How to View Battery Usage Detail in iOS 9

The battery on your iPhone is probably the focus of some of your attention, particularly if you use the device a lot.

There are many things that you can learn about your iPhone’s battery, such as why it might occasionally be yellow, but if your battery is unable to make it through the day, you may like to see what is being used.

iOS 9 allows you to see some details about battery usage by individual apps, including the percentage of the battery usage for which that app was responsible, as well as how much time it was on screen, and how much it was being used in the background.

However, the latter two pieces of information are not visible by default. Our guide below will help you find that information.

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Viewing Battery Usage Detail in iOS 9

The steps below were performed on an iPhone 6 Plus, in iOS 9.2.

Once you have completed these steps, you will be able to see how much time an app has been on-screen on your iPhone, or how long it was used in the background.

Knowing this information can provide you with more understanding as to what might be saucing your iPhone battery to drain quickly.

If you don’t think you can modify your iphone usage, however, then you may want to get a portable charger that you can use to charge your iPhone when you are on the go.

Here is how to view battery usage detail in iOS 9 –

  1. Tap the Settings icon.
  2. Select the Battery option.
  3. Tap the clock icon to the right of Last 7 Days.

These steps are also shown below with pictures –

Step 1: Open the iPhone Settings menu.

open the settings menu

Step 2: Scroll down and select the Battery option.

open the battery menu

Step 3: Tap the small clock icon to the right of Last 7 Days.

view battery usage details in ios 9

You should now see information about how much time an app has been used for the designated time period. You can select the Last 24 Hours or Last 7 Days buttons to view usage over that time period.

toggle between time periods of battery usage

Now that you know how to view detailed battery usage on your iPhone in iOS 9, you can use this information to better manage your remaining battery life.

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