ios 12 not fixing battery drain issue?

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  1. wjcavalier09 macrumors newbie

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    I have been researching for the past hour on these forums and others to see if apple is going to be fixing the battery drain issues we all know about in iOS 11.. I see that they are focusing on speed and performance, but are they skipping to fix the battery issues?

    Does anyone know and can confirm this?

    Thanks
     
  2. anubis1980 macrumors 6502

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    It is a beta still so cant really say. On my air 2 and X they both have pretty bad battery drain but like i said im putting it down to being a beta.
     
  3. badatusernames macrumors regular

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    I see from your signature that you're using a 8 Plus, correct? It would be great if you can tell us a little bit more about your usage that might help to find out what's the problem.
     
  4. achappy macrumors member

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    My battery on my iPhone X was excellent ever since probably 11.2 and outstanding on my iPP 10.5 so I wouldnt' necessarily say "we all know about".

    iOS12 has been great on my iPP but so-so on the iPhone X. Standby is great on both but using it seems to really kill it.
     
  5. python0704 macrumors regular

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    I experienced battery drain with the latest beta. Battery level decreased when charging my X with usb in car (not carplay port) and using waze and playing music via bluetooth. It didn't happen with last beta or IOS 11. I thought it didn't when I saw the battery low warning but it's actually charging. But this beta somehow consumes energy faster than getting charged.
     
  6. lynchdavidh macrumors member

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    I'm running the most recent developer beta on my iPhone X and I haven't experienced any battery problems. Maybe Apple fixed some of the code.

    However, in my experience, most iPhone battery problems are software-related, and a lot of the time it has nothing to do with version of iOS you're running. It seems like every time Apple releases a new iOS update, a handful of people experience battery problems.

    This YouTube video includes 14 battery saving tips that help you optimize your settings to make your iPhone last as long as possible.
     
  7. wjcavalier09 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you so much. I’ve been reading a lot of forums and it’s all mixed reviews but also read that iOS 12 beta 4 is the worst for battery life.
     
  8. CTHarrryH macrumors 68000

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    Without knowing what you are running for applications and what battery under setting says what is using battery it is difficult to determine whether you are having IOS problems or one of your apps is eating the battery up
     
  9. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5

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    What battery drain in iOS 11? Just because you read a few forums, doesn't mean there is actually an issue. People come to forums to complain, not praise. So naturally, more people will be writing about how bad battery life is, not how good it is. I have zero problems on my 8Plus on 11.4.1. I can get between 8-14 hours of screen on time, depending on what I am doing that day.
     
  10. eoblaed macrumors 68020

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    I've been running iOS 11 since early betas. First on my 7 Plus, then on my X when those came out.

    I don't know about any battery drain issues with iOS 11 in general. 11.3 seemed to hit my battery a bit harder than normal, but 11.4 (or was it 11.4.1, I can't remember) alleviated those. 12 has been good for an early beta. Dev beta 3 definitely improved upon dev beta 2. I have no battery complaints.
     
  11. JokerPower macrumors member

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    Wrong. There have been buggy releases that drained battery more than normal. Take iOS 11 as an example, with so many updates released..
     
  12. Radon87000 macrumors 604

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    Battery drain is fixed on iOS 12. iOS 11.4.1 has the issue.
     
  13. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5

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    There’s is literally zero correlation between number of updates and battery drain.
    --- Post Merged, Jul 28, 2018 ---
    As posted numerous times already in this thread. There is no battery drain issue of 11.4.1. If there was it would be on the front page of MacRumors.
     
  14. JokerPower macrumors member

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    Yeah, sure. That’s why there have been multiple complaints and dozens of threads on Apple Community about battery drainage.. indeed the situation improved with 11.4.1, but the fact still remains.
     
  15. Toonartist macrumors regular

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    Really?!? I’m finding beta 4 to be excellent in terms of battery. I think it has more to do with what apps you’re using.

    I certainly don’t think you can say “as we all know, iOS 11 has bad battery drain”. Because not everyone is. I found ios11 to be Stella and usually ended the day with 60% with 5+ hours screen time
     
  16. eoblaed macrumors 68020

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    There are some people out there that will wail about battery drain on every release on every device ever, all the time, no exception. Every release is the worst ever, according to them.

    I'm surprised our phones even have enough battery to boot up, given how iOS is supposedly constantly getting worse and worse and worse with battery drain.

    It's hyperbole.


    Exactly.
     
  17. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5

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    See my above post. It explain everything you just said. There is no battery drain in iOS 11, especially iOS 11.4.1. My battery easily outlasts the "posted" time from Apple. People don't realize the little things that affect battery life cellular signal strength, leaving GPS apps running in the background and so-forth.
     
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  19. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5

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    You quoted me?
     
  20. tomi03 macrumors regular

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    Yes
     
  21. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5

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    But then deleted it, would you like to share what you originally posted, or just leave it a mystery?
     
  22. hrhansen macrumors newbie

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    no battery drain in 11.4??!.. I beg to differ.. my iPhone 6s turned into a battery draining monster when upgrading to 11.4.. getting 50-60% of the battery time I got before.. no additional apps were installed.. no change in usage, gps, apps or anything else.. It's a work phone so new apps are only very rarely installed... several friends and colleagues had the exact same experience.. so let's say: YOU did not experience battery drain, many others DO.
     
  23. Phogro macrumors regular

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    Let us take a trip back to common sense land...

    If this were as big a problem as you claim where many iPhone users are seeing 50-60% drops in battery life, why haven't we heard about it from sites like this one? I mean seriously, these guys love to report on Apple's problems, if it were something this big it would probably have even been featured on sites like NYT, FOX, MSN, etc - Apple's problems = clicks for news sites which make their money through advertising - more clicks more profits.

    Rule of thumb - If you are ever thinking "man there's a problem with my phone" and it hasn't made a headline - you're probably in the minority.

    EDIT: Some spelling and formatting cleanup.
     
  24. hrhansen macrumors newbie

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    sure let.'s. here is some reality for you

    https://techcrunch.com/2018/07/10/s...-update-triggers-excessive-battery-drain/amp/


    https://discussions.apple.com/thread/8423490


    https://www.techtimes.com/amp/artic...tery-drain-problem-does-ios-11-4-1-fix-it.htm

    there are MANY more.. read the comments and see that the stupid: restart the phone, restore the phone and the like.. does NOT work for the majority of users.

    and why is it That if "only" 20% (a minority) experience the issue, then it's not an issue?.. it might be a minority.. but its A PROBLEM.
     
  25. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5

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    I will point you to my above post: #9

    If it was truly an issue, we would know about it and Apple would have addressed it by now, almost 2 months later. The more likely issue is your phone battery. Your claim of 50-60% less battery life is absurd.
     

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