c505218304b50c59c3659f6dda43bae7-links-1–>Most devices’ abilities to hold charge drop as they age and iPhones are not exempted. In fact, batteries draining fast is one issue that’s been a major concern with Apple’s iPhone user.
As such, we have decided to highlight some major battery problems i.e short battery life, shutting off unexpectedly, getting warm while charging and how to fix them.
1. When battery drains quickly
- Delete battery hungry apps
Your precious iPhone’s battery might drain faster than usual as a result of a particular battery hungry App. When this happens, one of the places to check is Settings > Battery. Under Battery Usage, you can see a list of your apps and how much battery each has consumed in the past 24 hours or seven days. If the app that consumes the most battery is one you can live without, then delete it.
Before deleting an app, make sure you read the fine print and see if underneath its name in the above list, you see Background Activity or Background Location listed. An app might be eating more than its fair share of battery resources because it’s continually updating in the background or constantly requesting your location. For the former, go to Settings > General > Background App Refresh and you can disable it altogether or for individual apps. For the latter, head to Settings > Privacy > Location Services and, again, you can disable it globally or just for apps that are overusing the feature.
- Disabling “Hey Siri”
Another way to experience better battery life is by turning off “Hey Siri” because it means your iPhone isn’t always listening, waiting to spring into action when you utter those two magic words. To disable this feature, go to Settings > Siri and toggle off Allow “Hey Siri.”
2. Sudden Shutdowns
- Check for updates
Perhaps there’s a new version of iOS that will play nicer with your iPhone and its battery. Go to Settings > General > Software Update to see if an update is available.
- Restore from backup or factory reset
If you are running the latest version of iOS, then you might need to hit the reset button and start fresh. You can try restoring your iPhone to a recent backup you’ve made in iTunes or iCloud. If that doesn’t do the trick, then you might need to perform a factory reset. It’s a pain to get your phone set back up the way you like it, but at least your app purchases are available in the App Store so you can reinstall them for free. To perform a factory reset, go to Settings > General > Reset and then tap Erase All Content and Settings.
3. Phone gets hot when charging
That off-brand charger you picked up at road side phones accessories seller? It might have cost a fraction of what you’d pay Apple for a replacement charger, and it might also come in a fun color other than white. But if your iPhone heats up to a worrisome degree when it’s plugged into your cheap charger, then it’s time to locate the charger that came with your iPhone or find a suitable replacement. You don’t necessarily need to buy from Apple, but Apple recommends you use only certified third-party accessories that have the Made for iPhone/iPad/iPod logo on their packaging.
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