iPhone started to run out of battery quickly?
Why is iPhone running low on battery power and how to increase battery life? Tips from iStore service engineers
The engineers of the iStore service center know: there are no eternal batteries. With frequent recharging, the inside of the smartphone battery is mechanically damaged. Sooner or later, it will fail and will require replacement. But before you go to the service, check: it may be due to improper operation.
Your battery is depleted when you use applications on your phone. This is logical. But what if apps continue to consume resources even when you’re not using them??
Some apps don’t work without location data. For example navigation. But there is software that uses geolocation services even in the background, although it could do without this data. For example, games, instant messengers, browsers and social networks. All of these applications can work well without GPS access. Configure restrictions for them so as not to drain your smartphone:
- “Settings” → “Privacy” → “Location Services”
- In the list of applications, select the applications you need and set the options for using your location data for them:
“Never”: Access to information from geolocation services is denied.
Ask next time: You can choose When using the app, Allow once, or Do not allow.
“While using the application”: Access to the information of the location services is allowed only while the application or one of its functions is displayed on the screen. If the “When using the program” option is selected, the status bar may turn blue when any program is actively using your location data.
“Always”: access to location information is allowed even when the program is running in the background.
Advice! Weather widgets regularly request data from satellites and cell towers to find out the location of the smartphone. Set the desired settlement manually instead of automatic search to reduce battery consumption.
Disabling access to geolocation even for 10-15 applications can save about 10% of the battery.
Clearing the multitasking menu
For a long time, it was believed that force quitting all active applications was beneficial for autonomy. This is true, but not for programs that you use constantly throughout the day.
The fact is that with each new launch of the application, the system spends significant resources to load all the processes associated with it. Don’t close the programs you need every time. Better to just roll and unfold them throughout the day. In this case, their background work is less energy consuming than a constant restart.
In an area with a weak network signal, your iPhone will be discharged before our eyes, because it will throw all its energy into searching for a signal or switching from LTE to 3G or from 3G to 2G. Before returning to the zone of reliable coverage, it makes sense to turn off data transmission over the network: “Settings” → “Cellular”.
You can extend the battery life by turning on Airplane Mode. To do this, open the Control Center and tap the Airplane Mode icon. Please note that you cannot make or receive calls in Airplane Mode.
Incorrect application work
We try to charge the phone in time and do not allow it to turn off completely. Because of this, the iPhone is on for weeks. However, sometimes a reboot is vital for your gadget. And not just a reboot, but the so-called Hard Reset.
A hard restart helps restore processes in malfunctioning applications. Such failures often consume a lot of resources from the system. It is also necessary in cases where the iPhone does not respond to touch, it cannot be turned on or off.
How to force restart iPhone with Face ID, iPhone SE (2nd generation), iPhone 8, or iPhone 8 Plus:
- Press and immediately release the volume up button.
- Press and immediately release the volume down button.
- Press and hold the side button.
- When the Apple logo appears, release the button.
How to force restart iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus:
- Press and hold the Volume Down button and the Sleep / Wake button.
- When the Apple logo appears, release both buttons.
How to force restart iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, or iPhone SE (1st generation):
- Press and hold the Sleep / Wake button and the Home button.
- When the Apple logo appears, release both buttons.
In which iPhone models and iOS versions you can turn on the charge as a percentage
The battery level icon on the iPhone is not very informative. Looking at it, it is difficult to say how many percent are left on the battery. In order not to guess by the icon, you can display the amount of energy in the battery as a percentage. You can do this without installing applications.
For the first time, the function of displaying charging in numbers appeared in iPhone 3GS devices. Since iOS has been updated to version 3.0.1, iPhones have been released with the function of displaying the charge in numbers. To display percentages on other models, you need to go to the gadget’s settings and open the “Battery”. It’s under the “Basic” section. In the window that opens, you need to find the line “Charge in percent” and turn the switch to the on state. Immediately after that, the battery charge in percentage will appear in the status bar next to the battery icon.
Important! If you know how to set charging percentages on an iPhone, you can always be aware of how long the device can work.
