iOS 15 Battery Drains Fast Problem Fix
iOS 15 Battery Drains? With every new operating system update, there are complaints about battery life and rapid battery drain, and iOS 15 is no exception. Since iOS 15 was released, we’ve seen reports of issues with battery life, and an uptick in complaints with each new point release since then.
iOS 15 battery life problems can be caused by issues that Apple needs to address in the software, or when excessively using GPS, system-intensive apps and games, and more. A battery life issue caused by a bug can’t be helped until Apple provides an update to address it, but there are steps you can take to maximize your battery life and cut down on hidden sources that might be causing excess drainage.
The tips included in this article for how to save battery on iPhone will work with the following iPhone and iPod models
#1 Check Battery Health
Open the Settings app.
visit Settings > Battery > Battery Health.
Here you have access to two bits of important data. If this screen shows Maximum Capacity over 80% and Peak Performance Capability is showing “Your battery is currently supporting normal peak performance,” then you are OK. If this is not the case then you may have isolated your battery issue.
#2 Turn on iPhone Auto-Brightness
Auto-Brightness settings adjust your screen lighting automatically based on ambient light levels. This keeps your iPhone from losing battery too quickly by wasting it on unnecessary screen brightness. To save battery on iPhone by enabling Auto-Brightness:
Go to Settings >> Accessibility > Display & Text Size.
Scroll to the bottom and toggle on Auto-Brightness.
#3 Turn Off Unnecessary Location Services
- Go to Settings -> Privacy -> Location Services.
- Tap Share My Location. If you want to be able to share your location with your family and friends in the Messages app, then leave this on, but be careful: If someone wanted to track you, this is how they’d do it.
- Scroll all the way to the bottom and tap System Services. Let’s clear up a common misconception right away: Most of these settings are all about sending data to Apple for marketing and research. When we turn them off, your iPhone will continue to function just as it always has.
- Turn off everything on the page except Emergency SOS, Find My iPhone (so you can locate it if it’s lost) and Motion Calibration & Distance (if you’d like to use your iPhone as a pedometer – otherwise, turn that off too). Your iPhone will work exactly as it had before. The compass will still work and you’ll connect to cell towers just fine — it’s just that Apple won’t be receiving data about your behavior.
- Tap Significant Locations. Did you know your iPhone has been tracking you everywhere you go? You can imagine the excess strain this puts on your battery. I recommend you turn off Significant Locations. Tap <System Services to return to the main System Services menu.
- Turn off all the switches under Product Improvement. These only send information to help Apple improve their products, not make your iPhone run more efficiently.
- Scroll to the bottom and turn on Status Bar Icon. That way, you’ll know your location is being used when a little arrow appears next to your battery. If that arrow is on all the time, there’s probably something wrong. Tap <Location Services to go back to the main Location Services menu.
- Turn off Location Services for apps that don’t need to know where you are.
- What you need to know: If you see a purple arrow next to an app, it’s using your location now. A gray arrow means it’s used your location within the last 24 hours and a purple-outlined arrow means it’s using a geofence (more about geofences later).
- Pay attention to any apps that have purple or gray arrows next to them. Do these apps need to know your location to work? If they do, that’s absolutely fine – leave them alone. If they don’t, tap on the name of the app and choose Never to stop the app from unnecessarily draining your battery.
#4 Turn Off Background App Refresh
Go to Settings General > Background App Refresh and turning that off for any apps that look to be heavy users.
#5 Turn On Low Power Mode
Open the Control Center by swiping down from the upper-right corner of your screen. If your iPhone has a Home button, swipe up from the bottom of the screen instead.
Tap the battery icon to enable Low Power Mode. When the icon is white, Low Power Mode is enabled.
#6 Reduce Motion
Another issue that can be the cause of iOS update battery drain is an increase in animations that come with new software features. If you’ve been enjoying the interesting effects (fireworks and confetti anyone?) and reactions in the Messages app, you’re using animations that require lots of iPhone battery life.
Go to Settings > Accessibility. Tap Motion.
Toggle on Reduce Motion.
Toggle on Prefer Cross-Fade Transitions.
While you’re on this page, you can also toggle off Auto-Play Message Effects and Auto-Play Video Previews to save even more battery life.