How to Improve iOS 8 Battery Performance and Stop Drainage


iOS 8 does have some astonishingly impressive features. Users are however, not happy with the battery drain which is allegedly caused by the OS. iOS updates normally cause small battery issues which are fixed as soon as the new update arrives.


Users therefore would have to wait for iOS 8.0.2. Meanwhile they can apply some quick fixes so the battery performance of their iOS devices improves. In this article we’ll coach them how they can improve the battery life.

To minimize battery drain, the first thing you need to do is to turn off those apps that consume it the most. How would you know which apps are consuming most of the battery? You need to head to Settings first, then General, then Usage and then Battery Usage.

Now you can check the usage log for last 24 hours or for last seven days. When you’ll check the log, you’ll know which apps are using the battery most. Then you can simply turn them off.

Other than app usage, display, wireless connection, notification and background data use could cause battery drain. We’ll talk about all these issues in this article.

Let’s start with display. You may feel surprised to know the battery drain could be caused by iOS screen that consumes a significant amount of power. To reduce battery drain, you need to make sure the display is not consuming more power than what it requires.

For that first open Control Center. You’ll find a slider at the top of the music player. The slider helps control brightness. If you want to keep bright to minimum, push the slider to the left. When you are in a bright area, you don’t need extra brightness. So you can keep it to bare minimum.

iOS has auto-brightness feature. Due to this feature, the level of brightness depends on apposite lighting. But to keep the correct brightness level, battery power is used. You can turn auto-brightness off by going to Settings, then to Display & Brightness and then to Auto-Brightness. Then you simply have to turn it off.

If your device’s screen is on for a long time, it could drain the battery. You can control it by heading to Settings, then General and then Auto-Lock. Once in Auto-Lock, pick the lowest value, which in iPad is 2 minutes and in iPhone 1 minute.

Battery drainage could be caused by wireless connection. Your iOS device could switch to 3G from LTE. To fix this, you need to go to Settings, then Mobile. If you are on Wi-Fi network, simply turn Mobile Data off. You can find Enable LTE underneath Mobile Data. Switch it off. If you scroll down to the header which reads “USE MOBILE DATA FOR:”, you can see a list of app, which can use mobile data on your device. You can switch them all off.

If you don’t want app use your mobile data, go to Settings > iTunes & App Store > Use Mobile Data > Off. To turn off WiFi, Bluetooth and AirDrop, open Control Center and then turn off WiFi and Bluetooth. To turn off AirDrop, tap on it and choose Off.

Turning off notification and background data use could help you save battery. It’s fairly simple to turn them off, just like we described above.