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Learn about battery usage on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

Here's how to check the battery usage of each app on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

Check battery consumption

To see an overview of the battery level and activity over the past 24 hours or 10 days, go to Settings> Battery.

If you tap one of the bars on the screen, you can see which apps have been using the battery power during this period, as well as the percentage of the total battery consumption each app has.

Tap "Show Activity" to see how long each app has been active in the foreground or background. Here you can display the following types of use for each app:

  • "Background activity" means that the battery was used while the app was active in the background.
  • "Audio" means that these apps will play sound while they are running in the background.
  • “No mobile reception” and “Weak signal” mean the device is searching for a signal or is being used with a weak signal.
  • Backup & Restore indicates that the device has backed up to iCloud or is restoring from an iCloud backup.
  • "Connected to charger" means that the app was only used while the device was charging.

It also shows when the device was last connected to a charger and the last charge level.

Adjust settings to optimize battery life

Use power saving mode

Turn on power saving mode to save iPhone battery life. This will reduce power consumption until you turn it off or charge the iPhone to 80%. When the energy-saving mode is activated, certain settings and functions are only implemented to a limited extent or are deactivated, e.g. B. App updates, loading new TV shows or podcast episodes, checking emails and some visual effects like True Tone.

Learn more about power saving mode here.

additional Information

With iOS 11.3 and later, you can view the condition of the battery and determine if the battery needs replacing. For more information, see the article iPhone: Battery and Performance.

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