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    Hello, people! How are you all? Anyone who's seeing this please do reply as I am into anxiety after seeing battery health after two weeks.
    I bought brand iPhone XS on 12th December. Almost two weeks before. It was brand & was activated on 12th December & updated to latest iOS as well. Now what I am worried about is that I never let my iPhone fall below 50% charge. I always keep it above 60%. After just one week my battery health dropped from 100% to 99% & now in the end of second week it dropped to 98%. 2% in two weeks. Why is this happening. My iPhone is working all fine. No issues at all. I get 4 hours on screen time with 20% battery left but why my battery health is draining so fast like 1% every week? I live in Pakistan so here we have no authorised Apple service centres. Can any guide me that what to do? I am really worried.
    12-29-2019 07:11 AM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I don’t know, but you might want to consider charging the phone overnight instead of the way you’re currently charging it. In addition, feel free to make a Genius Bar appointment with the nearest Apple Store to have them check it out for you.
    nikkisharif likes this.
    12-29-2019 08:24 AM
  3. nikkisharif's Avatar
    I agree with D & would definitely make a genius appointment.
    12-29-2019 04:15 PM
  4. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    It could be an app causing excess battery drain. Try this:
    1. Turn Background App Refresh on for all apps. This helps apps run in the background more efficiently, using less resources.
    2. Swipe any suspect apps out of multitasking. (Kill the apps). If not sure, just swipe them all out.
    3. Do a Hard Reset of the iPhone. (Reboot)
    See if that works.
    12-29-2019 04:37 PM
  5. Tartarus's Avatar
    Hello, people! How are you all? Anyone who's seeing this please do reply as I am into anxiety after seeing battery health after two weeks.
    I bought brand iPhone XS on 12th December. Almost two weeks before. It was brand & was activated on 12th December & updated to latest iOS as well. Now what I am worried about is that I never let my iPhone fall below 50% charge. I always keep it above 60%. After just one week my battery health dropped from 100% to 99% & now in the end of second week it dropped to 98%. 2% in two weeks. Why is this happening. My iPhone is working all fine. No issues at all. I get 4 hours on screen time with 20% battery left but why my battery health is draining so fast like 1% every week? I live in Pakistan so here we have no authorised Apple service centres. Can any guide me that what to do? I am really worried.
    Battery Health degrades gradually over time. It’s related to how often you drain your battery and charge it.
    You must be using your iPhone a lot.
    I wouldn’t worry about it.
    12-29-2019 06:55 PM
  6. love4speechless's Avatar
    My iPhone 11 Pro is down to 95% after three months
    12-29-2019 09:18 PM
  7. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    My iPhone 11 Pro is down to 95% after three months
    Wow. That's insane. After an entire year with my XS Max it was at 98%
    12-31-2019 12:18 AM
  8. love4speechless's Avatar
    Wow. That's insane. After an entire year with my XS Max it was at 98%
    My xs Max had 96% after a year for me so 95% after just three months is crazy
    12-31-2019 08:30 AM
  9. Wotchered's Avatar
    My XS is at 94% after fourteen months (not good in my eyes).
    Force close everything,webpages as well, clear your history in Safari, go through settings and turn off anything you do not have a reason to have on. Re boot.
    12-31-2019 10:10 AM
  10. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    My iPhone 11 Pro is down to 95% after three months
    Have you done anything differently than you did with your Max? On your phone more now? Any new apps? Are your settings for screen brightness, Push notifications, and location services the same? Those are the big 3 battery users. Others are streaming video and music, apps like Facebook, Twitter, forum apps, photo editing apps, etc. I try to plug my phone in when doing anything battery intensive, like updating apps, updating iOS, backing up my phone, and using apps I know uses a lot of battery. I'll plug in when using Superimpose, YouTube, Facebook, and TapaTalk, because I know they use a lot of battery. Plugging in prevents them from using the phone's battery. But I wouldn't worry about 95% after 3 months. Make whatever adjustments needed, and enjoy your iPhone. You'll likely be ready to upgrade again before your battery needs replacing.
    love4speechless likes this.
