How to Fix Bad iOS 12 Beta Battery Life

iOS 12 beta testers are dealing with a wide variety of issues, including abnormal battery drain. Fixing battery life issues can be tricky, but this guide will take you through some possible solutions for bad iOS 12 beta battery life issues.

Severe battery drain is a common side effect of new software, especially incomplete ones like iOS 12. Strange battery problems can occur at any time.

If you’re starting to experience bad iOS 12 battery life, especially if you’re having a good experience on iOS 11.4 or lower, your first instinct may be to go back to iOS 11. It’s definitely an option, but some of you may want to keep testing iOS 12 and its new features. If you fall into that camp, you’ll want to try a few fixes before admitting defeat.

Today we want to walk you through some possible solutions (no guarantees that will work for you or your device) to iOS 12 beta battery life issues. Battery life issues can be difficult to fix, but the fixes we’ve listed here have been proven to work and can help stabilize your device.

Restart your device

The first thing you should try is a quick restart of your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, especially if you haven’t done it in a while. Turn off your device, wait a minute and turn it back on. This may sound too easy, but the occasional reboot can have a positive impact on your device’s performance.

Control Your Apps

If restarting doesn’t fix your battery life issues, the next thing to look at is your apps. Apps and services tend to get out of hand with pre-release software like iOS 12 beta, so there’s a chance Facebook or another app might be chewing up your fees.

Check your apps. They could be the source of your iOS 12 battery life problems.

Fortunately, checking your apps for abnormal battery drain is extremely easy in iOS 12. Here’s what you need to do to take control of your apps:

It’s clear that if you use an app a lot, it will consume more battery than an app you don’t use. However, if you see anything out of the ordinary, you will want to investigate further.

If you see an app that is consuming an abnormal amount of battery, you should try deleting that app from your device to see if it improves your device’s battery life.

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If this is an important app and you are unable to delete it from your device, we recommend downloading the latest updates to see if the issue is resolved.

Disable Widgets

You can find widgets all over iOS 12. If you have a ton of widgets enabled, it could be the source of your battery life issues (or one of them).

If you think you can manage without widgets, try disabling them to see if it improves your device’s battery life. Here’s how to do this:

If you’re on the right screen, you should see a list of your apps and services. These are you widgets and you may notice some of them active.

To disable a widget, simply do the following:

First you’ll want to disable widgets you never use. If the problem persists, you will want to go back to this screen and use trial and error, or disable them all and check your battery life.

If you determine that they are not the source of your battery life problems, you can always re-enable them.

Use Low Power Mode

If you are not familiar with Low Power Mode of iOS, you should know.

Low Power Mode is an extremely useful tool that will limit certain functions on your phone to save battery life. iOS will prompt you to use it when your device reaches 20%, but if your device starts to show severe battery loss, you may want to use it more freely.

Here is how to enable Low Power Mode on your phone:

You can also add it to your device’s Control Center if you don’t want to go to Settings every time. Control Center is the menu that opens when you swipe up from the bottom of the screen or swipe down from the top right of the screen on iPhone X.

Here’s how to add the Low Power Mode shortcut to Control Center:

Now when you enter the Control Center, you will see a small battery meter symbol. Tap this symbol to turn Low Power Mode on or off.

Use Airplane Mode

If you start experiencing rapid battery loss on your device, you should try putting your iPhone or iPad in Airplane Mode to disconnect all connections.

You can also find the Airplane Mode toggle at the top of the Settings app and in the Control Center menu in the upper left corner. This is the airplane symbol.

Turning on Airplane Mode kills Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and other connections, but helps save battery life.

We recommend turning on Airplane Mode when using your device in poor service areas. If your device is having trouble disconnecting a connection, it will work hard. And when your device works too hard, its battery dies. In some cases, quickly.

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Manage Your Screen

Your screen may be killing your battery, so you’ll want to better manage it (if you’re not already) while using the iOS 12 beta.

Your device’s sensors work to read the lighting in your environment and automatically adjust the display to suit your needs. These sensors will usually do the right thing, but in some cases your screen may be too bright for your needs. If your screen is bright for no reason, you’re losing some valuable percentage points.

Try manually managing your screen brightness by turning off auto-brightness. To do this simply:

When you turn off Auto-Brightness, you have to manually adjust your screen brightness. This is extremely easy to do. You can go to Settings > Display & Brightness and change the slider there, or open Control Center and change it there.

In the Control Center, the brightness toggle is the slider with the sun-looking symbol on the right.

Turn off Lift to Wake

If your screen doesn’t need to turn on every time you turn on your phone, try turning off Raise to Wake on your device. It can earn you a few points.

reset all settings

If you’re up for some work, you can also try resetting your device’s settings to their defaults to see if that helps improve battery life in iOS 12 beta.

This step will take a little more time than most as it will cause your device to forget known Wi-Fi networks and Bluetooth connections. Be sure to write down your passwords before doing this.

Depending on your device and setup, this may take some time to complete. Once complete, you will need to re-establish your connections and check your battery life.

Download Latest iOS 12 Beta

Be sure to follow Apple’s beta releases. If you have a new iOS 12 beta, try installing it to see if it improves your battery life performance.

Apple will release new betas biweekly and weekly as we get closer to final release this fall. If you can’t find a manual solution for your problems, the new version has a chance to do wonders for your device and its performance.

Get a Battery Box or Battery Bank

If you’re willing to spend some money improving iOS 12 beta battery life, consider purchasing a battery case or battery bank to use throughout the beta process.

If you don’t know where to start, we’ve compiled a list of the best iPhone X cases and best iPhone 8 cases to get you started. If you don’t want to install a bulky case on your iPhone, you should consider purchasing a battery bank.

In case you didn’t know, battery packs are small, portable power supplies. For example, RAVPower battery pack can provide six full iPhone charges.

There are loads of options out there, but RAV’s device is Mophie’s. powerstation plus mini and Anker Powercore 2010 are some of the best.