iOS 8: How to View iPad or iPhone Battery Usage to Save Power

If you are experiencing rapid battery loss on your iPad or iPhone, iOS 8 will help you troubleshoot the issue by reviewing your battery usage stats. Monitoring battery usage in iOS has never been easier.

Here’s how to do it.

Note: If you recently installed the iOS 8 beta, you will want to wait at least 24 hours to get the 24-hour usage and 7 days to get average App drain based on 7 days.

Power on your iPhone or iPad and go to Settings > General > Usage > Battery Usage.
Battery Usage Stats in iOS 8 on iPad screen

On this particular iPad, you can see that Clash of Clans (i.e., my son) is really burning through the battery. This iPad would last a lot longer if he played less. Making sure the camera app is turned off or closed after use would save another 4 percent.

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This is a great way to tweak and troubleshoot your battery usage. This is only available in iOS 8. It’s a great new feature because it lets you drill down to see the specific apps that are draining the battery so you can do something about them. In the previous version, iOS 7, the only thing you received were basic stats, as shown below.

iPhone Usage Stats in iOS 7

Another great thing in iOS 8 is that you can see stats for battery usage in the last 24 hours as well.

24-hour battery usage on iPad in iOS 8

Now you can be Sherlock Holmes and solve the case of the diminishing battery. The game is afoot!

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