It's me or ios 8.2 is the best for battery life?

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by Wegee, Apr 30, 2015.

  1. Wegee macrumors member

    Aug 27, 2009
    Just curiosity here, but since I downgraded from ios 8.3 because of the problem with ifunbox etc (read here: ) I've noticed an amazing increment in battery life.
    Keep in mind I skipped 8.2 at first, I was on 8. something and I jumper on 8.3 directly, so I didn't have data to compare 8.2.

    Anyway, it's so noticeble I've started taking screenshots of this (it's an iphone 5c 32gb): this are 3 different days, I'm not a super heavy user, but I never experienced something like this.

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  2. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    Everyone has a different experience it seems. Some say some other versions gave them better battery life, while others don't really see much of a difference one way or another with most updates (at least within a single major iOS version).
  3. sunking101 macrumors 604


    Sep 19, 2013

    For me 8.3 is by far the most stable and best version of iOS8 to date, but it also has the worst battery life.
    I regularly got 11.5 - 12 hours usage from 8.0 - 8.1.1
    I got 10.5 - 11 hours from 8.1.2 - 8.2
    I now get 9.5 - 10 hours from 8.3
  4. dictoresno macrumors 601


    Apr 30, 2012
    8.2 was great for me for battery life but 8.3 was even better. almost an hour of extra usage time on average.
  5. simon lefisch macrumors 6502a

    simon lefisch

    Sep 29, 2014
    Battery is about the same for me. 8.3 might be slightly better but not enough for a wow factor. I can get about 10-12 hours usage on 8.3. 8.2 was a little less, maybe 10-11 hours.
  6. Gryfter macrumors 6502


    Apr 15, 2011
    Brooklyn, NY
  7. DeathBecomesMe macrumors regular


    Sep 15, 2014
    The best I've had so far was on 8.4 beta 1. Seemed to decrease a lot less when actually using the phone.
  8. moderngamenewb macrumors 6502

    Jul 20, 2011
    I'm on iOS 8.3 on both my iPad 2 (got it in 2011) and iPhone 5S, and surprisingly battery life is great. I used iOS 8.2 when it first came out and it really drained the iphone battery compared to 8.1.3, but 8.3 seems to have really improved it for me
  9. sunking101 macrumors 604


    Sep 19, 2013
    A lot of the time it isn't the version of iOS that is less of a battery drain, it's to do with the installation process. If you do a clean install every time then you can get a better picture than if you do an OTA one time and then a clean install the next etc.
  10. becneel macrumors member


    May 9, 2015

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