There’s no doubt that one of the most requested features with next-gen iPhones and iPads is “improved battery life.” It seems that the more advanced features are introduced in these devices, the faster the battery drains. It’s no different with the latest firmware update, iOS 8.2. Since updating to iOS 8.2, many users have reported that their battery is running out of juice fast which can be attributed to the new Health app features and ability to sync with the Apple Watch. If you are experiencing battery life issues in iOS 8.2, then here are a couple of things you can do to fix this problem.
Disable Fitness Tracking
As mentioned, the Health app might just be the culprit as to why you are having battery life issues in iOS 8.2. So for starters, you might want to disable Fitness Tracking if you are not using it. Follow these steps:
- Go to the Settings app, scroll down and tap Privacy
- Tap Motion and Fitness
- Disable Fitness Tracking
Disable Location Services
With Location Services enabled, your iDevice will constantly determine your location through GPS, Bluetooth, WiFi and mobile tower locations. As you might have guessed, this will drain your battery fast. To disable Location Services:
- Launch the Settings app, scroll down and tap Privacy
- Turn off Location Services
The Zoom feature is a fairly useful one especially if you have some eyesight problems. If you are not using Zoom, then it’s better if you just disable the feature altogether.
- Launch Settings, then tap General
- Tap Accessibility
- Under Vision tap Zoom and disable the option
Auto-Brightness is a feature that’s aimed to help save battery. However, there are reports that it’s not working as intended. Disabling Auto-Brightness might help you save battery life. To do that:
- Open the Settings app
- Tap Display & Brightness
- Disable Auto-Brightness
NOTE: While you’re at it, you might want to set the brightness level to the most minimum that you can manage.
Find Out Which Apps are Consuming the Most Power
Some of your installed apps might be a bit power-hungry so you might want to check on that. To check which apps are using the most power, navigate to Settings > General > Usage > Battery Usage > then disable the apps that are draining your iPhone or iPad’s battery life.
If you have more ideas on how to fix the battery life issues in iOS 8.2, then feel free to share them in the comments.