iMessage & Battery Life

Discussion in 'iOS 10' started by hArrisburger, Aug 31, 2016.

  1. hArrisburger macrumors regular

    Jul 1, 2013
    Since jumping on the public beta about a month ago I have felt that despite a few hiccups the battery life has been about as expected for a beta.

    In terms of % of battery load I have noticed that iMessage is always at or near the top. It currently stands at 31% with no other apps over 10%. Is this the product of the upgraded features in iOS 10? Has anyone else noticed this? I am also running iOS 9 on my iPad Pro and it has a cellular connection. I wonder on the times that I don't switch that to airplane mode if the constant syncing has any connection to battery life.
  2. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
  3. hArrisburger thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 1, 2013
    About the same use as before, yet the % as a total use of battery life has increased.
  4. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5


    Nov 20, 2008
    Ventura County
    Are you using other things less? That would make the % of Messages higher.
  5. hArrisburger thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 1, 2013
    No. No change in usage pattern. Just was one of the major differences I noticed from iOS 9.3 to 10 in terms of battery life.
  6. mazdamiata210 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 28, 2014
    Same here, 30% for 24 hours but on 9.x it's at about 10% every day
  7. praneeth03 macrumors newbie


    Aug 28, 2016
    Shrewsbury, MA
    I noticed in terms of iMessage activation that the phone tries to activate more often (almost once every other day) if you don't have SMS enabled on your carrier plan. Earlier this was just maybe once a month.
  8. ashindnile macrumors 6502

    Jul 16, 2015
    That only happens when you reboot frequently and/or live in regions where carrier restrictions exist.

    As for the OP, I think what everyone's asking is Do you use iMessage frequently? This could imply that the new features in iOS 10 Messages consequentially draw more power, despite your consistent usage pattern.
  9. Rok73 macrumors 65816


    Apr 21, 2015
    Planet Earth
    I call shenanigans. Just a user related thing, nothing iOS related.

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