Many iPhone users are going through an issue of high battery consumption after the iOS 15 update. Is this a bug in the new operating system or iOS 15 does have a ton of new features that keep eating the battery power? Well, there is a solution for this. You can improve battery life on iOS 15 by following the tips in this article. And I am going to share the exact reason why the battery drains fast on iPhone devices running iOS 15.
How to reduce battery consumption on iOS 15?
Turn on Low Power Mode in iPhone running on iOS 15. This will reduce the majority of background services. You can set a condition to activate this mode in iOS 15. For example, turn on Lower Power Mode when the battery goes below 70%.
- Go to Settings > Battery > Low Power Mode
- Go to Settings > Battery > Battery Health > Optimized Battery Charging
The second option Optimized Battery Charging is going to help you a lot in reducing battery usage. If this option is turned off it could be one of the reasons for the fast battery drain in iOS 15. When it’s turned on, the phone will learn about your daily activities. It will study your daily charging routine. Also if you had just recently updated to iOS 15 then just wait for few weeks. As the new OS is applied to the iPhone or iPad, the device does not have a track of your daily usage. It will optimize the usage of the battery by reducing background apps when the phone is inactive.
Always use Lower Power Mode, a function designed to boost battery power. This is extremely useful when you are traveling or far from a charging outlet. Here is the impact of these settings in iOS 15.
Low Power Mode reduces or affects these features:
- Email fetch
- Background app refresh
- Automatic downloads
- Some visual effects
- Auto-Lock (defaults to 30 seconds)
- iCloud Photos (temporarily paused)
- 5G (except for video streaming)
Whenever you turn on Lower Power Mode the battery icon will turn yellow. This indicates the above background features are not active. Once you are able to find a charging outlet you can then disable it or set the behavior of how these settings react. Here are some tips on how to increase the battery life of iPhone runnings on iOS 15.
- Do not expose your iPhone or iPad to an imperative above 35 degrees celsius (95° F)
- Do not charge under high temperatures.
- Test by removing cases during the charging.
- To max battery life always charge 50%.
- Reduce screen brightness to increase battery life.
- Check battery usage information for power-hungry apps.
Always keep your device updated and the best is to turn it off when not using it. Keep switching off as last resort, when you are at an extremely low battery percentage and there are still hours to reach a power outlet. Otherwise carrying a power back is the best thing to do.