Experiencing battery drain on your iPhone 14 or 14 Pro?
Phone battery life has not been a standout feature for Apple. Despite this, iPhones should still be able to last a day of regular use.
Something isn’t right if your iPhone 14 runs out of charge in the middle of the day. There could be a problem with your software, or one of your apps consumes more battery than usual.
For this article, we’re going to show you what to do if you experience battery drain problems on your iPhone 14 series.
1. Check Your Battery Health.
It is crucial to check your iPhone’s battery health if you encounter drain issues. Your iPhone 14’s battery has possibly degraded and can no longer hold a full charge.
Check out the steps below to view your phone’s battery health:
- Launch Settings on your iPhone.
- After that, scroll down and tap on Battery > Battery Health & Charging.
- Find the Maximum Capacity section.
The percentage shown in this section indicates the maximum charge your battery can hold. Lower battery capacity means fewer hours of usage between charges.
Head to the last part of this article if your iPhone’s battery health is less than 70%.
2. Restart Your iPhone.
Battery drain issues on your iPhone 14 series could be due to temporary bugs that occurred on your system.
Restarting your device should fix minor system errors. It should also clear unused data from the system memory.
Here’s how you can restart your iPhone 14 series:
- Hold down the Volume Down button and Side button until the ‘Slide to Power Off’ prompt appears.
- Now, drag the slider to the right and wait for 30 seconds.
- Press the Side button afterward to turn on your device.
Continue using your phone and see if you’ll still encounter battery drain.
3. Check Running Applications.
iOS has exceptional memory management. This allows your iPhone to hold applications running in the background even when you switch to other apps.
However, too many background applications can also affect your battery life.
If your phone’s battery goes down faster than normal, see if you have unwanted apps running in the background.
- Swipe upwards from the bottom of your display to access the app switcher.
- Go through the applications on the list and identify the ones you don’t need.
- Drag or flick an app upwards to close it.
Repeat this process until you’ve closed all unused apps.
4. Turn Off Cellular Data & Bluetooth.
If you don’t need cellular data or Bluetooth, we suggest turning it off. This should reduce battery consumption of your iPhone and hopefully resolve the drain issue.
Here’s how you can turn off cellular data:
- Swipe downwards from the upper right corner of your screen to open the Control Center.
- Now, tap the Cellular Data icon beside Airplane Mode.
- You’ll know cellular data is disabled when there’s no green indicator on the icon.
- The 5G or LTE icon in the status bar will disappear when cellular data is disabled.
To disable Bluetooth on your iPhone 14, here’s what you need to do:
- Launch Settings on your iPhone.
- Now, access the Bluetooth tab.
- Tap the toggle switch next to Bluetooth to turn it off.
Turning off Bluetooth from the Control Center doesn’t fully disable the function.
Use your iPhone as you would and see if you’ll still experience battery drain.
5. Disable Auto Brightness.
Turning off auto-brightness can also improve battery life. When this feature is enabled, your iPhone’s ambient light sensor is always active to keep optimal display brightness.
Here’s how you can turn off auto brightness:
- Open Settings on your iPhone.
- Next, scroll down and tap on Accessibility.
- Tap on Display & Text Size.
- Look for Auto–Brightness and disable the feature.
Once done, observe if your battery still drains faster than normal.
6. Turn Off Location Services.
Location services consume a lot of battery. This allows applications to access your phone’s GPS to keep track of your location.
If you don’t need location services, disabling it should help you save battery.
Follow the steps below to disable location services on your iPhone 14:
- Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
- Next, go to Privacy & Security.
- Select Location Services.
- Tap the toggle switch beside Location Services.
Toggle switch should not have a green indicator when location services is disabled.
Go back to what you’re doing and see if your iPhone still consumes a lot of battery.
7. Update Your iPhone.
Battery drain on your iPhone 14 could also be due to unoptimized iOS versions.
It’s also possible that the current version of iOS you’re using has a bug or glitch related to power management.
See the steps below to update your iPhone:
- Open Settings on your iPhone.
- Navigate to General > Software Update.
- If there’s a new iOS version available, tap Download and Install.
- Once the new software is ready, follow the prompts to install the update.
- Your device can restart several times while installing the update.
- Ensure your iPhone has at least 50% battery before installing updates. It’s best to keep your device plugged into the wall charger to avoid interruptions.
- Allow at least 15 minutes for the update to install, especially if it’s a major update (iOS 14 to iOS 15).
Observe if you’ll still experience unusual battery drain.
8. Use Low Power Mode.
If your iPhone 14’s battery still doesn’t last a whole day, try using low power mode.
Low power mode reduces the power consumption of your iPhone by limiting or turning off certain features.
Here’s how you can enable it:
- Open the Settings app on your phone.
- Now, scroll down and tap on Battery.
- Tap the toggle switch beside Low Power Mode to enable it.
The battery indicator on your iPhone should turn yellow once low power mode is active.
9. Turn Off Always On Display.
Always on display keeps your display active to display helpful information from the lock screen.
For iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max users, we recommend disabling the always on display if you need to save battery.
Follow the steps below to disable the feature:
- Access the Settings app on your iPhone.
- Next, go to Display & Brightness > Always On Display.
- Tap the toggle switch beside the feature to disable it.
Observe if your phone will still consume battery when you’re not using it.
10. Visit the Apple Store.
At this point, we suggest that you bring your iPhone to the nearest Apple Store.
If you still experience unusual battery drain on your iPhone 14, the battery may be failing.
Before bringing your device, check if it’s still covered by warranty so you know your options.
That ends our guide for fixing battery drain problems on the iPhone 14 series. If you have other concerns, please drop a comment below, and we’ll do our best to respond.