iPhone 14 Battery Draining Fast? 30 Tips to Fix the Issue

By Moses Johnson - Managing Editor
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Experiencing poor battery life on iPhone 14? Follow these tips to fix your iPhone 14 battery drain issue.

Two hands hold up iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus.

Note: information in this article apply to iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max.

Finding the root cause of iPhone 14 battery drain is important. It is fairly easy to fix the iPhone 14 battery drain problem after finding the cause. Below are some common causes of iPhone 14 battery drain issues and steps to fix them.

Why is iPhone 14 battery draining fast?

The reason could be anything ranging from software issues to misconfigured iPhone settings. Sometimes apps and even your usage pattern determine iPhone battery life. Fortunately, you can quickly change a couple of settings on your iPhone 14 to improve your battery life. So if you’re struggling to make it through the day with a single charge, continue reading to learn how to fix your iPhone 14 battery drain issue. By the time you get to the end of the article, you’ll know how to configure your iPhone 14 to extend its battery life.

How to Fix iPhone 14 Battery Drain Issue

1. Conserve iPhone 14 Battery by Limiting Notifications

Cutting down on the number of notifications that apps are sending is a good way to save a little bit of battery life. If you have apps inundating you with notifications, it’s going to drain battery every time your screen lights up and your phone makes a connection, plus a glut of notifications is just plain annoying.

Go to the Settings app > Notifications. Now, go through each app and adjust whether or not an app can send you notifications by tapping on the toggle.

2. Save Battery Life on Your iPhone 14: Turn On Low Power Mode

When it comes to improving iPhone 14 battery life, the Low Power Mode knows the best. By disabling features such as background refresh and automatic downloads, it saves plenty of juice that plays a key role in extending the overall battery life of the iPhone 14.

So, if it’s time to save every ounce of the battery, you should get the most out of this noted power savior. To turn this feature on, simply go to Settings > Battery and toggle on the Low Power Mode feature.

If you want easy access to Low Power Mode, you can add it to the Control Center. You can do this by going to Settings > Control Center. From there, tap on Customize Controls and tap the green “plus” sign next to Low Power Mode.

3. iPhone 14 Battery Drained? Adjust Location Services

Location services is a feature that helps apps know where you are so they can provide a better service. With that said, some apps want to know your location at all times. Not only is this going to drain your iPhone 14 battery, but it’s also kind of creepy. You can manage your location services by going to Settings > Privacy & Security > Location Services. You can choose to turn Location Services off completely or select which apps can have access to your location. What we recommend is reducing the location access to only While Using the App or Never. Most apps don’t always need to know your location. If you feel like an app must always know your location (like Weather) you can then toggle on Precise Location.

4. iPhone 14 Battery Drained? Activate Dark Mode

Dark Mode may not be the game-changing feature many people assumed it would be, but it’s still a nice aesthetic option to have. The sleek look and feel of Dark Mode aside, having Dark Mode on can also help you reduce iPhone 14 battery drain. Some studies have claimed that Dark Mode can improve battery life by upwards of 30%. You can turn Dark Mode on by going to Settings > Display & Brightness and selecting the Dark option.

5. Stop iPhone 14 Battery Drain: Reduce Screen Brightness

The brightness of the iPhone screen has an effect on battery life. The brighter the display is, the more power it requires. Keep the screen as dim as possible to save iPhone 14 battery life.

To reduce the screen brightness, open the Settings app, go to Display & Brightness and drag the Brightness slider to the left.

6. Stop iPhone 14 Battery Drain: Auto-Lock Sooner

Having an iPhone auto-lock sooner saves battery. When an iPhone always displays something, whether the brightness is low or not, it constantly requires power. The quick fix is to lock the iPhone, but you can also adjust the auto-lock feature so that it locks automatically. You can choose ranges from 30 seconds to never, but the lower end of the spectrum will help preserve the iPhone 14 battery life by cutting the display when it’s not needed. You can adjust this setting by going to Settings > Display & Brightness > Auto-Lock.

7. Turn Off Raise to Wake to Save iPhone 14 Battery

The Raise to Wake feature tells your iPhone to turn on when you raise it. This is helpful, but it also uses up needed battery power each time you pick up your iPhone.

To disable Raise to Wake feature, navigate to Settings > Display & Brightness and toggle off the switch next to Raise to Wake.

8. Turn off ‘Hey Siri’ to Save iPhone 14 Battery

The iPhone’s ‘Hey Siri’ feature is certainly useful, but having your device remain in an active listening state can slowly but surely drain your iPhone 14 battery. You can turn Hey Siri off by going to Settings > Siri & Search and toggle the “Listen for ‘Hey Siri’” switch into the off position. Note that you can still use Siri with this toggled off, you simply won’t be able to activate Siri by your voice alone.

9. Turn Off Background App Refresh to Save iPhone 14 Battery Life

Apps are constantly refreshing their content with news and updates, so you can see what’s new before you even need to. Of course, not every app needs to do this constantly, and that’s what Background App Refresh is for. If not managed smartly, background app refresh can eat into a large chunk of battery and even trigger unexpected battery drain on your iPhone 14. Therefore, make sure to turn it off or use it selectively to allow only a few important apps to refresh in the background.

