Bad iPhone battery life after update? Apple reveals how to fix it in minutes
SOME Apple fans have reported issues after they upgraded to iOS 14 on their iPhone and watchOS 7 on their smartwatch.
These problems include bad battery life, broken apps and missing health data, according to a support guide released by Apple.
iOS 14 has been causing some battery issues for some users[/caption]
The only solution appears to be factory reset for both your Apple Watch and your iPhone.
A factory reset is pretty major so you’ll need to make sure you’re fully backed up to iCloud before you choose to do it.
Otherwise you may lose important things like photos and videos.
Apple proposes unpairing your iPhone and Apple Watch and resetting both.
Apple Watch has also been having issues[/caption]
If you don’t own an Apple Watch but you’ve noticed iOS 14 draining your battery, it’s advisable to wait for a less drastic fix.
How to factory reset my iPhone and Apple Watch
Unpair your Apple Watch from your iPhone via the Watch app.
The data on your watch should automatically backup to your iPhone.
Go to your iCloud Settings and make sure the Health app is turned on to be backed up.
You need to click iCloud Backup and Back Up Now to backup all your iPhone and Watch data.
You may need to manage your phone storage to make room in iCloud.
Once your phone is all backed up go to Settings and click “General”.
Then click “Reset” and then the rather terrifying sounding “Erase All Content and Settings”.
This should “fix” your initial issue and now you just need to restore your phone and watch from your iCloud backup.
You should be given the option to backup your phone when you turn it back on.
To restore your watch, open the Watch app and pair up your phone and watch again.
Then click “Restore from Backup” and you should get your data back.
This should fix any previous battery draining issues from the iOS 14 update but it remains to be seen whether it fixes any missing data whether that be from your GPS or your Health app.
iPhone tricks to try today
Here are some of the best…
- Typing cursor – When typing, hold down the space bar to turn your keyboard into a trackpad, letting you move around words and sentences more easily
- Close all Safari tabs – To do this in one go, simply hold the overlapped squares in the bottom right-hand corner, and press close all tabs
- Delete lots of photos quickly – Hold down on a photo and then drag your finger diagonally in Photos to select lots of images at once, then hit delete
- Convert currency quickly – Swipe down from the top of your Home screen (or swipe left to right on an iPhone X or later model), then tap in the bar and type a currency (like $200) and it will automatically covert to your local currency
- Check if you’re due a battery upgrade – Batteries inside smartphones degrade over time. Just go to Settings > Battery > Battery Health, and check out the Maximum Capacity reading. Generally a battery is considered worn when you’re down to 80% capacity. If you’re below, you can buy a battery swap from Apple
- Move apps around faster – Hold an app until it starts wiggling, then (while still holding) tap other apps, causing them to stack so you can move them around easier
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In other news, Apple has designed a sci-fi new iPhone that promises to make smashed phone screens a thing of the past.
Apple is heavily rumoured to be releasing a new “Mini” iPhone this month.
And, the upcoming iPhone 12 could be the first Apple mobile that ships without headphones or a charging plug in the box.
Do you have problems with your phone battery life? Let us know in the comments…
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