What if iOS 12 consumes battery power quickly? [updated]

Today we will tell you how to optimize battery usage on devices with iOS version


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Before proceeding to the tips, you needmake sure you know how much your iPhone can work at all. Your expectations must correspond to reality. For example, the specifications of the iPhone X battery can be found on the Apple website.

It is important to understand that the duration of workYour device depends on how you use it. Suppose if you listen to the saved music, and do not broadcast it via LTE / 3G / Wi-Fi, the battery will be consumed more slowly.

You can find out the usage time of the device with the screen on and off. Settings in section Battery.

You can also find out Last charge level in percents. In the section "Screen incl.»The time when the device was actively used, for example, for calls, e-mail, listening to music, using the Internet, sending messages, etc.

Battery charge percentage

On iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and older modelsThe battery charge in the status bar is displayed as a percentage by default. Thus it is easier to monitor the use of the battery and do not forget to charge your iPhone on time. To enable the indicator in percent, go to Settings> General> Statisticsscroll to point Percentage charge and click on the switch next to it to turn green.

As for the iPhone X, always display the chargeBatteries as a percentage are only possible if you install a jailbreak and a BatteryPercentX tweak on it. If you do not want to install a jailbreak, then to view the charge in percent, you need to open the Control Point from the top right corner of the screen. So you will see in the status bar icons that do not fit because of the notch. The first is the percentage of battery charge.

Now you know more about the battery of your device and can move on to tips that will help optimize its use in iOS 12.

1. Install the latest available version. iOS 12

If you have iOS 12 beta installed, make sure that it is the latest available. Also install the final version of iOS 12 as soon as it comes out. Check for updates in Settings> General> Software Update. Currently the latest available version is iOS 12 beta 12.

2. Find the most energy consuming applications

IOS has tools to check the status.batteries. You can find out which applications consume the most energy. In iOS 12, these functions are even better. IOS 12 makes it very easy to find out which apps consume the most energy. You can read about how to do this in our detailed instructions.

Usually the most energy consumedapplications using your location, as well as social networks, games and media players. Services like Apple Music, Pandora and Spotify can also consume a lot of battery power. The same applies to the Messages, if you often correspond with the use of various stickers, gifs, video, audio, Animoji, etc.

When you find out which applications are the most energy consuming, check to see if updates are available for them. If you do not really need the application, it is better to remove it.

What's next

When you determine which applications consume the most battery power, you can do the following:

  • If you can live without this application, it's best to just delete it.
  • IOS automatically limits the backgrounduse of applications, but some of them still work on the background. Periodically it is worth forcibly closing messengers, navigators and applications for listening to music, because they often consume a lot of energy. It is necessary to close only those applications that you are not going to use in the near future. There is no need to forcefully close all applications; on the contrary, it can negatively affect battery usage. To force the application to close on the iPhone X, pull the Home indicator up and stop in the middle of the screen to open the application switch. Then hold the card with the application so that the red minus icon appears, and swipe the application up. On other models, double-click the Home button and simply swipe the app.
  • If you often use the application, go to Settings> Privacy> Geolocation Services and disable them for a specific application. You can also go to Settings> General> Content Update and choose an alternative option (read more on this below).

3. Disable Geolocation Services

After installing new applications immediatelyrequest access to various services, like geolocation services, and most often we allow it. However, the use of a location by applications can consume a lot of battery power, and for some it is better to deny access.

It is best to first disable Geolocation Services for all applications at once. This can be done in Settings> Privacy> Geolocation Services. After that, simply select those applications that need access to your location, and enable it only for them.

Only at using programs

In iOS, you can allow access to your location only when using applications, and not permanently. This can be useful for applications like the App Store that do not need constant access.

You can find out which applications have recently used geolocation, in Settings> Privacy> Geolocation Services. They will be located at the top of the list. Select the application and check the box next to When using the program. As you can see in the screenshot below, the App Store uses your location “to offer the most suitable programs for you”.

This option will not be available in all applications, since it requires the presence of support that the developer adds.

If you accidentally disabled the use of geolocation in the application that needs it, do not worry. Open this application and you will see a window in which you can allow access.

4. Disconnect update content

In iOS for better multitasking content inapplications updated in the background. This process is highly optimized, but some applications still spend a lot of energy on updating content. To disable it, go to Settings> General> Content Update and disable it for applications that do not need constant updating. This is a great feature, but not all applications need it.

We strongly recommend that you disable the content update in the Facebook application, since it is famous for its high battery consumption.

You can also turn on Content Update only when connected to Wi-Fi, but if nothing changes, turn it off completely. It will also help save mobile Internet traffic.

5. Use dark mode in applications.

If you have an iPhone X, it’s better to use darkmode in all applications in which it is. The iPhone X has an OLED display, ideal for dark mode. When a pixel is black, the OLED panel simply does not illuminate it, which means that energy is not consumed. You can view a list of applications that have a dark mode.

If you have an Electra jailbreak installed on your iPhone X, you can use EclipseX Tweak, which adds a dark mode to the entire system. This tweak saves battery well.

6. Use Mode energy saving

If the battery of your device is almost discharged, and it’s not possible to charge it for a while, use the Power Save Mode in Settings> Battery. It helps to save battery byDisable background application updates, automatic downloads, and some visual effects. According to Apple, with power saving mode, your device can work for 3 hours longer.

