iOS 8.4 beta battery Life

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  1. sirlojack macrumors newbie

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    How is the battery life on iOS 8.4 beta compared to the pain in the ass I call 8.3? I'm tried to rollback to 8.2 but it wouldn't restore my backup since i made the backup on 8.3 apparently. I'm thinking about installing 8.4 in hopes of better battery life and being able to have location services turned on and not go down to 20% in an hour
     
  2. GIZBUG macrumors 65816

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    It's beta, don't expect any miracles. The battery is probably on par with what 8.3 battery life is.
     
  3. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Sounds like you should try a restore as new without putting on a backup to see if that changes things for you. 8.3 doesn't seem to have some sort of a general/widespread battery problem for most.
     
  4. sirlojack thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks

    Well, I would but kinda need all my stuff like it is but I restored it last night so gonna see how it goes over the next couple days. I'm just hoping it will level out one way or another before I travel to Europe next month lol If AT&T will unlock me that is
     
  5. TranceJD macrumors member

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    Battery issues

    Running iOS 8.4 beta 1 on my iPhone 6 and experiencing noticeable battery life problems compared to previous releases.
    Normally I would get through a whole day with about 10-15% remaining by 11pm. On this beta, I'm down to 10% by 7pm. So, considerable battery life decrease.

    Reported it via the feedback app, and hopefully we'll see a fix soon.
     
  6. nooaah macrumors 68000

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    Beta 2 on my Plus has shown a considerable decline in battery life. 2:41pm and at 50% already
     
  7. mizxco macrumors 6502a

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    I'm having great battery life!! Better than 8.3
     
  8. T4R06 macrumors 65816

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    I'm in beta 2 8.4 and battery life is amazing. Much better than 8.3
     
  9. hallidc macrumors 6502

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    I'm on the 8.4 public beta 1..definitely noticing a significant decrease in battery life (using Apple Watch as well, but is towards the bottom of the list in battery usage).
     
  10. NJFP macrumors 6502

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    8.4 public beta, no real change in battery life. Depends if I'm working or at home. At home, I usually have between 25% and 35% left at the end of the day. (10PM) If working, since I fly in helicopters, battery life sucks! I have to recharge by noon, 1PM at the latest. Of course this is because the phone is constantly looking for towers while we're in flight.
     
  11. mizxco macrumors 6502a

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    New in iOS 9.. helicopter mode!
     
  12. andreyirra macrumors regular

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    Yes. I noticed it the first time I installed it. Then waited for it to go down to 1 percent and charded until 100%. It seems it's stable since then with maybe half an hour less than 8.3. I don't know if there were background processes being updated or something.
     
  13. luke lau macrumors regular

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    don't be so quick to blame battery life on the software. battery life decreasing over time is inevitable, so of course when people notice that they're not getting a full 8 hours on a single charge the first thing they blame is the last update they just installed
     
  14. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    ...but if the battery becomes noticeably lessened immediately after installing an update...
     
  15. Yun0 macrumors 65816

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    absolutely stunning

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=21202436&postcount=66

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=21225372&postcount=81

    still the same results today, its brilliant.

    ive went back to 8.3 as well, it dropped back to 8.3 results, this isnt a fluke. 8.3 was noticeably better over 8.2, then 8.4 is substantially better than 8.3. those screenshots were 95% on wifi, iphone 6 is rated up to 11hrs on wifi, my iphone 6 is also a launch day one so its got a little battery wear & its still that good.
     
  16. saudor macrumors 6502

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    put it on airplane mode - no pun intended haha
    should save that battery since it's not like you're getting signal anyways
     
  17. Glideslope macrumors 601

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    Correct. The only way to fly. :apple:
     
  18. Maximeed69 macrumors member

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    With iOS 8.4 beta 2 , i'm having the best battery life so far on my iPhone 6!
     

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  19. Simacca macrumors 6502a

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    Worse battery life for me on public beta 1 with air 2.
     
  20. Nermal Moderator

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    I'm using a 6, and have used all the 8.x versions of iOS (including 8.4 beta) and none of them have affected the battery life in any noticeable way.
     
  21. NJFP macrumors 6502

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    Actually, I do get a signal. We're only flying 1000 to 1500 feet above New Jersey, you can't swing a dead cat in this state without hitting a cell tower. And I've had to "text ahead" occasionally for assistance or information from the LZ or receiving.

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    Now that right there is funny!
     
  22. PowerBook-G5 macrumors 65816

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    Seems slightly improved over iOS 8.3 to me. I've been running both on two iPhone 5Cs for the past week.
     
  23. johnrema94 macrumors newbie

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    what about the battery life on the ipod touch 5G on ios 8.4 beta 1 2 or 3
     
  24. BruiserBear macrumors 6502a

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    I noticed the battery life on my iPhone 6 got a little worse with 8.3. I'm really hopeful 8.4 improves things.
     
  25. mizxco macrumors 6502a

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    iOS 8.4 battery life is amazing.
     

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