YouTube Claims iPhone Battery Issues Are Fixed in Latest App Update

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    Earlier this month, YouTube came in for heavy criticism after multiple users of its mobile app reported plummeting battery life on their iPhones and iPads. iPhone X users in particular said the YouTube app caused their device to run much hotter than usual when watching videos. YouTube admitted there was a battery-draining bug that it was working to fix, and today the service claims to have done just that.

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    Version 12.45 of the app was pushed out to users this morning with the accompanying note "Fixed an issue with battery usage". We haven't had enough time with the app to confirm the issue is indeed fixed across all devices, but initial tests on an iPhone X running iOS 11.1.1 seem to support YouTube's claims.

    Some users had complained that YouTube was sucking the life out of their phones even while it was running in the background, although it's unclear if that was limited to when users were casting video to a smart TV. Let us know how you get on with the updated YouTube app in the comments below.

    Article Link: YouTube Claims iPhone Battery Issues Are Fixed in Latest App Update
     
  2. farewelwilliams macrumors 68000

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    probably waited until all youtubers posted their "iphone battery test" videos using the youtube app. looking at you casey neistat.
     
  3. djcerla, Nov 27, 2017
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    Good to hear that.

    My iPhone X, by the way, is just off an amazing real-life battery test: off the charger at 8 AM of Saturday, had a busy DJ day with 4 flights, and lots of photo shooting, some Netflix and YouTube, phone calls etc. I was back home at 3 PM of Sunday and the phone still had 3% battery. I never switched it off (nor did I "switch off" myself as I had no sleep at all).

    It's the best battery performance I have ever achieved on a phone.
     
  4. Mike MA macrumors 68000

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    Now somebody fix battery consumption of iOS 11 please.
     
  5. timmyh, Nov 27, 2017
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    As someone who has never owned an iPhone Plus model, I completely agree with you. Hopefully this YouTube app update makes the battery-life-to-usage ratio on my iPhone X even more impressive. Initial signs are promising this end.
     
  6. Scottsoapbox macrumors 6502a

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    It would drain my battery doing NOTHING in the background. As in watch a short video in the morning, then stop using app (not force quit), wonder why battery is low mid day, then discover 40% of drain was Youtube 'background activity' according to setting.
     
  7. Raveenbikha macrumors newbie

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    YouTube need to add different video display formats like VLC.
    Stretch, widescreen, 4:3: 16:9 etc.
    Not only zoom
     
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    What are you talking about? The content varies in aspect ratio
     
  9. Raveenbikha macrumors newbie

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    Yea that now on YouTube if u zoom it’s widescreen but it also chop the bottom and top of the video
     
  10. nayanbhalotia macrumors newbie

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    It has definitely improved. Just hope that facebook does the same soon.
     
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    Sad that Apple does a poor job of app approvals now, blindly letting anything through.
     
  12. H3LL5P4WN macrumors 65816

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    If only. I think we have a better chance of them not monetizing our data than seeing the app or website, regardless of platform, use less power.
     
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    VLC needs to support iPhone X display
     
  14. dominiongamma macrumors 65816

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    How do you knows it’s improved? It was just released.
     
  15. mdelvecchio macrumors 68040

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    nonsense claim. apps get screened which is why ios doesn’t have the malware apps that were discovered on android recently.

    but analyzing apps to ensure they’re coded smartly and in a power efficient manner isn’t part of their purview. that’s up to the app developer, dur. put blame where blame is due — google, not apple.
     
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    Looking forward to 2:1
     
  17. djcerla macrumors 68000

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    Constant spying requires power.
     
  18. SoN1NjA macrumors 68000

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    The iPhone 2 isn't 2:1 so you'll still see black bars!
     
  19. AbSoluTc macrumors 601

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    Two of the worst apps you could have on your phone.

    YouTube and Facebook.

    No thanks.
     
  20. thadoggfather macrumors G3

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    YouTube should burn in hell and they deserve to get annihilated by a viable competitor.

    Their priorities are troubling and disturbing

    Advertisers aren’t pulling out for no reason
     

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    Did you mean 3 PM, or 15:00?
     
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    oops, of course I meant 3 PM. Fixed.
     
  24. pika2000 macrumors 68040

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    Even sadder is big tech companies like Google not being able to make a decent app. Same thing with Facebook.
    I stopped using the Facebook app on my iPhone since years ago as it's a total battery hog. Now relying on its website instead.
     
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    Same.
     

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