YouTube apps is sucking my battery really fast.

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by PeLaNo, Nov 5, 2017.

  1. PeLaNo thread starter macrumors regular

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    They’ve been fixed it in recent update. At least it’s not happen for me anymore after update.
     
  2. KGB7 Suspended

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    The app still stutters when you move the video to bottom right corner, on iPhone and iPad.
    Haven’t checked the battery life yet.
     
  3. joesegh, Nov 7, 2017
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    Same issue on my iPhone 8 with 11.1. I was Chromecasting (which should barely use the app on your phone once you've created your queue), and my battery went from 94% down to 75% over the course of about 50 minutes or so, and the device got really hot.
     
  4. Sharkoneau macrumors 6502

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    At this point I've pretty much accepted that battery drain in the YouTube app is going to be relatively awful, regardless of what they do with it. I know that if I consume a large amount of video, my overall battery life will markedly decline.
     
  5. Radon87000 macrumors 603

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    Too bad ProTube got removed. It didnt have such an issue.
     
  6. xtcvvv macrumors newbie

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    I also get battery drain when casting to my TV, even after updating YT to 12.43. I was wondering why my battery life dropped 2.5 hours below normal these past few days.

    7 Plus on 10.3.3
     
  7. daffie macrumors regular

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    After the latest update my iphone doesn't heat up any more when playback youtube vids. Battery usage is 6% per 15 minutes (1080p / 1440p). I guess that's about normal?
     
  8. Apple blogger macrumors 6502a

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    It's always taking everyone's battery... I don't know why... I've reported a number of times... it heats up the phone, takes a toll on the battery.., they never fix it...
     
  9. dylin macrumors 6502a

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    Any news on if YouTube is still heating up phones? Mine would get very hot to the touch while streaming to chrome cast so I ended up deleting it.
     
  10. PeLaNo thread starter macrumors regular

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    After update I think they fixed it but actually they don’t,it’s still heat up and drain battery.
     
  11. dylin macrumors 6502a

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    :/ a bit sad to hear. Although that one reddit thread explaining the reason makes me think that it will be a good while before the issue is resolved. It looks more like a google using a new type of encoder that Apple has decided not to adopt yet.

    [​IMG]

    Not sure how all that works, but i guess that means we just have to wait.
     
  12. SoYoung macrumors 6502

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    I just avoid watching youtube videos on my phone now to preserve battery life. I just use my computer or iPad for this and wait for a fix.

    Since I do this, my battery is good again so it's clearly a youtube problem.
     
  13. Infrared macrumors 68000

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    Yes, I saw that too and it’s plausible. Further, if battery/CPU usage is dependent on the codec used, then that, in theory, could change from video to video and be influenced by choices applied server-side. In which case the app version might be irrelevant.

    Is there any way of establishing for any particular viewed video which codec is being used? I know there is a way to do this in desktop Safari, but in the iOS app?

    Thanks.
     
  14. PeLaNo thread starter macrumors regular

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    Me too,but that sad
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    VP9 is codec that invented by Google so it’s normal for them to do that but at least in iOS app they should use H.265 that Apple fully support right ?
     
  15. macfacts macrumors 68020

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    An alternative is to use Safari to browse YouTube.
     
  16. rjruiz2 macrumors regular

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    YouTube has a major problem right now. Even after just literally 5 minutes of viewing my iPhone 8 Plus got super hot and the brightness dimmed and couldn't adjust it at all... At least for a few minutes until it cooled off.
     
  17. daffie macrumors regular

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    Yup...it's screwed again (after last youtube update all seemed fine). Watching a full HD or 4K clip for 20 minutes eats away 10% battery! Phone gets far too hot as well
     
  18. tkwlee macrumors member

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    Will you try uninstall and reinstall the YouTube app? I did it and seems the overheat problem disappear at this moment.
     
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    After latest YouTube update, safari randomly crashes if I try to watch YouTube videos in safari.
    For now I’m sticking with my iPad that I keep plugged in to a charger if I want to watch YouTube videos on the YouTube app.
     
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    Time to wait and see if apple will adopt or not. I do hope they do soon, i did like using the YouTube app
     
  22. Infrared macrumors 68000

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    I’ve removed the Youtube app for now. I’ve also tried the Youtube site in Safari and for some reason some links in it are not working.

    I think I’ll just avoid Youtube wherever possible.
     
  23. daffie, Nov 10, 2017
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    Darn...that's not good news.

    Btw so 1080p should not have this issue?
     
  24. macfacts macrumors 68020

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    Safari can't play vp9 videos. Safari can only play mpeg-4 videos.
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    Under 1080x. That does not include 1080x. So basically no HD videos. Lower resolution videos are still in MPEG-4.
     
  25. throwthedice macrumors regular

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    I'm on iOS 10.3.3 on my 6s+ and YouTube is killing the battery. Was between 40-50% and 15 mins later, it went down to 2% and I think this started with the recent app update.

    Guess I'll have to wait for the app to be updated.
     

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