Last Updated on August 23, 2022 by Ernest
Cleaning and deleting the apps you don’t use too often is a great way to free up some storage space. But you have probably noticed that sometimes the recently deleted apps still show up in the Battery Usage section. Don’t worry – this doesn’t mean that those apps are still on your phone/iPad or using the battery. It is just a tiny bug you can fix in no time!
Removing recently deleted apps from battery usage by restarting the iPad or iPhone
The fastest and easiest way to remove recently deleted apps from battery usage is to restart your device. However, keep in mind that this doesn’t work all the time, especially if you have deleted an app just minutes before.
What you need to do is shut down your iPhone or iPad. Then power it up again. As you can see from the screenshots, I deleted an app called Sudoku, and now it shows up as Recently Deleted Apps in Battery Usage. It will very likely stay on the list for the next 24 hours. You could repeat these steps after a couple of days. But if you are impatient, there is a way to speed things up a bit!
Removing recently deleted apps from battery usage by cleaning the data
Even though iOS automatically cleans your battery usage after ten days, users can delete all the data themselves. Unfortunately, this method will erase all information from your iPhone or iPad, so don’t resort to it unless you have to.
Go to Settings and tap on General. Scroll down and find the Transfer or Reset Phone option. Then you will see Erase All Content and Settings at the very bottom of the screen. Tap on it and confirm you want to delete everything. Your phone will be squeaky clean, without any data, including the battery usage.
Since we talked quite a bit about Battery Usage, remember that you can use that data to improve the battery life of your Apple device. For instance, find out which apps drained most of your battery while working in the background. Consider switching off the Background App Refresh too.
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