iPhone XS Battery Issues?

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  1. Volfreek94 macrumors newbie

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    Hi all, I’ve had the iPhone XS for the past two days and have noticed the battery draining faster than my 7. I’ve had around4-4.5 hours of screen time and the battery is down to 39 percent. Is this normal? Here is my usage graph, thanks!i will note I’ve had only 2 bars of service and no WiFi during this time.
     

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  2. Alb04 macrumors newbie

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    I’ve had a relatively weak battery performance so far too.

    On Friday the battery drained with under 4 hours screen on time.

    There was also significant battery drain during the night, from 93-75% with zero usage in that time.
     

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  3. mritech macrumors regular

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    Yes. That’s why I’m brining this POS back. Along with the antenna problems
     
  4. one_tech macrumors regular

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    this is my iphone xs max battery graphic

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    im charging only one time a day im heavy used
     
  5. Vermifuge macrumors 68000

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    When setting up a new, restored, updated or rest iPhone the next 12 - 72 hours may see unusual heat and or activity as spotlight indexes the files on your phone.
     
  6. Newtons Apple, Oct 2, 2018
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    My MAX is getting as good if not better battery use than my X. I average 2 to 3 bars on cellular. Again about the same as my X.

    But then I refuse to use social media apps.
     
  7. DJ_Smith macrumors regular

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    Same here. Don’t see a significant difference between the two.
     
  8. Dld23 macrumors member

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    Instagram is running all the time. No app should use 28% battery. I would find a 3rd party insta app and disable background app refresh in settings. You will still get push notifications
     
  9. Seth Matthews macrumors 6502

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    I am getting great battery life on my Max, but something I have noticed is that my battery stats don't work like everyone else who has posted screenshots. My screen on and off time is never accurate, but I see many posts on here with screenshots like above that do work. Weird.
     
  10. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    Unless someone in fact uses Instagram quite a bit.
     
  11. Rayfire macrumors 68030

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    Whew, I thought it was just me - I'm getting a huge battery drain as well. Before I sleep I take off the phone off the charger and it's at 100%, by the time I wake up after 6hrs it's at 84 or 85%. Never had this happen on my previous iPhone X, so I have a Genius appointment this Sunday to look at my iPhone XS Max.
     
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  13. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    Made no difference here unfortunately.
     
  14. Sugadaddy, Oct 2, 2018
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    Sugadaddy macrumors regular

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    Poor reception = more power to antenna = poor battery life.
     
  15. givemeanapple macrumors Demi-God

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    Mine is bad aswell, all I see is 3hours and 16 minutes of screen on time with 29% already. It went from 39% to 29% just in stand-by in 4 hours.
     
  16. Nausicaa macrumors 6502a

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    I feel like my battery is also not good. An hour of use according the Battery app is consuming around 20% power. It loses 10-15% overnight doing nothing. Looking at it now, I went from 97% charge to 5% charge with "screen on" time of 3.5 hours. Pathetci.
     
  17. Alb04 macrumors newbie

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    I’m down to 10% with 4hrs 30mins on screen time today.

    This is under completely normal use; mostly safari and a bit of iTunes video and YouTube make up 55% of that usage.

    Given that I’m supposed to get 14 hours of video playback and 12 hours of we browsing - something clearly isn’t right. This is around 1/3 the performance I should be getting, even allowing for apple’s ideal battery testing conditions would it be unreasonable to expect 8 hours of usage?
     
  18. mritech macrumors regular

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    I just returned my XS I couldn’t deal with the crappy battery life even if a software update fixes it but I had antenna issues for cellular and WiFi too that is hardware which I doubt will be able to be software patched. That was the bigger part of my decision
     
  19. kargurin macrumors 6502

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    Max battery is outstanding. Far better than the Sammy 8 plus I had the past year.
     
  20. Shadowbech macrumors 601

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    Had this happen on my XS Max, not sure why it would drain and one day, it drained 10% overnight. I returned it and got a brand new one and the new only only dropped 4% overnight.
     
  21. one_tech macrumors regular

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    my battery on iphone xs Max amazing after i turn off the screen on feature

    i charged my iphone max 100% at 3 am tuesday and today 9 pm battery left 22 %
    look the graphic

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    [​IMG]
     
  22. Rayfire macrumors 68030

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    Just an update, I did a DFU restore mode, connected to iTunes, and reinstalled iOS 12. So far on day 1, no more huge battery drain in the morning (battery only dropped 3% overnight instead of 14%) but now I have the won't charge when idle bug. I'll continue checking for the next few days.
     
  23. beMaC macrumors member

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    Wow, this is probably the best I’ve seen yet. Did you experience any problems prior to turning off ‘screen on’?
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    My battery is awful. I’ve arranged to replace my Max with a brand new one. I lost 8% in around 16 minutes just browsing twitter.
     
  24. Nausicaa macrumors 6502a

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    I think I will also exchange this weekend. Really annoying. Mine dropped from 75% to 50% over the afternoon with total screen time of 50 mins, literally just responding to texts and checking the phone periodically. It’s at about 40% now with total screen on time at 2.5 hours, 20 mins screen off (Spotify). Reviews were saying conservatively this thing should get at least 8 hours??

    Only other possible problem I can think of is that I get poor reception at work, so maybe that is drawing power somehow. Seems unlikely though.
     
  25. Volfreek94 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Down to 56% percent after 2.6 hours of screen on time. Cellular service 2-3 bars at work. Is this normal or just awful?
     

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