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How To Fix iOS 16.2 battery drain on iPhone 11

iOS 16.2 battery drain on iPhone 11

I think we have all accepted that iOS 16 and its versions will have battery drain issues and there is no going back. Like every other update, iOS 16.2 also had the same battery drain problem. There were many users who took upon Twitter, Reddit, Quora, and apple discussion forums to convey their issues regarding battery drain issues. I noticed that many complaints were about iPhone 11. So, in this article, I am going to show you some fixes for iOS 16.2 battery drain on iPhone 11. 

“iOS 16.2 Battery extreme drain iPhone 11 I installed iOS 16.2 yesterday morning on my iPhone 11. By noon, its charge had crashed to 22%. Recharged. Major drain again, few apps in background. Checked Battery health: 88% max charge. This morning it was 100% charged after overnight charge. Checked it hourly and it dropped 14% per hour. No calls, no internet searches, screen off mostly. Battery app says Screen on 2h35m off 24m. Strange because the screen was off for over two hours while I worked on a project.”             – Apple Discussion Forum

Reasons for iOS 16.2 battery drain on iPhone 11:

Before you try the fixes, you will first need to know the reasons that are causing battery drain issues on your iPhone 11.

  • Sometimes it’s not due to the update but it could be some of the applications that you installed on your device that are draining all the juice. Try to uninstall those applications from your iPhone 11 if they are not necessary, this could save you some battery life. You can find which app is causing the battery issue by going to the settings app > battery > below you will find the list of all the apps and how much battery are they consuming.
  • You also need to check your battery health, if it is below 85%, then it is not due to the update but your battery health is getting old and losing its percentage which is causing battery drain on your iPhone 11.
  • Your iPhone 11 might be a bit old and maybe that is why it is not able to keep up to date with all the changes that are happening during the software update.
  • It might be due to the apps that are not updated. All the applications that you install should be up to date or else it might cause battery problems. So go to the app store now and update all your applications.

You just have to accept that all the updates have battery issues and iOS 16.2 is no different because when any update comes on your device it brings certain changes that require a lot of background upgrading which might consume your battery life. What you can do here is try and save as much battery life as possible by doing some fixes on your iPhone 11 device.

How To Fix iOS 16.2 battery drain on iPhone 11?

Background App Refresh: Disable

Games and applications keep working in the background and updating. Deactivating an app’s background activity may help you save a considerable amount of battery life if you find that it is using a substantial quantity of your power. For any apps that do not require continuous background operation, we advise disabling background app refresh.

• Avoid using live wallpaper for your lock screen. 

Using live wallpaper for your lock screen might be a bit of a problem for your battery life. The fact that it is a live wallpaper means that it runs continuously in the background, using up battery power. You may use ordinary wallpaper in place of active wallpaper like astronomy.

• Employ fewer widgets

You can notice a decrease in the battery life of your iPhone because these widgets are constantly downloading new data in the background. Use fewer widgets or just the ones that are truly helpful in your day-to-day life to prevent excessive battery consumption.

• Rise to Wake: Disable

Sensors used by the Raise to Wake function continually track the device’s motions while draining the battery in the background. It is almost guaranteed that disabling this option would increase battery backup.

• Keyboard haptics: Disable

It’s probable that haptics drains a lot of battery life as it vibrates your smartphone. Even Apple acknowledged in their statement that keyboard haptics may reduce battery life. You should thus turn off the keyboard haptics feature.

• Dark Mode: Enable

The iPhone’s battery life will last longer if dark mode is enabled. OLED screens conserve a little amount of battery life by emitting dark colors, which consume less energy than bright ones. Therefore, make sure the dark mode function is turned on.

• Low Power Mode: Enable

Your iPhone’s battery life can be increased by turning on low power mode. It saves battery life by removing unnecessary background processes from apps.

Until next time, with another topic. Till then, Toodles.

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He is a senior writer at consideringapple.com. Gustavo has good knowledge about the online world (especially digital marketing) and loves to share ideas with visitors. He has a good experience of writing about Apple since he used every Apple products like iPhone, Apple TV, Apple Watch, Mac, etc.

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