Why Is My iPhone Battery Icon Yellow?

      by Phil Borges // in Phones

Many iPhone users have been wondering why their phone's battery icon has turned yellow. This article will answer this question and provide a few tips on how to make your battery last longer.

Why is my iPhone battery icon yellow?

Your iPhone battery icon maybe yellow for a number of reasons, but it often indicates that your battery is running low. The answer could be that you are currently using more power than your phone can hold, or it could be a warning to charge your device soon. 

One good reason why the battery icon is yellow is that you have enabled the Low Power Mode.

When you enable this mode, your phone will automatically limit background app refresh and other functions that may use battery power.

You could also have enabled this mode to extend the life of your device if it is nearly out of charge.

However, when Low Power Mode is activated, some features are unavailable, including Mail Fetch New Data Siri Suggestions, Proactive Assistant, and Hey Siri.

Low Power Mode is disabled after your iPhone has been charged to 80% or more. Or, it will gradually become green when it reaches 100% charge. You can also turn off the Low Power Mode from the Settings option.

What are some possible causes of excessive battery drain on iPhones?

One possible cause could be that your phone is constantly searching for a wireless network - even when you're at home. This is especially true if you subscribed to a phone plan with unlimited data. To change this, go to the settings app and select "cellular" from under "Mobile Data". In the dialog box that shows, click on the button labeled "Wi-Fi Assist" and make sure it's switched off.

Another potential issue may be that apps are constantly running in the background. This can happen when an app has a push notification set up to alert users of new updates or messages. To fix this, turn off notifications for the apps you don't need to receive alerts from and try closing any other apps that might be running in the background.

An additional cause is that you are playing heavy-duty games or using apps that use up a lot of power. This is because iPhones can only handle so much processing and graphics at one time, even when the phone itself isn't being used for anything else. If you're not actively using an app, it's best to close it down by double-tapping on the home button and then swiping up on any app that appears on the screen.

In some cases, your phone's battery may be draining because of a hardware problem. This can be due to a faulty battery or motherboard, but it is also possible that the phone's power management chip has gone bad over time because of excess heat exposure. If this is your case, you may need to take your device to an Apple store for repair.

What can you do if you experience trouble charging your iPhone?

If you experience troubles charging your iPhone, you should first try a different cable and a different power outlet. If your iPhone is plugged in, but the battery icon shows it's still not charging, try to restart your device. The problem may simply be that iOS is not recognizing the charge.

If none of these troubleshooting methods help, you should contact Apple support for assistance.

How to best take care of your iPhone's battery?

Every iPhone owner would want to keep their iPhone's battery life as long as possible. Unfortunately, the more often you use your phone for its various functions, the faster it loses power, and once that happens, there is nothing you can do but charge it up again.

If you want to keep your iPhone running as long as possible between charges, it's best to follow these instructions:

1. Use wireless sync whenever possible.

2. Turn off any unnecessary features.

3. Check battery status before using GPS, surfing the Web, or playing games.

4. Dim the backlight on the display.

5. Keep your iPhone away from extreme temperatures.

6. Limit talk and data usage when you don't need to use them.

7. Use Airplane Mode for flights or other times when signals can't reach your phone.

8. Use the recommended cable and charger for charging your device.

9. Inspect your iPhone's battery case. See if there is damage or tear. A bulging case may indicate a swollen battery. If this is the case, turn off the device and take it to an authorized service provider.

10. Avoid using the phone while it recharges. It is best to leave it alone for a while.

Some final reminders

It is always best that you keep an eye on your iPhone's battery health in order to monitor its performance. Constantly charging and draining it often shortens the life of the battery, so avoid this when you can by changing phone settings or turning off certain features that require a lot of power from the device.

In addition, always use an Apple-certified cable and charger for charging your iPhone. Using third-party chargers can cause damage to your device and shorten its battery life, so always take care when you're charging it up at night or during the day while not in use.

About the Author

Hi, I'm Phil Borges.. thanks for reading.. My wife says I can't shut up about batteries so to save my marriage I've started this blog .. where I'd be ranting about batteries! Please leave a comment if you have any questions, I'm happy to help!

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