Apple’s latest iOS 8.4.1 update has brought with it a number of bugs and performance issues including an unexpected battery drain problem after the installation of the update. Ever since the release of the update, a number of users have complained about the random battery drainage issue.
If you’re the one whose iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch’s battery is draining quickly after installing the iOS 8.4.1 update, then here are some simple tips that will help you fix this problem:
Reset all settings
The first thing you should do is a quick reset of your iOS Settings. By performing this action, all your iOS settings will be reset back to factory default and none of your data will be deleted or erased. Resetting your iOS settings can often fix various issues on your iOS device, such as the unexpected rapid battery drain problem.
To do this, simply go to Settings > General > Reset > Reset All Settings and then enter your passcode when prompted. This simple reset process will only take five minutes to complete.
Restart or hard reboot your iOS device
This might sound absurd but it can work wonders! A simple restart of your iOS device might be actually able to help you out. What you have to do is simply hold down the power button of your iOS device, swipe to shut it down and then hold down the button again to turn on the device. That’s it.
If restarting your device doesn’t help, you can try a hard reset or a reboot to see if it resolves the problem. To do that, simply hold down both the power and the home buttons together for at least 10 seconds. The device will turn off completely and will then restart itself automatically. Release the buttons when you see the Apple logo appearing on the screen. This will not remove or erase any of your data so it’s worth giving a try if you’re facing problems in your iOS 8.4.1 update. Hard reboot is the simplest way to fix the issue of rapid battery drain.
Restore or clean install iOS 8.4.1 update
Updating via OTA can sometimes cause serious issues with the performance of the software such as battery-life issues. In such a case, it is recommended to completely restore or clean install iOS 8.4.1 update via iTunes to fix the issue.
In order to restore the iOS 8.4.1 update, simply download the latest IPSW firmware file for your particular iOS device and then connect it to your computer. Next, launch iTunes, press and hold down the Shift key (on Windows) or Option/Alt key (on Mac OS X) and then finally click the Restore iPhone button. You can now select the firmware file to start the Restore process.
Downgrade iOS 8.4.1 to iOS 8.4
In case if all the above attempts fail, try downgrading from iOS 8.4.1 to iOS 8.4 to see if that resolves the battery drain problem. Luckily, Apple is still signing the iOS 8.4 firmware, so it’s your final chance to revert to the older firmware, especially if you want to protect your current jailbreak tweaks. Do it now before it’s too late!