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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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