Cleaning and deleting the apps you don’t use too often is a great way to free up storage space. But you have probably noticed that the recently deleted apps sometimes still appear 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!
Restart Your iOS Device
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!
Clean 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.
Why Are Recently Deleted Apps Using Battery?
Recently deleted apps may still consume battery because some background processes or cached data associated with these apps can continue running for a brief period even after deletion. This residual activity may contribute to battery usage until the system fully clears out these remnants.
The easiest thing to do in order to remove these apps from battery usage is to restart your device.
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, 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 iPhones.
You can find the maximum capacity of your battery. Plus, information on how long your iPhone can go between charges.
Most of us use our iPhones 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.
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, switch on your screen’s auto-brightness, or dim it a bit. You can also try low-power mode. Your iPhone or iPad will be optimized for a longer battery life.
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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