Apple has released the latest iOS 16.3.1 update, which includes a number of changes and improvements. However, some users have reported issues with the Google Photos app crashing and battery drain. While we’ve already covered how to address the Google Photos issue in a previous post, we also have some tips to help improve battery life on iOS 16.3.1 for those experiencing problems with the new update.
How To Fix iOS 16.3.1 Battery Life
1. Check Battery Usage:
Go to “Settings” > “Battery” to see which apps are using the most battery. If you see an app that is using an abnormally high amount of battery, consider uninstalling or disabling it.
2. Disable Background App Refresh:
Go to “Settings” > “General” > “Background App Refresh” and turn off the switch for apps that you don’t need to refresh in the background.
3. Reduce Screen Brightness:
The brighter the screen, the more battery it uses. Go to “Settings” > “Display & Brightness” and turn down the brightness, or use Auto-Brightness to adjust it automatically.
4. Turn Off Location Services:
Some apps constantly track your location, which can be a major battery drain. Go to “Settings” > “Privacy” > “Location Services” and turn off location services for apps that don’t need it.
5. Disable “Hey Siri”:
“Hey Siri” is a convenient feature, but it can also be a big battery drain if you leave it on all the time. Go to “Settings” > “Siri & Search” and turn off “Listen for “Hey Siri””.
If these steps don’t resolve the battery drain issue on iOS 16.3.1, consider restarting your device or restoring it to factory settings as a last resort. If the battery drain issue persists even after trying these steps, there may be a hardware issue, and you may need to have your device repaired or replaced.