The method of turning on the charge in the iPhone as a percentage is suitable for use on any iPhone model with new versions of iOS pro, s, se. If the version of the operating system is old, there will be no “Battery” section in the settings. Instead, you need to select the “General” box and click on “Statistics”. Here you should find the “Charge percentage” switch. If it is on, you can determine the remaining energy in numbers.
How to enable charge percentage on iPhone XR, X, XS
Many late iPhone owners do not know how to enable charging percentages on iPhone. For them, the procedure for turning on the charge is different. The XR model is a bezel-less device with a notch at the top, with no space on the screen to display charging. To make the necessary data visible, you should go to the “Control Center”. There you need to swipe down from the upper right corner of the screen and hold it down for a while. As a result, the indicator appears.
If you can’t find the feature, you can use the search to display the percentage of charge on your iPhone XR. You need to enter a query with the word “battery” or “charge”, the iPhone will find the settings on its own.
Another easy way to check the charge on your iPhone X or XP is to ask Siri. It will answer the question about the state of the iPhone battery.
Important! When the power saving mode is on, the charging percentage will be displayed regardless of the settings.
How to check iPhone battery health
Despite the advancement, the iPhone does not boast impressive battery life, so the actual question is how to check the status of the iPhone battery. Over time, it loses its capacity and needs to be replaced. In this regard, many users of Apple products are interested in how to find out the status of the iPhone battery.
The iOS system allows you to track battery wear. After 500 full charge cycles, the iPhone battery loses a quarter of its capacity. Applications will help you to find out the exact state of the battery. Battery Life allows the owner of the device to quickly assess the degree of wear. The application will give a rating of “excellent”, “good”, “bad”, “very bad”. In the Raw Data section, you can see how many charging cycles the device can withstand.
There is an alternative iBackupbot application. To install it, you need to connect your phone to your computer and open the gadget in the Devices window. Technical information will be displayed. By clicking on “Information”, you can find out the number of battery charging cycles CycleCount.
If the application showed a negative indicator, do not sound the alarm. It is better to double-check the state of the gadget in a service that uses special equipment.
Charge percentage on iPhone XR and other models
What to do if battery status is not displayed on iPhone
Sometimes it is impossible to assess the state of the battery. no data is displayed on the screen. If there are dashes on the screen where the indicator is usually located, you need to restore statistics. An easy way to do this is to charge your device. If that doesn’t help, you should try:
- Restore firmware. To do this, put the device into the DFU state. You do not need to restore a backup, you need to see if the data is shown on a “clean” device.
- Reset indicator helps reset settings and content.
- Update iOS. New software versions take into account the errors of previous updates.
- Download beta software. It is better than the one installed on the iPhone, it fixes the bugs of the previous versions.
A common reason for missing battery status information is battery replacement. If a non-original part was installed, the system may not accept it. In this case, restoring the firmware and updating iOS will help.
If all else fails, it makes sense to replace the battery. But there is no guarantee that after that the charging status will be displayed.
How to Increase iPhone Battery Life
We figured out the correct operation of the iPhone to extend the life of its battery, let’s move on to the most interesting. ways to increase the operating time of Apple smartphones without the need for recharging.
Charge iPhone without a case
Some iPhone cases can cause the battery to overheat, which can negatively affect battery capacity. Determining whether your case has a detrimental effect on your smartphone is very simple. If you notice that your iPhone becomes very hot while charging, remove it from its case first.
Prevent some apps from using geolocation services
A huge number of applications use the iPhone’s location services. And quite often. in vain. But tracking your location by a smartphone is an extremely resource-intensive process. Of course, it is not recommended to completely disable geolocation services, but it is worth forbidding specific applications to use the function. Go to Settings → Privacy, select the application that should not be able to use geolocation services, and click Never. Go through the entire list of installed applications and leave the allowed work with the function only to the really important tools, for example, the navigator.