A window with a suggestion to turn on the power saving mode appears every time the battery charge drops below 20%. It will automatically turn off when the device is charged at least 80%.

7. Put iphone display down

In iOS, there is a function that can determinewhere the display is in the supine position. It uses a light sensor to keep your iPhone screen on when notifications arrive. This feature can extend smartphone usage by 1 hour. Therefore, we recommend putting the smartphone display down. This feature is only available on iPhone 5s and newer.

8. Disable Raise to activate

In iOS 10, Apple introduced the Raise foractivation, which automatically turns on the screen when you raise your iPhone. This is very useful when you need to quickly check notifications, and there is no time to press the Home button.

The function is useful, but it can waste extra energy by triggering when you just carry the smartphone in your hand. You can disable it in Settings> Screen and Brightness> Raise to activate. After that, the screen of your iPhone will not turn on until you press the button.

9. Basic tips

The tips below apply only to functions that you do not use. If you just need to optimize battery usage, it’s best not to use them.

i. Widgets

On the page of widgets that can be openedSwipe left on the lock screen or the Notification Center, there are widgets of different applications, like Stocks and Weather. You should review the list of your widgets and disable unnecessary ones, because some of them may use the Geolocation Service. You can use our instructions on how to remove widgets.

ii. Dynamic wallpaper

Dynamic wallpapers add animation to your home screen and lock screen. Unfortunately, this animation consumes more energy. To change the wallpaper to a regular image, go to Settings> Wallpapers> Select New Wallpapers. You can choose a standard wallpaper or your ownimage from photo. On iPhone 6s and newer, Live Wallpaper can be set as wallpaper, but they affect battery consumption only when you activate an animation by pressing 3D Touch.

iii. Motion effects

The iOS system is filled with various animations and effects for a better perception of the interface. Some of the effects use gyro data, which consumes energy. You can turn off these effects in Settings> General> Universal Access> Motion Reduction.

10. You use your iphone or iPad more often than before?

If you just installed iOS 12, then ratherFirst of all, we began to play with new functions and changes of the new version. For example, you could customize Memoji for more than one hour. Well, perhaps your device began to discharge faster from the fact that you began to use it more often than before. This may well be the cause of the problem. Do not forget that the battery consumption is highly dependent on how you use your device.

11. Just installed iOS 12? Wait a little!

If you recently installed iOS 12, thenThe reason may be this. Sometimes the battery starts to run faster immediately after the software update, since a lot of resources are spent on the process. In addition, many processes can occur in the background. Operating systems are very complex, but, fortunately, iOS performs all the tasks in the background.

The solution is simple: just wait a bit. Put the device on charge for the whole night and give him time to complete all background tasks. After a day or two, everything should bounce back.

12. Check out Availability updates

iOS 12 just came out, but Apple often releases minor updates with bug fixes. For example, the first beta version of iOS 12.1 came out almost immediately.

In this regard, it is worth checking for updates and installing available. The same applies to application updates.

To check for iOS updates, go to Settings> General> Software Update. Application Updates can be found in the App Store> Updates.

The battery may be consumed quickly due to some bug or application you are using.

13. Other tips

  • If you rarely use Bluetooth, you can turn it off (Settings -> General -> Bluetooth).
  • Set the AutoLock Interval so that the screen of your iPhone turns itself off when there is no activity. To do this, go to Settings> Screen and brightness > Auto block. You can choose 30 seconds, 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 minutes.
  • You probably know that the use of Wi-Fi battery is consumed. However, few people know that the most energy is spent on finding available networks. To disable this feature, go to Settings> Wi-Fi > Connection Request. After that, your iPhone will automatically connect to known networks and ask you before connecting to a new network. By default, the feature is disabled.
  • Reducing the brightness of the display also helps save battery. You can manually adjust the screen brightness or turn on Auto Brightness. Go to Settings > Main > Universal access > Magnifier > Auto brightness. The feature is enabled by default.
  • Disable the following System Services: iPhone Analysis, Time Zone, Apple's geolocation ad Settings -> Privacy -> Geolocation Services -> System Services.

Problem solving

i. Forced reboot

  • how forcibly reload iPhone X
  • How to force a reboot on iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus

To force restart of iPhone 7 and older, simultaneously hold down power button and volume down buttonuntil you see the Apple logo on the screen.

ii. Reset network settings

Reset network settings to Settings -> General -> Reset -> Reset Network Settings. This will erase all network information, including passwords, VPN and APN.

iii. condition battery

Apple recommends charging the smartphone once a month.at 100%, and then spend the entire charge of the battery to zero. This contributes to the proper operation of the battery. You can also read about how to extend the battery life of your iPhone.

14. Recover iphone

Try setting your iPhone as new, without using backups. This is done through Settings -> General -> Reset -> Erase content and settings.

Before resetting, we recommend saving all your important data, videos and photos to Dropbox or Google+. You can also save a backup of your device via iTunes or iCloud.

15. Roll back before iOS 11

If none of the tips above helped solve the problems of iOS 12, the last salvation will be rollback to iOS 11. You can use our instructions on how to roll back to iOS 11 from iOS 12 Beta.