It's like getting a new iPod Touch :)

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by Solver, Jun 21, 2014.

  1. Solver macrumors 6502a

    Jan 6, 2004
    Cupertino, CA
    It is like night and day. I'm getting twice the battery life on my iPod Touch 5 after the iOS 8 beta 2 update. Before this, I never got more then two days of standby use with one full charge. I already have three and a half days of standby time and the device shows it is still over 25% charged.
    I only use the device for maybe two-three usages hour per day.

    In beta 1 the battery usage screen in settings was broken. Beta 2 fixed this. From this I found the apps that had been sucking up the juice and made adjustments. There were a few of them. Podcasts is one of them that comes to mind.

    For battery efficiency on this device, iOS 8 beats (hand down) iOS 6 and iOS 7.
    Maybe the is hope for others too.
  2. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

    The Doctor11

    Dec 15, 2013
    New York
    Cool. Good to know. Everyone likes battery life
  3. Yakibomb macrumors 6502


    May 13, 2014
    Cape Town
    It would be great if these battery management enhancements made it through to their other devices by the GM. I always welcome a few more minutes between charges
  4. PNutts macrumors 601


    Jul 24, 2008
    Pacific Northwest, US
    The Release Notes specifically call out some scenarios in Beta 2 that will cause excessive battery consumption.

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