Does your iPhone battery seem to drain much faster after you upgraded to iOS 13.4?
COVID-19 has forced our communities to lockdown for quarantine purposes. Your neighbor may be one of the workers that were forced to stay home. Aside from health care workers, the ones working for power utility providers are front-liners as well. But the limitations on how they operate causes a delay when there’s a power outage.
You still have means of communication even though there’s a power outage. It feels good to have something to depend on in times of emergency. What if you make an important call and notice that your battery is about to run out?
Our article for today will answer that question. There may be a lot of factors to consider why your iPhone is having this issue.
We have arranged it from the most basic settings and usage that affect your iPhone battery life. By knowing these, we will help you how to fix your iOS 13.4 battery draining problems.
Let’s dive in!
- 1. Check Battery Health
- 2. Enable Low Power Mode
- 3. Place iPhone Face Down
- 4. Force Close Unused Apps
- 5. Disable Unused Network Services
- 6. Adjust Location Services Settings
- 7. Complete All Pending App Updates
- 8. Remove Unwanted Today View Widgets
- 9. Adjust your Settings
- 10. Restart your iPhone
- 11. Reset Device and Setup as New
- 12. Contact Apple Support
1. Check Battery Health.
There is a utility on your iPhone to check the health status of your battery. It will give you all the details you need to make sure that your battery is still “good” or “bad”. A recommendation will also show if your battery needs to be replaced or not.
To view this, go to the Settings on your iPhone and then tap on the Battery option. Then, find and tap on the Battery Health option.
This will give you an overview of your iPhone battery status along with the recommendations. If a message prompts that your battery needs replacement, go to the last method of this guide to fix iOS 13.4 battery draining problems.
2. Enable Low Power Mode.
A simple workaround is also available if you don’t have a chance to charge your iPhone. When you enable the Low Power Mode feature of your device, it will prioritize the core applications to save battery life. That means a number of applications will not work until you disable the feature.
To enable this feature, go to the iPhone Settings, then tap on the Battery option. After that, find and tap the Low Power Mode option to enable it.
You can also enable this feature using the Control Center of your iPhone. Once enabled, your battery should last longer until you can charge your phone.
3. Place iPhone Face Down.
Another workaround you can do to save battery is to put your iPhone in a face-down position when you are not using it. This is helpful especially when you are using a face scan to unlock your phone.
By doing this, it will prevent your phone from scanning objects accidentally. Since the camera is one of the apps that consumes a lot of battery, it will save you a lot of it when doing this.
4. Force Close Unused Apps.
It is also known to most users that the more apps you use, the more battery it will consume. This is because your iPhone processor will do more tasks and it consumes battery. To avoid this, you need to force quit the applications that you don’t use.
But if you want to know the battery consumption of each app, go to the iPhone Settings and tap on Battery. Scroll down to the Battery Usage section, and you will see the power consumption of each app. You can then select which app consumes a lot of power and close it.
5. Disable Unused Network Services.
Network service is one of the important features of your iPhone. Unlike your typical app, this service is tied to a network hardware part of your iPhone.
This is why it consumes more power than any other service on your phone. So if you are not using your Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Cellular Data, or Personal Hotspot service, disable it.
On your iPhone Settings, you should see the Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Cellular, and Personal Hotspot button.
You can toggle each button and choose which network service you want to disable or enable. If you want to disable it all together, tap on the Airplane Mode. Tap on it again so you can use your network services again.
6. Adjust Location Services Settings.
Another feature of your iPhone that is associated with the network services is the location services. This service is being used by your apps to pinpoint your location.
It is essential for apps that use location such as delivery and pick-up services. This is possible because you are connected to a network. So if you are not using this feature, turn it off.
To do this, go to the Settings of your iPhone and tap on Privacy. Then tap on the Location Services option to enable or disable the feature.
You can also disable this feature per application. On the list of applications, you can set each app to While Using the App, Ask Next Time, or Never.
7. Complete All Pending App Updates.
Apps on your iPhone tend to get buggy when it is not updated to the latest version. When this happens, apps can consume more power because of the processing error.
For the fix, you need to update all the pending updates of your apps. Here’s how you can do it:
- Launch the App Store application and then tap your Apple ID profile.
- Find and tap the Update All option.
- Then, tap on Done to finalize the process.
8. Remove Unwanted Today View Widgets.
The Today View feature of your iPhone provides quick access to your most-used applications. The great thing about this feature is that you can view all of the updates of your apps in one glance.
