iOS 9.2.1 vs 9.3 beta 5 Battery Life ?

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  1. HristoBorislavov macrumors newbie

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    Hello, my question is if the battery life on iOS 9.3 beta 5 is better than 9.2.1 ?
     
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    Battery has been consistent and good on every version (9.0, 9.0.1, 9.0.2, 9.1, 9.2, 9.2.1, 9.3) and every beta build for all those versions.

    Same during iOS 8 days. Never had a single "this version gave be bad battery".

    I can't ever recall a time I've had below 8 hours usage time with 15-24+ hours standby on my iPhone 6.

    I honestly think those experience drastic battery drains between builds has something else going on. Like a stuck process in the background (an app improperly going into a suspended state and hanging or anything similar.)
     
  4. IMM1711 macrumors newbie

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    I'm on 9.3 PB3 and having used the phone as before (low power mode enabled sometime, brightness at medium) and having the phone connected to the wall for 10 minutes I'm now sitting on 50% battery with 3h 15 minutes of usage and 4 hours of standby time, with previous betas or 9.2.1 I was having easily 45+ minutes at this time. I have reseted and erased the phone twice in this beta and still no change.
     
  5. cmeisenzahl macrumors 6502

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    Same for me. No discernible difference.
     
  6. MacDevil7334 macrumors 6502a

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    I upgraded from 9.2 to 9.3 PB5 night before last. So I've only had one full day to compare. But it seems to be about the same as 9.2 was for me.
     
  7. oMc macrumors 6502

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    Just curious. Are you using background app refresh and locations services?
     
  8. dearfriendx macrumors 6502

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    I have background refresh turned on for a handful of apps it is useful for. I never turn location services off. I don't adjust the contrast or reduce motion. My battery has taken a big hit since the new beta compared to others. I'll go to school from 7am-2pm and I barely use my phone. When I drive home it'll be around 40% left.
     
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    Yes both those are on. I don't do any "battery saving" settings, I don't even use Low Power Mode. The only thing I do is my brightness is usually very low. It's rarely 50% or higher.
     
  10. monnyblack1 macrumors regular

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    hey how to you use email? do you have push on? and do you use the stock email?
     
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    I have push on and use the stock Mail app.

    I close out any app in the app switcher that I don't use regularly. I only leave Messages, Mail and Safari in the 100% of the time. I know, I know... "I don't need to close out apps" but I do it for everything but those three often used apps because it eliminates any possible chance of some random app getting a stuck process and draining the battery, and then not realizing something is stuck, draining the battery until that battery has already drained. It's a precaution I use because no software is ever perfect and does what it's supposed to 100% of the time.
     
  12. monnyblack1 macrumors regular

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    OK it seems like when I use the stock email app my battery drain more. I have fetch set to 30 minutes and using gmail. Plus I turn iCloud email off. But when I don't fetch my email my battery life is better. Kind of weird to me
     
  13. BrandonZ macrumors 6502

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    It's been better for me. Probably 10-15% better
     
  14. that be me macrumors 6502

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    Coming from 9.0.2, battery life had been generally better except for watching Youtube videos. Phone runs very warm and battery drops quickly. It’s a beta, but it’s something I’ve noticed.
     
  15. RJCP macrumors 6502

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    As far as my experience is concerned, the latest beta is the worst one in terms of battery life. Getting about 2h15 mins usage at 65% left which isn't great. 6S here.
     

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