    12-31-2019 10:48 AM
  11. love4speechless's Avatar
    Have you done anything differently than you did with your Max? On your phone more now? Any new apps? Are your settings for screen brightness, Push notifications, and location services the same? Those are the big 3 battery users. Others are streaming video and music, apps like Facebook, Twitter, forum apps, photo editing apps, etc. I try to plug my phone in when doing anything battery intensive, like updating apps, updating iOS, backing up my phone, and using apps I know uses a lot of battery. I'll plug in when using Superimpose, YouTube, Facebook, and TapaTalk, because I know they use a lot of battery. Plugging in prevents them from using the phone's battery. But I wouldn't worry about 95% after 3 months. Make whatever adjustments needed, and enjoy your iPhone. You'll likely be ready to upgrade again before your battery needs replacing.
    My main battery killer is onedrive. I didn’t think about plugging my phone in while using apps. Does it really help the life of the battery?
    12-31-2019 10:59 AM
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    Hello, people! How are you all? Anyone who's seeing this please do reply as I am into anxiety after seeing battery health after two weeks.
    I bought brand iPhone XS on 12th December. Almost two weeks before. It was brand & was activated on 12th December & updated to latest iOS as well. Now what I am worried about is that I never let my iPhone fall below 50% charge. I always keep it above 60%. After just one week my battery health dropped from 100% to 99% & now in the end of second week it dropped to 98%. 2% in two weeks. Why is this happening. My iPhone is working all fine. No issues at all. I get 4 hours on screen time with 20% battery left but why my battery health is draining so fast like 1% every week? I live in Pakistan so here we have no authorised Apple service centres. Can any guide me that what to do? I am really worried.
    12-31-2019 11:04 AM
  13. Larry Cook1's Avatar
    My IPhone XR is a little over a year and is at 99%.
    12-31-2019 02:38 PM
  14. Wotchered's Avatar
    My IPhone XR is a little over a year and is at 99%.
    Try turning it on !
    01-01-2020 07:21 AM
  15. staceymj86's Avatar
    I’ve had my XS Max for 10 months and my battery is at 94%.
    01-01-2020 08:34 AM
  16. Wotchered's Avatar
    My main battery killer is onedrive. I didn’t think about plugging my phone in while using apps. Does it really help the life of the battery?
    Yup, even the old iPhone charger will keep up with YouTube, for instance so your battery level should not decrease while watching.
    love4speechless likes this.
    01-01-2020 08:40 AM
  17. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    My main battery killer is onedrive. I didn’t think about plugging my phone in while using apps. Does it really help the life of the battery?
    Yes. While plugged in, it uses the power from where it's plugged in. Wall outlet, etc. Not the phone's battery.
    love4speechless likes this.
    01-03-2020 05:11 PM
  18. love4speechless's Avatar
    Wouldn’t it shorten the overall life of the battery if it’s constantly plugged into the charger?
    01-03-2020 06:59 PM
  19. scruffypig's Avatar
    My iPhone 11 Pro is down to 95% after three months
    Wow. Still at 100%. Bought my 11PRO with the preorder.
    01-03-2020 10:25 PM
  20. love4speechless's Avatar
    Wow. Still at 100%. Bought my 11PRO with the preorder.
    Mine is now at 94% -_- I’m not too worried though because you can always change a battery if needed
    01-03-2020 10:33 PM
  21. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    My main battery killer is onedrive. I didn’t think about plugging my phone in while using apps. Does it really help the life of the battery?
    How do you know OneDrive is your battery killer? Do you use it a lot? Does it show in Settings> Battery a high % of your battery use? If you don't use that app a lot, and it shows a high % of use, then it may be the one. Facebook is one of my big battery killers. It shows using 27% while on screen 39 minutes. By comparison, TapaTalk shows only 8% while on screen the same 39 minutes.
    01-04-2020 08:31 AM

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