Why Your iPhone Battery Drains So Fast? And How to Fix It?

This is a real case of iPhone battery drain problem by @Rangeesh from twitter,

If you are also facing the battery drains fast, you will know how frustrating it should be, you will get a bad experience of game-playing and video-watching, and you may have to get an external battery charger with you, just in case that your iPhone turns off itself after the battery volume goes to zero.

This issue is common, whether on the old iPhone 7 or the brand-new iPhone XS Max. So why the iPhone battery dies so fast and how can you fix it? In this post, you’ll get the answer.

Why Your iPhone Battery Drains So Fast?

It’s hard to get the reason for an iPhone battery draining so fast because lots of factors determine how long a battery will last after a full charge. In order to explain why it happens, we listed all the possible reasons here.

Reason 1. Device Too Old.

Actually, just like humans, the battery has its limited lifespan. After some years of using, it will surely get a short life. As Apple said after 500 full charge cycles (about 1-2 years), the battery’s performance will significantly go down. If your device is too old, its battery may get a bad health status.

Reason 2. Temperature Too Low.

Are you kidding me? No, this is the reason for some cases. iPhone uses the lithium-ion battery (LIB). According to a recent review about Temperature effect and thermal impact in lithium-ion batteries, the perfect temperature range for LIBs is 15 °C–35 °C. And if the temperature is below 0 °C, the performance of lithium-ion batteries will degrade. Usually, this case could happen in some high-latitude areas like Canada.

Reason 3. So Many Apps Are Running In Background.

Running multiple apps/games simultaneously will consume more power of the battery than usual use. Some apps may use GPS service in the background, some apps use notifications, and some apps are turned on and used automatically or manually.  If so many apps are running at the same time,  your iPhone battery will be quickly eaten up.

Reason 4. iPhone Battery Damaged

The battery may be damaged if you get it wet, drop it to hard ground, or put it in a so-cold or so-warm environment for a long time. iPhone provides you with the battery healthy checker on the Settings app. And if the maximum capacity of your battery is lower than 80%, you may need to get it replaced.

Maximum Capacity of iPhone Battery
Maximum Capacity of iPhone Battery

3 Tips to Fix iPhone Battery Drain Problems

There are some common ways to fix your battery problems. And you can have a try by following the list below.

  1. Backup your device with iTunes on the computer and then restore your device with the iTunes backup.
  2. Downgrade to previous iOS software. You should download an available iOS firmware for your device firstly and use iTunes to downgrade iOS software. Some people said this method works when he faces the battery issue after updating to iOS 12
  3. Report this issue to Apple support and wait for bug fixed in the next software update.
  4. Check your iPhone battery health status and decide whether to get the battery replaced.

How to Save Your iPhone Battery Life

We have to admit that there are more and more features going to eating your battery life in upcoming iOS 10 updates. If you don’t know how to disable these features and you are using an old and outdated iOS device, the thing may get worse.

Step 1

Firstly, go to Settings > Battery to check which apps use your battery. You can find apps that are eating your battery aggressively and secretly. Just do something to stop this happen.

Step 2

Check signal strength. If you have a weak and bad signal, the battery will drain fast.

Step 3

Using Settings to save battery life, adjust some items to save battery life on your device.

  • Disable some location tracking. Settings > Privacy > Location Services.
  • Turn off App Notification. Settings > Notifications.
  • Set your auto-lock. Settings > Display & Brightness.
  • Set auto brightness. Settings > Display & Brightness.
  • Disable raise to wake. on iPhone SE/6S/7, Settings > Display & Brightness.
  • Stop push data from server to device when possible on Email. Settings > Mail > Fetch New Data.
  • Turn off AUTOMATIC DOWNLOADS. Settings > iTunes & App Stores.
  • Turn off Background App Refresh. Settings > General.
  • Turn on Low Power Mode. Settings > Battery.
  • Use Reduce Motion. Settings > General > Accessibility.

 

How to Quickly Transfer Text Messages from iPhone to Samsung Galaxy Phone

When changing your old iPhone to the new Samsung Galaxy, such as the new Galaxy S10, you may like to move some messages conversations also besides photos and contacts. But transferring text messages from iPhone to Samsung is not as easy as the way of transferring photos or contacts.

