iOS 14 1st developer Beta update has officially released. I’m sure most of you iOS enthusiasts must have installed it right away on your iPhones. Now, the first betas are always notorious for being unstable and buggy. I’m not saying that the whole new OS has to be a train wreck. But an entirely new system build brings along some glitches. One such common issue is battery draining out faster after upgrading to a new version of iOS. If you have installed the all-new iOS 14 and facing the battery loss, then do not miss out on this guide. In this guide, I will point out the reason why the juice on your iPhone runs out quickly. Also, I have mentioned some troubleshooting techniques that should help fix the battery draining issue on iOS 14 based iPhones.
This issue cannot be entirely blamed on the new operating system. Sometimes the culprits can be an app that has not been updated. Installing dubious apps without reading reviews can prove fatal. Using these apps can cause severe battery loss. Sometimes if the device has been subject to some crash, then the battery may have been affected due to that.
Reasons for Battery Draining Faster After Upgrading to iOS 14 Beta
Here is the list of reasons that may contribute
- iOS 14 system update (developer beta)
- Buggy Apps
- Apps requiring update
- Hardware damage to the iPhone
- Unused Apps left running
- Webpages and websites left open in the browser
How to Fix the Battery Drain Issue
Now, let’s get down to the solution part.
Close the Unused Apps
If you have apps that are open in the background, they can drain the battery fast from your iPhone. So, you need to go into the app preview and check for the unused apps. Then simply close them.
- Double-tap on the Touch ID to open App Preview (on a Face ID iphone, swipe up from the home screen and pause in the middle of the screen)
- Slowly swipe right/left to expand the view of open apps
- Then to close an app that you do not use, simply swipe up.
Are there browser tabs active but Unused
Often people often five to ten sites using the browser and then they do not close it after they are done. So, this leads to the webpages running in the background. Also, the browser remains unused. So, close the open tabs on the browser. If you use multiple browsers, then do this for all. Then close the browsing apps like Safari or Chrome if you do not use them.
Control the Brightness
Another minor yet important factor that causes loss of battery is brightness. If you are outside in the daytime in bright sunlight, then only set the brightness to the fullest. Otherwise, if you are at home, then keep the brightness low. Yes, I get it if you are watching some videos or photos, then you can raise the brightness a bit. However, setting it to the maximum does cause a significant battery loss.
If using a Touch ID iPhone, swipe up from the bottom of the display to invoke the control center. All you have to do is use your fingers to slide down the brightness level to the medium or lower level. On a face ID iPhone, just swipe down from the top of the display and repeat the same steps. This will help conserve battery on your device.
Set Up Low Power Mode
This is a default power-saving mode that minimizes the background activities like downloads, email until you have completely charged your iPhone.
Enabling low power mode is easy. This setting is in the battery tab under Settings. however, you can enable this in a split second by voice command to Siri.
- Simply summon Siri by saying, Hey Siri
- When Siri shows up, utter the following “Enable Low Power Mode”
- Then your iPhone will enter low power mode. You can see the battery icon on display turning yellow as a result.
Soft-Reset your Device
Doing this will clear the device of junk such as temporary files and clear out the cache. Hence, unnecessary programs will not consume battery power. Stay assured for a soft reset will not tamper with your device data.
On Face ID iPhones,
- Press the Volume Up button > Press the Volume down button
- Then long-press the power button till you see the slide to power off-screen. Do not release the button yet
- Keep the power button pressed until the iPhone restarts and you see the Apple logo.
For Touch ID iPhones,
- Press and quickly release the volume up button.
- Repeat the above step with the volume down button.
- Next, press and hold the power button till the Apple logo appears
Install App Updates
Often users miss out on installing new updates on their apps and it may cause the buggy apps to cause all sorts of trouble. One of which is battery draining out faster. Let me show you how you can install the latest update on your iPhone apps.
- Open App Store
- On the Today tab > tap on the profile button on the top-right corner of the display. It will take you to your account.
- Scroll down to see the list of apps waiting to be updated.
- Besides these apps, you should see an Update option. Tap on it to start the update
- I suggest using a WiFi network to finish the update faster.
Install System Update
If your device is running some version of iOS that is buggy, then Apple may send a new update via air to replace the buggy build. It’s you, the user has to look for the update and download/install it. It generally happens with the first betas. If there are a substantial amount of bugs, the developers fix it up first. As usual, the fix comes in the form of system updates.
- Go to Settings > General
- tap on Software Update
- If a new update is available it will show up
- Use a stable WiFi network to download and install the update.
Reset your iPhone to fix Battery Draining Issue
Again, this will only reset the setting on your iPhone taking them back to the factory settings. This means the setting will become like when you first unboxed and started to use the iPhone. It won’t mess up your device data. That will be safe and untampered.
Here are the steps.
- Go to the Settings app from your Home screen > tap on General.
- Under that, scroll down and tap on Reset.
- Select Reset all settings option
- You have to enter your passcode and confirm the resetting action.
- Post reset the iPhone will reboot on its own
- Now, that the Settings have changed to the default value, you have to make changes to the settings as per your need.
Factory reset the iPhone to fix the Battery Draining Issue
If all of the previous troubleshoot methods did not do anything to solve the issue, then here is one last resort you can follow. You have to perform a factory rest on your iPhone. This action will result in complete removal of all device data along with the device settings you have currently setup. I suggest you first take a complete backup of your device data to iCloud. This will help in easily restoring the data after all the device data gets erased due to factory reset.
- Open the Settings app from your Home screen > tap on General.
- Now scroll down and tap on Reset.
- Select Erase all Content and settings option
- Enter the passcode to confirm the action.
So, that’s how you can fix the battery draining issue on your iPhone running the latest iOS 14. Try these methods of troubleshooting and I’m sure you will see a difference in the battery life of your Apple device. I hope that you found this guide informative.