It has been 3 years since iPhone 6 had released. Though it is a great Apple device considering reliability and usability, some users have started complaining about sudden battery drain in iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus. Battery drains all of a sudden who updated their iPhone 6 to iOS 11, so people think that it has something to do with the update. This post is all about how to fix fast battery drain in iPhone 6.

In fact, batteries used in iPhones are no magic but needs to be replaced eventually. But before you do that we can do some testing to find out whether the issue is due to a depleted (defected) battery or a software glitch.

To test your battery health, you can download this app called Battery Doctor to your device. It is a nice app which gives you some interesting details about your battery, and can gives some optimization tips to improve the battery life.

How to check whether your iPhone 6 has a dead battery?

Usually you can say your battery is defected by observing the behavior of charging. Weak batteries will charge faster and drain faster. If you notice that the charging time is way less than it used to be, you can almost be sure that it is time to replace the battery. It is very unlikely that software glitches cause such issue.

Try resetting the iPhone

Rebooting/resting is the way of a normal user to fix any issue. Because for most of the issues, it works. If you still think there are some software issues associated with battery drain, give it a try.

  • Press and hold down the On/Off button on the right side(For iPhone 6 and above) , while you do that – press and hold the volume down button on the left side of your iPhone.
  • Wait in this position till the display turns off and on again.
  • Your phone will boot up with an Apple logo
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Test after reset for improvements.

iOS Battery Optimization Tips

If you think that the charging time is normal but the battery is draining quickly, it is time to try some battery optimization techniques. You can try the suggestions while running the battery doctor app, in addition to following tips to avoid quick battery drain of iPhones.

Turn Off Raise to Wake on iPhone

Sensors which are always alarmed for an event will drain the battery obviously. Also, iPhone turning on the display every time you pick it up will drain the battery sooner. To disable:

  • Open Settings
  • Tap Display & Brightness
  • Toggle the Raise to Wake OFF.

raise to wake toggle

Cut down the number of widgets in home screen

Widgets are the really helpful to know information without opening a particular app. The apps usually include weather, events etc. The problem with widgets is that it will refresh automatically each X seconds so that it can present the updated information quickly to user. This will drain battery a lot if you keep apps that refreshes very frequently. To remove widgets you dont need:

  • Scroll to the bottom of the widgets page; tap Edit.
  • To remove widgets, tap the red circle next to a widget name.
  • This will reveal a Delete button; tap Delete.
  • Then tap Done.

remove widgets -iphone 6

Update apps to latest

Whenever Apple releases an update, every developer have to catch up with it by updating their apps too. For instance, iOS 11 contains some updates that make apps that are from previous version causes a battery drain – there is a possibility. So it is a better idea to update all apps to the latest.

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Just open appstore, touch updates at the bottom of screen, tap Update All.

updates apps

Turn Off background app refresh

As the name indicates, if this feature is ON, your apps in the background will continue to refresh even though we are not using it. The idea behind this is to save the loading time when we open the apps. But this is unnecessary as it does the same things for apps which you dont even use regularly.

In iOS 11 in which the iPhone 6 run on, the back ground app refresh has turned on by default. To turn it off:

  • Open Settings > General.
  • Select Background App Refresh
  • Turn it Off.

turn off background refresh

Does these tips helps you to improve battery life on your device?. Please let us know in the comments.

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Comments (2)

  1. The suggested actions in this article I had been doing on a de facto basis. Yet, since yesterday, the sudden on and off crashes, restarts and stuck on logo had been perstering me with no solution. I have a 6 plus 64 GB iphone served by the most expensive yet unreliable phone mogul Verizon wireless and their tech support are no better than Apple’s. Both are worse in coming up with a fix. i am glad I did not upgrade although our phonres are overdue. Any better competition.

  2. Did all these but did not help at all.

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