How to Improve iPhone X Battery Life: Fix Battery Drain Issue on iPhone X, 8 Plus or 8

Facing battery drain issue on your iPhone X? Give these tricks a try to resolve the problem and improve your iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus or iPhone 8 battery life.

Even though iPhone X has just 2716 battery, it’s good enough to last full tilt on average usage. On most days, I find plenty of juice left on the iPhone by the time I return home. So far, the battery on my iPhone X has held up admirably. But I know rainy days might strike at any time, and I will have to look for the effective solutions to fix iPhone X battery issue.

Hence, I’m battle ready to take the bull by the horns. Having dug through the Settings and recalled my past experiences, I have noted down the tricks that can be immensely effectual in improving iPhone X battery life [Also, works on iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.] So, if you have found the power on your new iPhone lasting way below than your expectation, try out these tips to fix the iPhone X, 8, and 8 Plus battery draining issue.

Tips to Improve Battery Life of iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone 8

Solution #1: Check out How Battery is Consumed on Your iPhone

The first thing you should do is; have a detailed look at how the battery is consumed on your device before going ahead with the process to fix the problem. Simply head over to Settings → Battery and have a close look at the power consumption on your device.

Tap on Settings then Battery on iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus or 8

You can view the battery usage of the last 24 hours and seven days.

View Battery Usage on iPhone X, 8 or 8 Plus

The apps which you use most will naturally consume more power, and the ones you don’t use much will eat less. But if you find any apps eating into more power than expected, delete and reinstall them.

With iOS 11, you can offload apps without deleting their settings and data. And when you reinstall them, you will be able to recover the associated data. Head over to this post to know more about it.

Solution #2: Hard Reboot Your iPhone

If the first trick didn’t yield the desired result and your device battery life hasn’t improved, give it a hard reset. It’s one of the simplest yet very effective tricks to fix issues. To hard reboot your iPhone X, press and release volume up button then press and release the volume down button and finally press and hold the side button until Apple logo appears on the iPhone X screen.

Solution #3: Place your iPhone Face Down

It doesn’t matter whether it is Apple iPhone or an Android device; most of the battery power is utilized by the display. Of course, it is impossible to completely abandon its use, but you can at least minimize it. Every time you receive a notification, the iPhone display will light up. And we all know how many notifications we receive in a day from many different apps.

To minimize this issue, develop a habit of placing your iPhone Face Down – display facing the desk. The sensors beside the camera will know that your iPhone is Face Down and thus, it won’t display the notification. However, the notification sound will play as usual so you’ll know when there is a new notification. This little trick can help you save a lot of battery.

Solution #4: Make the Best Use of Low Power Mode

“Low Power Mode” can be enormously helpful in letting you extend the battery life of your iPhone X.

Once enabled, it turns off several features like automatic downloads, mail fetch, Hey Siri, visual effects, background app refresh, etc. Additionally, it also cuts down the visual effects. To enable it, open Settings app → Battery → Turn On Low Power Mode.

Tap on Settings then Battery on iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus or 8Enable Low Power Mode on iPhone 8, 8 Plus or iPhone X

Solution #5: Avoid Using Dynamic Wallpaper

iPhone 8, 8 Plus and iPhone X Dynamic Wallpapers are really gorgeous. The animated wallpapers look pleasing to the eyes, but they eat into plenty of battery. Hence, avoid using them to conserve battery.

Solution #6: Turn Off Fitness Tracking

Thanks to M11 motion co-processor, your iPhone lets you track your steps, body motion and other activities. It’s a very pivotal for fitness freaks or someone who is trying to get back in shape. But if it’s not important to you, disable fitness tracking. Open Settings → Privacy → Motion & Fitness and turn off Fitness Tracking.

Tap on Settings then Privacy on iPhone X, 8 Plus or 8Disable Fitness Tracking on iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus and 8

Solution #7: Turn off Location Services

One of the tricks that I use to never let the battery run out of steam on my device is disabled Location Services when not in use. The constant location tracking can put a lot of pressure on the device and even heat it up. So, make sure to it use it smartly. Settings → Privacy → Location Services → Turn it Off.

