Have you started to notice that your iPhone battery draining faster than usual? We get that this is annoying and that is why we are here to help.
We are going to show you how to discover whether there is a hardware problem with your iPhone or it is an app that’s being power greedy.
Batteries are a common fault in iPhones, but it is not always caused by the phone itself, it could be from something running in the background of an app, and fortunately, any update from IOS 13 onwards have given iPhone users a number of tools to help diagnose your battery issues.
It is helpful to check your battery health first; this can be done by following these steps: Settings > Battery> Battery Health.
When in ‘battery health’ you should check that the Maximum Capacity is over 80% and Peak Performance Capability should state “your battery is currently supporting normal peak performance”; this would mean that there is nothing wrong with the health of your battery. If this is not what is shown, then you may have to think about getting your battery replaced.
Is your iPhone charging properly?
Your iPhone will log your battery usage which can also be used to diagnose the reason for your battery issue. If you go to Settings > Battery you will see the Battery Level chart.
The Green indicates when your iPhone was running normally from its own battery power, the Yellow indicated when your iPhone was in Low Power Mode (below 20%) and the hatched green area indicated when your iPhone was being charged.
The Last Charge Level shows how much power was put into the battery before it was taken off charge; this is a quick way to remind yourself whether your phone was fully charged or not.
This information can help you by showing you what your battery drain is like and ensuring that your phone is charging when it should be. If you are not seeing those hatched green areas, then you will need to test that your charger is working and check the lightning connector for corrosion if you are using an old charger.
Is an app the reason for your iPhone battery draining?
Underneath the Battery Level Chart that is explained above is another chart named Activity.
The Dark Blue shows the time in which the apps were running on the screen, the Light Blue shows when the screen is off.
If from this you notice that there is a lot of background activity then there could be a problem with one of your apps.
Below the table, you will see the apps that you use in another table, by pressing Show Activity a breakdown of on-screen and background time will be shown.
Unless you know the app needs to run in the background, you may need to disable the app from running in the background to prevent it from using up your battery.
You can do this by going to Settings > General > Background App Refresh and turning it off for any apps that look to be heavily running in the background.
The Last Resort
This step is the last resort because it is very time-consuming, but it will help you to figure out whether you have a hardware issue or a software issue.
It requires you to reset your phone; this can be done by going to Settings > General > Reset and choosing Reset All Settings, or if you want to also delete all of your apps then you can choose the Reset All Content and Settings option.
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