iOS 11 continues to suck Battery Life like a vampire

Apple is back at it again and we are getting beta updates almost twice a week now. Here’s what’s wrong with these new firmware updates.

iOS 11 users experience terrible Battery life

All the iOS 11 updates have one commonality thus far – absolutely terrible battery life.

Each new update is supposed to increase the battery life of a device. However, it’s just the opposite in iOS 11’s case.

With each new firmware update, my iPhone’s battery life continues to deteriorate and this holds true for a lot of users.

iPhone Battery Life

It’s not uncommon at all for users to experience a 10% drain in ten minutes straight! Even I experienced a whopping 35% drain after watching Youtube videos for about 30 minutes.

And I don’t own an aging iPhone 6, I have an iPhone 7 plus that is barely a year old. I guess this is just Apple’s planned obsolescence at play here.

iOS 11.1 vs 11.1.1 vs 11.1.2 Battery life test 

Here’s a Geekbench score comparison of iOS 11.1, 11.1.1, and 11.1.2 versions.

iOS 11 battery comparison

This comparison includes the following smartphones –

  • iPhone 5s
  • iPhone 6
  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone 7

As is evident, battery life goes down as we start going up. The only exception here is iPhone 6s, which has a better score for iOS 11.1.1 as compared to other versions.

How can I improve it?

True improvements will only come when Apple releases a stable version. Until then, you can use the following tips and workarounds to improve it –

Hopefully, the final release of iOS 11.2 will fix all these issues and calibrate accurately to the iPhone battery.

Right now, I don’t think they will be able to fix it in the coming versions. Therefore, a jailbreak is something we all need to fix this problem once and for all.

Are you experiencing horrible battery life on your Apple device? If yes, don’t forget to leave a comment below.

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