YouTube apps is sucking my battery really fast.

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

  1. macfacts macrumors 68020


    Oct 7, 2012
    Were the videos HD? You have to pick a lower resolution. No app update can fix it, if you want to play HD videos. iOS devices only have hardware support for mpeg4, not vp9.

    You have to pick non HD videos to get mpeg4 format videos.
  2. pat500000 macrumors 604


    Jun 3, 2015
    Should watch yt on safari...didn't drain much.
  3. throwthedice macrumors regular

    Aug 27, 2015
    No, the videos were not HD. This is what it shows against the videos

  4. dylin macrumors 6502a


    Jun 10, 2010
    Whoa, even when not playing HD?

    I guess the app really is causing major drain then because even users are reporting background usage when not playing video
  5. Yun0, Nov 10, 2017
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2017

    Yun0 macrumors 65816


    Jun 12, 2013
    Winnipeg, Canada
    its a problem google still didnt fix with ios 11.2, it goes up & down on my 7 plus, gets hot & drains then cools & stops randomly sometimes all within the same video. never had a drain issue like that before, but only youtube is doing it. even low power mode doesnt mitigate it.
  6. SoYoung macrumors 6502

    Jul 3, 2015
    I used the youtube app this morning on my 6s plus just to test again and not only it drain battery, it literally KILL the battery. I was at 73% and after 15 mn videos my phone was at 10% and my phone was really hot.

    It is a major issue, so major that Apple should refuse the app on the app store until a fix comes.
  7. mackieap macrumors newbie


    Oct 4, 2016
    iPhone: 51.465267,-0.143505
    The update to the app which was pushed last night (Sunday in UK) seems to have improved things, streaming 10 mins of 1080p video used 4% of battery (iPhone 7+ iOS 11.1.1 on wifi with BT audio) and didn't make the phone feel like it was about to explode like it did last week.

    Still not brilliant though. One step forward, two steps back.
  8. atlchamp macrumors 65816

    Jun 19, 2012
    There is an update for YouTube on the App Store
  9. sd13 macrumors regular

    Jun 16, 2009
    The new YouTube update made a huge difference in battery life for me. Where it used to drain about 30% an hour while streaming 1080p, now it drains less than half of that.
  10. throwthedice macrumors regular

    Aug 27, 2015
    Yeah I think the most recent update on YouTube improves things significantly. There is no mention of bug fixes in the change comment but they must have done something to plug a few leaks.
  11. George Knighton macrumors 6502a

    George Knighton

    Oct 13, 2010
    Apple pundits on YouTube are saying that it does make a difference. :)

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