See Which Apps Are Draining Your iPhone Battery

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Quickly determine which apps are draining your iPhone or iPad's battery via Settings. If your device's battery appears to be draining quicker than usual, a rogue or outdated application could be the culprit.

How Do I Check My iPhone or iPad Battery Drainage?

From the Settings app, the Battery section is a great resource to use to gain a detailed Outlook on your battery's current strength, in comparison to its original output. You'll also see how much of your battery gets allocated to each app.

In the following tutorial, we'll cover how to check your device's battery performance for the last 24-hours or 10 days on specific applications. We'll also show how to check the overall health of your iPhone battery, in addition to managing Background App Refresh. For this guide, we used an iPhone 7 running iOS 12.3.1.

View Which Apps Are Draining Your iPhone or iPad Battery

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    Tap the Settings app.
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    Tap Battery.
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    On the Battery screen, scroll down and tap Last 10 Days.
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    By default, BATTERY USAGE BY APP is displayed
    If an app is hogging your battery, you'd see it near the top.
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    If an app is draining your battery to quickly, make sure it's compatible with your iOS version, and that you're running the latest version.
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    Tap SHOW ACTIVITY to see how long each app is on screen over the ten days.
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    If an application isn't closing properly on command, it may drain your battery unsuspectingly.
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    To view your battery's performance capacity, tap Battery Health near the top.
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    Maximum Capacity shows where your battery is, relative to when it was new.
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    This gives you a good idea of how your battery has held up over time.
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Disable Background App Refresh to Minimize Battery Drainage

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An excellent way to conserve power on your iPhone or iPad is to limit the apps that refresh in the background.

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    Open the Settings app, then tap Background App Refresh.
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    Tap the toggle next to the apps you want to enable/disable refreshing in the background.
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    To change whether apps get refreshed over WiFi or data, tap Background App Refresh.
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    Select either; Off, WiFi, or WiFi & Cellular Data, then tap Back.
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Tips, Tricks, and Warnings

  • Ensure your device is running the most recent iOS version, and all your apps are up-to-date.
  • Keep your device out of extremely cold or hot environments.
  • Use Airplane Mode to reduce battery usage, when you don't need the internet.
  • Get in the habit of charging your iPhone or iPad before it reaches too low of a percentage.

If you have problems with any of the steps in this article, please ask a question for more help, or post in the comments section below.


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Categories : IPhone | Use iOS 12 | Software

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