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Better or Worse? iOS 7.1 Battery Life Tested [Chart]

Better or Worse? iOS 7.1 Battery Life Tested [Chart]

Posted March 14, 2014 at 6:39pm by iClarified · 34420 views
Take a look at this chart produced by ArsTechnica that reveals how iOS 7.1 affects the battery life of your mobile device.

The site performed a Wi-Fi browsing test on numerous devices to compare battery life to iOS 7.0.6. Most scores differed by just a few percent which is considered to be within the margin of error.

The first-generation iPad mini is the only one to lose a significant amount of runtime in our test—it gets about 10 percent less life out of a single charge. We'll be running the test again to verify this particular data and will update this article if we see different results. In the meantime, it's probably safe to say that unless something is wrong with your hardware, you'll get about the same battery life out of iOS 7.1 that you got from 7.0.

How has your battery life been on iOS 7.1? Better or worse, let us know in the comments!

Take a look at the chart below...

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Pomi - March 18, 2014 at 10:11am
TottLly Worse on 7.1
Pomi - March 18, 2014 at 10:09am
Tottally Worse...
InTheory - March 17, 2014 at 7:39pm
On the first day I saw a 50% drop in charge in 3 hours, after doing what is outlined below I see a 50% drop in 24 hours. This is what worked for me: Turn off both location services and background app refresh, let the battery completely discharge. Recharge the battery completely, then turn both location services and background app refresh back on. This made the location services icon vanish and greatly improved the battery life.
CodeGreen - March 18, 2014 at 3:25pm
You should never let the battery fully discharge, worse thing you could advise people to do.
InTheory - March 18, 2014 at 6:52pm
It was recommended by Apple tech support. Since the battery can’t be removed, letting it drain to shutdown resets certain iPhone parameters. Draining the battery to shutdown doesn’t harm the battery because there is protection circuitry built in to prevent a complete discharge. LiIon cells will be damaged if completely discharged and no companies that use them allow this to happen. They either incorporate protection circuitry into their designs or use cells with built in protection circuits.
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