PB3 on iPhone 7Plus is horrible

kissmo

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I just installed half an hour ago PB3 on my iPhone 7 Plus 128Gb and just playing around in the message app within 10 minutes my battery dropped 9%

Does anyone else have similar issues?

Is there anything I should turn off besides the obvious (background app refresh which is anyway off)

I know it's a beta but this battery drain is a little too fast, it means my phone will last for about 45 minutes if I keep using several other apps as well.
 

ManuCH

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Yes, I was having similar issues.

I analyzed the console log using Xcode and I saw that photo library was reindexing everything (basically analyzing and converting every photo). For my library this took 5 hours of CPU between 50 and 100%, eating up most of my battery.

Then it calmed down eventually. I still find CPU usage to be a bit high (around 20% when idle as opposed to 7-10% I had with iOS 10), but that's to be expected with a beta.

So just leave it there, connected to power, and let it do its things. After a few hours (or a day), restart it, and you should be fine.
 
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If you cannot have it plugged in all the time, put it in a battery safe mode while out, should give you some extra juice. The battery life should get better after a day or two and then there will probably be a new PB next week.
 

kissmo

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Thanks guys for the info. I shall do that. I will leave it plugged in for the rest of the day.

Let's see how it performs.

Many thanks again.
 

kissmo

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Quick Update.

I left my phone plugged for about 2 hours - it was quite hot during that time.
What I noticed was that Message Sync was taking long and that one killed a bit the phone.

It WOrked! It’s having normal battery behavior now.

Thanks to everyone.
 
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LarryJoe33

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PB3 is pretty buggy for me. Worse than 1 and 2. Battery for sure, but Maps is really crappy. Crashes all the time while Navigating.
 

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iOS 11 Beta is the worst iOS beta by Apple. I’ve been using Betas almost exclusively all the time. And iOS 11 is the worst beta in the history of any operating system.

Terrible battery life. Extremely buggy and totally unusable.

I’m on DB 4. Even DB 2 was a lot better than this.

I use Betas each year. And never have I had a worse experience. Never have I had to go back to the previous OS. I really hope Apple gets it act together by the GM. We are nearing GM time already but DB 4 is worse than a regular DB 1.
 

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iOS 11 Beta is the worst iOS beta by Apple. I’ve been using Betas almost exclusively all the time. And iOS 11 is the worst beta in the history of any operating system.

Terrible battery life. Extremely buggy and totally unusable.

I’m on DB 4. Even DB 2 was a lot better than this.

I use Betas each year. And never have I had a worse experience. Never have I had to go back to the previous OS. I really hope Apple gets it act together by the GM. We are nearing GM time already but DB 4 is worse than a regular DB 1.
I have the exact opposite experience. I had a few issues the days after I installed the beta, almost all of them went away when I did a hard reset this weekend. It's been smooth sailing ever since, except for the random annoyances like 3DTouching apps being a bit jumpy and the music app crashing when I reorder songs in the queue.
iOS 8 B3-4 were nightmares, iOS 9 was okayish, iOS 10 wasn't as good as this one either. But it's all subjective, for some it simply runs like crap.
 
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LarryJoe33

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iOS 11 Beta is the worst iOS beta by Apple. I’ve been using Betas almost exclusively all the time. And iOS 11 is the worst beta in the history of any operating system.

Terrible battery life. Extremely buggy and totally unusable.

I’m on DB 4. Even DB 2 was a lot better than this.

I use Betas each year. And never have I had a worse experience. Never have I had to go back to the previous OS. I really hope Apple gets it act together by the GM. We are nearing GM time already but DB 4 is worse than a regular DB 1.
This is my first venture into beta testing Apple iOS and Mac OS. I can’t say I am as frustrated as you as I kind of took the plunge with eyes wide open knowing I am going to be using software that’s not ready for prime time. That said, Apple getting their act together didn’t cross my mind. I miss the functionality of my stable iOS 10 but again, I didn’t have to do this and I knew what I was getting into. I think you are projecting that the final release will be buggy because the betas are buggy. That would be Microsoft and Apple doesn’t exactly have a history of releasing crap. Until they do I will remain confident that what I am doing and submitting will help make the final release solid.
 
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kissmo

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Till now all I can say is that I don’t feel any battery hit. It’s been like 8 hours since it finished the crazy run of indexing and photo optimizing and whatever it was doing in the back.

No bugs yet from my part but on the other hand I am not the Eyes Stuck on the phone type of person.

Runs pretty smooth. Looking forward for the next beta. Who knows.... maybe even better performance :)
 

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Atfer updating from 10.3.3 to 11 PB3 over the air, Safari was freezing etc. - I wiped the phone by deleting all content and settings and set it up as new phone. All issues gone.
 
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Tom G.

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I must be extremely lucky as I have IOS 11 PB3 running on both my iPad Pro 1st gen and my iPhone 6S+ and have had very few problems on either. No bugs and no noticeable battery issues.

I will admit to not watching the battery that much, as long as I have access to a nearby charger I don't worry about it.
 

AppleFan91

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iOS 11 Beta is the worst iOS beta by Apple. I’ve been using Betas almost exclusively all the time. And iOS 11 is the worst beta in the history of any operating system.

Terrible battery life. Extremely buggy and totally unusable.

I’m on DB 4. Even DB 2 was a lot better than this.

I use Betas each year. And never have I had a worse experience. Never have I had to go back to the previous OS. I really hope Apple gets it act together by the GM. We are nearing GM time already but DB 4 is worse than a regular DB 1.
I've been doing betas since iOS 5 and while iOS 11 isn't the best, it definitely isn't iOS 7 levels for me. Also, we aren't really that close to a GM, we are at the midway point or a tad bit after it. We are a good 5 weeks give or take from a GM so they have plenty of time to fix issues.
 

kissmo

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I've been doing betas since iOS 5 and while iOS 11 isn't the best, it definitely isn't iOS 7 levels for me. Also, we aren't really that close to a GM, we are at the midway point or a tad bit after it. We are a good 5 weeks give or take from a GM so they have plenty of time to fix issues.
Do you believe they will release the update in the beginning of September?

When does Apple actually release updates? My guess is end of September - beginning of October.
High Sierra is also on the roll here and they have a looooot to work there.
 

AppleFan91

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Do you believe they will release the update in the beginning of September?

When does Apple actually release updates? My guess is end of September - beginning of October.
High Sierra is also on the roll here and they have a looooot to work there.
It’s traditionally the Wednesday before the new iPhone launches. Traditionally September 10-19 if memory serves
 
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