iPhone XS Battery life

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  1. TyWahn macrumors 6502

    TyWahn

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    i have the Xs and I am wondering about the battery life. According to screen tomime I’ve been on for 2.5 hours. And my battery is down to 74%.
    Does this sound normal?
    It’s also been off the charger for 8.5 hours.
    Any opinions would be appreciated.
    Thanks.
     
  2. sp2000 macrumors member

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    I came from an iphone 6 to and XS Max and I expected better battery life. To me, it seems the same. Then again, I've been taking pictures/videos and editing on my phone since I got it, so that could be a factor. lol.

    When idle and screen off, my battery seems to drain about 1% every hour. Seems normal. I could be wrong.

    I did turn off alot of settings as well, like unneeded notifications, location services, app refreshes, updates, true tone, motion, etc.
     
  3. dazz87 macrumors 65816

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    draining 1% every hour is not normal. That is battery draining.
     
  4. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    Much depends on what you were doing while the screen was on. Your phone should last an average days use. If not then you are either living on your phone or something is wrong. Your 74% does not sound bad.

    Just use your phone without worrying about the battery.
     
  5. TyWahn thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Mine dropped 1-2% over an hour or so. That’s an issue? DND was on and I just took a nap and looked at it it was 99% and now it’s 97%
     
  6. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    That doesn’t sound normal for when it’s idle with the screen off.
     
  7. Vermifuge macrumors 68000

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    Tat seems quite average. Of course, your phone is always doing something... even if it's just maintaining its connection to a wireless network or cell tower, checking email or push notifications. What is your signal strength? If you have a weak signal your phone will use more energy trying to stay connected
     
  8. dazz87 macrumors 65816

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    Here is what I got after removing from the charger. Didn’t drop 1% over 9 hours
     

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  9. TyWahn thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Something weird is happening. I went to Screen Time and it reported that the screen was on for about 3 hrs and some minutes, and the off for 56 min. Which is about how long I had it off the charger. It's reversed.
    This is impossible as I only sent 2 texts and 2 Snapchats and played a game for about 5 minutes.
    Did I get a dud? I hope not, setting it up was not easy as I had hoped. I actually restored from an iCloud backup.
     
  10. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    Screen time has been a somewhat less-than-functional feature in various circumstances for different people (going by a variety of threads/posts relating to it).
     
  11. Rayfire macrumors 68030

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    Try to do recovery mode, and then update to iOS 12 via iTunes, that worked for me.
     
  12. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    You are obsessing about your battery. Just forget it and try to enjoy your device.

    What was so hard about a iCloud restore?
     
  13. The Game 161 macrumors P6

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    It lasted me all day easily which is all I want from my device

    Average screen time is around 4 hours screen time but if I’m WiFi all day I’m sure could reach 5 hours
     
  14. TyWahn thread starter macrumors 6502

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    The biggest pain was setting up Google Authenticator again.
     
  15. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    I understand, no google on my phone:confused:
     
  16. Vermifuge macrumors 68000

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    I feel your pain! Some of my clients rely on google apps for business and force two factor (as they should) getting the app authorized for every account is a slightly time consuming, but not impossible task. Thankfully I hadn’t erased the old phone so I was able to gain access to make the addition.
     

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