Apple finally released the latest iOS 12 alongside with a branch of new features. However, some users complained that their iPhone battery drains faster after iOS 12/11 update. Although, Apple is prominent at extending battery life but battery drain issue seems to be a problem coming with every iOS update. Thus, in this article, we collect the top 10 tips to fix iOS 12/11 battery drain issue on iPhone X/8/8 Plus/7/7Plus/6s/6/5s/5.
- 1. Check What Eats up Your iPhone
- 2. Force Restart Your iPhone
- 3. Disable Background App Refresh
- 4. Turn off Bluetooth, WiFi and Airdrop When not in Use
- 5. Turn Wi-Fi Assist On
- 6. Disable Widgets
- 7. Disable Location Services When Not Required
- 8. Disable “Messages on iCloud”
- 9. Use Low Power Mode & Put It In Control Center
- 10. Clean up Your iPhone Regularly
Before moving onto how to extend battery life in iOS 11, you need to figure out what eat your battery life firstly. Go to Setting > Battery to see what apps drains iPhone battery mostly in last 24 hours or in last 2 days.
A force restart can be an efficient method if there are some software bugs hit your iPhone battery life. It can break the current power cycle and your device might get restarted the ideal way.
Press and hold the Sleep/wake button and the Home button (Volume Down button on iPhone 7/7 Plus) at the same time. Keep holding the buttons at least 10 seconds and release the buttons when the Apple logo appears.
Background app refresh allows your apps to continue to refresh their content when on WLAN or cellular in the background while you are not using it. This will drains your iPhone battery life even when you are not using your iPhone.
Go to Settings > General > Background App Refresh > and toggle it off for apps that show heavy background activity.
Bluetooth, WiFi and Airdrop also consume your battery when they are in use. So turn off them when not in use. Swipe up from the bottom of your iPhone screen to view the Control Center > Deselect the appropriate connections from here.
iPhone battery will drain extremely fast when it try to connect to poor signals. Turning on Wi-Fi assist on you iPhone will enable your iPhone to automatically use cellular data when Wi-Fi connectivity is poor.
Head to cellular > scroll down to the bottom of the page > Turn on Wi-Fi Assist if it isn’t already.
Widgets enable you to preview app information without having to actually launch those apps. However, if you have a lot of widgets active, they could eat up your devices battery life.
To disable widgets on your iPhone, swipe to the right > Scroll all the way to bottom of your widgets > select Edit > Click the red minus button next to each app's Widget to remove them.
Location Services allows app to access your location helping you find where you are and what's around you. However, a lots of apps use location services to acquire your location and this will eat up your battery life. Worse still, some applications will by default use your location even when you aren't using the app.
So you need to use Location Service wisely and just enable it only in-app. Go to Settings > Privacy > Location Services > tap on the app > Select While Using the App or Never if you no longer want to keep a tab on your location. turn off Location Services option.
“Messages on iCloud” is a new feature introduced in iOS 11 that enable Messages app to sync across multiple device, thus you can delete from any device you own that are under the same account.
It will expend plenty of battery on your device in order to sync your messages to the cloud. So go to Settings > Message > Switch off Message on iCloud to turn off it if you don’t need it.
Lower Power Mode is great for helping you conserve your battery by shutting down all the unnecessary apps, features, and functions.
To enable Low Power Mode on your device go to Settings > Battery > Low Power Mode > and toggle it On whenever you need it.
If you have put a shortcut to Low Power Mode in Control Center, you can directly swipe up from the bottom of your device’s screen and turn Low Power Mode on.
After iOS 11 update, your iPhone will accumulate a series of needless files like junk files, caches, logs, history, iOS update caches. These useless files would take up your iPhone space and suck up your devices battery life.
To clear all those junk files, caches, temporary files, a professional iPhone cleaner is needed. Here we recommend Tenorshare iCareFone. It can easily remove all junk files from iPhone to boost the battery life and performance of your device.
I hope these tips will help you to improve the battery on your iOS 12/11 devices. If you know any other trick of fixing iOS 12/11 rapid battery consumption, please share them with us at the comment place.