But the more apps you add to this shortcut screen means more power consumption. For the fix, you can remove the app widgets in the Today View section that you are not using.
Here’s how you can do it:
- Go ahead and swipe right from the left edge of your iPhone Home Screen (or Lock Screen) to launch Today View.
- Then, scroll down at the bottom of the application list and tap on Edit.
- Now, select the App Widget you want to remove, tap on ( – ) icon and tap on Remove.
- Finally, repeat Step 3 for other app widgets you want to remove and tap on Done to finalize the process.
9. Adjust your Settings.
Your power consumption is also dependent on how you set up your iPhone.
We gather all the settings that could save a lot of battery life when you use your iPhone. That way, you can choose which one of them is suitable for your needs.
Doing all of it will help you avoid iOS 13.4 battery draining problems. Here’s how you can do it:
Disable Background App Refresh
Turning off this feature will not allow your apps to get content automatically when you are connected to Wi-Fi or Cellular Data network. That means it will only get updated content once you launch the app and thus preserving your battery.
To do this, go to the Settings, tap on General and toggle Background App Refresh to disable the feature.
Adjust Auto-Lock to Minimal
Auto-Lock feature allows you to put your iPhone to sleep when you are not using it after a certain amount of time. Adjusting it to the minimum period of time will preserve your battery more often when it sleeps.
To do it, go to the Settings, tap on Display & Brightness, and set Auto-Lock value to 30 seconds.
Disable Raise to Wake Feature
Raise to Wake feature allows you to activate your screen from sleep when you pick up your iPhone. Disabling this will prolong the sleep mode of your iPhone even if you pick it up when you travel and thus saving battery.
To do it, go to the Settings, tap on Display & Brightness, and toggle Raise to Wake option to disable it.
Enable Reduce Motion
Reduce Motion feature disables the motion effects on your screen when navigating your iPhone. It will free up your processor from the extra tasks and thus saving power.
To do this, go to the Settings, then tap on Accessibility and then Motion. Toggle the Reduce Motion option to enable the feature.
You can also disable the Auto-Play Message Effects and Auto-Play Video Previews on the same screen.
This feature allows your iPhone to automatically adjust the brightness of your screen relative to the light around it. The less light on your screen means less power consumption.
To do this, go to the Settings, then General, then Accessibility, and then tap Display & Text Size. Toggle Auto-Brightness option to enable it.
10. Restart your iPhone.
Doing a lot of changes in your iPhone settings might overwhelm your processor. Not to mention that your device might be running for a long time. You need to restart your iPhone to fix it.
To do it, tap on your iPhone Settings, then tap on General and then Shutdown option. Drag the Slide to Power Off button to the right to finalize.
But if you cannot do this, you can force restart your iPhone instead.
11. Reset Device and Setup as New.
If you are still experiencing the same issue, there might be an untraceable setting or system data that is causing this. You can fix this by resetting your device to factory defaults so you can set it up as a new device.
But before doing this, you need to understand that this will delete all your files. To make sure that your files are safe, make sure to back up your iPhone.
Here’s how you can do it:
- First, open your iPhone Settings and then tap on the General option.
- Next, tap the Reset option and then tap the Erase All Content and Settings option.
- Now, a message will prompt that you should create a backup before erasing the device or proceed to erase it right away, select Erase Now.
- Provide the passcode if applicable and wait for the Apple logo to show.
- Finally, after the “Hello” message, the device will sync and you can set it up as new.
Make sure to check Methods 2 to 9 again for the settings to save battery life. Give it time and observe if you are still experiencing iOS 13.4 battery draining problems. After that, you will have an option to restore your data from backup.
12. Contact Apple Support.
If you have a defective battery, you can check your nearest Apple Store for battery replacement. The Apple-certified technicians will be more than happy to help you out. But be sure to check the warranty option for your iPhone before going there.
If you think that this is caused by a software error, these technicians are also qualified to fix that for you.
But what if your place is under lockdown and you can’t go anywhere? Don’t worry because you can book an appointment for repair online. You can call a courier service to pick up your iPhone and deliver it to Apple. Once delivered, you can monitor the repair progress via their website.
As we end this article, we hope that you were able to learn how to fix your iOS 13.4 battery draining problems. If you have questions related to this topic, please feel free to leave a comment below. Remember to observe social distancing for now and stay safe always.
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