Disable automatic Wi-Fi search
By default, the iPhone is constantly in the search mode for available wireless networks, which is often not required by users. Scanning affects the battery charge very strongly, of course, for the worse. Fortunately, you can turn off automatic scans for Wi-Fi. To do this, go to the “Settings” → Wi-Fi menu and switch the “Connection request” switch to the inactive position.
Use an ad blocker in Safari
If you actively use the Safari browser on iPhone, then any ad blocker can help increase battery life. Many people do not know, but advertising inserts and pop-up banners on websites are an additional and not the weakest load on the device. There are many free ad blockers on the App Store, such as Adguard.
AirDrop makes it easy to share files between Apple devices, but not everyone uses it. If you don’t use AirDrop either, feel free to open Control Center, tap on AirDrop and select “Receive off.” for the function to stop wasting battery power.
How to Extend Battery Life on iPhone
In order for the battery on your iPhone to last longer, you need to competently use technology. The corresponding manuals are always available on the manufacturer’s website. No sensible instructions have been put in a box with a smartphone for a long time.
You can view the current battery status on your iPhone in Settings. Battery. Battery status. This menu is only available on devices not older than iPhone 6 with iOS 11.3 and newer versions of the operating system.
iPhone battery features
The first thing to know: a lithium-ion battery is a consumable that is susceptible to chemical aging. And that’s okay. Battery failure on your phone is a matter of time. And the replacement itself costs 3-4 thousand rubles. in service.
Second: do not think about replacing the battery until its residual capacity drops below 80%. According to Apple’s website, that’s 500 recharge cycles.
Third: it is not so much the residual capacity of the battery that is important as the number of recharge cycles. You can view the amount through the iBackupBot utility (line Cycle Count).
One complete recharge cycle is counted when the smartphone is 100% discharged 1 time. Those. if your iPhone is 100% charged. Incomplete charging of the smartphone, for example, up to 50 or 60% by the system does not count as 1 recharge cycle. But several recharges, giving a total of 100%, is equal to 1 recharge cycle (103060 or 501535).
How to properly charge your iPhone
Most power controllers in modern smartphones control charging in such a way as to avoid overheating the battery. Fast charging is only up to 80% capacity, the remaining 20% is “squeezed” by low current (trickle charge mode) to extend the battery life.
But, as practice shows, most users with low residual battery capacity use fast charging, only a few use weak 1-amp charging. Many people put the phone on overnight charging, so why do you need fast charging at all? There is a misuse of fast charging.
Some people generally charge the iPhone up to 50% in half an hour using fast charging, and when the phone is discharged, they charge again with fast charging up to 50%, and they use it all the time. Don’t do this, charge your smartphone fully!
You can use fast charging, but it will not benefit the battery.
- Use ONLY an original and certified charger. In fact, the iPhone doesn’t care how you charge it. 18W fast charging, Huawei 40W charging, or MacBook Pro 96W charging. it will draw as much current as it needs. The main thing is that the charging is certified and of high quality, and not some kind of Chinese noname.
Do not spare money. Buy one normal charger and use it happily ever after. And your device will thank you.
- Do not use your smartphone while charging. This leads to additional heating of the battery and increased wear.
- Use wireless charging whenever possible. And only certified, because such charging additionally heats up the phone case. And a Chinese charger can simply destroy the battery.
Since iOS 11.3, there is a power consumption limiting mechanism if you connected your iPhone to a non-certified wireless charger.
- On iPhone, enable Optimized Charging (Settings. Battery. Battery Health). I use this option in conjunction with wireless overnight charging. The function analyzes what time you usually wake up, charges your smartphone up to 80%, and “squeezes” the remaining 20% just before waking up.
If this function does not work for you, go to Settings. Privacy. Geolocation services. System services and enable the “System settings” and “Important locations” items, which are available only after reading a fingerprint or FaceID.
How to save iPhone battery capacity?
- Do not charge the iPhone in tight cases, from which additional heat is possible (recommendation on the official Apple website).
- Do not overheat or overcool the device. Each device has a temperature range of operation. For the iPhone, it is between 0 and 35 degrees. MacBook has 10 to 35 degrees.
