Every so often, I get a client asking me why their iPhone or iPad seemed to work ok until a few weeks ago, and now all of a sudden their battery drains way quicker than it used to. While it’s unlikely that there’s actually something wrong with the battery, it’s more likely that a recent app update is causing the issue, or an app has been running in the background using up the battery.
Luckily, there’s an easy way to check what’s sucking up your battery on iOS apps! Head to the Settings app, and select Battery (with the green battery icon next to it). Give it a moment, and you’ll be able to see what’s been sucking your battery up in the last 24 hours, or in the last 6 days. If you have a new app, or have a GPS program that’s been running in the background, it could be the culprit of your battery (and probably data problems on your bill). Just be prepared… you could get a nice reminder of how often you’ve been on Facebook or how much you’ve been playing Candy Crush over the last few days, which might be way more than you were originally thinking. Remember, to stop an app from running, double tap the home button, and select the app you want to remove, and swipe up to stop it. It won’t delete the app, just close it and stop it from running until you open it up and use it again.