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iPhone XS Battery Issues?

Volfreek94

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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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Alb04

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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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mritech

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

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this is my iphone xs max battery graphic



im charging only one time a day im heavy used
 
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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.
 
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Dld23

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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.

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
 
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Seth Matthews

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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.
 
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C DM

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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
Unless someone in fact uses Instagram quite a bit.
 
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Rayfire

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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.
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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C DM

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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.
 
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Nausicaa

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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.
 
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Alb04

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Sep 28, 2018
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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?
 
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mritech

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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
 
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Shadowbech

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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.
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.
 
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one_tech

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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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Rayfire

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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.
 
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beMaC

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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




Wow, this is probably the best I’ve seen yet. Did you experience any problems prior to turning off ‘screen on’?
[doublepost=1538605782][/doublepost]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.
 
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Nausicaa

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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’?
[doublepost=1538605782][/doublepost]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.

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.
 
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Volfreek94

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Oct 1, 2018
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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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