Within a month of Apple’s iOS 11 update, it was already installed on more devices than Oreo the latest version of Android. Apple’s iOS 11 is packed with plenty of new features, bug fixes, major interface overhaul (which everyone secretly hates!) and a lot more for iPhone and iPad users to enjoy. It’s not so sunny however, as many users are now running into iOS 11 battery life problems. Prior to the update, battery life lasted more than a day, almost two before needing to charge again.

Most of the complaints seem to be coming from people with older iPhone models like the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. There are plenty of iPhone 8 users aggravated by the battery drain. How to fix iOS 11 battery life problems? We have learned that Apple will release software updates to fix iOS 11 battery issues. In the meantime, you can try a few tricks and tips to fix iOS 11 battery problems.

Fix iOS 11 Battery Life Issue (Step-by-step Guide)


Screen Brightness

Believe it or not, much brightness actually affects your iOS 11 battery life. If you’re a power user, turn your screen brightness down to extend the iPhone’s battery life. You can always increase the brightness if you need to see something and then turn it back down. If you don’t use your phone that much, you won’t see a noticeable difference.

Background Refresh

The biggest battery drains are done by the apps you’re constantly using. Do you use your phone check Messenger, or have Spotify? A lot of apps are constantly checking for information in the background, downloading data, and burning through your battery life. You should be vary of apps that put a strain on the iPhone’s internal processor. Find out which apps are draining your battery. Go to Settings > Battery, and scroll down to see the percentage of battery used by each app in the last 24 hours (or last week). If you don’t need certain apps running in the background, go to Settings > General > Background App Refresh to manually turn of each app’s auto-refresh.

You’ll need to go to each app individually to check if background refresh is on. Go to settings and scroll down to see all the apps on the device. You don’t need every one of your apps to be refreshing in the backgrounds so turn off the ones you don’t need.


Location Services

When location tracking on your iPhone is on, it is constantly using Wi-Fi networks, built-in GPS and Bluetooth to pinpoint exactly where you are. This one is quite obvious as apps like Twitter, Facebook, Google Maps and Uber are the common culprits draining your iPhone 8 battery. If you aren’t using a specific app that requires location tracking to get you somewhere, simply turn it off. Go to Settings > Privacy > Location Services and disable the app’s access to location services.


Your iPhone is burning up the battery to track what each and every app is up to. It can be quite handy when the notification lights up your screen, however, the screen can be a huge battery drain. Turn off notifications for individual apps. Go to Settings > Notifications and configure notifications individually so you can control which apps you want to receive notifications from. Your iPhone battery life will drastically improve soon as you set the alert to fewer apps sending notifications.

Hey Siri

Even if you don’t use Siri, it is going to drain your iPhone battery. Siri is always running in the background, listening to you. Go to Settings > General > Siri > Allow “Hey Siri” and turn it off.

These are some of the few things you can do to fix iOS 11 battery issues. If all else fails, you can always opt for factory restore. This solution seems to have worked for a majority of users. Read on if you want to perform an iOS 11 factory restore.

iOS 11 battery life issues


Ye be warned, this is the most drastic of all solutions. You must factory restore your iPhone and set it up as a brand new phone. This iOS 11 battery trick only works if you don’t restore backup. Be prepared to lose all your data, messages, apps, and the whole shebang.

Apart from iOS 11 battery issues, it seems it has also been causing problems for Office 365, Outlook.com and Exchange 2016 email addresses. Several users have complained that they are unable to send messages from these accounts in the default mail app.