How to Remove Recently Deleted Apps from Battery Usage (iPad & iPhone)

Last Updated on March 14, 2023 by Ernests Embutnieks

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.


How do I hide battery usage on iPhones and iPads?

There is no way to disable battery usage on iPhones and iPads. Remember that this is an outstanding tool that can help you keep the battery healthy and tell you how the battery is used every single day.

What is Battery Health?

If you have been exploring the Battery settings on your iPhone and iPad, you have probably noticed an option called Battery Health. It was introduced in 2018 with the primary goal of helping users understand the battery life of their Apple devices. Here you will find the maximum capacity of your battery. Plus, information on how long your iPhone or iPad can go between charges.

Most of us use our iPhones or iPads daily, so the maximum capacity has slowly gone down over the years. After all, the battery can’t be the same as when you unboxed your Apple device and charged it for the first time. Battery Health will tell you exactly when you need to replace your battery, which is super handy.

How to improve the battery life on my iPhone or iPad?

If you are having problems with short battery life, adjust your settings to make your battery last longer before you need to recharge it. First of all, switch on the auto-brightness on your screen, or dim it a bit. You can also try low-power mode. Your iPhone or iPad will be optimized, and there won’t be any background downloads while your device is below 20%.

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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