How to Fix iPhone Battery Draining after Update to iOS 13

The iOS 13 battery drain issue has been a frustrating one and affects a large number of users. If you are one of those users, here you will learn some of the tips to save battery on your iOS 13 running iPhone.

Roger Smith Last Updated: May. 09, 2020

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iOS 13 brings a plethora of new features with it such as the dark mode, the ability to sign-in using your Apple account, and so on. While the new features look really superb, there is a downside of iOS 13 as well. Some of the users who have updated their iPhones to the latest iOS 13 complain that their battery now drains out much quicker than before.

If iOS 13 is killing the battery on your iPhone as well and you have not yet found a solution, the following guide will be of tremendous help to you. It explains some of the tips you can use to get rid of the battery issue on your device and make your battery last a bit longer like it did in previous versions of iOS.

Tips to Save Battery on Your iPhone Running iOS 13

All the tips below are easy to follow and these will certainly help you get a few more hours of battery time on your iPhone.

Tip 1. Install a Newer Version of iOS 13

iOS 13 is the latest major version of the iOS operating system, however, Apple has pushed a small update for that as well. So if you are running iOS 13, you should see a new update with version number iOS 13.1. This update should fix any battery related issues on your iPhone and you should go ahead and get it installed as soon as possible.

Head into the Settings app and tap on General followed by Software Update. When the update appears on your screen, tap on Download and Install to download and install the update on your iPhone.

Tip 2. Find Out What Is Using Battery on the iPhone

It is good to know what apps are using a significant amount of your iPhone battery. You can then decide whether to keep those apps on your iPhone or not. If those apps are of no use to you, you can get rid of them and save battery life on your iPhone.

Apps using iPhone battery

Apps using iPhone battery

On your iPhone, launch the Settings app and tap on Battery. Go through the list of apps and you will find what is using the most amount of your battery power.

Tip 3. Ensure Your Battery is Healthy

Physical battery health is also important and you should check if your iPhone’s battery is in good condition. You can do this from within the Settings app on your device.

Open Settings and tap on Battery. Tap on Battery Health and you will find all the information about the health of your battery.

Tip 4. Update Apps to Their Latest Versions

Older versions of apps often require more battery juice than the newer ones. It is because the newer ones are optimized for many things including for battery usage. Therefore, it is important that you install all the available updates for your apps.

Update apps to the latest versions

Update apps to the latest versions

Launch the App Store on your iPhone, tap on the Updates tab at the bottom, and get all of your apps updated to their newer versions. This might take a while, please be patient.

Tip 5. Enable Auto-Brightness on Your iPhone

Screen brightness is one of the things where a good amount of your battery juice is used. If you are comfortable using the auto-brightness feature, you should consider keeping it enabled on your iPhone. This way your iPhone will automatically determine the level of brightness that is required and will set it up for you.

Enable auto-brightness on the iPhone

Enable auto-brightness on the iPhone

Open the Settings app and tap on Display & Brightness. Tap on Auto-Brightness on the following screen to enable the feature.

Tip 6. Disable Background App Refresh on Your iPhone

Your apps often refresh themselves in the background and this consumes a lot of your battery juice. Since this happens in the background, you would not even know if this is happening at all. Fortunately, you can turn it off with a few taps on your iPhone.

Prevent apps from refreshing in the background

Prevent apps from refreshing in the background

Launch the Settings app and tap on General. Tap on Background App Refresh and disable the Background App Refresh option on the following screen.

Tip 7. Turn Off Location Services on Your iPhone

Location services are usually only useful when you are on the go and keeping them disabled at all other times will help you gain a few more hours out of your battery.

Disable location services on the iPhone

Disable location services on the iPhone

To disable location services on your iPhone, open the Settings app and tap on Privacy. Tap on Location Services and disable the Location Services option at the top.

Tip 8. Use Dark Mode on Your iPhone

Dark mode reduces the usage of light on your screen and this gives you more battery time on your iPhone. This mode can easily be enabled as shown below.

Enable dark mode on the iPhone

Enable dark mode on the iPhone

Launch Settings and tap on Display & Brightness. Tap on Dark on the following screen to enable the dark mode on your iPhone.

Tip 9. Use Low Power Mode on Your iPhone

The low power mode is used to save battery life on an iPhone and it really works.

Turn on the low power mode on iPhone

Turn on the low power mode on iPhone

On your iPhone, head to Settings and tap on Battery. Enable the Low Power Mode option to turn on the feature.

The Bottom Line

We need to mention that battery draining after updating to the new iOS is somehow inevitable for iPhone users. We hope the above iOS 13 battery saving tips help you make the battery life last a bit longer on your iOS-enabled device.

Roger Smith

Work for iMobie team for 5 years as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iOS or Android related issues.