Friday, May 1, 2015

Fix iOS 8.3 Update Battery Drain Tips


These fix iOS 8.3 update battery drain tips will help you to increase your iOS device battery life including Apple Watch. Some users have complained about battery life issues after upgrading their device to iOS 8.1.3. So if you are among of them check these tips to fix battery drain issue on you iOS device.

Identifying apps that eat battery life

In iOS 8 brought there is the feature, that allows you to see battery usage by each app. Now follow these steps to find out the app that eats battery life.

Step 1. Open the Settings app

Step 2. Click on General option

Step 3. Click on Usage

Step 4. Click on Battery Usage option


The system will introduce you apps and internal services that have impact on battery on your iPhone. There you will find info about how much battery life is used by services and each app on your device.

It should be noted that an app can show high percentage battery usage, but it cannot be battery hog. High percentage can mean that you were using app a lot, or to upload or download some content it was running in the background.

By default your iOS device will provide you the app that eats battery life in the last 24 hours. Click Last 7 Days tab option to check the battery hogs in the last 7 days.

After you’ve complete work with identifying an app that drains device's battery life, here you can check tips you can do to fix your iPhone’s battery life problem:

If you don't use the app then delete it.

Close apps that you don’t want to use. 


If you want to use the app, then you can disable Location Services navigating to Settings, then to Privacy, next to Location Services. Also you need to turn off Background app refresh going to Settings, then to General, next to Background App Refresh. As with enabled Location Services the app could consume battery life.

In iOS 8, Apple added a new setting in Location Services called While Using the App. So you can enable this feature when you’re using the app, and don't use it all the time.


Push Email

Push email can be a major reason of battery drain problem on some devices.

If push is enabled on device it means that you will get an instant notification when you get a new email. Fetch option will look for new data every15 minutes or every 30 minutes or hourly. You can also manually enable Fetch option when you launch the Mail app. Try to disable Push email temporarily for your email accounts to see if it improves battery life.


Launch the Settings app, and then navigate to Mails, Contacts and Calendars > Fetch New Data. You need to check if the email account has been set as Push, Fetch or Manual.

Some general tips to fix iOS 8.3 update battery drain

The tips below helps to maximize battery life. We are not recommending or advising you to disable features just for battery life, as then there would be no point in using smartphones like the iPhone.

Notification Center Widgets

In Notification Center The Today tab gains features such as Today Summary, Stocks widget and any other third-party Notification Center widget you have added. Review the list and delete the widgets that you don’t want to ensure they don’t consume battery life unnecessarily as some of them could be using Location services.

How to do it:

Step 1. From the top edge of the screen swipe down to get access to Notification Center.

Step 2. Then click on the Today tab, scroll down and click on Edit button.

Step3. Click on the red button to delete the widget from the Notification Center.

Turn off Dynamic Wallpapers

Dynamic wallpapers bring subtle animations to the home and the lock screen. Unfortunately, the animations consume more battery. So in case dynamic wallpaper was enabled on your iPhone, and you’re having battery issues you need to turned them off.

How to do it: navigate to Settings, then to Wallpaper, next to Choose Wallpaper where you can go to either Stills or your set an picture from your photo library as your wallpaper.


Disable App Store’s automatic updates

In the background, App Store automatically installs app updates. In case you don't need to update all apps on your device, you can turn this feature off. Navigate to Settings > iTunes and App Store > scroll down to the Automatic Downloads section and disable the “Updates” switch.

Disable unwanted indexing in Spotlight search tip

Spotlight searches a lot of types of content such as Applications, Music, Contacts, Mails, Podcasts, Events etc. So uncheck the type of content you don’t want to search by navigating to Settings , then to General, next to Spotlight Search.

Turn off Push Notifications tip

You can turn off push for apps that you don’t frequently need. Go to Settings, next to Notifications, then Scroll down to the Include section to see the list of apps and click on any of them to turn notifications off.

Turn Off LTE/4G

If you are located in the place with poor or no LTE coverage, then turn off LTE by going to Settings option, then to General, next to Cellular and then Enable LTE/Enable 4G.

Troubleshooting

You can try to restart or reset your iPhone to fix draining problems. At the same time Hold down the Sleep/Wake button and the Home button for at least ten seconds, until the Apple logo appears.

How to reset network settings. Navigate to Settings, then to General, next to Reset, then to Reset Network Settings. Please note that this step will reset all your network settings, including passwords, APN and VPN settings.

Apple offers users to charge the device's battery to 100% and then use it to completely run it down. So you can try to do it right now.

Another fix iOS 8.3 update battery drain tip is to restore iPhone as New.

It sometimes happen that when setup your iPhone by restoring from backup then the battery life issues could appear due to some issue with the backup. To fix them you can restore your iPhone. Please take a backup of your personal date using iTunes or iCloud before start to follow next steps.

Step 1. Navigate to Settings

Step 2. Then go to General option

Step 3. Now pick Reset

Step 4. Choose Erase All Content And Settings option and set device up as a new iPhone (not from the backup).

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