It is normal for an iPhone to have battery drain issues after updating to iOS 16.2 as your iPhone always has a short performance drop after each update. Of course, battery performance will suffer as the device makes changes. This usually lasts until Apple releases another update with the fix for the battery drain issue, at which point performance returns to normal. But if you are still suffering from the battery drain issue after updating to iOS 16.2, then you should try the solutions below that will help you to fix your battery drain problem.
How to fix iOS 16.2 battery drain issue
- Turn off location services
Location services use GPS, Bluetooth, and other methods to determine your specific location. Simply put, all these background operations are responsible for your iPhone’s battery consumption. To get the most out of your battery life on iOS 16.2, it is recommended that you disable this feature.
- Disable Background App Refresh
When you are connected to the internet, apps can be refreshed in the background by enabling background app refresh. If not treated adequately, battery draining issues immediately arise. You can turn it off completely or set it to only renew while Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi and mobile data are turned on. Alternatively, I recommended selecting only important applications to reload in the background.
The use of Live Activities, which provide real-time information to the Notification Center, is the root cause of the battery drain issue in iOS 16.2. Again, this drains the battery as it is always updating and displaying the latest information.
- Disable keyboard feel
Although they have one of the best vibration motors on the market, iOS users have had to rely on third-party keyboard apps to get haptic feedback while typing. That changed in iOS 16, but it also meant your iPhone would use more power because the motor had to run every time you wrote.
- Fewer lock screen widgets
The ability to customize the lock screen is a major feature in iOS 16.2. Widgets, on the other hand, quickly drain your iPhone’s battery. They need to be constantly refreshed in the background to provide the latest information. As a result, battery life is reduced due to resource consumption. You have no choice but to remove these widgets from the lock screen or at least remove some that are not so important.
Battery life of iPhones can be extended by using power saving mode. It disables background app refresh, automated downloads, and other battery saving features. Usually, users only enable this feature when the battery is low, but it is fine if you enable power saving mode even if your device is charged at 80%.
- Disable automatic app downloads and updates.
Any applications you install on your iPhone will be immediately installed on all other devices associated with the same iCloud account thanks to the Automatic App Download feature. All these applications will also receive automatic updates. This can be a very useful feature, but it also comes with a price. The battery will drain dramatically when this feature is enabled. So I recommend you disable this feature, it is not necessary or important.
There are other small changes you can make to try and save the battery as much as possible. Enabling auto-brightness, dark mode, reduce motion, etc. can help a bit here.
That’s it, folks! There are a few workarounds you can try on your device to save as much battery as possible on your iPhone after updating to iOS 16.2. let us know in the comment box below if these solutions helped you and if they solved your battery drain problem.
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