Your battery proves defective after installing iOS 13? Here’s how to diagnose and solve the problem.
Article updated for iOS 13.1.2
You find that the life of the battery of your iPhone is not at the level after the installation of iOS 13? Your iPhone can not stay in charge until the end of the day? Fear nothing. It is unlikely that it has gone bad during the night and you need to replace it or even acquire a new device. It seems more likely that this malfunction is related to the update of Apple’s mobile operating system. Here is what you can do to diagnose and solve the problem.
Be patient !
After any update of iOS – or any other operating system – a lot of things are happening in the background to get things back to normal, from indexing photos to files the recalibration of the battery life. This means not only that there is more demand on the battery, but also that the battery meter may not be read properly.
So be patient! Let your iPhone go through a few recharge / discharge cycles before you resolve to fix a problem that may not be one.
Check for system updates
If you have installed iOS 13 and you have battery problems, then here is some good news. Soon after this release, Apple released iOS 13.1, iOS 13.1.1 and iOS 13.1.2. Best of all, iOS 184.108.40.206 contains patches specifically related to battery life. In summary, if you have not downloaded and installed the latest updates, it’s time to do it! Go to Settings> General> Software Update and download the latest iOS 13 update.
Check for application updates
The problem your battery is experiencing may not be iOS-related, but rather a problem with an application, especially when new versions of iOS have been released. It might then be a good idea to make sure all your applications are updated before you spend a lot of time trying to diagnose what’s going on.
Start the App Store app and click on your profile icon in the corner, then scroll down to Available Updates to check for updates (I like to scroll down to refresh this screen and see all the latest updates).
Restart your iPhone
I know, it sounds like a simple fix, but you’d be surprised how often it works!
- iPhone 8 and later: Click and release the volume up button followed by the volume down button, and then press and hold the power button until the Apple logo appears on the screen.
- iPhone 7 and earlier: Hold down the power button and turn down the volume until the Apple logo appears on the screen.
Check the battery of your iPhone
Still have problems? This may be the time to do a quick check of the battery. Go to Settings> Battery> Battery Health . If this screen displays a maximum capacity greater than 80% and the peak performance capability reads “Your battery currently supports normal peak performance”, then you are in the nails. Otherwise, you may have isolated your battery problem and it is unfortunately time to change it.
What is eating your battery?
If updating the iOS and your apps has not solved the problem, and your battery is still showing up as well, then you may need to monitor other settings. It may be a dishonest application that empties the battery. Fortunately, iOS gives you the tools you need to track apps that behave badly.
Go to Settings> Settings> Battery , and you will be able to access a lot of data, including the application’s use of the battery. Searching in these settings also allows you to change activity by application, which displays a breakdown of the amount of energy the application uses when it is on the screen and the amount it uses. when it is in the background.
You can use this information to diagnose problems with battery discharge. Here are some other things for which you can use this information:
- An app that gets angry in the background will show a lot of activity in the background compared to the activity on the screen;
- It can detect charging problems (was the battery really charging when it was supposed to be?);
- It can be used to detect poor battery performance (check to see if battery charge is decreasing rapidly).
Disable background apps
Background App Refresh allows applications to update and refresh themselves even when they are not on the screen. If you have discovered an application in step 5 that does a lot of things in the background, this could be the root cause of the battery problem. Go to Settings> General> Refresh applications in the background and completely disable the setting (which is not recommended even though it may help) or disable it for each application.
Reformat your iPhone and start all over again
This may be the “last chance” option, but it can help you determine if it is a hardware or software issue. However, it is only recommended as a last resort, as it takes a lot of time.