Battery life issue has existed for long on iPhone or iPad. There is more than one reason to blame if your device battery goes berserk. An ill-fated software update, an annoying bug, power-sucking features or killer apps could turn out to be the main villain.
Having met with similar fate a number of times before, I didn’t surprise to see the rapid battery drain on my iPhone running iOS 10. With the use of some very helpful tricks, I was able to fix the iOS 10 battery life issues.
If you are finding it hard to prevent the fast battery consumption on the latest iOS ecosystem, follow these best tips and tricks to troubleshoot the problem as well as improve the battery life of your iPhone.
How to Fix iOS 10 Battery Life Issue on iPhone or iPad
Turn Off Location Services
Disabling Location Services can prove to be a shot in the arm for your iPhone’s battery life.
Step #1. Open Settings app → Privacy.
Step #2. Tap on Location Services.
Step #3. Next, you need to toggle off the switch next to Location Services.
Step #4. Tap on Turn Off at the bottom to confirm.
Disable Background App Refresh
Apps continue to get refreshed in the background. Turn off Background App Refresh cannot just save a lot of data but also improve battery life of your device.
Step #1. Launch Settings app → General.
Step #2. Tap on Background App Refresh.
Step #3. Now toggle off the switch next to Background App Refresh.
Turn off Automatic Downloads
Do you want apps to get downloaded or updated automatically on your iOS device? It’s advisable to toggle off this feature.
Step #1. Open Settings app → iTunes & App Store.
Step #2. Under Automatic Downloads, you need to turn off the switch next to Music, Apps, Books & Audiobooks and Updates.
Turn on Low Power Mode
When you enable Low Power Mode, it will temporarily reduce power consumption by disabling features like automatic downloads.
Step #1. Open Settings app → Battery.
Step #2. Toggle on the switch next to Low Power Mode.
Turn off Wi-Fi/Cellular Data/Bluetooth When Not in Use
You should toggle off Wi-Fi/Cellular Data/Bluetooth when you are not using it.
Allow Notifications Only From Selected Apps
Do you want notifications from a number of apps? It’s better to choose only a few apps.
Step #1. Open Settings app → Notifications.
Step #2. Tap on the app which you don’t want to receive notification from.
Step #3. Turn off the switch next to Allow Notifications.
Use Headphone to Listen to Music
iPhone speaker eats into battery very fast. Hence, using headphone while listening to music can help your device battery last a bit longer.
Toggle off iCloud Keychain
iCloud Keychain allows you to keep the passwords and credit card information you save up to date on your other synced devices.
Step #1. Open Settings app → iCloud.
Step #2. Tap on Keychain.
Step #3. Turn off the switch next to iCloud Keychain → Enter your Apple ID passwords in the popup and then tap on Sign In.
Check Out Battery Usage
You should keep a track of the usage of respective apps. Settings → Battery. If you find any app consuming a lot of battery, delete it and reinstall it.
Keep Auto-Brightness in Check
It’s recommended to keep the auto-brightness at the minimum level. Simply swipe up from the bottom to bring Control Center and then set it perfectly.
Keep Auto-Lock to Minimum Time
Make sure to set auto-lock to minimum time.
Step #1. Open Settings app → Display & Brightness.
Step #2. Tap on Auto-Lock and choose the minimum time.
Reset All Settings
Resetting your iPhone to factory defaults can help you troubleshoot the battery draining issue.
Step #1. Open Settings app → General.
Step #2. Scroll down and tap on Reset.
Step #3. Tap on Reset All Settings and confirm.
Update to the Latest Software Version
Assuming these tried and tested tricks help you resolve the battery life issue on your iPhone. In case, they fail to do the job for you, update your device to the latest software version.