Use iPhone 6 Usage Features to Identify Apps Draining Battery Power
Edited by Grimm, Claudia, Eng
You're watching VisiHow. In this tutorial, we are going to show you how to use the iPhone 6 usage feature to identify applications that use too much battery power.
To start off, let's press the Home button one time.
Alternatively, give the lock screen button a single press. This opens up the lock screen itself.
Swipe across the lock screen to open our passcode area.
Or, use the fingerprint scanner on the Touch ID button at the bottom, which is also the Home button.
Now we're looking for the Settings icon. It's a silver icon with several gears inside. Give it a quick tap. This will open settings.
Here, we'll go directly to down to "General". Tapping on "General", will take us to the "General" panel and we'll scroll down until we find "Usage".
Tap on "Usage" and open up the "Usage" area. It will give us a list of all of our storage, and what we have set up and used.
What we're interested in is our "Battery Usage".
Let's tap "Battery Usage". Now we can see it will refresh and show our apps and what is using the most battery.
We can see in the last 24 hours that we have several games up here, and "Inbox". "Home & Lock Screen" has used 7%, "Messenger" has used 10%, "Instagram" has used 6%, and "Messages" has used 5%.
"Stocks", which was never even opened, has used some of the battery percentage. While that is just 1% of our battery life, that's still fairly significant.
Over the last 7 days, it also shows that I have used quite a bit of power on "Safari", which is interesting as it is rarely used.
"Skype" has used quite a bit of battery power, again, something that's rarely used. "Stocks" has used up battery power, the "App Store", "Notes", "Translate", all these things have used battery power and all of them aren't things that I could turn off or reduce.
This gives us a very accurate idea of what's been happening within our phone and what's going on with the applications. It lets us see where our battery life has been used up, and it's one of the better ways to fix our battery life or any battery life problems with the iPhone 6.
Let's give a double press to the Home button, and swipe up to close.
Tap on our home screen and this takes us back to our main window.
This concludes our tutorial on how to use the iPhone 6 usage status to identify applications that are draining battery excessively. For more help on saving battery life, please view our other iPhone 6 articles here on VisiHow. Thanks for choosing this site and let us know questions, comments or suggestions in the section below. Have a great day.
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