iOS 11.1 Battery Life

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by iPhoneguy86, Oct 2, 2017.

  1. iPhoneguy86 macrumors regular


    Jun 10, 2015
    East Coast USA
    Just checking with some of y’all folks I know the drill with beta software we assume the bugs and stuff but I just want to find out if anyone else here is dealing with battery issues as bad as I’m seeing them. My iPad Pro Cellular/WiFi 256 GB seems ok but my iPhone 7 Plus 256 GB for VZW running 11.1 Public Beta the battery is awful. My phone was at 60% when I fell asleep last night and I was almost late because it died overnight from 2 am to 7:30 am with no usage. As far as this am goes I charged it for a bit it was at 30% when I first started charging it now it’s down to 21% just from me typing this on WiFi. I’m hoping for a quick 11.1 Beta 2 update or I’m downgrading bc this is crazy this battery life is awful. Unless my battery is shot I can’t really tell the difference like I said bc my iPad seems to be fine. Please let me know your thoughts. Thanks.
  2. grgsiocl macrumors regular

    Dec 13, 2015
    I was having the similar issue on iPhone 7 and I downgraded to 10.3.3, and all is good now.
  3. midnight555 macrumors newbie

    Oct 21, 2012
    I had the same problem with my iPhone 7 so I downgraded to 11.01.
  4. jhall8, Oct 2, 2017
    Last edited: Oct 2, 2017

    jhall8 macrumors 6502


    Jan 15, 2017
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    Battery life on my 6s is improved on 11.1 beta 1 over 11.0. I'm getting five plus hours of usage without any tweaks such as low battery mode. I hope that to see continued improvements, as this is much less than I was getting on iOS 10.
  5. kingston73 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 23, 2015
    I seriously doubt your 7+ battery is already damaged, definitely ios11's fault. At this point it's looking like I'll be staying on 10 for a LONG time. Maybe apple will get it right by 11.3.1 but I'm not holding my breath.
  6. Nisaja macrumors 6502a

    Sep 20, 2016
    I updated to 11.1 one from 11 thinking the battery life will improve. It’s down by 1 hour. Disappointed! iOS 10.3 was the best.
  7. phillytim macrumors 65816


    Aug 12, 2011
    Philadelphia, PA
    Can we seriously talk about something that is in beta and then expect it to be the same upon final release?
  8. _Dima macrumors newbie


    Oct 2, 2017
    I have to say that my iphone 6s get about 6 hours of use and about 12-13 hours on standby :)
  9. Nisaja macrumors 6502a

    Sep 20, 2016
    That is awful. My 6s on iOS 9 got 8.5 hours of screen on time. Around 7.5 on iOS 10.
  10. newtestleper macrumors 6502a

    Jun 17, 2013
    The current battery life is frustrating. It's up there with people assuming this hasn't been discussed in several other current threads.
  11. _Dima macrumors newbie


    Oct 2, 2017
    I tried go back to ios 9 from ios 10- is not the same, the interface is more comfortable on ios 10 and the apple music :)
    Now i with IOS 11.1 and love it :)
  12. iPhoneguy86 thread starter macrumors regular


    Jun 10, 2015
    East Coast USA
    Someone told me the assistive touch feature is what’s eating away at the battery...
  13. Sgt93 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 31, 2010
  14. mous94410 macrumors 6502


    Aug 12, 2015
    Yesterday, with battery mode enabled at 20%

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  15. Freakonomics101 macrumors 68020


    Nov 6, 2014
    Drains an average of 10% per hour with light usage. 7+. Did a full restore yesterday and no change. Hopefully beta 2 comes out today.
  16. Simacca macrumors 65816


    Jul 31, 2008
    UK, South East.
    You must have a super battery because I never got over 6.30 hours on my 6s and that’s even with a brand new battery.
  17. batristain macrumors 6502


    Sep 15, 2014
    My battery life on my 7+ has gone to pot since installing the beta. It's definitely related to the beta. I'm going to try to suck it up and tough it out until the next release is out (and I hope it fixes it).

  18. Nisaja macrumors 6502a

    Sep 20, 2016
    I was mostly on WiFi. I turned off background app refresh and location services for unnecessary apps.

    I noticed a 1 hour drop in usage times after installing iOS 10.0.0.

    I’m experiencing a 1 hour drop after installing iOS 11 on my 7 Plus. Weird.
  19. Ali11 macrumors newbie


    Oct 3, 2017
    This is crazy I’m having exactly the same problem. The problem is I can’t downgrade. I do only have backup on iCloud not on iTunes
    Any idea how I have to downgrade then?
  20. max2 macrumors 68030

    May 31, 2015
    Battery usage is definitely less with iOS 11 vs iOS 10 :(
  21. stefanoa macrumors newbie


    Sep 21, 2017
    Battery USAGE with ios 11.1 was crazy. Solved with:

    1) Disabled Location for all systems services and app
    2) Disable background app updating
    3) Disabled EI SIRI and all SIRI options
  22. rayward macrumors 68000

    Mar 13, 2007
    Houston, TX

    Basically, go back to a Motorola flip phone.
  23. kingston73 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 23, 2015
    So you basically took away everything that makes your smart phone smart
  24. Aston441 macrumors 65816

    Sep 16, 2014



    THAT'S IT!!!!!!!!!!!

    Holy Mary I didn't notice the GPS icon up on the top right.

    iOS 11 seems to have allowed a lot of apps to go back to "always" when I clearly disabled them last year for this very battery drain issue.

    Google is especially to blame. Location was back on for everything, even the freaking GBoard keyboard.

    I have a feeling my battery will be back to normal today.
  25. Mercenary macrumors 65816


    Sep 17, 2012
    Unlikely. The icon is location services. Not GPS. Often your iPhone gets an idea of its location from nearby wifi access points. It very rarely fires up the power hungry gps.

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