Battery drain after upgrading to iPhone X

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  1. MJ22 macrumors regular

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    Has anyone else upgraded their phone and experienced battery drain? Does it get better?

    My watch is series 3 with LTE. I started with an iPhone 7 Plus, this week upgraded to iPhone X. Last night my battery drained over 50% when I went on a 3 mile run using GPS (no music, did not use texts or calling or anything else on the run). This was more than it typically drains on a typical 10 mile run!

    At the time I went running, my phone was still at home downloading all of my backed-up stuff from the cloud, if that matters.

    The battery is still draining fairly quickly today though I haven’t yet used the workout app or GPS. Help!
     
  2. Julien macrumors G4

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    So do you usually run WITH your iPhone and this time you ran WITHOUT it?

    Have you tried a restart of both since you installed and paired to your X? Ofter it is good to do a restart of both AFTER they are all up and running.
     
  3. MJ22 thread starter macrumors regular

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    No, I never run with my phone. It was at home but completing the installation of the backup.

    I’ve turned both off and on, and unpaired and repaired them.
     
  4. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    Were you running the same route? Is it possible there was interference with the GPS signaling?
     
  5. MJ22 thread starter macrumors regular

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    It’s a route I run often, probably a few days a week. There’s zero reason something should cause my battery to drain over 40% on a 26 minute run using no features other than GPS. Do better, Apple.

    I’m heading out soon for a slightly longer run and hoping things improve.
     
  6. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    If there was temporary natural interference, (whether on Earth or space) that could cause the GPS to use a lot of battery trying to find position and map in real time.
     
  7. MJ22 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Improvement today. Started a 4 mile (~34 minutes) run at 55%, ended at 29%. Still worse than before iPhone X but better than yesterday. Hopefully it’s just the two adjusting?
     
  8. Ashton Cofer macrumors member

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    Your battery is expected to drain quickly for the first few days when you first setup your phone (due to many setting up tasks in the background). When I originally got my iPhone X then I had the same issue. I'd give it a week or so and if the problem persists then maybe take it in to Apple.
     
  9. wesley96 macrumors 6502

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    The way I read it is that her Apple Watch is draining battery faster than usual after pairing it with a new iPhone X, which may or may not be unusual. I personally didn't notice that kind of drain after getting my iPhone X and getting it paired with my existing Apple Watch.
     
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  11. wesley96 macrumors 6502

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    Oops! Gotcha. :)
     

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