How To Fix Fast Battery Drain on iPhone 14 Pro

Apple’s latest iPhone 14 Pro has a bigger battery than iPhone 13 Pro (approximately 100mAh) and a more power-efficient A16 Bionic chip, but many iPhone 14 Pro users reported lesser battery life. This guide is for you if you’re also an iPhone 14 Pro user facing a battery backup problem.

So, why is the iPhone 14 Pro battery draining faster? Apple introduced many new features in their iPhone 14 Pro series, and Always On Display is one of them. Always On is a power-hungry feature that drains the battery faster. If you have enabled the Always On display and 5G radio on your iPhone, then you’ll get lesser battery life.

Apart from Always On, there could be many other reasons your iPhone battery drains faster. This guide will provide some easy tips to fix the fast battery drain on iPhone 14 Pro and older iPhones.

How To Fix Fast Battery Drain On iPhone 14 Pro?

Follow these methods to extend the battery life of your iPhone:

1. Disable Always On

Always On display is an old feature on Android phones, but Apple introduced it in iPhone 14 Pro lineup. It’s a power-hungry feature that reduces the battery backup of smartphones.

If your iPhone 14 Pro battery is dying faster, then disable the Always On functionality from Display & Brightness settings. The quick battery drain problem will probably be resolved on your device.

Here’s how to disable Always On in iPhone 14 Pro:

iPhone Always On Settings
  • Go to Settings.
  • Tap on Display & Brightness.
  • Scroll down and toggle off Always On.
  • Confirm the changes.

2. Restart Your iPhone

I recommend restarting your iPhone if the battery is still draining faster. Sometimes, settings changes don’t apply due to software glitches, and a force restart fixes it.

Follow these steps to restart your iPhone:

iPhone Power Off
  1. Press the Power and Volume Up buttons together for 3 seconds.
  2. Now slide the Power off slider to shut down your iPhone.
  3. Wait 2-3 minutes and press the power button until the Apple logo appears.

3. Turn Off 5G

Apple introduced 5G support in iPhone 12 and later devices. If you have enabled 5G radio on your iPhone, then it will regularly search for a 5G network nearby, which consumes high power.

If you don’t need super-fast internet speed, then you better keep the 5G radio disabled on your iPhone because the 5G feature will drain the battery faster than 4G & LTE.

Follow these steps to disable the 5G radio on iPhone 14 Pro:

5G on iPhone
  • Go to Settings.
  • Tap on Mobile Data.
  • Select the data plan and tap on Voice & Data.
  • Select the 4G / LTE from the list.

4. Reduce Screen Brightness

Your smartphone screen consumes most of the power from the battery. Higher screen brightness consumes more power because it needs to illuminate more screen pixels.

If you’ve enabled the Auto Rotate screen feature, it will eat extra power. So, it’s better to keep the auto brightness enabled or manually reduce the brightness on your iPhone to save battery consumption.

5. Turn Off Keyboard Haptics

For a better typing experience, smartphone manufacturers provide keyboard haptics features. Whenever you type anything on the keyboard, Apple’s Taptic Engine (vibrator) triggers to provide haptic feedback.

Taptic Engine is a mechanical device that drains more power from the battery. You can disable the keyboard haptic on your iPhone to get an extra battery backup.

6. Update iOS

iPhone 14 Pro was released with iOS 16, but this was the buggiest version of iOS, and many iPhone users faced battery life problems with iOS 16. A few weeks later, Apple released iOS 16.1, which fixed many reported bugs on the device.

Apple periodically releases iOS updates that fix all existing software bugs on iPhone. So, if your device is running on an older version of iOS, then I recommend checking for available updates.

Follow these steps to check available iOS updates on iPhone:

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Tap on General.
  3. Tap on Software Update.
  4. Download and install any available update for your device.

7. Reset All Settings

If you’ve enabled any unknown settings that consume higher battery power, then I recommend you Reset All Settings on your iPhone.

This will restore the default factory settings on your iPhone, which fixes the high battery consumption.

Follow these steps to Reset All Settings on your iPhone:

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Tap on General.
  3. Scroll down and tap on Transfer or Reset iPhone.
  4. Tap on Reset and select Reset All Settings.
  5. Enter your iPhone passcode to confirm the action.

8. Enable Low Power Mode

Apple has a built-in Low Power Mode feature that disables some power-hungry tasks and preserves the battery. It disables Background App Refresh, Location Services, Mail Fetching, etc., drastically enhancing the battery life.

You can enable Low Power Mode on your iPhone 14 Pro to prevent the battery from dying faster.

Here’s how to enable Low Power Mode on iPhone 14 Pro:

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Scroll down and tap on Battery.
  3. Toggle on Low Power Mode button.

9. Reduce Auto-Lock Time

As I said earlier, the display consumes most of the power on the smartphone; hence higher auto-lock time will drain more battery unnecessarily.

Reduce your iPhone auto-lock time to save battery life. I recommend setting it between 30 seconds to 1 minute.

Follow these steps to reduce Auto-lock time on iPhone:

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Tap on Display & Brightness.
  3. Scroll down and tap on Auto-Lock.
  4. Select 30 seconds from the list.

10. Contact Apple Support

If you’ve tried all the methods mentioned above, but your iPhone 14 Pro battery is still dying faster, it means your device has some major fault, and you need to contact the Apple support team.

Open the Safari browser on your iPhone and visit the Apple Support website. Log in with your Apple ID and explain the problem to the support agent.

They will run a full device diagnosis to recognize the issue on your device. You can also visit the nearest Apple Care center, and they’ll fix the problem or replace your device.

Does iPhone 14 Pro Have Battery Problem?

Yes, many iPhone 14 Pro users have reported battery backup problems on their devices, but that is mostly due to the Always On display and outdated buggy iOS software. I’ve mentioned some easy troubleshooting to fix it.

How Long Does iPhone 14 Pro Battery Last?

According to Phone Arena, the iPhone 14 Pro battery lasts up to 12 hours on average under heavy usages such as gaming and video streaming. However, a light user can expect a whole day’s battery life.

Can You Charge iPhone 14 Pro Overnight?

Yes, you can charge your iPhone 14 Pro overnight. But ensure that Optimised Battery Charging is enabled on your device to extend the battery lifespan of your iPhone.

Conclusion

Your phone screen is the highest battery consumer, and Always On Display and higher screen brightness are the most common reasons for the faster battery drain on iPhone 14 Pro. You can get extra battery life from your iPhone by following the above tips.

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Daniel is a tech enthusiast and repair technician who loves experimenting with various gadgets and home appliances. On this blog, he shares a troubleshooting guide for software and hardware faults.

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