How to Fix iOS 8 Battery Drain Problem

How to Fix iOS 8 Battery Drain Problem, The release of iOS 8 has come with battery drain issues, below are steps on how to tackle this issue, but first let us see the basic tips.


  1. Turn off blue tooth until when you need it
  2. Adjust your auto lock to turn off faster – Settings > General>Auto-Lock
  3. Disable Wi-Fi so that it does not search for networks constantly – Settings > Wi-Fi > Ask to Join Networks –  disable
  4. Allow auto brightness: Settings > Brightness & Wallpaper >Auto-brightness, then enable

Battery Usage Indicator

Then new firmware comes with a feature that will show which apps are taking life out of the battery. Go to Settings > General > Usage > Battery Usage remove unneeded apps and force close background apps.

Location Services

This should be disabled until needed. Go to Settings > Privacy > Location Services choose apps that do not need it then disable. For the rest of the apps set it on while using the app.

Background App Refresh

This does not have to be on for all apps: go to Settings > General > Background App Refresh and choose disable completely or for certain apps.

General Tips

  1. Go to Notification Center then Today then Edit and remove widgets not needed
  2. Dynamic wallpapers consume a lot of battery go to Settings > Wallpaper > Choose Wallpaper. use a still one or your own images
  3. Parallax such as animations sometimes access iPhone sensors. To disable go to Settings > General > Accessibility > Reduce Motion then tap to turn on.
  4. Disable Automatic Updates go to Settings > iTunes & App Store > Automatic Updates select Updates to disable. Also, disengage cellular data for updates.
  5. Disable Unnecessary Spotlight Indexing: by default Spotlight searches everything. Disable all indexes not needed. Go to Settings > General > Spotlight Search and select the ones to be disabled.
  6. Disable Push Notifications: free from it apps that are not often used. Go to Settings > Notifications > Include then tap to disable the ones not needed.
  7. Put off 4G/LTE:  mostly when in areas with no good reception. Go to Settings > General > Cellular then tap on LTE/4G


  1.  Hold the power and home buttons for 10 seconds to reset.
  2. Go to Settings > General > Reset > Reset Network Settings to reset network settings
  3. To enable the battery indicator to re-calibrate, charge the battery to 100% then let it discharge fully.

Restore your iPhone

Back up the device then go to Settings > General > Reset > Erase all Content and Settings.

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