If you go to Settings > General > Background App Refresh, you can manage which apps you want to stop refreshing constantly. If you want, you can also turn Background App Refresh off completely. This will save more battery life, but it’s better to manage each app individually since there may be some apps you want to refresh their content constantly.

10. iPhone 14 Dying So Fast? Perform a Force Restart

Believe it or not, force restart has got the knack of fixing common issues that seem to crop up out of nowhere. So, if your iPhone 14 battery is draining faster, you shouldn’t miss out on this handy troubleshooter.

Press and quickly release the volume up button. Press and quickly release the Volume down button. After that, hold down the Side button until the Apple logo shows up on the screen.

11. Stop using power-intensive apps

Some apps are extremely power-hungry, and using them frequently can run your battery down quickly. To see which apps draw the most power, start the Settings app and then tap Battery. Scroll down to the list of apps, and you can see which ones are running your battery down the fastest. Note that you can see the battery usage just within the Last 24 Hours or over the Last 10 Days using the tabs above the graphs.

12. Update apps to fix iPhone 14 battery drain issue

You don’t have to uninstall or stop using an app just because it’s drawing a lot of power. In some cases, apps may perform better if they’re up to date. In other words, un-updated apps can be a drain on your battery. To make sure you’re up to date, start the App Store app and tap your account icon at the top right. If any apps need updating, tap Update All in the available Updates section.

13. Turn On Reduce Motion to Save Battery on iPhone 14

Whenever you do something on your iPhone 14, like switching to another app or going back to the Home Screen, you’ll see a small animation. This is called Motion, and although it’s oddly satisfying to see, it can hurt your battery life. 

So, if you can live without those motion effects, you can save some battery on your iPhone 14. Head into the Settings app > Accessibility > Motion and then turn on the Reduced Motion toggle.

14. Disable Auto-Play in Messages

When someone sends you a message effect, it will usually automatically play when you enter the message. If you want to improve your iPhone 14 battery life, you might want to consider turning auto-play Message Effects off, so you decide when to play them instead. To get it done, launch Settings app > Accessibility > Motion. Now, toggle Auto-Play Message Effects off.

15. Disable Auto-Playing Videos in App Store

Auto-playing video previews of apps and games make it pretty straightforward to let you take a peek at what they have to offer. Though there is no denying the fact that they are useful, make sure to disable them, especially when saving battery life is more important to you than having a quick glance at the app’s previews. Go to Settings app > App Store > Video Autoplay and then choose Off.

16. Disable Auto-Playing Videos in Safari

Auto-playing videos in a browser are nothing but a source of annoyance as they tend to distract you and slow down the browsing speed. And if you do not keep them disabled, they can even kill plenty of battery life. Luckily, Apple has provided a better way to turn off auto-playing videos in Safari. To do so, open Settings app > Accessibility > Per-App Settings > Add App > Safari > Auto-Play Video Previews and then choose Off.

17. Turn Off Automatic App Downloads and Updates

When you download an app on your iPhone 14, it’s automatically downloaded on your other device, like your iPad linked with the same iCloud account. And with the auto-update functionality, you can keep all of your apps updated without breaking any sweat.

While both of these features are great, you should never fail to turn them off when your iPhone 14 seems to drain the battery a lot. Navigate to Settings > App Store > turn off the toggles for Apps and App Updates located under the Automatic Downloads section.

18. Turn Off Automatic Software Updates

The automatic software update is quite handy for the folks who love to be on the bleeding edge of technology. While there is no question of how useful this feature is, you should keep it disabled especially when you wish to have better control over battery usage. Moreover, it’s always advisable to have some feedback regarding the performance of any software update beforehand.

To disable automatic software updates, go to Settings app > General > Software Update > Automatic Updates and then turn off both Download iOS Updates and Install iOS Updates toggles.

19. Reduce Transparency

iOS provides a neat way to improve contrast by reducing transparency and also blur some background. Although this Accessibility feature is primarily designed to improve legibility (the quality of being clear enough to read something), it can also play a decent role in boosting the battery life on your iPhone 14.

Navigate to the Settings app > Accessibility > Display & Text Size and then turn on the Reduce Transparency toggle.

20. Clean Up Your Device

It’s always better to keep redundant files and useless apps away. Otherwise, they can easily clog up even massive storage. Thus, if the battery on your iPhone 14 continues to drain, try cleaning up the storage. Also, wipe out all the apps that you hardly use to recover precious storage.

Open Settings app > General > iPhone Storage. Now, check out how much storage has been consumed and which apps have taken into more space. Once you have got a better insight into the storage consumption on your iPhone, go ahead with the complete cleanup drive.

21. Update iOS to fix iPhone 14 battery drain problem

If you have been able to keep a tab on the recent iOS updates, you may already know that these days software updates have become sort of the go-to troubleshooter – for better or worse. Yes, you read that right! In the wake of never-ending bugs and issues, the latest updates seem to have become reliable solutions to fix various iPhone problems.

