How to Test Your iOS Battery Drain
Head on over to Settings > General > Usage and check out your times.
The key to look for is that your Usage time should be significantly lower than your Standby time (…)
So here’s the test:
- write down your usage and standby time, press the sleep/wake button (…) to put the device to sleep, and
- set the device down for five minutes.
When you come back, take note of the change in time.
- If your device is sleeping properly, then the Standby time should have increased by five minutes and your Usage time by <1 minute.
- If your Usage time rises by more than one minute, you have a drain problem.
Here are the main causes of iOS battery drain I’ve found, and how to resolve them.
- Step 1: Disable Location and Background App Refresh for Facebook
- Step 2: Disable Background App Refresh for Apps You Don’t Care About
- Step 3: Stop Quitting Your Apps in Multitasking
- Step 4: Disable Push Email Temporarily
- Step 5: Disable Push Notifications for Apps That Annoy You
- Step 6: Turn Off Battery Percentage
- Step 7: Go to an Apple Retail Store
- Step 8: Enable Airplane Mode in Areas of Poor Cellular Service