iPhone 8(+) iPhone 8 battery life is trash?

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  1. GigabitEthernet macrumors 6502a

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    Am I expecting too much from this phone, the battery life just seems really "meh". My phone was at 10% by 3PM yesterday,

    I'd been up at 7AM, been on the train (variable signal), quite a bit of Snapchat but no YouTube, etc. Spent most of the day in London with excellent signal, so just seems really disappointing.
     
  2. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

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    Most people, myself included, seem to enjoy very good battery life on the 8 Plus. I usually have no problem getting through two full days or more before I'm below 20%. But a lot of factors determine how fast the battery drains.
     
  3. GigabitEthernet thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Hi,

    Sorry - I am referring to the 8 as opposed to the 8 Plus :)
     
  4. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

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    Oh, my bad!
    Not sure how I misread that. I'm afraid I don't have experience with the regular sized 8.
     
  5. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    Varying signal strength can drain a battery faster.
     
  6. Roadstar macrumors 65816

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    Plus is a different animal indeed and has been so ever since they became available. The regular size, on the other hand, could use some improvement in that area. I wouldn’t go as far as call my 8’s battery life trash, but it’s definitely nothing impressive. I’ve long ago developed a habit of topping it up at almost every opportunity I get because otherwise I end up looking at the battery saver warning at the most inconvenient time.

    I just wish there was a model that’s not as wide as the Plus but more in the region of the regular size but just a bit thicker to accomodate a battery with Android-grade mAh counts. That battery combined with iOS energy efficiency would last quite a while, but of course it’s not going to happen as Jony wouldn’t be able to shave with the phone anymore.
     
  7. GigabitEthernet thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Sure but I lost 30% in an hour one day, admittedly yesterday it was only around 15%. But I went on Airplane mode on the Underground for instance, turned WiFi and Bluetooth off, etc. and the battery was still dead by about 4PM.

    If I have to change my habits, the battery life to me is trash. It's literally the same as my SE was.

    I hear the X is much better, anyone have any experience?
     
  8. aakshey macrumors 65816

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    iPhone 8 should get you 7-8+ hrs of usage without any optimisation. The X should give 1-2 hrs more. The Plus probably an additional 1-2 hours over the X. The SE will find it hard to get more than 7 hrs.
     
  9. GigabitEthernet thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I am literally getting nowhere close to that...and definitely didn't get that on the SE either.

    7-8 hours of continuous usage? As in SOT? I can't believe that, sorry.
     
  10. aakshey macrumors 65816

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    SOT may be like 20-30% less than that. When I say usage, I refer to usage as reported by iOS including background usage.

    But if you're watching Netflix at 40% brightness and full volume on your speakers, the iPhone 8/SE should both get at least 5-6 hours I guess.
    --- Post Merged, May 26, 2018 ---
    on wifi, not on lte.
     
  11. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    Did you check settings > battery to see what apps are using the most battery?

    Did you set the phone up as new or from backup?
     
  12. colodane macrumors 6502a

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    My 8 usually lasts 9 to 10 hours on a charge. But not very demanding usage - no games or video, etc.
     
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    Sounds like the OP is living on his phone.
     
  14. GigabitEthernet thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Great, do you have anything useful to contribute?
     
  15. aakshey macrumors 65816

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    With heavy usage on LTE 6 hrs is normal for an 8. For an SE probably 5 hrs.
     
  16. GigabitEthernet thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    From a backup.

    It's Spotify in the background and Snapchat but under 10% for both.
     
  17. mi7chy macrumors 603

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    Don't expect much out of the iPhone 8's 1,821mAh battery for that screen size. More typical battery size for that screen size is 2,800mAh.
     
  18. tonybarnaby macrumors 65816

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    Apple smart battery case is a must have for you and will change your life OP.
     
  19. GigabitEthernet thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Sounds like a workaround to a problem. Also I like my current case.
     
  20. tonybarnaby macrumors 65816

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    If the bttery life is not sufficient then it’s a solution. But if you like your current case that’s cool too.
     
  21. parker5011 macrumors newbie

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    I get st least 8hrs SOT on my iPhone X w/o charging during the day
     
  22. rockitdog macrumors 68020

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    I’m thinking about getting one myself!
     
  23. rockitdog macrumors 68020

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    I’m thinking about getting one myself!
     
  24. EM2013 macrumors 68000

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    I’d also suggest always closing those apps. Apps like that always have background usage regardless if you have background app refresh turned off.
     
  25. GigabitEthernet thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Is there a way to see that number? I can see usage but not SOT specifically.
     

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