Saturday, August 22, 2015

iOS 8.4.1 Battery Life Drain Issue Fix Tips

Here is few tips how to fix iOS 8.4.1 battery life drain issue, that annoyed a number of users since the roll out of iOS 8.4.1 firmware. These users complain about random battery life drainage problem on their iOS devices running the latest software update.

If your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch’s battery is draining quickly after applying the iOS 8.4.1 update, here are some tips to help you fix the problem.

How To Fix iOS 8.4.1 Battery Life Drain Problem On Your Device

The first tip is to try hard reboot. 

To hard reboot your iOS device simply hold down both the Power and Home buttons together on your phone till the device powers off completely and then restarts automatically. Let go of the buttons when you see the Apple logo on the screen.

The second tip is to reset all settings.

Doing this will reset all your iOS settings back to factory default. Your data will not be deleted. To do it, open the Settings app on your iOS device and go to General > Reset > Reset All Settings.


The third tips is to try restore / clean install iOS 8.4.1

If you upgraded to new firmware through OTA update it could cause problem. In such case, clean installing iOS 8.4.1 via iTunes can help fix the issue.

  1. Download iOS 8.4.1 firmware file for your device from here.
  2. Connect your iOS device to the computer and launch iTunes. 
  3. Hold down the Shift key (on Windows) or Option/Alt key (on OS X) and then tap on the Restore
  4. iPhone button.
  5. Select the firmware file to initiate the Restore process.

The last tip is to try downgrade to iOS 8.4.

If all of the above steps fail, the last tip is to downgrade to iOS 8.4 and see if that fixes iOS 8.4.1 battery life drain issue. Fortunately, iOS 8.4 is still being signed by Apple, which means that you can downgrade from iOS 8.4.1 back to iOS 8.4. So do it now before it’s too late.

Apple Support

If you tried all the four tips described above and you still suffer from the issue, then the problem could be hardware related. It would be best to book an appointment at the Apple’s Genius Bar and have Apple engineers take a look particular at your device.

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