Quickly draining battery?

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Hi, I haven't posted on here in a long time but I just wanted to ask you lovely lot a question:

So, ever since about August I've been having an issue with my battery. Haven't got around to updating to iOS11 yet, so can't be that surely? But what's happening is my battery is draining incredibly quickly - at first I thought it was the counterfeit charger I was using at the time so went back to a normal apple cable.

But the battery is still always almost dead after only about 6 hours (and within that 6 hours I probably spend around 30 minutes actually using the phone). And this is with the phone in low power mode - without it it dies much sooner.

Does anyone know a fix for this as it's really irritating?




Submitted by Patrick Smyth on Wednesday, November 15, 2017

How old is the phone? This is a common occurrence as batteries age, especially if you don't wait until the battery is completely drained before charging it again. You can fix it by getting the battery replaced by a third party...to my knowledge, Apple still doesn't replace batteries.

If you use VO, you can save some battery by using screen curtain or turning down brightness to the lowest setting. Here's an article on battery health that also has some links that allow you to see if any particular apps are draining your battery:


Submitted by ellzagirliegirl on Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Thank you. I got the phone in December 2016 - so it really isn't that old in the grand scheme of things. Prior to this I had another iPhone 6 on which the speaker broke (but the battery had been perfect for over a year).

I already make the screen black (I never turn it off).

Submitted by Rocker on Thursday, November 16, 2017

Greetings! I have a few helpful ideas:
go to the App Store and download an application called: battery life
It will accurately show the health of your battery! Apple will, for a price, replace your battery if it’s health is 80% or less,
If the health of your battery is good, then you know there are other issues causing your problem
Some apps like Facebook, Google Chrome and YouTube are notorious for draining your battery and running in the background even if you’re not using the app. Go into settings and swipe to battery usage to see which apps are draining your battery, you can select 24 hours or seven day history!
You can also reduce battery usage by turning off iOS features such as, back ground app refresh found under settings/general/background app refresh , As well as, location services
under settings/privacy slash location services! Go through the list of applications and double tap on the ones that you need location services enabled and check to see if always is selected. Switch to while using the app which means that location services will only be in use while you are using the app and not all the time! Select never, if you don’t want an app to use location services at all!
Furthermore, restarting your phone can solve some issues!
Finally, as previously noted, drain your battery until your phone shuts off on its own, and recharge it to 100% in order to recalibrate your battery!

Submitted by ellzagirliegirl on Thursday, November 16, 2017

Thank you, I will try that!

Submitted by Pa. Joe on Thursday, November 16, 2017

I had an Iphone7 that I purchased in 2016. I encountered a problem similar to yours. I did a few things, but I'm not exactly sure which action cured the problem.
I put the phone on airplane mode when I was out of range from cell service.
I turned off push notifications from apps.
I turned off the find my iPhone feature in settings.
Maybe one of these options can help you.

Submitted by ellzagirliegirl on Thursday, November 16, 2017

Thank you

Submitted by Holger Fiallo on Sunday, December 31, 2017

FYI. Apple just discounted the price of batteries because many people are upset with what they did. I think it started today instead of January. In 3 weeks apple will release an update to show issues with battery. Bad, bad apple. Still like them so.