You’ll know how it could be using Smart Switch to make it. It requires more than 9 steps to finish all the transferring process. And it’s easy to make mistakes. So is there some way to easily and quickly get messages to your new Galaxy S10 or S9.

1-Click Transfer Text Messages from iPhone to Samsung Galaxy Phone

There are some best iPhone transfer apps that you can use to 1-click copy all messages to the new smartphone. And below is an example that we show you how to transfer data from iPhone to Galaxy with MobileTrans.

Step 1. Run MobileTrans on your computer, go to Phone to Phone Transfer and click Start.

Run MobileTrans and Click Phone to Phone Transfer
Run MobileTrans and Click Phone to Phone Transfer

Step 2. Connect both of your iPhone and Galaxy Phone to the computer using USB cables, and let this tool load data on your devices.

Transfer data from iPhone to Samsung Galaxy
Transfer data from iPhone to Samsung Galaxy

Step 3 Select only “Text messages”, and click “Start Transfer” to copy text messages from iPhone to Samsung phone.

How to Backup & Restore iPhone on macOS Catalina If iTunes Be Killed

While there is no iTunes available in the coming macOS Catatina, how can your backup and restore your iPhone on a Mac? Get the answer in this post.

Apple WWDC announced the news of iTunes being killed in the macOS Catalina. Three different apps will replace the media management feature of iTunes. The iOS sync, backup and restore feature will go to the Finder app, continuing serving you to back up your valuable information and files.

So how to use the Finder to manually backup iPhone on macOS Catalina? Are there any differences?

Being one of Apple developers, I am able to download macOS Catalina beta installer to get the first hand of this update for a test. And the process of making an iPhone backup on Catalina is almost the same as it in the previous macOS.

The only difference is that all these features now work on the Finder app, instead of the iTunes app. Just follow me to experience the new iPhone backup and restore process for the 2019 macOS big update – Catalina.

Step 1. Go to Finder > Locations (Left Navgation), then you’ll find your iPhone icon.

Use finder to get your iPhone
Use finder to get your iPhone

Step 2. After you choose your iPhone, you will get the management panel for your iPhone. And there will show you several menus for Sync, Backup and Restore data on your iPhone devices.

Step 3. Just select General selection, you can find the Back Up Now option helping you make iPhone backup manually on Catalina.

Back up iPhone in macOS Catalina
Back up iPhone in macOS Catalina

Step 4. The following steps are as same as it goes before while using the iTunes app. You can follow the onscreen steps to finish all the backup process.

Backing up iPhone on Catalina takes minutes or hours, depending on what is stored on your device, macOS processing speed and USB/Wi-Fi connecting speed.

How to Restore iPhone on Catalina?

On the General section, the button Restore Backup…, still plays the role of letting you restore the device from the backup you’ve created.

The Differences?

The difference is that a new button named Manage Backups helps you quickly manage the iOS backups on your Mac computer. (This button is previously not provided. )

The backup feature on previous Mac iTunes
The backup feature on previous Mac iTunes

Conclusion

Although the iTunes app is gone from the coming macOS Catalina, the basic features of iTunes still exist on the separated apps, like music and finder. For someone who thought iTunes is bloated, this change could be good news. since it makes the thing simple to manage specific data across Apple devices.

For people who are willing to sync, back up and restore iPhone on Mac computer, the new macOS Catalina still works using the new Finder, and this method is simple, reasonable and natural, and people will quickly get used to it.

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5 Simple Steps to Trash All Emails on Your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch

There is no “Trash All” or “Delete All” to remove all emails on iPhone iPad? Read this tutorial to make it within no more than 1 minute.

Trash All option disappearing on previous iOS 9 device
Trash All option on previous iOS 9 – image from techradar.com

In iOS 9, there is a Trash All option that you can tap to remove all Inbox emails on the Mail app. But since iOS 10, there is no “Trash All” or “Delete All” on the bottom right corner of your Mail inbox on iPhone iPad and iPod touch. That’s why you can’t find a default option to quickly remove all emails on the latest iPhone or iPad.