Tap on Settings then Privacy on iPhone X, 8 Plus or 8Turn Off Location Services on iPhone X, 8 Plus and iPhone 8

Solution #8: Don’t Keep Apps Remain Open in the Background

Once you have used an app, make sure to quit it. This nifty little trick can play an effective role in conserving battery on your device. Head over to this post to force quit apps on iPhone X.

Solution #9: Disable Background App Refresh

Don’t let apps run in the background. If you are concerned about saving as much juice as possible, keeping this feature in check would be very helpful.

iOS 11 allows you to manage the Background App Refresh perfectly. Jump over to this post to know how it works:

Solution #10: Turn off Automatic App Downloads and Updates

Auto app downloads and update is a useful feature. But if you don’t want apps to update without your permission or automatically download apps purchased on other devices synced with the same iCloud, turn it off. It would certainly be a boost for the battery. Settings → iTunes & App Store → Disable Automatic Downloads.

Tap on Settings then iTunes & App Store on iPhone X, 8 or iPhone 8 PlusDisable Automatic App Updates and Downloads on iPhone X, 8 Plus and 8

Solution #11: Disable Auto-Fetching of New Data

New data is auto-fetched to your account on your iOS device. But you have the option to completely disable it or fetch data manually.

Tap on Settings → Accounts & Passwords → Fetch New Data → Manually.

Tap on Settings then Accounts & Passwords on iPhone 8 Plus, 8 or iPhone XDisable Auto-Fetching of New Data on iPhone X, 8 Plus or 8

Solution #12: Take Care of OLED Screen

OLED technology is more efficient than LCD. But there are certain things you need to keep in mind to prevent burn-in issues or ensure it’s always in fine fettle. Check out this post to prevent iPhone X burn-in issue.

Solution #13: Enable Auto-Brightness

When auto-brightness is on, it automatically adjusts the brightness of your iPhone according to the ambiance. However, it tends to be inconsistent at times and fails to read the environment properly. Hence, disable it and adjust brightness manually. Here is how to enable auto-brightness.

Solution #14: Enable True Tone Display

True Tone display adapts iOS device screen as per ambient lighting conditions to make colors consistent in different environments. Besides, it also decreases eyestrain and makes images on the display look more natural. Turning it on could help extend the battery life on the device. Refer this to enable true tone display.

Solution #15: Enable Dark Mode

iOS 11 lets you enable dark mode on your device. It not only reduces eyestrain but also improves battery life on the iPhone X. So, use it at night or low-lit environments to give the battery some boost. Read this to enable dark mode on iPhone X.

Solution #16: Clean Up Your Device

It’s important to clear out cache and junk files from time to time to ensure the device remains uncluttered. The redundant apps and data are not just a burden for the device but also affect its performance—some way or the other. Refer these tips to boost iPhone’s memory.

Solution #17: Update Apps

It’s better to keep apps updated. Outdated versions of apps are known to be problematic. Apart from consuming more power, they also slow down the device. Open App Store → Updates → then update all the apps.

Solution 18: Reset All Settings

If you haven’t yet been able to control the battery draining issue, reset all settings. It would wipe out all the existing settings and put your device at factory default. However, all of your data and media will remain safe.

To do so, open Settings → General → Reset → Reset All Settings and confirm.

Reset All Settings on iPhone X, 8 Plus or 8

Solution #19: Update iOS on Your iPhone

No luck as yet? Try updating your iPhone to the latest version. Apple always recommends you to update your device to ensure it continues to run smoothly. Open Settings app → General → Software Update → Download and Install (If available.)

Tap on Settings then General on iPhone running iOS 11Update iOS on iPhone X, iPhone 8 or 8 Plus

Solution #20: Restore Your iPhone as New

Just in case none of the afore-mentioned solutions came for your rescue or did the job for you, restore your device as new. As always, make sure to back up your iPhone before restoring it. And then restore it from iTunes backup.

Restore iPhone X, 8 Plus or iPhone 8 from iTunes

Wrap up:

I hope you didn’t have to go that deep in troubleshooting the battery life problem on your iPhone X. Let me know which one of the solutions mentioned above clicked for you.

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