Apple has officially rolled out the latest iOS 10.3.2 version. The update comes with minor bug fixes and security improvements for iOS 10.3, which included major features like Find My AirPods, Wi-Fi Calling on iCloud devices, a Podcasts app widget, an Apple ID Settings menu and much more. However, some others have recently complained that this new update still exists several errors. One of them is the “fast battery drain” issue, which makes many iOS users concerned. Therefore, in this post, we will show you methods to fix bad battery life problem on your iDevice running iOS 10.3.2.
- Check Battery Draining Apps
Before blaming for iOS 10.3.2 version causing the fast battery drain, you should first check the battery usage of installed apps on your device. Some of them are stock apps, and the others will be third party apps from the App Store
To check the battery usage of the apps, go into Settings > Battery and find out which apps are using most of your battery. Once you find which apps eat up your battery most, uninstall these apps and look for other replacements.
- Disable Location Service
Location Services are great at times, but you should disable it for unnecessary apps. Head to Settings > Privacy > Location Services to see which apps are set to access the device’s location. You should disable for each individual app from there to improve the battery life of your device.
- Disable iCloud Keychain
If you do not use iCloud Keychain, try disabling it to improve battery life. To disable iCloud Keychain on your device, go into Settings > iCloud > Keychain > Toggle it off. In case you do not feel the impact on your battery, you can toggle it back on if necessary.
- Limit Background App Refresh
If you feel there is no need to update notification on the apps, you should disable the Background App Refresh feature. Background App Refresh is handy as it will allow your apps to show you the latest data once you open them. However, it will drain your battery so fast.
If you do not care about this feature, go to Settings > General Settings > Background App Refresh > toggle it off
- Adjust the screen brightness
Apple devices typically use sensors to automatically adjust the screen brightness. However, sometimes this feature affects the battery life. A bright screen can eat up your battery life so you should a handle on your device’s display.
Therefore, go to the Settings > Display & Brightness > Auto Brightness > Turn Off Auto-Brightness Feature. Once it’s turned off, adjust the screen brightness manually. To adjust the screen brightness faster, just swipe up from the bottom of the screen to open Control Center and then adjust it.
- Hard Reset
Sometimes, you need to put your device through a hard reboot in order to get it functioning at its optimum again. To perform a hard reset, you long press both the Power button and the Home button (on iPhone 7/7 Plus is Power and Volume down) for 10 seconds until you see the Apple logo on the screen.
- Reset All Settings
If none of these fixes helps, you need to take more drastic measures to improve the iOS battery life on iOS 10.3.2
The first solution is to put you device to the original settings by going to Settings > General Settings > Reset > Reset All Settings, and then enter the password if required.
The process will restore your settings to the factory defaults. So, you must have your Wi-Fi passwords handy as your phone will forget them.
- Restore to the iOS 10.3.2 firmware
If you have free time on your hands, you can do a restore on your iPhone/ iPad.
This step can be seen as a last resort because it will erase everything on your device. Here are steps to do a restore on your device:
- First of all, plug your device with the computer and back up all your data.
- Now, turn off Find My iPhone by going Settings -> iCloud -> Find my iPhone -> Off.
- Next, launch iTunes, click on your device, and then select Restore at Summary
- Now, follow the prompts and your iPhone/iPad will starting reinstalling iOS 10.3.2 from scratch.
- Once done, click on Restore button from Backup section to bring your data back, or you can set it up as a new iPhone.
You can restore from your backup after installing iOS 10.3.2. However, if your battery life issues return after the restore, we recommend you to set up as a new iPhone.