How to check what apps are using battery on iPhone/iPad

How to check what apps are using battery on iPhone/iPad

In case your iOS device is draining battery life faster than normal, the root cause might come from an app or service on your device, which is using more power than it has to be. However, thanks to “battery shaming” feature, you no longer have to wonder about which app or service is, or quit them to stop the fast drain. You can now check exactly what’s eating up your battery life.

How to check battery usage on iPhone/ iPad

Battery option stays at the top in Settings, which will give a breakdown of the amount of battery percentage each app or service is taking up while on screen as well as in the background. To do so:

  1. Open Settings app from your Home screen.
  2. Tap on Battery
  3. Wait a moment for Battery Usage.
  4. Tap on Show Detailed Usage button to receive a breakdown of foreground power usage.
  5. Tap on Last 7 Days to get a wider look at power consumption.

Check battery usage in iOS 12

Although checking battery usage in iOS 12 is also very simple, there are changes that you should note, like the new battery readout.

  1. Launch Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap on Battery and wait for battery usage to populate.
  3. Tap on Show Activity to check how much time an app has worked. From there, you will see an “on screen” and “background” activity.
  4. Select Battery Usage to return to a breakdown of usage.
  5. Tap on Last 10 Days to have a wider look at the power consumption on your phone.

How to check battery health

Since iOS 11.3, Apple allows you to check the health of your device’s battery. Although batteries having more than 80% of capacity left are still functioning well, those under 80% may be advised for a replacement. Here’s how you can check the health of your iPhone’s battery.

  • Launch Settings app on your iPhone.
  • Tap Battery > Battery Health (Beta).

From there, you can check the maximum capacity of your battery and there is also an indicator of the performance level of your device’s battery. Lower maximum capacities could affect the performance on your iOS device.

Also read: How To Fix Slow Performance Issue On iOS 12

How to reduce background activity

Reducing the amount of time you use the app is the only way to reduce the “on screen” battery usage. Saying in other words, you should not open it and it will not be “on screen”. However, you can still reduce the amount of background activity. When installing apps on your device, they always ask for network and location. But if the location is always enabled, the more battery will be eaten up. So, you should think about turning off location request on a few apps.  To do so

  1. Open Settings app from your Home screen.
  2. Tap on General.
  3. Select Background App Refresh.
  4. Toggle the switch next to any app whose you want to minimize background access to off.

Keep mind that disabling background app refresh will make apps less convenient.

Here is how you can check what apps are using battery life on your iPhone/iPad. Let’s know your thoughts in the comment below.

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