iOS 7 Beta 3 Battery Life

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by aimee.elizabeth, Jul 8, 2013.

  1. aimee.elizabeth macrumors 6502

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    Yes, I know it's only been an hour and half since the beta came out, but this is for everyone who wants to discuss and track the battery life of the new beta over the next 2 weeks.

    Has it improved? Has it worsened? What can we do to improve it in the mean time?
     
  2. TechnicallyTee macrumors demi-god

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    I have been on my phone browsing for about 20 minutes now constantly and it only dropped 1% but for sure its way too early to tell.
     
  3. viperGTS macrumors 65816

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    A fresh restore is usually a good idea to improve the battery life.
     
  4. eclipseblur954 macrumors regular

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    It's going to be hard to tell so soon, since everyone will be using their phones a lot testing out the new beta.

    But my phone does run cooler, but I've always gotten ios6 battery life on ios7 (with a few things disabled)
     
  5. Armen macrumors 604

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    I'm not giving any input until I blow out the entire OS and install a full version of Beta 3 from the IPSW. I don't trust these OTA updates. Something always gets screwed up.
     
  6. aimee.elizabeth thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah I know it's too soon to tell definitely, but this thread'll still be here in 2 or 3 days when everyone has spent some time with their shiny new beta :D
     
  7. emckai macrumors regular

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    Either way, once GM comes out you should start from a clean install. Unless you don't care at all, then.. up to you?
     
  8. tymaster50 macrumors 68030

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    it seems fine. I reset all settings, and turned off the battery killer features like background app updates/refresh, push mail, brightness, bluetooth, location services, etc...
     
  9. Jare macrumors 65816

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    "I turn my phone into a dumbphone, the battery life is awesome."
     
  10. acorntoy macrumors 6502a

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    Well it's been a hour since I've installed it on my phone.

    I had 65% when I installed it now I have 48%.

    It's not good.
     
  11. bbfc macrumors 68030

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    But you'll be using it more to discover all the new things in this beta. Hence your battery will drain quicker.
     
  12. tymaster50 macrumors 68030

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    well updating apps in the background isn't very useful, just ok. I don't really have any apps that need to refresh their content, location services is ok if you use directions a lot, and I don't need bluetooth on unless I'm using my headphones, so really just what are you talking about??
     
  13. Jare macrumors 65816

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    You're turning off basically everything that makes your phone a smart phone. I mean yeah I get people don't need bluetooth all the time (it's never on for me) but look @ all the things you're turning off just to save an extra 30m of battery life.
     
  14. tymaster50 macrumors 68030

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    If I don't need it I'm gonna turn it off, and location services/push mail doesn't make a phone a smartphone. If you wanna be technical, everything about the iPhone makes it a "smartphone". I don't use the mail app so having it download all of my e-mail whenever it comes through is a useless feature. I don't need to have my brightness about 50% unless I'm in sunlight,
     
  15. acorntoy macrumors 6502a

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    Nope. Im curently in summer school, phone was mostly not active for that hour.
     
  16. davew41 macrumors member

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    B-Life seems to be back to S:apple::apple:T for me anyway . (Yes fresh install)
     
  17. Redpaul macrumors newbie

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    I was a bit worried about battery life in beta 3 as beta 2 was excellent compared to beta 1 on my 4S. I could go to bed with my battery at 100% and wake up 6 hours later and it would still be 100%. I've just done a 10 mile bike ride using Endomondo and it only used 2% so so far so good.

    Paul
     
  18. AppleFan360 macrumors 68020

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    Me too. Beta 2 was better. My battery drains 1% every 5 minutes now.
     
  19. tymaster50 macrumors 68030

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    turn off icloud keychain, background app refresh and updates, push mail, etc... some of the new features are bugged so they're battery hogs.
     
  20. Mikedkr macrumors newbie

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    I got nothing to complain, feels like a upgrade in battery life compared to Beta 2. I'm having my iPhone 5 on standby for almost 1 hour with 10 minutes usage and its still on 100%
     
  21. cookies! macrumors 6502

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    My biggest issue with battery life was Spotify burning it up in B2. Of course, I'm sure they'll fix the issue when the GM is released, so no biggie.
     
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  23. AppleFan360 macrumors 68020

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    Just turning off background app refresh helped a lot!
     
  24. dictoresno macrumors 601

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    my battery on beta 2 was doing this, so i went back to 6.1.4. it seems like everyone is different. some have good battey life, others dont.
     
  25. AFDoc macrumors 68030

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    Battery life on .2 was pretty bad for me..... Not enough time on .3 to tell.
     

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