5 Things Draining Your Phone’s Battery and How to Fix Them

Do you also find your phone discharging faster than it was supposed to? Or do you also find your phone out of juice during something important? If you answered yes then this article will definitely help you. 

It doesn’t matter if you own an iPhone or an Android device, you may find your phone out of juice in the middle of the day and this might not be your fault. Today we will discuss five major and most common issues you may face which is continuously draining your battery, and we will show you how to fix it. 

What Causes Your Phone Discharges so Quick?

Check Your Phone’s Brightness

Most of the time we don’t pay much attention to our screen brightness. When we go outside where there is a lot of natural sunlight we often increase our screen brightness to check our phone. After that when we go inside we forget to decrease the brightness and keep using the phone as it is. This kind of problem is faced by many middle-aged people. 

Brightness levels really impact how much longer your battery will last. The higher the brightness level, the lower the battery backup will go. The screen takes up a lot of electrical energy to function and increasing the brightness means feeding it more power. So you need to fix this and can do that simply by visiting your phone’s settings. There you will find the option of auto-brightness under the display settings in android phone, you just need to turn that on. For iPhones, you will need to go to the Accessibility section first and then click on display. By turning it on you will not be needed to turn the brightness up and down when you go outside or inside, the light sensor will detect the brightness of the environment and do it for you.

phone brightness

GPS Location left Turned On

GPS is one of the services your phone has that put the heaviest strain on the battery. It eats up the battery like a rabbit munching on fresh grass. You will need to turn off your GPS as soon as possible if it is not in use by any important app. GPS is majorly used by maps in your phone and its work is to triangulate your location frequently by coordinating it with the satellite. Thus, it has a very high energy requirement. 

To stop your GPS from draining your battery you will need to turn it off. And you can do it by swiping down the notification panel and turn the GPS off. Alternatively, you can also go to “Settings >Location >Turn Off (For Androids). (For iPhones) go to Settings > Privacy > Location Services >Turn Off.”

GPS or Location

Unwanted Running Background Apps

When you are done using an app you press the home button usually. Due to this the app doesn’t actually close, it keeps running in the background and drain the phones battery and computing power constantly. For example, when you are done scrolling through all those cute cat pics on Instagram, you just press the home button and forget about it. The Instagram keeps running in the background and drains the battery.

To close all your unwanted background running apps you will need to quickly press the Home button twice. Then you have to swipe the screen left or right to view the list of apps. Now scroll through the list of apps, hold the app you want to close then swipe it up and off the screen. This method will work for iPhone users. And for the android user, you guys can just tap ones on the overview/Recents buttons at the bottom of the screen and then press the clear button to kill all the background apps. 

Background Running Apps

Wifi and Cellular Service 

Your wifi and cellular services like the 3G, 4G and 5G are also draining a massive amount of power from your phone’s battery constantly. Wifi and cellular services are all wireless connections that require a lot of energy to maintain their end to end services. That is why it is suggested by experts that you should turn these off when not in use. 

For example when you are done surfing the internet and are not expecting any important message that will come via the internet then you should turn off your wifi to conserve your battery. 

When you visit any low signal area where the networks of your smartphone keep fluctuating, then you should turn on the airplane mode. When the network fluctuates that means the cellular service is having troubles connecting with the network and that causes it to use more energy rapidly, so it’s better to turn it off. 


Turn Off Anything That Wakes Up Your Phone From Sleep

Things like app push notification, the unnecessary advertisement you are subscribed to, spam mails or anything like that. These things make the phone wake up from sleep, which causes serious battery draining. When these messages arrive the phone rings and the screen turns on which puts a strain on the battery, not at ones but the strain gradually grows as you receive more and more such messages through the day. 

You can deal with these by unsubscribing to all non-important mailing services. Block all spam emails and numbers. Disabling push notifications from all the non-important apps by visiting the app settings inside the app. 

Push Notifications

How to Keep an Eye On your Battery’s Health

Even after following all these above-mentioned steps, your battery might still be discharging pretty quickly. But you can also tackle this problem by monitoring what’s affecting your battery and remedying it. You can do it by using apps that monitor your phones’ battery health. Nowadays, smartphones already have apps that check on battery health pre-installed in them, you can easily access them by using these apps.

But people still own some phones that do not have features like that so for these views we would like to recommend some apps that will work on both Android and iPhones:

  1. Greenify
  2. Avast Cleanup and Boost
  3. AccuBattery
  4. Kaspersky Battery
  5. Battery HD



If you also face the problem of battery draining quickly like me, hope that you have found a way to minimize its effects by reading this article.

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