How to fix poor battery life in iOS 12

After updating to iOS 12 version, many iOS users have been dealing with several problems, foremost of which is the poor battery performance. The battery spin seems to be short despite an average use. Solving poor battery life issues might be complicated, but this post will try to walk you through a certain number of potential fixes for your iPhone/iPad running iOS 12.

How To Fix Poor iOS 12 Battery on iPhone and iPad

Check All Your Apps

The first method is to check all of the apps installed on your iPhone/iPad. In iOS 12, you can easily check your apps that are taking up an abnormal battery drain. In the Battery section, you can get a better grip on all your apps. To do so:

  • Head to Settings > Battery.
  • Tap on Battery Usage Tool and you can check apps that are using much battery.

Disable Unused Widgets

Widgets are very commonplace in iOS 12. If there are too many widgets working at the same time, it could cause your battery to drain fast. If you feel these widgets are not important, you should disable them and then check if this method can improve your battery life. To do so:

  • Swipe right from your home screen or slide down the Notification Center and swipe right to view the Today View
  • Scroll to the bottom of the widgets and tap Edit.

From there, you would see is a list of all apps and services. To disable a widget, just do the following step:

  • Tap on the red circle with the white line and select Remove.

Force Quit Apps When Not In Use

After using an app, some of us forget to close it. As a result, the app still continues to run in the background and then eats up your battery. So, you should force quit the app once you have finished using it.

Enable Notifications Only from Chosen Apps

Another solution you should try is to allow only a few apps to send notifications to you. If there are too many apps sending notifications, your battery will hardly get time to breathe.

  • Go to Settings and tap on Notifications
  • Select an app in question and toggle the Allow Notifications switch off.

Use Low Power Mode When Necessary

The Low Power Mode is the feature that iOS users should know. It is an extremely helpful feature to limit certain functions for saving battery life. Once your device battery is down to 20%, you will be prompted to enable it. However, you can use it more frequently if you are experiencing battery loss. Follow these steps to enable Low Power Mode on your iOS 12 iPhone/iPad:

  • Head to Settings >Battery.
  • Tap on Low Power Mode.
  • Toggle the switch On whenever you want to enable it

You can also add the Low Power Mode shortcut to the Control Centre by doing the following steps:

  • Go to Settings > Control Centre.
  • Tap on Customize Controls.
  • Search for Low Power mode and tap on the ‘+’ icon.

Disable Raise to Wake & Tap to Wake Options

With your display switching on every time you pick it up, your battery will also drain so fast, so you should turn this feature off to save your battery better. To do so:

  • Go to Settings >Display & Brightness.
  • Disable Raise to Wake function.
  • To switch off the Tap to Wake option, just head to Settings -> General -> Accessibility -> Tap to Wake and toggle its switch off.

Reset All of your Settings

While this method time intensive since you will need to have Wi-Fi password handy, the poor battery life might be fixed. To do so:

  • Go to Settings > General.
  • Scroll down and tap on Reset > Reset All Settings and enter your passcode when you are prompted.

Wait for the process to complete, you can check if the poor battery life problem has been resolved.

These are some common solutions to fix poor battery life on iOS 12. Let’s know your thoughts in the common below.



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