In winter, put your phone in the inner of your jacket and don’t wear it in jeans in winter! And in summer, in direct sunlight, the iPhone heats up very much, while the battery charge “flies away” 1% in 1 minute.
- For long-term storage, leave the device half charged. Do not forget to turn it on and recharge it halfway every six months. If you paid attention, the new iPhone in the box always has a charge of about 50%.
- Do not let the battery drain to zero. Deep discharge leads to faster battery degradation.
- Install the latest software updates. The same “Battery Health” feature appeared only in iOS 12.
And, for example, macOS 10.15.5 Catalina introduced a mechanism to increase the battery life of the MacBook by reducing the rate of its chemical aging. The function is automatically activated after the update and is located in Settings. Energy saving. Battery status.
- For motorists: do not charge your devices through the adapter that plugs into the cigarette lighter. there are power surges. Better use PowerBank or car inverters.
Follow these simple tips, and then you will significantly extend the battery life on your iPhone. And don’t be afraid to replace the battery in waterproof devices. it recovers. A special film is glued along the contour, and there will be no problems with moisture protection.
How to find out the battery capacity using the AIDA64 program
If you already use an iPhone and want to see the capacity of its battery, you will need to install a benchmark or other special application on your smartphone that can determine the characteristics of the device. Let’s use the AIDA64 program as an example. Download it from the App Store, run it and go to the “Battery” section. There, in the “Capacity” line, the battery capacity of your iPhone will be displayed.
What is the battery capacity of iPhone 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max, SE 2020, 12 mini, 12, 12 Pro, 12 Pro Max and other models
Apple never discloses the amount of RAM and battery capacity of the iPhone, noting only performance and battery life improvements over the previous model. But when choosing a new smartphone, I want to get information about all its characteristics, including the battery capacity.
Battery capacity for iPhone 7, 8, X, XS, XR, 11, 11 Pro, SE 2020, 12 mini, 12, 12 Pro, 12 Pro Max and other models
Below is a list of iPhones, which shows all the models released by Apple at the time of publication of the article. As new devices are released, the data will be updated.
- iPhone 2G. 1400 mAh
- iPhone 3G. 1150 mAh
- iPhone 3GS. 1219 mAh
- iPhone 4. 1420 mAh
- iPhone 4S. 1430mAh
- iPhone 5. 1440mAh
- iPhone 5S. 1560mAh
- iPhone 5C. 1510 mAh
- iPhone 6. 1810 mAh
- iPhone 6 Plus. 2915mAh
- iPhone 6S. 1715 mAh
- iPhone 6S Plus. 2750mAh
- iPhone SE. 1624 mAh
- iPhone 7. 1960 mAh
- iPhone 7 Plus. 2900mAh
- iPhone 8. 1821 mAh
- iPhone 8 Plus. 2675mAh
- iPhone X. 2716mAh
- iPhone XR. 2942mAh
- iPhone XS. 2658mAh
- iPhone XS Max. 3174mAh
- iPhone 11. 3110mAh
- iPhone 11 Pro. 3046mAh
- iPhone 11 Pro Max. 3969 mAh
- iPhone SE 2020. 1821 mAh
- iPhone 12 mini. 2227 mAh
- iPhone 12. 2815 mAh
- iPhone 12 Pro. 2815mAh
- iPhone 12 Pro Max. 3687 mAh
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What will happen to the iPhone 11 Pro Max battery in 5 months
My 2019 iPhone 11 Pro Max shows 99 percent battery capacity almost 5 months after purchase. Apple does not cap phone power yet: “Your battery is currently maintaining normal peak performance.”.
What affects iPhone battery health
Some people may notice that the iPhone is rapidly decreasing its remaining battery capacity. What does it depend on? There may be several reasons:
- Charging with non-original adapter, resulting in more wear.
- Using the iPhone at peak power (if you play it all the time and don’t let go of it at all). Games, editing and watching videos over LTE are quite resource-intensive processes that can provoke increased energy consumption.
