Just because you’ve noticed that the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max battery is draining faster and faster, you don’t necessarily have to suspect that it’s an actual problem with the battery. While this option cannot be ruled out without any checkup, it shouldn’t be your first concern either.
According to the most service inspection reports, the battery drains fast problem is rather associated with particular iOS software bugs or even various apps that don’t work properly. Depending on the root of the problem, you might be able to dig for an effective solution without any kind of professional help. Here’s what you should have in mind…
- For general problems of unknown origins, try to reboot or even to reset the iPhone;
- For app related issues you can first manage the background sync or completely disable it;
- Then, if you still suspect a hidden battery consumer, simply activate the Low Power Mode;
- And if you think that some apps might be using the Wi-Fi in the background, just disable it;
- Just in case you’re a frequent tethering user, refrain from activating this feature for a while;
- Finally yet importantly, for service related issues, try to disable the LTE, the Location, and the Bluetooth.
Now, we have a feeling that, at least in some of the instances that we just mentioned, you could use some guidance. So, let us detail every one of your options.
To reboot/reset an iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max…
You know what we’re talking about: performing a factory reset. This action will bring the device – any device – to its default settings. No matter what software problem was causing the battery to drain that fast, when you make the phone look like taken out of the factory, you can be sure that the software problem is gone. Don’t waste the time, learn how to reboot/reset the iPhone 8/iPhone 8 Plus.
To disable the background sync on iPhone 8, iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max…
Begin by identifying the apps that are currently running in the background and close them one by one. Our suggestion is to start blocking the Facebook background sync, a service known to act as one of the biggest battery consumers! Of course, check the other apps from your iPhone as well, but start from here and you should already notice an improvement.
To turn on the Low Power Mode…
- Go to the Battery menu from the Settings app;
- Identify the Low Power Mode option and its dedicated toggle;
- Switch the toggle to turn it On – one tap will do it, assuming that it was set to Off.
Maybe you didn’t know, but the Low Power Mode is one of the most effective ways to work on an iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone Xs or iPhone Xs Max dying battery. Instead of trying to manually block or disable whatever other options are known to limit the device’s performances (backlit keys, GPS, screen frame rate, processor performances etc.), you can turn this mode on and it will know where to look for and what changes to operate by default!
To block the Wi-Fi connection on iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone Xs or iPhone Xs Max…
One of the first things you will notice the moment you launch the Settings app is the Wi-Fi menu. If you select it, you’ll have the Wi-Fi option on the first row and, by tapping on it, you’ll be redirected to the window with the Wi-Fi switch. Tap on it and consider the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone Xs or iPhone Xs Max Wi-Fi connectivity officially disabled. You’re one step closer to fixing the battery drains fast problem!
To turn off the tethering on your iPhone…
If you’ve come to ask yourself whether tethering is giving you the battery problem or not, you clearly know what this feature is and you’ve been using it. So, you don’t need instructions on how to stop using it, which is why we will stick to an important mention. When you use the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone Xs or iPhone Xs Max as a tethering instrument to allow other devices use the Internet through it, the battery consumption is massive by default! Try to refrain from doing so for a couple of days and see if there’s any change.
To disable Location, LTE, Bluetooth…
Except for the Location – often referred to as the GPS – the two other options, LTE and Bluetooth, are easily accessible from the Quick Settings menu. You know they have dedicated toggles that you can switch to On or Off with just one tap and you know how to handle their deactivation. Truth to be told, most of the time you don’t need them to be active on iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone Xs or iPhone Xs Max. Turn them off one by one and see what effect this will have on the battery drains fast issue.