If Your IPhone Keeps Dying, Check Apps That Behave Weird

Battery problems are one of the most serious problems you will ever face as an iPhone owner. Whether it’s Apple’s supposed obsolescence or the simple physics of your iPhone’s battery – it won’t last forever – there will come a time when you won’t be able to get through the day without recharging. But keep in mind that this could be an application error.

The Battery Usage feature in iOS is nothing new, but chances are you have forgotten about it – just like you, you’ve come to terms with the fact that your smartphone stays connected to the network more than ever before. If you find that your iPhone is no longer holding a lot of charge, you will first want to investigate the issue by tapping in your device’s Settings app and then Battery.

The battery screen can point you to any buggy apps that might be responsible for your battery problems. Just scroll down a bit and take a look at any apps that are using a significant portion of your device’s battery, especially if you haven’t used them much (or at all).

As one Redditor recently described, this screen helped them discover that the third-party Minesweeper app was (actually) responsible for their device’s inability to hold the same charge as before. As they wrote in their post , “I wonder why my phone is dying so quickly. It turns out the Minesweeper widget I use MAYBE once a month uses 46%. Needless to say, I removed it. “

From the battery screen, be sure to tap Battery Status (Beta) if you’re using iOS 11.3 or later. Your iPhone will show you the maximum charge it can hold (compared to when it was brand new) and also alert you if the device is struggling to provide power at any given moment. If you find a problem with any of the measurements, it might be time to ( costly ) trip to an Apple store for a replacement if you’re out of warranty.

And if you want a smarter solution that shows you a little more information about your battery than what Apple is willing to share, including cycle times and mAh capacity, check out Coconut Battery . Install the app on your Mac, plug in your iPhone and see. (Be sure to save your analysis so you can compare it with future scans of the battery to see how old it has aged.)


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