How to improve battery consumption in iOS 11

How to improve battery consumption in iOS 11

Every year, when Apple releases a new version of the operating system, many users complain that iOS has started to consume much more drums iPhone. The problem is that this does not happen with everyone, only with a part, which shows that it is not something directly associated with the system, but possibly with an individual configuration for each user.

So, as we do every year, we will show you some possible solutions to help solve the problem if you are part of the users who are going through this.


Greater use

Something that is normal in the first week that a new iOS is released is to use the device much more to discover all the news presented. As we use the device more, we naturally spend more resources and then we get the impression that the battery is “spending faster” than normal, when in reality we are using the device much more than usual. Over time, we return to everyday use and things get back to normal. So consider whether, in fact, you haven’t been using the device anymore lately, before you blame the system.

Update issues

No, it is not normal for iOS 11 to consume more battery than usual; it has been optimized to work as well as iOS 10. If you noticed a much higher battery consumption after upgrading to the new system, then something is wrong.

When we just update an operating system on top of an existing one, some things may not work during this process. Internal files can suffer minor corruptions that end up affecting the performance of the system. This is common in the technological world, including computers.

Therefore, if you are experiencing performance problems or battery that is consumed very fast, ideally you install iOS again. In 90% of cases this is enough for the battery to return to normal.

To perform a system restore, simply connect your iPhone to iTunes on your computer and click To restore. Before that, make a backup of the device on the computer (or iCloud) to make sure that you will not miss anything important. If you do not want to recover the backup, it is even better, as it often contains old corrupted files that can also influence overall performance. In this other article we teach you how to do what we call Clean Installation.

So this is our first recommendation when users are experiencing battery problems after the update. It is a more radical solution, but it is the one that works the most. If it still does not solve your problem, then the cause may be different.

Hardware problem

One possibility to be considered is that it is a problem in the physical battery. Each and every smartphone has batteries that wear out over time, and this is inevitable with current technology. So, if your device already has a few good years of “life”, it is possible that the battery life is no longer the same.

But how to know? Fortunately, iOS recently introduced a way to diagnose physical battery problems. To find out if your device is suffering from this, open the Settings and go to the menu Drums. At the top of the screen, if the hardware has a problem, a warning will appear asking you to seek assistance.

In this case, there is no alternative but to change your battery.

You can also find out the status of your battery through this tutorial.

Application issues

It is possible that you are using an application that is responsible for high battery consumption. To find this out, open the Settings ›Battery and see a list of the apps that consumed the most energy in the last hours or days.

Touching the clock icon it shows more consumption details for each application

If you have one that is overly consuming energy, it may be the problem. Ideally, you should try to find out if there is an update to the new system that works more optimally. The general rule is to always keep all applications updated to the latest version, so that they do not have problems with the new system.

System optimization

Of course, you can also take steps to reduce your battery consumption, with tips for turning off or reducing the use of some native functions. But this is not specific to iOS 11 and is for all systems. The list of tips can be read in our article from last year, with most of them still valid:


Do you have any other suggestions? Then share it with us here in the comments. ?