Apple Music Battery Drain? Fixed!

Posted by Adam Gorden on Jul 10, 2020 1:50 PM

Does Apple Music drain battery? Recently, there’s a huge spike in Apple Music users complaining this app is draining their phone battery. According to a screenshot from Reddit, the Apple Music background activity is draining the battery with an astonishing 95% battery usage. The same situations can be seen on Apple Support forum and Mac rumors. A poll from shows that nearly 70% of iPhone users with iOS 13.5.1 system suffer battery drain using the Apple Music app.

Some users report Apple Music is depleting battery even it’s not running:

My phone will be at 100% in the morning and will be at 20% by early afternoon. I even now am putting it in low power mode as soon as it is below 80% to help slow the drain but just realized today the music app, which is not even up and running on my phone, is draining the battery in the background throughout the day.

I wasn’t even listening to music and even force closed the app. I’ve shut my phone down for 30 minutes, force restarted it and logged out of iCloud and logged back in, but Music still keeps hogging the battery. It’s using more power than the charger can give it.

I haven't even used the Apple Music App yet and it says that it has been running in the background for over 17 hours and has used 95% of my battery.

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Next up, I’ll introduce several possible ways to address the Apple Music battery draining problem and if all of those don’t work, there’s an ultimate tip for you.

Part 1. Minor Adjustments
Part 2. Fix Your iPhone System
Part 3. Delete Apple Music App

Minor Adjustments

If your Apple Music app is draining phone battery, you can try these suggested solutions:

• Log off > Log in again to your Apple Music account

• Force quitting the Apple Music app

• Turn off the automatic downloads (Settings > Music > Automatic Downloads)

• Turn off WiFi and data

• Delete all the downloaded songs

• Restart your phone

• Disable background app refresh (Settings > General > Background App Refresh > Disable Apple Music)

• Delete&Reinstall Apple Music app

These are the most common solutions to address the problem and if you’re lucky enough, these may help. If not, then you might have to try out the next soluttion.

Fix Your iPhone System

Since most of the complaints come from the iOS 13.5.1 users, the problem might be from the system itself. When the Apple Music app is draining your phone battery to an unbearable degree like the charging speed can’t even level up to the consuming speed, you might have to try this solution to fix your iPhone.

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With the ViWizard iOS System Recovery, most of the common glitches of the system can be repaired within a few steps. Issues like getting stuck in operation bug, mode stuck and battery draining abnormally can be fixed under the Standard Mode. If that still doesn’t work, you can downgrade your phone to the previous version. All these operations will not cause data loss by using this tool.

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Delete Apple Music App

If all these solutions above don’t work, the only reliable way to stop battery draining is to completely delete the Apple Music app from your phone. This means that you’ll not be able to listen to Apple Music for a moment until Apple authentically solves the problem. It’s a drastic way but it’s also the only way works temporarily.

If you still want to listen to Apple Music without using the actual app on your phone, you can download all your favorites songs by using the ViWizard Apple Music Converter and then play them with local music player on your phone.

ViWizard Audio Converter

Comes with a slick interface, the ViWizard Audio Converter covers a variety of features to convert all protected iTunes, Apple Music songs and audiobooks into MP3, M4A, AAC, FLAC and other common formats.

Armed with special designed engine, the converting speed of the could be accelerated up to 30X faster with high output quality preserved. With this tool, you’ll be able to remove the protection of the songs from Apple Music and apply them anywhere you want.

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ViWizard DRM Audio Converter Key Features

  • Convert Apple Music songs to MP3, M4B, AAC
  • Convert DRM M4P to MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, M4A, M4B
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1. Launch ViWizard and Add Apple Music

add audio files

Launch your ViWizard Audio Converter and then click the music note "+" button to import downloaded songs from Apple Music library. Or you can drag and drop the audio tracks to ViWizard interface.

2. Setting Output Format and Parameters

setting output format

Once completed loading input files, you can click the "Format" button in the bottom left and choose the output format among MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, M4A, and M4B. You can also click the "Output" button and choose the output location.

3. Start Converting


With format setting done, press the "Convert" button and ViWizard will start the conversion process. When it is done, you can find all your converted songs by clicking the "Converted" button.

4. Enjoy Apple Music without Using the App

Now you can feel free to delete the Apple Music app and play all the converted songs on your local player in your phone.


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