Find out Which Apps Are Draining Your Battery Life on iPhone

If you're concerned about your iPhone's battery life, knowing what apps are using up your battery life is a good practice. Of course, if you use an app a lot it’s always going to show up as the app using most of your battery. But sometimes an app running the background or not working properly will drain your battery life too, and it’s good to be aware of them. This feature gives you a clearer picture of what's going on. Here’s how to find out which apps are draining your battery on iPhone.

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Find Out Which Apps Are Draining Your Battery Life on iPhone

  • To access the Battery Usage feature, open Settings.
  • Tap Battery.
  • Under Battery Usage, you’ll see a list of apps and the percentage of your battery they’ve used in the last 24 hours or last 7 days, depending on which tab you select.
  • Remember that if you’ve used an app a lot, of course it’s going to drain your battery. But check to make sure there aren't any apps on the list that you’re not using enough to permit that amount of battery drain. Consider either deleting those apps and re-downloading them or getting rid of them altogether.

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  • The last thing you want to check is how much battery the apps are using in the background. To do this, tap the clock icon. Under each app it will say time on screen and time in background. If apps are draining a lot of your battery in the background, I suggest turning Background App Refresh off in General Settings.
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Jim Karpen holds a Ph.D. in literature and writing, and has a love of gizmos. His doctoral dissertation focused on the revolutionary consequences of digital technologies and anticipated some of the developments taking place in the industry today. Jim has been writing about the Internet and technology since 1994 and has been using Apple's visionary products for decades.