- Charge your phone in your car or wirelessly without Apple certification.
Using a Smart Battery Case also affects iPhone battery capacity
Why older iPhones are slower?
Why did we get such a menu at all? Apple said it had no goal of forcing customers to purchase a new model. It’s just that over time, lithium-ion batteries gradually lose the ability to store energy and work in low temperatures, which, in turn, can lead to spontaneous shutdown of the smartphone to protect the hardware. The feature is actually useful, but Apple hasn’t offered any alternative before, and many iPhone owners have suffered from it. In a sense, it was “foolproof”. so that the user does not overload his iPhone if the battery is already running on its last legs (the old people will remember how it ended for the Galaxy Note 7).
Apple agrees to pay 500 million to slow down older iPhones
What is iPhone battery health
iOS 11.3 and later have a Battery Status menu. Just go to Settings Battery Battery Status. Here you will see information about your iPhone’s maximum capacity as a percentage and peak performance. You can also see if your iPhone is slowing down due to Apple’s performance management feature.
Loss of battery capacity even one week after purchase. this is normal. The main thing is that it does not reach 80%.
What Percentages Mean in iPhone Battery Status Menu?
In the Battery Status menu, you will see a percentage indicating the maximum battery capacity of your iPhone, followed by a message explaining the performance status of your phone. The message you see depends on the percentage of the capacity. For example:
- 100%. Your battery is currently maintaining normal peak performance.
- 95%. This iPhone shut down unexpectedly as the battery was unable to provide the required peak power. Performance management has been included to help prevent this from happening again.
- 79% or less. Your battery is significantly degraded.
- Unknown. This iPhone cannot detect battery status. Usually this message appears when installing a poor quality battery in questionable service centers.
iPhone with less than 80% capacity. The battery has already swelled
How to turn off iPhone battery performance management
When the battery reaches 80% and below, performance problems may begin due to the fact that the smartphone will forcibly cut down on the processor’s power in order to minimize voltage surges and not provoke spontaneous reboots. You will also see another message at the bottom of the screen that warns that your iPhone’s battery is “significantly low.” There will be another link that will point you to a page on how to service your phone.
If your device shuts down due to low battery, the same screen will indicate that “performance management has been applied”. It will also be possible to disable this feature. Please note that you cannot turn performance management back on until the next time you turn off your smartphone. Your iPhone will automatically turn it on if it ever does. The performance management function is only available on iPhones starting from the 6s model, and therefore it is useless to search for it on earlier devices.
Apple doesn’t even recommend calibration itself.
Battery controllers are calibrated during production
In the past, Apple actually advised to periodically calibrate the batteries of its devices. Most likely, this concept has remained in the minds of experts since then.
However, this never had anything to do with the iPhone. Device controllers with built-in battery are calibrated during production and do not need any additional manipulations.
Only devices with a removable battery need to be calibrated: MacBook and MacBook Pro prior to 2009, and iBook and PowerBook.
As a result, calibration will not help you, but there are some tips:
▪️ Do not try to revive a dead battery, replace it instead if it does not already show “Peak performance” in the “Settings” “Battery” “Battery status”.
▪️ Don’t trust third party battery testing software. Connect iPhone to Mac and turn on the famous coconutBattery: the values in it are constantly changing, so it blatantly lies.
100 Percent iPhone Battery Health. How I do it
▪️ Follow the rules for using the iPhone: update iOS, use normal accessories, monitor the critical temperature and charge level when storing your smartphone.
On this topic, with the calibration of the iPhone battery, I propose to consider it closed. Of course, I will be happy to hear any counterarguments, but I doubt that there will be such.
IPhone battery controllers keep track of them securely
How the controller controls iPhone charging
iPhone has excellent control over the charging of its battery, which takes place in two stages: charging in fast mode and trickle charge mode.
▪️ Charging in fast mode. First, the iPhone loads its battery as much as possible and brings the energy inside it to 80%.
Charging times vary depending on the power source you are using: Standard PSU, iPad PSU, Power Delivery Mode with MacBook PSU and Lightning to USB-C Cable.
