets.

Give things a day or two to finish up and go back to normal if you’ve just upgraded to a new iPhone, updated to the latest version of iOS, or restored your iPhone. If you’re fine after that, that’s fantastic. Continue reading if you haven’t already.

Apart from the fact that the system takes a long time to transfer everything across fully, we also like to spend a lot of time experimenting with new phones and features. This is especially true when it comes to apps like Animoji, Portrait Lighting, and Augmented Reality (AR). As a result, the screen remains lighted, storage is written to, WI-Fi and maybe cellular antennas remain active, and power is consumed.


To put it another way, if your battery only lasts half as long as it used to, the first step to fixing it is determining if you’re using it twice as much.

As a result, keep track of how much battery life you have left. After then, set aside your iPhone for 20 to 40 minutes. When you take it up again, make a note of how much battery life is left. If you don’t notice a significant difference when on standby, you’re probably fine, and your battery life will revert to normal once your usage resumes (after the novelty wears off).

Continue reading if this doesn’t solve your iPhone battery problems and it continues to drain rapidly even when you aren’t using it.

Check Battery Usage


When you notice your iPhone battery draining quickly, the first question that comes to mind is, “Why is my battery draining so quickly?” and “What is draining my iPhone power?”

If you’re using iOS 9 or later, there’s a great new tool called Battery Usage that might help you figure out why your iPhone battery is draining so quickly. When you’re not sure why your iPhone’s battery is draining so quickly, this function will help you determine which app to blame.

As a first step, once you’ve identified the app that’s causing your iPhone battery to deplete quickly, you can update it. If the software continues to produce issues, you can uninstall it. If you discover that these apps are not to blame for your iPhone’s battery consumption, you may easily re-download them at a later time.

Follow the steps below to examine your iPhone or iPad’s battery utilization and answer the question, “Why is my iPhone battery depleting so quickly?”

  • Go to Settings > Battery; ii.
  • Wait a few seconds for the Battery Usage feature to load on the Battery screen;
  • Select “Last 7 Days” to display the percentage of battery used by each app over the previous seven days.
  • Tap the ‘time’ indication to access each app’s detailed information;
  • Figure out which apps consume the most battery life on your iPhone;
  • You can now choose whether to update or uninstall the offending apps. If you notice that an app you rarely use is eating your battery excessively, delete it.

Activate Low Power Mode


Enabling Low Power Mode on your iPhone minimizes power drain and extends the life of your iPhone’s battery by several hours over normal mode. Mail fetch, background app refresh, automated downloads, and various visual effects are automatically lowered or turned off when Low Power Mode is enabled.

This will significantly extend the life of your iPhone’s battery. When it’s turned on, the iPhone’s battery bar becomes yellow. Toggle the switch next to ‘Low Power Mode’ to turn it on. Go to settings > tap Battery > toggle the switch next to ‘Low Power Mode’ to turn it on.

This function is only available on iPhones running iOS 9 or later, and it is not available on the iPad.

Turn Off Raise To Wake


With iOS 10, the ‘Raise to Wake’ option in your iPhone settings is enabled by default. The Raise to Wake function immediately wakes it up when you pick up your iPhone or iPad from a flat surface. When you walk around a lot with your iPhone in your hand, it wakes up automatically and stays turned on all the time, which is one of the reasons why your iPhone battery drains quickly. Turn off the ‘Raise to Wake’ option to save iPhone battery life if your iPhone battery drains quickly.

To turn off ‘Raise to Wake,’ go to Settings > Display & Brightness > flick the switch next to ‘Raise to Wake’ off.

Update All Apps


When your iPhone 5, iPhone 6, or iPhone 7 battery drains quickly, it could be due to outdated programs. Bug patches are frequently included in software updates, and some of these may be the reason for your iPhone battery depleting quickly.

Developers prepare and optimize their apps for the current iOS version when Apple announces a new iOS update. As a result, make sure your iPhone or iPad is compatible with the most recent iOS version. Taking the time to update all of the available apps may have a significant impact on the battery life of your iPhone or iPad.

Open App Store > Tap ‘Updates’ in the bottom right corner of the screen > Tap ‘Update All’ in the top right corner to update apps.

Turn Off Background App Refresh


‘Background App Refresh’ refreshes your iPhone’s apps in the background, which means they’ll keep updating even when you’re not using them. This is done to reduce the time it takes for apps to load. Allowing all of your open apps to update and refresh in the background, on the other hand, is one of the causes of your iPad or iPhone’s battery depleting quickly. As a result, you should disable this feature on your iPhone or iPad to save battery life.

Toggle ‘Background App Refresh’ to off position in Settings> General> Background App Refresh.

Disable Location Services


iPhone Location Service could potentially be one of the reasons why your iPhone battery is suddenly dropping.

The iPhone’s location service uses GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi hotspot, and mobile tower position to identify your approximate location and then passes that information on to various apps that help you discover restaurants and other services.

However, like any other service that delivers data over a network, it requires battery power to function. To avoid your iPhone battery draining, turn off Location Service if you don’t need it and don’t plan to use it straight away.

Flip the switch next to ‘Location Services’ to the off position under Settings > Privacy > Location Services > toggle the switch next to ‘Location Services’ to the off position.

Turn Off Vibration


Vibration alerts, more than anything else, can drain your iPhone battery, especially if you receive a lot of push notifications. You’ll notice a significant boost in battery life if you turn off vibration alerts on your phone. To disable vibration, go to Settings > Sounds and disable “Vibrate on Rings” and “Vibrate on Silent.”

Turn Off Auto-Brightness


Your iPhone’s Auto-Brightness feature could also be one of the causes of your iPhone suddenly dying. This feature of your iPhone changes the device’s display brightness based on the illumination in your current environment. It keeps the display brightness at its maximum all of the time, draining your battery. To extend the battery life of your iPhone or iPad, turn off the Auto-Brightness option and set the brightness to a lower level as needed.

To disable it, go to Settings > Display & Brightness > Disable. Swipe to the left to turn off Auto-Brightness and change the brightness to a lesser level.

Turn Off Wi-Fi If Not In Use


If you don’t turn off Wi-Fi while you’re not connected to a Wi-Fi network, your iPhone or iPad’s Wi-Fi will start looking for Wi-Fi networks to join. Obviously, this will drain the battery. As a result, you should turn off Wi-Fi when you are not using it to avoid unnecessary iPhone battery loss.

To do so, go to Settings, touch Wi-Fi, and then toggle Wi-Fi off.

Christian Allen Tandoc
Christian Allen Tandoc
Christian Allen Tandoc is a frantic writer, blogger, and ghostwriter. He quit his office job as an Applications Engineer for the love of writing. When he’s not working, he’s either playing with his PS4 or his 1-year old daughter.

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