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What to Do If Your iPhone 12 Battery Drains Overnight

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One of the best things about getting a new iPhone is having a fresh battery. This means that your iPhone won’t die just after a few hours of usage. Or at least, it’s not supposed to. If you notice your iPhone 12 running out of battery just overnight, it might be something to look into. After all, it’s not normal to lose over 15% of battery overnight if you’re not using it that time. 

There might be hidden causes as to why your iPhone 12 battery would run out that fast. If you have no idea what’s causing this, here are some things to try to remedy this issue.

  1. Turn off your Mobile Data.

One of the main things that can really drain the battery of your iPhone is your mobile data. If you can, turn off your mobile data while you’re sleeping. That way, your iPhone won’t constantly use up the battery just to sustain this feature even when you’re not using it. If you really need internet connection even while you’re asleep, we suggest connecting to Wi-Fi instead. While that may also use your battery, it won’t be as strong as using mobile data.

  1. Turn off your Bluetooth.

Some users are actually not aware that their iPhones’ Bluetooth feature is turned on. Check if the same applies to your iPhone 12. You may have also turned it on while transferring some files or listening to music and forgot to turn it off later on. Disconnect any Bluetooth devices connected to your iPhone and turn off your Bluetooth to save some battery life. Otherwise, it will continue to use up your battery even when you’re not even using it.

  1. Adjust your iPhone’s screen brightness.

Your screen’s brightness may also cause your iPhone battery to deplete. Adjust it so that it’s not too bright. This will help not only your iPhone 12’s battery life but your eyes as well. In addition, your iPhone also won’t use too much power when it lights up every time you get a notification.

  1. Try Night Shift Mode.

Not a lot of people use this feature, but it just might become useful for those who are trying to save some battery overnight. The iPhone’s Night Shift Mode automatically changes the colors of your iPhone screen to use warmer tones after sunset. This not only helps you to save some power but also your eyes.

  1. Turn on Low Power Mode.

Apple has also designed a specific feature to help users save on power when necessary. This feature is called the Low Power Mode. It came with iOS 9. Turn on this feature to get a few more hours of battery life. However, do note that it comes with a price. For one, your iPhone’s performance won’t be as fast as it normally is. In addition, it also disables some features that typically use a lot of battery juice.

  1. Disable Location Services.

You may not know this but having your location services turned on for a lot of third-party apps also use up your iPhone’s battery life. These apps, when allowed to use GPS to track your device, continuously do so even when not needed. Hence, turning some of them off may help in saving some battery juice while you’re sleeping.

  1. Turn off Background App Refresh feature.

Another feature that uses a lot of battery life is the Background App Refresh feature. While it is useful for seeing new data once you revisit the apps you opened earlier, this constant refreshing of app data uses up your iPhone’s battery life. To make sure that it doesn’t happen, you have to always remember to close the apps after finishing your task. If you can’t remember this, the next best thing to do is to turn off the Background App Refresh feature. Either that or just select which apps can use this feature and turn it off for the rest.

  1. Update to the latest versions of iOS apps.

With so many apps constantly updating every so often, it gets tiring to update them every time. However, did you know that using an old version of an iOS app may actually use up more battery? This is because iOS app updates usually come with fixes and enhancements to make its performance work more efficiently. Sometimes, it also removes some features of the app that might be using up a lot of battery juice. Hence, it would be best to update your iOS apps frequently. 

  1. Update to the latest iOS software.

The same can be said about your iPhone’s iOS software. Every time Apple launches an updated version of the iOS software, it often comes with significant changes and improvements. One of its usual upgrades is making the app run faster, smoother, and better. That means less lagging and more efficiency. In turn, this will use less of your iPhone’s battery life.

  1. Delete unnecessary apps from your iPhone.

Lastly, you can also try deleting unnecessary apps from your iPhone. Admit it, there might be an app or two in there that you might’ve already forgotten that you have. Take a quick browse and remove those that you don’t use anymore. This will allow your iPhone to have a smoother performance and a battery life. Plus, you get extra memory space that you can use for more important data.

If none of these fixes work, then it might be high time for you to have your battery replaced. You can check your iPhone’s battery health to see how it is performing. From there, you can also view which apps are using most of your battery juice. If all of these steps do not help, consider consulting an Apple genius so they can check the actual state of your iPhone’s battery.

Kokou Adzo

Kokou Adzo

Kokou Adzo is a stalwart in the tech journalism community, has been chronicling the ever-evolving world of Apple products and innovations for over a decade. As a Senior Author at Apple Gazette, Kokou combines a deep passion for technology with an innate ability to translate complex tech jargon into relatable insights for everyday users.

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