Why does YouTube drain my iPhone’s battery so quickly?

YouTube drain my iPhone's battery

Just like the last article where we talked about Twitter and why does it drain battery, Today we want to dig deep and find out Why does YouTube drains my iPhone’s battery so quickly? and how to control it.

Just like other applications, in youtube case, as a user you’re either streaming a video on youtube or uploading a video, you also subscribe to other channels and hit the bell icon for quick notification, this notification happens to run in the background.

You also want to upload a video that will be consuming time due to bad network coverage or video size, you also want real-time comments and other real-time stuff happening.

All this whole stuff consumes battery while they process and because the data connection is on and youtube is not just a little application that handles single stuff, it will need more battery energy.

Well, that doesn’t mean you can’t at least control the usage, especially updates and unnecessary notifications.

I don’t know how active you’re on youtube, you can save some battery while you’re not using it. Just like youtube, other applications drain the battery during usage and we will be checking them out.

Quick Note: Using Youtube with a wifi connection also drains the battery quickly.

The question now is, Does YouTube drain my iPhone’s battery so quickly? YES, it does but is it controllable, Yes it’s. you can control the way youtube drains the battery, but first, we should see other applications like youtube.

  1. Facebook
  2. Google Chrome
  3. Instagram
  4. Twitter
  5. Google Maps
  6. Skype
  7. Youtube

It depends on the screen time and also you should know that when you have our mobile data on for quite some time and also other apps like the listed ones running in the background then you should experience more battery consumption.

If you should manage the way your phone consumes battery power, then you should consider the below steps.

There’s no need to uninstall your app, there is a difference between app-consuming battery and battery having fault or battery weakness due to excessive usage causing your battery to lose performance.

If your battery lifecycle is more than 1000 or the battery health percentage is below 50% then just know that your battery needs to be replaced

Check this article: Will the iPhone battery still work after 500 cycles?

How to Check Your iPhone’s Battery Usage

Make sure you keep an eye on how your iPhone consumes battery, with that you can control battery drainage.

This is how you check your iPhone’s battery usage:

  1. Open the Settings app and tap Battery.
  2. Swipe up to reveal your list of battery usage by app.
  3. You’ll see the apps you use and information about how much battery each is using, plus how much time the app spends running in the background.
  4. Tap on an app to see how much on-screen time and how many minutes of background time each app uses

How to Turn Off Background App Refresh

Just like what we talked about before, many application runs in the background and for good reason, you want to stop, the iPhone simply has a simple method to get rid of background app refresh.

  1. Open the Settings app and tap General
  2. Tap Background App Refresh.
  3. Tap Background App Refresh again in the menu that appears.
  4. Select Off.

Apart from all this, your phone battery might be having issues and you probably don’t know when your battery health is in bad condition.

So we made an article separately on that chack this article, and learn how to protect and manage your battery health.

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  3. Why does the Twitter app drain iPhone’s battery so quickly?


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