So is the battery better with the 7.1 update?

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by Macc55, Mar 10, 2014.

  1. Luuthian macrumors member

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    Doesn't look like it. Then again, outside of Betas there are usually pretty few iPhone updates that improved battery life as opposed to simply fixed battery life bugs.
     
  2. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    I'll come back to this thread in a few days. My phone finished installing iOS 7.1 right before 6:00 and just now finished restoring. But in a few days I'll be able to see if I think it improved
     
  3. GalvaJ macrumors regular

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    I'll never understand how people can rush onto this forum to ask this question just hours after the update has been released. How can we know if it's helped battery life if we've barely even used it?!
     
  4. Macc55 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    iOS 7.1 has been out for 10 hours just so you know.
     
  5. GalvaJ macrumors regular

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    Do you think that one single power cycle, if people have even gotten that far, is enough to make a conclusion on battery life?
     
  6. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    You can get an idea very quickly. I usually completely kill my battery in under 5 hours.
     
  7. Macc55 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Short answer yes and don't forget people had the beta and additional information about the iOS 7.1 was before it was released to us.
     
  8. GalvaJ macrumors regular

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    I'm one of those that have been on the beta for months. But, you have to remember that lately Apple's had the habit of having very good beta's, and then suddenly the public release comes and we're left thinking where did it all go wrong? I just feel more time should be given before some of these types of questions show up.
     
  9. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    You can get an idea, but that idea can easily be the wrong idea. After updates you play with the phone more and some processes run at times synching some things and new app updates come out that you often get and perhaps use. You really need a few days and cycles to get a better average which is more meaningful than one-off type of uses.
     
  10. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Possibly, it's higher than it normally is by this time of day but still too soon to tell.
     
  11. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    You need to factor in the time it take to install and the fact not every one can install at 1:00. I know I couldn't I was at school
     
  12. Robster3 macrumors 68000

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    I got 10 hours from mine:rolleyes:
     
  13. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    As more mature minds have responded --> way too soon to give a valid response (regardless of how you argue with us)
     
  14. frito1224 macrumors regular

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    My battery life is way better since the update 7.0.6 was horrible on my battery
     
  15. Chundles macrumors G4

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    I have noticed my location icon in the menu bar is on all the time though. Nothing is using it at the moment so I'm guessing it's just an indicator.
     
  16. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Check the location settings to see what's using it.
     
  17. Macc55, Mar 10, 2014
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    Macc55 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    nice

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    Your response sounds immature if you ask me. And who's us? Did you bring your family with you?

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    Mine did that too. Somehow Foursquare activated it's location finder so I deleted it. Problem solved.

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    I agree. My battery has been lasting all day at work without a charge. Pretty sweet if you ask me.
     
  18. rstark18 macrumors 6502a

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    I too was having battery/heat issues with 7.0.6. Since I knew 7.1 was coming soon I decided not to do a complete wipe to see if that would solve it. It seems as though 7.1 has fixed it. My battery/heat is back to normal.
     
  19. asv56kx3088 macrumors 6502

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    Nope.
    My battery drained to 20% with only 3 hours of usage. :(
    It's even worse than 7.0.6 where I got around 4 hours usage..
     
  20. btsvchris macrumors member

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    I have no clue how this comes. For the betas it was all normal. Now I was just using SMS, whatsapp and safari.


    After charging it for a minute, the percentage went from 2% to 30%?!?
    Wow !


    [​IMG]
     
  21. iamMacPerson macrumors 68030

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    Took off the charger this morning running 7.0.6. My battery was probably around 90% when I started the update on battery power around 10:10 AM Pacific. After its was finished, I had about 75% left. I used Safari on Wi-Fi and made a few FaceTime Audio/regular phone calls totaling less then 10 minutes. With that, I had to plug it in around midnight when I wanted to stream a TV episode to my Apple TV. Before I plugged it in, I was at 16%. This was normal under any iOS 7 version I was using (except 7.0, that was slightly worse).
     
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  23. JulianL macrumors 65816

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    Still a bit early to tell but I upgraded (OTA) and fully charged my phone (iPhone 5) about 12 hours ago and then took it off the charger. I'm working at home so I haven't used it at all since I took it off the charger, it's just sitting on my desk next to me, but I just flicked on the screen and was surprised to see the battery still at 100%. It never dropped that little with 7.0.x. I only have 3G on, connected to a two bar (two dots) signal, Bluetooth and WiFi are off.

    I have noticed in the past that system services seems to consume a lot of data especially the location services even though I have every system location setting turned off except for Find-my-phone and rarely use location-accessing apps. I must reset the mobile data usage counters and see if this might be one of things that Apple has improved with 7.1. Cutting down background system data traffic as much as possible would be a great silent improvement in my view and could contribute to increased standby life.
     

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