In this guide, we will show you a nifty method to fix the iPadOS 17 battery drain issue. While the seventeenth iteration of the OS build by the Cupertino giant has brought a slew of noteworthy goodies to the table, but it’s no hidden secret that it has also paved the way for the entry of a few bugs as well. In this regard, the astronomical rate at which the battery is being drained is one most of the noticeable as well as infuriating bugs.
The issue was even reported by a few users in the Release Candidate as well as beta builds, but since these are the testing builds, not much attention was given to them. Even the users assumed it to be another of those beta side effects and were pretty sure that the issue would be rectified in the stable release.
Unfortunately, that doesn’t seem to be the case. With that said, there’s still some light at the end of the tunnel as we stumbled upon a nifty workaround that should help you address this concern and put an end to this issue once and for all. So without further ado, let’s check out this nifty tweak.
This single tweak will fix the iPadOS 17 Battery Drain issue!
Well, all you need to do is turn off Background App Refresh on your iPad. For the unaware, this feature allows the suspended apps, aka apps that aren’t currently running, to check for updates and new content, which in the process ends up consuming valuable system resources. So to avoid that from happening, you should put a restriction on these apps’ background activity, which could be done by disabling the aforementioned feature. So let’s put it to the test right away.
- Head over to Settings > General > Background App Refresh.
- Now turn off the toggle next to the Background App Refresh.
That’s it. Carry out this tweak and it will go a long way in fixing the iPadOS 17 battery drain issue. As far as the official stance on this matter is concerned, the developers are yet to acknowledge this issue, let alone give out any ETA for the rollout of a fix. As and when any of these two things happen, we will update this guide accordingly. In the meantime, the aforementioned workarounds are your best bet.
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