If you want to free up space of your mailbox or just get rid of all spam messages, it will be so difficult since you have to delete the emails one by one? So how can you make this job easy in several clicks?

How to Quickly Remove All Emails on iPhone iPad

In fact, you don’t have to remove the messages one by one. Because there is a proven way to easily make it. Just follow us to delete all emails within no more than 1 minute.

Step 1. Firstly, run Emails app on your iOS device, you should go into Inbox and select one email.

Step 2. Secondly, press and hold the “Move” on the bottom of the Inbox screen.

Select one email and hold the Move button
Select one email and hold the Move button

Step 3. Uncheck the email you selected but keep holding the Move button.

Step 4. Release Move button and tap Trash to move all Inbox emails to Trash box.

move all emails from Inbox to Trash
move all emails from Inbox to Trash

Step 5. Go to Trash box, tap Edit on the top right corner and delete all emails by tapping “Delete All” on the bottom right of the screen.


Generally, you can successfully trash all emails in your iOS Mail app by following this tutorial. If you can’t, be free to comment for help.  And we’d like to discuss on this topic to find another way to make it.

How to Fix iPhone No Sounds Problem

“You know after iOS 12.3 update, my mom’s iPhone 7 has no sound. And I am sure that it was not muted, and no headphone connected. Anyone has this kind of issue? Now confused and can’t hear songs and all videos playing are silence!”

iPhone No Sounds
iPhone No Sounds

We use the iPhone mostly because of its excellent voice sounds on playing music and videos. For the music lover, no sounds on an iPhone could be a disaster. I’ve encountered a similar problem on my iPhone before, and cannot listen to music and no sound on call.

Here I gathered some tricks based on iOS 12, and people could have a try on them to fix the issue of the iPhone has no sound.

7 Tips to Fix The Sound Not Working on an iPhone?

I’ve collected 6 basic tips to get iPhone sound work again. Let’s check them one by one. And most of these tips are easy to follow, 100% safe and don’t do harm to your device. If all of these tips don’t work, you may consider taking your iOS device to the Apple repair store for a hardware fix.

Method 1. Try to force reset your device.

Force restarting iOS system could be very useful for you to reset all sound settings and background process of Sound and Ring. And this may work for you to fix iPhone no sound issue.

Force restart iPhone X to fix iPhone No sound problem
Force restart iPhone X

The way of force restarting varies according to the iPhone models.

  1. If you are using the latest iPhone including 8, X/XS/XR, you should press and quickly release Volume Up button and then do the same operation on Volume Down. After this press and hold the Side button until the Apple Logo come out.
  2. For iPhone 7 that has no mechanical Home button,  you’ll have to press and hold both Volume Down and Sleep/Wake button to force restart.
  3. For the older models, you can press and hold the Home button and Sleep/Wake to do the job.

Method 2. Disable “Do Not Disturb”.

Do Not Disturb is very useful for you to have a good rest, attend an important meeting, etc. If you’ve enabled this feature on Settings > Do Not Disturb, all calls, notifications, and alerts will be silenced. So if your iPhone has no sound, check whether you’ve enabled Do Not Disturb.

Method 3. Make sure the Ring/Silent switch set to Ring.

Your iPhone is equipped with a Switch on the left side for you to mute the sound of ringtones or alerts for the speaker. Sometimes you may forget setting it to silence after a meeting or cinema watching. And if you found there is no sound for ringtones or alerts but you can hear the sound of music and video playing,  it may be the Ring/Silent Switch causing the no sound issue.

iPhone No Sound Issue - Ring/Slience Switch
Credit from Apple.com

Check whether you have silenced your iPhone on the left side. And if you’ve silenced, just change it back to ring.

Method 4. Make sure Volume is not muted.

You may mistakenly turn down your volume on your device by pressing the volume down button. Of course, this will definitely make your iPhone almost no sound and ring. Just turn up the volume by adjusting the volume on the left side of your iPhone to get the sound again.

Method 5. Turn off Bluetooth and try again.

Method 6. Check your speaker on the bottom of your device and make sure it isn’t blocked.

Method 7. Clean trash around your iPhone speaker.