A rapidly draining battery is a huge frustration point for smartphone owners. Even iPhone users can experience this. Fortunately, there is a handy and simple trick to figure out which apps are draining your phone.
Nobody wants a (nearly) empty battery. Especially when you’re on the road or don’t have a charger handy. That’s why it’s good to take a critical look at the power-hungry apps on your iPhone. There’s a handy little trick for that.
iPhone: these apps eat up your battery
On your iPhone, you can see exactly which apps are the culprits. Go to your device’s settings and tap Battery. Then scroll down slightly. Under Battery usage by app, the biggest battery guzzlers are listed at the top.
Through Show Activity, you can see how long you used a particular app in the past 24 hours or 10 days. This gives you a better idea of the apps that are eating up an extraordinary amount of your battery. Those apps, of course, you would prefer to have as few as possible on your iPhone.
The longer you use an app, the more energy it naturally consumes. But sometimes there are also apps on your iPhone that are actually in the background consuming a lot of battery juice. Are there apps (high) on the list that you hardly use? Remove them immediately. Every little helps!
Here’s how to extend battery life
Now that you know which apps are draining your iPhone the fastest, it’s time to do something about it. One way to do that is to completely delete the app, but that might be a little too drastic. Fortunately, there is another solution.
Namely, you can also turn off Refresh in background for as many apps as possible. You can find this setting in Settings under General. Apps constantly fetch new information and sometimes even send you notifications. Nice and nice, but not so good for the battery. Turn it off for many apps, that saves a few percent.
You can also save battery by turning down the screen brightness, performing regular software updates and rebooting your device once in a while. Also keep in mind that your iPhone’s battery capacity decreases over the years. As a result, your smartphone may not last as long as it did when you bought it.