How to Fix iPhone Battery Draining Fast After iOS 10.3/10.3.2 Update

While iOS 10.3 came with features like Find My AirPods, new Apple File System (APFS) and smarter Siri, you may also face some unexpected iOS 10.3 issues like Wi-Fi connection problems, or Bluetooth issues, or poor battery life with your iPhone or iPad. And in this post, we are talking about iPhone battery drain issue in iOS 10.3.2/iOS 10.3.1/iOS 10.3.

Many people complained that they’ve experienced iPhone battery drain issue after iOS update, no matter in older iOS 8, iOS 9 or iOS 10, iOS 10.3.1. And you may also meet this problems in recent iOS 10.3.2, which has been launched by Apple inc today, with lots of secure updates. (And users expected this update to get some battery life improvements).

Here are 8 tips that might be helpful for you to extend battery life whether in iOS 10.3 or iOS 10.3.2. When necessary, you may need to turn off some specific features to save battery on iPhone. If you are OK with that, keep reading on this post to get the potential fixes on how to fix iOS 10.3/iOS 10.3.1/iOS 10.3.2 battery issue on iPhone.

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How to Fix iOS 10.3/iOS 10.3.2 Battery Drain Issue on iPhone iPad

1. Check what drains your iPhone battery

First of all, to effectively optimize your battery life on iPhone in iOS 10.3 or iOS 10.3.2, you need to check your iPhone battery usage. Go to Setting > Battery to see what apps drains iPhone battery mostly in last 24 hours or in last 7 days. You can find out if there is any app that you seldom use drains your iPhone battery abnormally. If yes,  uninstall it to extend iPhone battery life.

Fix iPhone Battery Drain Issue in iOS 10.3.1/10.3.2
Fix iPhone Battery Drain Issue in iOS 10.3.1/10.3.2

Moreover, disabling background refresh or notification of those battery-draining apps can also help fix iOS 10.3.2 battery drain issue.

2. Dim the screen or turn on Auto-Brightness

If your screen is too bright, you’ll see a battery life suggestion in Battery screen to remind you to reduce brightness of you iPhone screen. You can manually dim the screen here or from Control Center. Besides, in Settings > Display & Brightness, you can also turn on Auto-Brightness mode and turn off Raise to Wake feature to save battery life.

3. Use Wi-Fi to access data

Generally, when you use your device to access data, a Wi-Fi connection uses less power than a cellular network. Absolutely, it will save more battery if your turn off Wi-Fi when are not using it.

4. Enable Low Power Mode.

Apple added Low Power Mode in iOS 9 and later, which is extremely useful to reduce power consumption when your battery starts getting low. You can go to Settings > Battery to enable Low Battery mode.

Fix iPhone Poor Batter Life in iOS 10.3 - Enable Low Power Mode
Fix iOS 10.3 Poor Battery Life – Enable Low Power Mode

5. Turn off location services.

Generally, you don’t need to enable location services for all apps. Go to Settings > Privacy > Location Services, you can see the permission settings of each app and you can turn off location services for a part of apps to optimize your iPhone/iPad battery life.

6. Disable app background refresh.

Background app refresh allows apps to refresh their content when on WLAN or cellular in the background, this will drains your iPhone battery life when you are not using your iPhone. Turning off app background refresh may help preserve battery life. You can go to Settings > General > Background App Refresh to stop all or a part apps refreshing in the background.

Fix iOS 10.3 Battery Issue - Turn Off App Background Refresh
Fix iPhone Battery Drain Issue – Disable App Background Refresh

7. Turn off app notifications

The app notifications will wake your screen when you are not using your iPhone/iPad. If an app frequently wakes your display with notifications, you can turn off push notifications for the app in Settings > Notifications.

8. Turn on Airplane Mode

When you are in low-signal area, you can turn on Airplane Mode to stop your device searching for network signal to save your iPhone battery. You can swipe up from the bottom of any screen to open Control Center and tap the Airplane mode icon to turn it on. But please bear in mind that you cannot make or receive phone calls once you turn on Airplane mode.

The basic tips above can effectively optimize your iPhone/iPad battery life. If you don’t see any gains, you can always turn the disabled features back on. Have any better solution to fix iPhone/iPad battery draining fast in iOS 10.3/10.3.2, inform us via comment.

Tip: iPhone won’t charge after updating to iOS 10.3.1/iOS 10.3.2? Check How to fix iPhone not charging in iOS 10.3.1/10.3.2> 

15 thoughts on “How to Fix iPhone Battery Draining Fast After iOS 10.3/10.3.2 Update”

  1. Disabling required options is not the answer. Earlier worked well with the same settings. Apple -> Release new update by fixing the problem.

    1. Correct. Why should I now start to turn things off and try to “optimise” power usage when it was very good before the upgrade. I suggest Apple find out what they have done and fix it.

  2. Are you kidding me? why the hell do we have to disable it every opcion on our iphone? it doesn’t make sense apple should fix this crap yes or yes, come on this is bullshit.

    1. The truth is, Apple didn’t fix this issue in iOS 10.3.1. What we can do NOW is to expect a better iPhone battery life in iOS 10.3.2, or later iOS 11.

  3. Lol same old disable this that whats the point of a expensive piece of crap smartphone if i have to use it like a nokia 3310 😂😒

  4. I hope no one is getting paid for this article. It is the same useless crap that has been put out since this battery drain issue started. Apple just needs to fix the problem or get out of the phone business.

    1. I could not agree more. Apple needs to fix the battery-drain problem, not expect customers to improvise a remedy by disabling options – which were among the reasons we bought the damn device in the first place! You mean a company that charges such exorbitant prices for its devices cannot sort out this issue?

  5. First:
    This article was useless. Every iOS user knows these. Nothing new to iOS 10.3.2.

    How was this not discovered in Beta test? Or is this intentional to push people to iPhones 7 & 8?

  6. I did a full factory reset on my iPhone Se after battery drain on iOS 10.3.2 & everything is back to normal now .

  7. Hopefully, one of the apple engineers is still using an iphone 6 affected by this issue, and can convince the rest that they need to fix it. Really apple, do you really think all us the rest of this just make these problems up?? And disabling my phone functions isn’t the solution. Useless article.

  8. Ditto. And every other website “help” same bullshit. This has made me reach my limit. Time to give Android a try. RIP Steve…

  9. This is an useless article – applicable for all versions of iOS! Why have apple made this build much worse without properly testing it. My iphone 6splus is losing battery charge just like a countdown timer which is ridiculous. As one of the member had asked, why should we disable something that was working well before?

  10. I’m never buying an iphone again. This is so ridiculous. How can apple charge this much for a phone and release these idiotic updates that make the phone basically useless without an outlet nearby.

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