Many people are experiencing unusual battery drain issues after updating to iOS 16. While normally battery drain issue is resolved once a phone is updated to the latest version but it does not seem to be the case for some. Till the time the issue is resolved by Apple Inc, you might want to know how to fix iOS 16 battery drain by yourself. Here are several tips to save your battery from draining quickly.
How to fix iOS 16 battery drain?
1. Turn off location services– Turn off Location Services to make the battery last longer. To do that go to Settings>Privacy>Location Services>Turn off the toggle for Location Services.
You may decide which apps to give location access to while using them. Choose ‘Never’ by tapping on the app name under the Location Services options for other apps that you never want to or need to give location access to.
2. Use dark mode– If your iPhone has an OLED display then opting for dark mode would significantly extend the battery life. To do that go to Settings>Display & Brightness>APPEARANCE>Dark.
Alternatively, you can long-press on the vertical brightness slider of the Control Center to enable dark mode. You can also add a separate button to Control Center. The easiest way to enable or disable dark mode is to ask Siri to do it.
3. Remove widgets from the Home Screen– Keep the Home Screen as clean as possible to save battery. More apps on the Home Screen would force them to refresh constantly to provide you with the latest information. To remove a widget, long-press on it and then choose Remove Widget>Remove.
4. Disable background app refresh– This feature uses a lot of battery. Hence, it is better to turn it off. To do that go to Settings>General>Background App Refresh>Tap on Background App Refresh again>Off.
5. Restart the iPhone– Another way to maintain the battery life of the iPhone is to restart it regularly. There is no set answer for the frequency to restart. However, it is ideal to restart the device every two to three days. This would keep everything running smoothly.
6. Ensure that auto-brightness is turned on– Auto-brightness is turned on by default. However, if you ever turned the feature off, turn it back on. To do it go to Settings>Accessibility>Display & Text Size>Toggle to turn on Auto-Brightness. If you want to double-check later the green color would signify that it is turned on.
7. Keep your device face down– When the iPhone is kept face down the display does not light up every time a notification is received. This saves a lot of battery life. You would continue to hear the notification sound or the phone would vibrate as per the set mode. Additionally, turn off notifications for unnecessary apps to prevent battery drain.
8. Turn on low power mode– Turn on low power mode to cut down on battery-draining tasks like background app refresh, main fetch, visual effects, automatic downloads, etc. To do that open Settings>Battery>Toggle to enable Low Power Mode.
9. Enable optimised battery charging– This feature is turned on by default for iPhones running on iOS 13 and later. To double-check, go to Settings>Battery>Battery Health>ensure Optimised Battery Charging is on.
10. Disable app updates and automatic downloads– This is another way to save battery. To do that open Settings>General>Software Update>Automatic Updates> Turn off Download iOS Updates.
Next, go back to the main Settings screen. Scroll down to find App Store and tap on it. Under AUTOMATIC DOWNLOADS, slide the toggle to turn off Apps and App Updates. Then under MOBILE DATA, turn off Automatic Downloads. Then go to Video Autoplay and switch it off as well.
11. Quit unnecessary apps– Many people keep a lot of apps open and then quit all at the same time. It is not advisable to quit all apps together especially if you need to open a few of them soon after as that would use more battery. Just quit the unnecessary apps that you would not use sooner.
To do that unlock the iPhone with Face ID. Then swipe up from the bottom of the screen and hold. If your device has a Home button, double-press on it quickly. Then Drag up the app card to quit it.
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