How to Check Battery Usage on iPhone With iOS 13 or iOS 12

Are you encountering battery problem on your iPhone? Want to know which apps uses more battery on your device? You need to check your iPhone’s overall battery

health. Read this complete guide to check battery usage on your iPhone.

Battery usage is one of the common problems for all smartphone makers. Whether you have a fragship Android or an iOS device, you got to be annoyed by

battery glitches. Apple, in its software updates, claims to improve battery performance of their iPhones. However, it is the responsibility of users to keep the battery

of their devices in good health. And for this reason, they need to check battery usage on their iPhones.

Although many Apple iPhones are believed to have a stronger battery that lasts all day, they require to charge in- between. When devices are updated to

the latest software, users experience poor battery life. To avoid all these situations, you can see how your phone battery performs; which apps using battery

life on your iPhone; and how your iPhone’s battery health is. This complete guide will give all these solutions. Read on…

Get the Full Battery Usage Reports on your iPhone.

along with parental control, I give apple credit for it’s efforts to give full details about battery usage on the iPhone. This feature lists all the apps that consume more battery on your


When you check the battery usage, you can see a list of apps and battery consumption in percentage. But here comes a problem. Many users take the battery

usage percentage as the amount of total battery. This is a common misunderstanding; the percentage indicates the amount of battery used and not the amount of

your entire battery. An example is better than a precept. My Instagram shows 34% battery usage, which means Instagram has used 34% battery from the total

battery used. Instagram has not used 34% of the total battery of my iPhone.

How to Check Battery Usage on iPhone

The Battery Usage feature in iPhone shows foreground and background usage of your device battery by apps. therefore, this feature gives you the information on which apps

run more in the background on your iPhone. In the future, you can be more careful to force quit the app that consumes more battery in the background.

Step 1. Launch Settings app on your iPhone.

Step 2. Scroll down and tap on Battery.

All the battery options will appear in a couple of seconds, so wait for some time.

Step 3. Below the Battery Health, two tabs are crucial for users: Last 24 Hours and Last 10 Days.

Tapping on either tab will display your iPhone’s battery usage in the last 24 hours or the last ten days. Both tabs are further divided into BATTERY

LEVEL and ACTIVITY charts.

From here, you can check your iPhone battery usage in last 24 hours or last 10 Days

The charts will show battery usage according to your selection of tabs: Last 24 Hours and Last 10 Days. When you tap on Last 24 Hours, the first chart shows BATTERY LEVEL,

And the same is true when you select Last 10 Days.Note that ACTIVITY will remain the same for both the tabs.

Below the two tabs, there is Last Charge Level, which is another important option to understand battery usage. As the name suggests, this option shows

you battery charge level when you last connected your iPhone to the charging plug. And below this level, you can see minutes or hours before that your

iPhone was in charge.

Check Last Charge Level of your iPhone

For instant, if this option shows 75%, it means your iPhone was charged 75% before a particular time. And this time is displayed below Last Charge Level.

Below the charts, you can see Screen On and Screen Off options. When you select Last 10 Days, you can see Average Screen On and Off time.

Finally, there is BATTERY USAGE BY APP section, which actually shows you how much battery a individual app has consumed from the total battery used. You can

tap on SHOW ACTIVITY to see the battery usage in hours and minutes. When you see hours and minutes, an app was open in foreground and background, the

tab above changes to SHOW BATTERY USAGE.

How to Check Battery Health of your iPhone

Battery Health was first introduced in Apple’s iOS 11.3 and it is present in iPhone models since. You can see this option under Low Power Mode. When you

tap on Battery Health, you can see Maximum Capacity and Peak Performance Capability of your iPhone battery.

Typically, Maximum Capacity shows more than 80% on a healthy device and it shows better health of your iPhone battery.

If the Maximum Capacity shows anything less

than 80%, you may want to take other action.

If you feel your iPhone doesn’t hold its battery charge as well as it should, and the battery capacity is low, then it may be time for a new battery. If

the capacity is still high, you should consider other actions to reduce the drain on the battery.

You can check Battery Health below Low Power Mode option: Settings → Battery → Battery Health.

Enable Optimized Battery Charging for iPhone in iOS 13

In iOS 13, Apple introduced a new feature called Optimized Battery Charging. As the name indicates, When you turn on this feature, it extends the battery-life of your

device by ensuring your iPhone is not fully charged all the time. Since Apple uses Lithium-ion batteries, its devices can deliver better performance

if not charged more than 80%.

Apple states that: “A new option helps slow the rate of battery ageing by reducing the time your iPhone spends fully charged. iPhone learns from

your daily charging routine so it can delay to finish charging past 80 percent until you need to use it.”

This means, the feature will charge your iPhone battery up to 100% only when you need it the most. Following your charging routine, the algorithm is able to know

if you need a fully charged device.

For instant, you may want to charge your iPhone overnight. The Optimized Battery Charging keeps your iPhone battery charged up to 80% all the time. Since the algorithm

Understands what time you normally wake up and take your phone, it will fill the phone to 100% just before you take it.

How to Manage Background Activity on iPhone

When you check the battery usage on your iPhone, you get a good idea about which apps eat consumes most of your battery. Based on this information, you can disable the

background activity of one or more apps on your iPhone.

Step 1. Open Settings app on your iPhone.

Step 2. Now, tap to open General.

Step 3. Then, tap on Background App Refresh.

Step 4. From the list of apps that are active in the background, you can disable a couple of them.

Alternatively, you can tab to turn off all the apps running in the background by disabling background app refresh altogether.

In the event you want to minimize the background activity of all apps, a better way is to enable Low Power Mode on your iPhone. When you 

enable Low Power Mode,

all the apps will stop running in the background. The downside is that, when you turn off background app refresh,

your apps do not fetch fresh data until you open them. The app shows you notifications but downloads messages or contents appears when you open it.

In the last resort…

Should all the above options fail to improve battery life, you can take this last action: delete the app that consumes more battery. You can uninstall the

problem app from your iPhone and use the website option instead. For instance, you can always use Facebook through your Safari browser.

That’s pretty much it!

Take your charge now…

Battery is one of the problematic issues in the Apple ecosystem, and the tech giant has consistently put a lot of effort to confront this issue. Meanwhile, you

can use a couple of tips and tricks to 

improve battery life of your iPhone.

How often do you check battery performance on your iPhone? Do you frequently use battery consuming apps? Leave your comment below.