At the same time, the controller monitors the temperature and reduces the charging speed if it reaches critical values.
▪️ Trickle charge mode. The remaining 20% of the battery is charged at reduced amperage, and the energy level inside it reaches 100% gradually.
This is necessary so that the battery is worn out as little as possible. Therefore, even my iPhone 7 with 750 recharge cycles today feels quite normal and even shows “Peak Performance” of the battery.
When to Change Your Favorite iPhone Battery
500 cycles is not always the limit
Apple recommends changing the battery after 500 charge cycles. During this time, his condition usually falls below 80%, and then the rate of his degradation grows exponentially.
But I have in my hands a vivid example of a relatively careful attitude to the device: iPhone 7 with 750 charge cycles and 87% battery status.
I do not do anything supernatural, but I hardly break the 5 rules above.
I have calibrated my iPhone battery. Did it help or not?
There are many tips on how to increase the capacity of a tired battery and normalize the display of% charge in iPhone.
Most often, it is advised to calibrate the smartphone with a series of simple steps. I tested the magic trick on myself and I hasten to share the results.
The role of the test subject was played by my iPhone 7. The number of charging and discharging cycles has already exceeded 750. According to Apple’s recommendations, the battery in it had to be changed 250 charges back, but it still works quite normally.
tips to make your iPhone battery last longer
Updating iOS isn’t scary today
? Update your iOS sooner. A couple of years ago, Apple was accused of deliberately slowing down the iPhone using new versions of the operating system.
After that, the company is attentive to updates and regularly optimizes each subsequent.
iPhone can and should be updated. It is best to turn on “Auto-update” in the “Settings” “General” “Software update”.
? Normal accessories. Cables and power supplies of unknown origin are contraindicated for long battery life.
At the same time, to charge your iPhone, you can safely use the power supply not only from the iPad, but even from the MacBook (we are talking about USB-C).
High and low temperatures are your enemy
? Be afraid of the temperature. iPhone is best charged and used in temperatures between 0 ° C and 35 ° C.
Any stress load in conditions that go beyond these limits can be harmful to the battery.
? Charge without a case. Many models of cases (especially non-names) contribute to overheating of the battery.
If you notice that iPhone is getting hot while charging, remove the case first.
? Store your iPhone properly. If you do not use your iPhone for a long time, keep the energy in its battery at about 50%.
It is best to check its level once every couple of months.
Testing the most popular battery revitalization tip
Experts recommend two steps to calibrate the iPhone battery: a preparatory step and a calibration step.
First you need to disable resource-intensive tasks
️ Preparatory stage. At the preparatory stage, you should disable the most energy-consuming processes on the iPhone. This must be done so that the smartphone does not turn off by 10-20% of the charge, and we managed to discharge it to zero.
First you need to disable automatic content downloads in the “Settings” menu “iTunes Store and App Store”.
Next, turn off the background content update in the “Settings” “General” “Content update”.
After that, you need to turn off geolocation in the “Settings” “Privacy” “Geolocation Services”.
In the end, it is best to lower the brightness of the iPhone screen to the minimum value.
A smartphone with a stale battery can turn itself off if there is not enough power, so it is better not to overload it.
The easiest way to drain your iPhone is with movies
️ Calibration phase. At the calibration stage, the iPhone needs to be discharged to full zero and recharged to the maximum level at least a couple of times. For reliability, I did it 3 times.
▪️ To discharge the device to zero, the easiest way is to set the video to repeat in VLC and wait until the smartphone turns off.
After that, it is better to wait a couple more hours for the internal processes to discharge the iPhone to zero. I left the device with the video overnight.
▪️ To charge the device for real 100%, you need to connect it to the power supply, wait for the cherished hundred to appear on the indicator, and then wait another couple of hours.
As with discharging, I left the iPhone on charge overnight so that it could be fully charged.
I repeated the charging and discharging procedure exactly three times: I completely discharged it during the first night, charged it for the second, and so on.
To show the result, experts usually use the data of the coconutBattery application.