Therefore, if none of the aforementioned tips have worked in troubleshooting the battery drain problem on your iPhone 14, there is a high chance that a software bug could be behind the issue. Hence, try updating the software on your iPhone. Go to Settings app > General > Software Update and then do the needful.

22. Save Battery on iPhone 14: Place Your iPhone Face Down

When you receive a message or any kind of notification on your iPhone, the screen illuminates for a moment to alert you. This uses unnecessary energy, but there’s an easy way to prevent it.

When you’re not using your iPhone, place the handset face down. The device automatically detects this placement, and won’t light up the display when alerts are received, saving you some extra battery life.

23. Disable Vibrations and Haptic Feedback

When your iPhone vibrates or provides haptic feedback to an interaction, Apple’s Taptic Engine chip engages its physical motor. This uses additional energy, so it might be worth disabling these features if you can live without them.

There are two main vibration settings in Settings > Sounds & Haptics. Try turning off Play Haptics in Ring Mode, Play Haptics in Silent Mode, or both to save power.

Scroll down to the bottom of this menu and you’ll see System Haptics. Disabling this will eliminate system-wide haptic feedback.

24. Use Wi-Fi to Stop iPhone 14 Battery Drain

WiFi uses less power than a cellular connection, so to maximize iPhone 14 battery life, Apple recommends connecting to WiFi whenever possible. At home or work, for example, WiFi should be activated, saving cellular data and battery life.

25. Activate Airplane Mode in Low Signal Areas

When you’re in an area with no cellular coverage or a low signal, your iPhone 14 is draining battery looking for a signal or trying to connect. If you’re experiencing poor cellular coverage, it’s best to activate Airplane Mode since you probably can’t do much with low signal anyway.

Airplane Mode will prevent your iPhone 14 from endlessly searching for a signal, saving the battery until you can get to a place with a better connection.

26. Turn down your iPhone’s volume

The next tip to fix iPhone 14 Max battery drain issue is really simple, but I’m surprised so many people overlook this, and that is the volume on your iPhone’s internal speakers. When you’re watching videos on the internet or listening to music, you may be surprised at how much the speaker actually contributes to battery drain as it’s pumping out a lot of air from your iPhone and taking up a lot of power. If you’re running your volume above 80, I just recommend bumping it down a little bit and that way your speaker is going to be consuming a lot less power.

27. Don’t Share Your iPhone’s Analytics

With every major update, Apple always asks if you want to share your device’s analytics so it can improve its products and services. The truth is, Apple can improve them without your data. Don’t worry; Apple will still deliver another Awesome iPhone next year. So it’s okay if you turn it off to save some power.
Go to Settings > Privacy & Security. Scroll to the bottom and select Analytics & Improvements. Toggle Share iPhone & Watch Analytics off.

28. Reset Network Settings

Some users have reported that resetting network settings can fix iPhone 14 battery drain issues, so this may be worth a try. Go to network settings under Settings > General > Transfer or Reset iPhone > Reset > Reset Network Settings. No data will be lost, but you’ll be asked to re-enter your Wi-Fi passwords.

29. Reset All Settings

As someone who has found success with factory reset on numerous occasions, especially when dealing with annoying iOS issues, I can vouch for the effectiveness of this hack. Since it doesn’t delete any media/data and only wipes out the existing settings, including Wi-Fi and VPN, there is no harm in giving this radical yet reliable solution a shot.

Head into Settings app > General > Transfer or Reset iPhone > Reset. Now, tap on Reset All Settings in the menu and confirm the action.

30. Restore Your iPhone As New

Not for nothing, “Restoring the iPhone” as new is known as the nuclear solution. Whenever I find myself deep into any persistent issues on my iPhone, I restore the device as a last resort. Give credit to where it’s due; it doesn’t disappoint me on many occasions. So, I would recommend you go for this. Bear in mind that it will wipe out all the data on your iPhone. Hence, make sure to back up your iPhone first before trying it out.

To get going, connect your iPhone to Mac/Windows PC using a Lightning cable > open Finder/iTunes and then restore the device.

You can also restore your iPhone without iTunes/Finder. Head into the Settings app > General > Transfer or Reset iPhone > Erase All Content and Settings to get it done. Now, follow the instructions to set up your iPhone and also restore the latest backup.

iPhone 14 Battery Drain Issue? 30 Tips to Improve iPhone Battery Life

That’s all there is to it! Most probably, you have finally resolved iPhone 14 battery drain issue. As I said above, the unexpected battery consumption problem is a common phenomenon plaguing iOS for several years. So, you shouldn’t worry about it. More often than not, the above-discussed solutions come in handy in fixing the problem.

By the way, which tip has fixed your iPhone 14 battery drain problem? Sound off in the comments section below.

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By Moses Johnson Managing Editor
Moses Johnson is the Editorial Director of GeeksModo.com, who has a keen eye for news, rumors, and all the unusual stuff around Apple products. Moses is commonly referred to online as The Professor, with decades of experience in tech under his belt.
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