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Why Do iPhones Die So Fast?

Have you ever noticed your battery going 20% down or more in less than an hour? Perhaps it was during heavy usage, which didn’t make you bat an eye. 

However, if the problem becomes consistent and you have to worry about having a charger on you at all times, you may want to stop and ask, “Why do iPhones die so fast?”

Let’s look into some possible reasons and how to deal with each of them.

Why Do iPhones Die So Fast?

When it comes to battery drainage, there are some hidden factors that not everyone stops to think about twice. So, take a moment to check which of these could be playing the biggest role:

  1. Too many location services are open.
  2. Not closing background apps when not in use.
  3. Having unnecessary notifications pushed.
  4. Using visual effects when not in need.

How to Fix iPhone Dying Fast?

Alright, now you know the reasons that could be causing your iPhone to die so fast. What should you do about it?

Here are a couple of the best practices for elongating the battery life to the maximum.

  1. Turn Off Unnecessary Location Services

It’s not about turning it off completely, as Location Services are one of the things that distinguish iPhones. However, there are some hidden services that you might not need and can eat your battery up.

Go to “Settings,” “Privacy,” and press “Location Services.” From there, you can check every app that uses your location as well as an indicator of when the last time it used your location was, and you can press each to choose how or when you want to share it.

It’s best to choose “While app is active” and even choose “Never” for those you don’t need location services for.

If you scroll all the way to the bottom, you can find “System Services,” most of which are about sending data to Apple for research and marketing purposes. So, turning them off will give you more privacy as well as extend your battery life a little.

It also helps if you turn on the Status Bar Icon for the location services in order to monitor the apps that use your location, and perhaps turn it off for the apps you decide aren’t necessary.

  1. Close Any Apps Running in the Background

Apps that run in the background can quickly and unnecessarily drain your battery, so make sure you close them. You can do so by swiping up from the bottom in the center to view the app switcher menu.

If you’re using an iPhone with a home button, double press it to do so. After that, swipe every app up to close it from the background.

You can also check for the apps that often crash by going to “Settings,” “Privacy,” “Analytics & Improvements,” and pressing “Analytics Data.”

If an app appears a lot in this section, you might want to update it, replace it, or simply remove it, as it may be draining a lot of your battery.

Don’t forget to also turn off sending analytics to Apple —a process that may take a toll on your battery life for no good reason.

Finally, you should look for background app refresh in its section in “Settings,” “General.” This means that apps can download new content, even when not in use. By turning this off, you can save a significant part of your battery life and health overall.

Meanwhile, you should also be following best practices for charging your iPhone.

  1. Manage Notifications Well

You may not think much about the notifications you receive or which apps you allow to send you notifications, but you might want to look more into it.

Go to “Settings” and press “Notifications.” From there, you should turn notifications off for any apps that have no use sending you notifications. Otherwise, these apps will be running in the background to send you notifications whenever something you might be interested in happens.

Moreover, a small trick you can do is leave your iPhone face down so that when a notification does come, it doesn’t light up and use unnecessary power in the process.

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  1. Disable Visual Effects

You might want to reserve the amazing visual effects of your iPhone for when you need them exclusively. This is because they rely on the GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) to function, and GPUs are power-hungry.

Go to “Settings,” “Accessibility,” “Motion,” and slide the button in order to switch “Reduce Motion” on.

You’ll probably notice a couple of effects differ, but there’s nothing major or anything that would affect your iPhone’s performance, for that matter.

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Final Words

You’ll probably find a lot of answers in the settings app whenever you’re wondering, “Why do iPhones die so fast?” so make sure to check there.

In a nutshell, you should turn off any unnecessary noise to optimize battery life, and you’ll soon notice a huge improvement in your iPhone’s battery life.