If you are experiencing battery drain issues with your iPhone after updating to iOS 15, check out some possible fixes below.
While iOS 15 comes with great features, there are a number of issues to contend with, including a tendency for the iPhone battery to drain faster after the iOS 15 update. If you recently upgraded to iOS 15, you may be wondering, “why is my iPhone battery draining so fast?”, “why is my phone dying so fast?”, or even wondering, “is it time for an iPhone battery replacement?” Before you start scratching your head, learn how to fix the battery drain issue on your iPhone running iOS 15. Even if you have an iPhone 6S that needs better battery life, the tips below can help. If you have the iPhone 7 Plus, the battery drain should get better overall. If you just purchased a new iPhone, don’t worry; iPhone 12 battery life isn’t terrible! Even new iPhones like the iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max can have battery life problems because of Apple’s default settings. Trying a few troubleshooting tricks will do wonders for improving iPhone battery life. Regardless of the model of your device, whether iPhone 12, 12, or 12 Pro Max, fixing battery drain is a top priority for every user. Let’s find out why your phone is dying so fast!
There are numerous factors that can cause poor battery life on iOS 15 and both the software and hardware aspects can be involved. In this article, we will provide tips on how to fix the battery drain issue that users are facing on their iPhone running iOS 15. Continue reading to learn why the battery draining issue happens to the iPhone running iOS 15 and what you can do to resolve the issue.
Troubleshooting iOS 15 battery problems
The following steps will help eliminate common software-related factors that can trigger rapid battery draining problems after updating to iOS 15. Among the usual triggers to eliminate are rogue apps, invalid settings, bad updates, and corrupted system files. Unless you already have figured out the underlying cause, there is no other way but to go through a trial-and-error process. Just try these troubleshooting steps before visiting Apple Store.
Solution #1: Force restart your iPhone
Rogue apps that caused rapid iPhone battery drain can all be stopped by force restarting your iPhone.
A force restart is simulated battery removal process that is used to end all running apps and system processes including those that have been corrupted and trigger system problems like battery drain. Simply follow these steps to force restart your iPhone:
- Quickly press and let go the **Volume Up** button.
- Quickly press and let go the **Volume Down** button.
- Press and hold the **Side** button and release when you see the Apple logo on the screen.
Wait for your iPhone to finish rebooting and then use it as you normally do to test how long the battery could last.
Solution #2: Update third-party apps.
Installing pending app updates can also help fix the iOS 15 battery drain problem if third-party apps are the main trigger. Apps that you’ve downloaded and installed on your iPhone also need to be updated on a regular basis for them to remain optimized, bug-free, and stable. If you haven’t enabled the auto-update feature on your iPhone, then you will need to update them manually. Simply follow these steps:
- Start the **App Store** app on your iPhone.
- Tap on **Today** tab located at the bottom of the screen.
- Tap on your **profile** icon (Apple ID header) on the top right corner of the display. You will see the account details showing up on the screen.
- Scroll down to find the Available Updates section.
- Tap on **Update** button next to the name of the app to install individual app updates.
- In case multiple app updates are available, tap **Update All** to install all updates at once.
- Launch the **settings** app on your iPhone.
- Go to ****General.
- Tap **Software Update**.
- Navigate to your iPhone’s Home screen to get started.
- Locate the app you’d like to delete or uninstall from your iPhone.
- Tap and hold on the app icon for a few seconds. Keep holding the app icon when the pop-up menu appears and then release when the app icon starts to jiggle.
- Tap Delete from the prompt that appears.
- Repeat the steps to delete other apps that you’d like to uninstall.
- finally, tap Done located at the top-right corner of the display to exit the wiggle mode.
- Start the **settings** app on your iPhone.
- Go to ****General.
- Scroll down and tap on Transfer or Reset iPhone.
- Tap **reset**
- Select **Reset all settings** from the available options.
- If prompted , enter your iPhone’s **passcode** to continue.
- Confirm your action by tapping the option to reset system settings on your iPhone.
- Open the **iTunes** app on your computer, if you haven’t already.
- Build a connection between your iPhone and computer with the original USB cable or Lightning cable.
- Wait for iTunes to recognize your device and when it does, an iPhone’s icon will appear in iTunes.
- Click to select your iPhone when it appears in iTunes.
- Now, navigate to the **Summary** section.
- Click on the Restore [iPhone] button.
- If asked, click on the **Restore** button again to confirm your decision.
- Build a connection between your iPhone and computer using the original USB cable or Lightning cable that came with it.
- Launch iTunes on your Windows or Finder on your Mac running
- While your iPhone is connected, quickly press and let go the Volume Up button.
- Next, quickly press and let go the Volume Down button.
- Next, press and hold the Side button until you see the Connect to iTunes or recovery mode screen.
- Do not release the button if the Apple logo appears as you’ll need to boot your phone in recovery mode.