iPhone XS Enabled e-sim on my XS. I've noticed my battery draning faster than usual. Is this normal?

felixroqu3

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Recently enabled esim for my Tmobile postpaid account. Everything works flawlessly, but I have noticed the battery draining faster than normal. Is this normal? I didn't think this would have much of an impact on battery life.
 

Hawaiian Starman

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I have e-sim enabled on my XSmax and haven’t noticed any unusual battery drain. Curious. Is the background app refresh setting in Settings>General>Background App Refresh toggled on? If so, then that would account for battery drain. I have mine set to “off”.
 

felixroqu3

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Mar 5, 2012
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New York, NY
I have e-sim enabled on my XSmax and haven’t noticed any unusual battery drain. Curious. Is the background app refresh setting in Settings>General>Background App Refresh toggled on? If so, then that would account for battery drain. I have mine set to “off”.
I only have it active for Google Maps, Nest, and the News app. Ive always had it set up like this. Strange.