iOS 8: how to see which iPhone apps use the most battery power

September 17 was an exciting day for the millions of iPhone and iPad users. That's when iOS 8, the latest version of Apple's mobile operating system, was officially released. It brought along a generous amounts of improvements, both major and minor ones, and we already went over most of them in our iOS 8 review

There's one neat iOS 8 feature, however, that has not received as much attention as it deserves. That's the option to see detailed information about your device's battery usage – to see which apps consume the most power, be it while active or while running in the background. In this post, we'll show you how to access this data on your iOS 8 device.

Your iPhone or iPad's detailed battery stats are located deep in the Settings menu. Go to General > Usage > Battery Usage. At the top of the page you see how long it has been since you last charged your device fully, but that's nothing new. Scroll down, however, and you'll see a list with apps that have used any power over this time period. This should make identifying battery hogs pretty easy as they'll be listed at the very top. 

For more of our iOS 8 and iPhone coverage, see the links below.


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