The iPhone SE is Apple’s latest smartphone in the iPhone lineup. If you own one with battery problems we might be able to help you in this guide. We will teach you how to save some battery life if you don’t want to buy a battery case or do anything dealing with taking it apart.
When you get your new iPhone and restore from backup or set up as new, your iPhone could use up a lot of juice downloading games, apps, mail, photos and other stuff. This can be contributed to features like Spotlight and Wi-Fi radio staying on for a long time, which indexes everything. Summing that up, when the radios and processors are still going, the battery drains faster.
Looking over to if you just upgraded, you should give things time to catch up and finish, and see how it operates later. If the problem persists and seems like it is getting worse, we have some more tips for you.
Resetting Your iPhone SE
To troubleshoot some of the problems with battery drainage on the iPhone SE, you can try rebooting, or resetting to help out with instances running in the back.
- Step 1: Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button and the Home button at the same time
- Step 2: Keep them held down until you see an Apple logo. Once you see the logo, let go.
Once you are done, check to see if the battery drains by checking on its status every 20 minutes to see if anything is getting worse or better.
Checking Usage In Settings
Many iPhone users should know that iOS 9 contains features that help with battery usage option that lets you know exactly what apps and services are using up your iPhone SE’s battery and more.
- Step 1: Go to Settings
- Step 2: Go to Battery
- Step 3: Wait for Battery Usage to finish loading
- Step 4: Tap on the Show Detailed Usage to see everything going on in the back and foreground, and how they are using up power.
- Step 5: Tap on Last 7 Days to get a better look at power consumption over time.
Force Quitting Apps After Seeing Usage
If you see an app ( example: Facebook) there for and it says that 4% on screen and 40% on background, it’s letting you know that something is wrong. At this point, you can force close the app that’s consuming power by force quitting it.
- Step 1: Double tap the Home button to bring up the fast app switcher
- Step 2: Swipe to the app you want to force quit or consuming power
- Step 3: Touch the app card and swipe it up off the iPhone SE’s screen.
If that doesn’t work, you can try re-installing the app or get rid of the old app and find another app that does the same/similar thing.
Low Power Mode
A trick that Apple added to iOS that helps out a lot is Low Power Mode. This mode disables a lot of features to cut down on power usage.
- Step 1: Launch the Settings app
- Step 2: Head to Battery
- Step 3: Turn on Low Power Mode.
You will know when Low Power Mode is enabled by looking at the color of the battery icon, which it should turn yellow. Something worth noting is that it will automatically turn off any time you recharge above 80% or higher.
Other tips that might help your new iPhone SE out is hiding the Clock app in a folder. The reason behind this is that the clock’s animation uses up GPU cycles. You can also set Auto-Lock to 1 minute or turn off any extra sounds like keyboard clicks.
In addition, you can also use headphones instead of the speaker if you have to listen to audio or music to save some power. You can also try the old method of turning the screen brightness down, or turn off Bluetooth. Lastly, to save on some battery life with your new 4-inch iPhone, you can turn off Wi-Fi when you are not using it.
Keep in mind that all of these tips may or may not work depending on your iPhone and your build of iOS. If all of the above doesn’t work, you can try contacting Apple support staff by heading over to apple.com/support.