Why is my iPhone 11 battery draining so fast?

Answered by Tom Adger

I recently experienced a similar issue with my iPhone 11 battery draining quickly, so I understand how frustrating it can be. After some research and troubleshooting, I found several reasons why this might be happening. Let’s go through them one by one.

1. Check Battery Health:
The first thing you should do is check the health of your iPhone’s battery. Go to Settings, then Battery, and tap on Battery Health. If your battery’s maximum capacity is significantly degraded (usually below 80%), it might be time to replace the battery. A degraded battery can lead to faster draining.

2. Identify Battery-Draining Apps:
To identify which apps are draining your battery the most, go to Settings, then Battery. Here, you’ll find a list of apps and their battery usage over the last 24 hours or 10 days. Look for any apps that have high percentages next to them. If you notice any apps that you rarely use but consume a lot of battery, consider uninstalling or disabling them.

3. Adjust Screen Brightness:
Another factor that can drain your iPhone’s battery quickly is high screen brightness. Reduce your screen brightness by going to Settings, then Display & Brightness. You can either manually adjust the brightness slider or enable Auto-Brightness, which automatically adjusts the brightness based on ambient light conditions.

4. Disable Background App Refresh:
Background App Refresh allows apps to refresh their content in the background, even when you’re not actively using them. While this feature can be convenient, it can also consume a significant amount of battery power. To disable it, go to Settings, then General, and tap on Background App Refresh. You can either disable it entirely or choose specific apps that you want to allow or restrict from refreshing in the background.

5. Turn off Location Services:
Location Services is another feature that can drain your iPhone’s battery quickly, especially if multiple apps are constantly accessing your location data. To disable it for specific apps or entirely, go to Settings, then Privacy, and tap on Location Services. Here, you can customize the location settings for each app or turn off Location Services altogether.

6. Disable Push Email:
If you have multiple email accounts set up on your iPhone and use the Push option for email retrieval, it can consume a significant amount of battery power as it constantly checks for new emails. Consider changing the email fetch settings to fetch manually or at longer intervals. Go to Settings, then Mail, and select your email account. From there, you can adjust the fetch settings according to your preference.

7. Update iOS and Apps:
Sometimes, battery drain issues can be resolved by updating your iPhone’s iOS and the apps installed on it. Apple regularly releases software updates that include bug fixes and performance improvements, which can help optimize battery usage. To check for updates, go to Settings, then General, and tap on Software Update.

I hope these tips help you resolve the battery draining issue on your iPhone 11. Remember, if the problem persists, it’s always a good idea to reach out to Apple Support or visit an Apple Store for further assistance.