iPhone 6 iPhone 6 Plus battery lifetime on iOS 8.1

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Le Hamilton, Oct 23, 2014.

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What's about your battery lifetime on iOS 8.1?

  1. Higher than on iOS 8.0

    18 vote(s)
    28.6%
  2. Lower than on iOS 8.0

    21 vote(s)
    33.3%
  3. Same battery lifetime

    24 vote(s)
    38.1%
  1. Le Hamilton macrumors member

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    #1
    What do you, think about the battery lifetime on iOS 8.1? Is it higher or lower than on iOS 8.0?
     
  2. noobinator macrumors 603

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    #2
    About the same for me. Maybe slightly less but I think it's just calibration issues.

    I saw about 7 hours usage in the past 24 hours (no charging) and was at 37% just now when I plugged it in.
     
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  4. Le Hamilton thread starter macrumors member

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    On iOS 8.1?
     
  5. Shadowbech macrumors 68040

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    Yes.
     
  6. Le Hamilton thread starter macrumors member

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    Very good.

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    That's really good. Did you get the same on iOS 8.0?
     
  7. noobinator macrumors 603

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    Yes, maybe a bit more but not much.
    I restarted my phone after I installed 8.1 and it seemed to drain slower.
     
  8. andrewsGF50 macrumors member

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    Yes...mine seems to be a bit higher as well. I reset all settings and did a soft reset (home + power button hold) after updating to iOS 8.1 and it seems to be higher. After playing Beach Buggy Racing and some Twitter and Instagram and Safari my battery was at 92% with 56min of usage!:apple::D:)
     
  9. Le Hamilton thread starter macrumors member

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    A lot of people mean on iOS 8.1 the battery lifetime is lower than on iOS 8.0, here is the opposite
     
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  11. Alimar macrumors 6502a

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    Better since I use the 'Battery Doctor' app. Check out this post.
     
  12. Le Hamilton thread starter macrumors member

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    Is there a improve after using this app?
     
  13. myscrnnm macrumors 65816

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    I was consistently getting over 10 hours of usage on my 6 Plus on 8.0. Skipped 8.0.1 and 8.0.2. Updated to 8.1 on Monday, and battery life has been a little over 8 hours this weeks. I've tried restarts, discharging, and making sure my settings are as close to what they were before as possible (in particular, some background app refreshes were enabled after the update), and nothing's helped.

    Wish there was an easy way to turn off Apple Pay (without removing the cards) to see if that's affecting my battery life.
     
  14. Alimar macrumors 6502a

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    Yes. The app allows you to clean up/maximize space and RAM on the fly. It lists all the apps' stats, and how disabling will optimize the battery performance.
     
  15. Coupz macrumors regular

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    Cleaning the ram is not necessary with iPhones. It never was. Maybe on android but not needed in iOS. iOS uses the ram just the way which is optimal for itself.
     
  16. Bazilemac macrumors regular

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    Source?
     
  17. metsjetsfan macrumors 65816

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    agree i think the nfc is always on like siri raise to speak on the 4S was a drainer. but does removing the card even guarantee that the nfc will be off?
     
  18. ipadlvr macrumors regular

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    Not necessary on Android either. All operating systems work the same way.

    You close an app when it misbehaves. Same as iOS
     
  19. apprunner macrumors regular

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    It turns off the nfc. I removed my card and got noticeably better battery life. I tested over the last two days. I prefer a longer battery over a mobile payment solution it others may prefer the latter.
     
  20. misslia macrumors member

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    I think it improved my battery not saying it wasn't good before but it did make it better
     
  21. MikeVera macrumors member

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    My battery life noticeably decreased on my 6+ after 8.1
     
  22. metsjetsfan macrumors 65816

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    can anyone else comment on this?
     
  23. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    It *seems* higher for me (6) but my usage pattern this week isn't the same as last week so it could be a placebo effect. I was travelling and it could just be that Google Maps chews through the battery.
     

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