iPhone 8(+) Does ~5 hours usage and ~7 hours standby sound normal for iPhone 8 battery?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Hieveryone, Nov 9, 2017.

  1. Hieveryone macrumors 68040


    Apr 11, 2014
    YouTube - 72% at 2.2 hrs on screen 3.6 hrs background

    Safari - 11% at 1.9 hrs on screen

    Home & Lock Screen - 5% at 1.5 hrs on screen

    Is this normal?
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  2. pat500000 Suspended


    Jun 3, 2015
    edit: nvm: that seems about right....you were using youtube app?

    Edit: iphone 8 has smaller battery compared to others like plus and x....

    Try this: using youtube via safari...
  3. Hieveryone, Nov 9, 2017
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2017

    Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68040


    Apr 11, 2014
    Yes I was using YouTube app. It's a lot better than safari IMHO. I ordered a battery case...might just have to throw that on mid-day :/

    Also I have an appt with a genius at the Apple store Saturday! So we’ll see hopefully they have good news.
  4. pat500000 Suspended


    Jun 3, 2015
    Wasn't there a recent update for youtube app?
  5. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68040


    Apr 11, 2014
    Yeah! I got it though before monitoring my battery life and making this thread. I don’t think it helped my battery, but maybe it did I really don’t know tbh. It might have helped some.

    What I need to do is use YouTube on Safari like you said and see. Or just not use YouTube for a day and see if my battery stats are better. Then i guess I’ll know if it’s my phone or the app.
  6. pat500000 Suspended


    Jun 3, 2015
    Monitor the time for each method and find out which burns out more....by the way..i think brightness also contributes to draining battery life. Are you on auto-brightness mode?
  7. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68040


    Apr 11, 2014
    Yes absolutely. Auto brightness is on and also True Tone. I also have night shift set from sunset to sunrise.

    I’m watching YouTube videos right now on iPhone 8 battery life and I think I might be OK. It seems like under heavy use like full brightness and YouTube, Spotify, Bluetooth on, etc some people are getting less than 4 hrs usage. Like 3.5ish.

    I got almost 5 hours of usage today which sounds about right given I didn’t have full brightness but also use YouTube a lot
  8. pdxmatts, Nov 10, 2017
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2017

    pdxmatts macrumors 68000


    Jan 12, 2013
    Portland, OR
    Have you turned off settings that could be draining your battery? Here is a list that I found that I use to help with battery life. Not all apply to each individuals preferences. You don't have to do all of them, but this is a very thourogh list that most people are not aware are draining battery life. I know you are not using a Plus, but here is my last battery charge usage on my 7 Plus. Hope it helps.


    1. Settings > WiFi > Disable Ask to Join Networks

    2. Settings > Cellular > Enable LTE > OFF

    3. Settings > Cellular > Go all the way to the bottom > Turn OFF Wi-Fi Assist

    4. Settings > General > Spotlight Search > Turn OFF everything there

    5. Settings > General > Handoff & Suggested Apps > Turn OFF everything there

    6. Settings > General > Accessibility > Reduce Motion > ON

    7. Settings > General > Background App Refresh > switch it OFF

    8. Settings > General > Display & Brightness > Turn off auto brightness and turn it down to what you are comfortable with, just do not keep it on full brightness.

    9. Settings > Privacy > Location Services > Make sure all apps are set to "Never" or "While Using". Go to Share My Location and make sure it is OFF. Then go back to Location Services and go down to System Services and turn OFF everything there except for Find my iPhone/iPad/iPod.

    10. Settings > Privacy > Motion & Fitness > Turn OFF Fitness Tracking

    11. Settings > Privacy > Diagnostic & Usage > Check OFF Don't Send

    12. Settings > Privacy > Advertising > Turn on Limit Ad Tracking, then press Reset Advertising Identifier

    13. Settings > iCloud > Turn OFF anything here you don't use. I recommend turning OFF iCloud Drive, Everything in Photos, News, and Wallet.

    14. Settings > App and iTunes Store > Turn OFF everything here.

    15. Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Fetch New Data > Tap on anything here besides iCloud and set it to Manual.

    16. Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Turn OFF Contacts Found in Mail

    17. Settings > Messages > Turn OFF Send Read Receipts. Turn OFF Group Messaging if you don't use it.

    18. Settings > Facetime > Turn OFF if not used.

    19. Settings > Safari > Turn OFF Preload Top Hit. Turn OFF Safari Suggestions. Turn OFF Quick Website Search.

    20. Settings > Safari > Turn ON Do Not Track.

    21. Settings > News > Turn OFF Cellular Data. Turn OFF Show Story Previews.

    22. Settings > Music > Turn OFF Show Apple Music if you don't use it.

    23. Settings > Music > Turn OFF Use Cellular Data.

    24. Settings > Videos > Turn OFF Show iTunes Purchases.

    25. Settings > Photos & Camera > Turn off everything here.

    26. Settings > iBooks > Turn OFF Cellular Data. Turn OFF Sync Bookmarks and Notes. Turn OFF Sync Collections. Turn OFF Online Content.

    27. Settings > Podcasts > Turn off Sync Podcasts. Turn OFF Cellular Data. Change Refresh Every to MANUAL.

    28. Settings > Game Center > Tap on your email address > Sign Out.

    29. Settings > Notifications > Go into each app and turn off notifications for apps you don’t need notifications on. Adjust for the ones you want and turn off the show on lock screen. Constantly turning on your lock screen drains the battery.

    30. If you are using Facebook, go to account settings in the FB app and turn off autoplay in video and photos. This disables video posts from playing automatically when you scroll over them.

    31. Settings > General > Siri> Hey Siri > switch it OFF if you don’t use it
  9. pat500000 Suspended


    Jun 3, 2015
    Give me an update from both methods...app and safari.

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