How to fix iPhone XS quick battery drain in iOS 13, iPhone battery dies so fast

Quick battery drain is one of the common issues plaguing many iPhone owners after installing a new iOS update. This problem is often associated with other power-related issues like overheating. Among the usual culprits are some rogue apps, un-optimized display settings, malware and software bugs. Addressed in this post is a similar issue on the iPhone XS following the latest iOS update implementation. Read on to find out how to deal with your iPhone’s quick battery drain in iOS 13.

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Troubleshooting a problem on the iPhone XS quick battery drain in iOS 13

In worst scenarios battery draining issue is tied to hardware damage like a damaged battery or other relevant components. In several instances though, rapid battery draining is attributed to software issues. This denotes that it can be remedied at home by carrying out applicable workarounds. The solutions mapped out below are used to eliminate post-update bugs and other usual software-related factors that can trigger quick battery draining problem in iOS 13. Try these methods before opting for service.

First solution: Force close all running apps in the background. 

Random software glitches might have caused certain apps on your phone to go rogue, and thereby triggering them to consume a significant amount of power than they normally should. Apps that are usually acting up from an update are those that were left open or running in the background during the update installation. This is a typical post-update behaviour any suspended application could end up with especially from a major system transition. Fortunately, such problems could easily be remedied by ending and restarting those rogue apps. Thus, you should consider this among the first potential solutions to try. Simply follow these steps, if you haven’t already:

  1. Swipe your finger up and then pause from the Home screen.
  2. Swipe left or right to navigate through the apps preview. 
  3. Then swipe up on each app’s preview to close individual background apps. 
  4. Do the same to the rest of the background apps.

Use your iPhone XS as normal after clearing all apps to check if the battery still drains quickly. 

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Second solution: Perform a soft reset or force restart on your iPhone XS. 

Erratic apps that have been ruined by some complex update bugs may not be rectified by simply restarting them, like what you did first. In this case, your next option would be a system reboot on your iPhone. You’ve got two methods to choose from. First, is the soft reset and second is a force restart. The former method can be applied if your device is still responding while the latter is when your device seemed to get stuck on the black screen as it power drained completely. Both of these methods will provide a quick system refresh and clear out junk files from your phone’s internal memory including any corrupted update data that adversely affected the phone’s power or battery system. To soft reset your iPhone Xs, simply follow these steps:

  1. Press and hold the Power button and the Volume Up button on the side of your iPhone XS.
  2. Release the buttons when the Slide to Power Off button appears. Doing so will turn off the phone.
  3. After about 30 seconds, press and hold the Power button on the side of your phone until it restarts.
  4. If prompted, enter your PIN or passcode then tap OK to access the Home screen and start using your phone again.

If you need to force restart your iPhone XS, just follow these steps instead:

  1. Press and release the Volume Up button quickly.
  2. Press and release the Volume Down button quickly.
  3. Lastly, press and hold the Power/Side button until the Apple logo appears.

Allow your phone to complete the reboot process and then check if the battery draining issue has been rectified. If not, proceed with the next solution. 

Third solution: Check and install pending app updates on your iPhone XS. 

Outdated apps on your device can also trigger massive power drain especially if they tend to go misbehave after the recent system changes. Problems like this usually happens as these apps are no longer able to work stable on the new platform your phone runs on. As a result, they somehow kept the processor exhausted and eventually results in quick battery drain. To eliminate this from the underlying cause, manually check and install any pending app updates on your iPhone XS. Just follow these steps whenever you’re ready: 

  1. From the Home screen, tap on App Store to open it. 
  2. Tap on Today tab at the bottom. 
  3. Then tap on the user profile icon on the top right corner of the screen. 
  4. You should see the account details. 
  5. Scroll down to the Available Updates section. 
  6. Tap on Update next to the app to update individual apps.
  7. Tap on Update All to update all apps simultaneously. 

Allow your apps to complete the update installation process. Once it’s done, perform a soft reset on your iPhone XS in order to apply necessary changes and refresh your phone’s system. Just refer to the above steps on how to soft reset your iPhone XS.

After the phone reboots, use your phone as you normally do and then see if the quick battery draining issue has been resolved.

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Fourth solution: Reset all settings on your iPhone XS. 

The iOS 13 update has brought it major changes to your phone’s system. These changes can also alter some settings automatically and may have caused your battery to drain quickly. Incorrect or invalid settings may cause your phone to act up and system’s performance to be affected. Performing a reset all settings on your iPhone XS will clear all customized settings then revert to the default options and values. This process can help in clearing those settings that may have been overridden by the recent software update. There’s no need to worry about losing personal information as this process won’t delete any saved files on your device. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Access Settings from the Home screen. 
  2. Tap General.
  3. Scroll down to and then select Reset
  4. Tap the Reset All Settings  option.
  5. Enter your device passcode once prompted.
  6. Then tap to confirm all settings reset. 

Your iPhone XS will restart automatically after all settings are reset to their original values. Allow your phone to boot up completely and then see if its normal battery operation resumes.

Fifth solution: Perform a factory reset to fix quick battery drain in iOS 13. 

Advanced solutions may be necessary to eradicate major errors affecting your iPhone’s battery system in iOS 13. To deal with these complex system errors, performing a factory reset or full system reset would be necessary. This will wipe everything from your iPhone system including fatal errors inflicted by the recent iOS update that eventually trigger rapid battery drain. Prior to performing this reset, create backups of all your important files via iTunes or iCloud. Doing so will let you recover your files afterwards. Once everything is set, follow these steps to carry out a factory reset on your iPhone XS through settings:

  1. Access Settings from the Home screen. 
  2. Tap General.
  3. Scroll down to and then select Reset
  4. Tap the Erase all contents and settings option.
  5. Enter your device passcode once prompted.
  6. Then tap to confirm factory reset. 

Just follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process. Once factory reset is done, your phone will reboot automatically and then restore its factory defaults. You’ll then need to set up your device as new in order to use it again. Utilizing the start-up wizard can help you speed up the process. 

You can also use iTunes to manually erase and restore your iPhone XS to its factory default settings on a computer. This would be a better option if you wish to back up files from your iPhone storage straight to your computer drive via iTunes.

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Still experiencing quick battery drain in iOS 13?

At this point, consider looking into the possibility that a damaged component is present on your device. While the battery draining symptoms started from the recent iOS update,  There might be something wrong with your iPhone’s battery or other relevant component.

If the methods listed above did not clear out the problem and your iPhone XS battery drains quickly, you may need to perform a more advanced solutions like recovery mode restore or DFU mode restore to fix the issue. Stubborn errors caused by the new software update can be cleared out by restoring previous backups through iTunes. Just connect your phone to a Mac or Windows computer with the latest version of iTunes installed using the Apple-supplied USB/lightning cable. Follow the onscreen prompts and instructions to restore backups that you’ve created recently. 


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