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Jack De Golia
iOS11 and batteries

I see on some blogs that the new iOS 11 uses battery power like crazy. Has the latest update fixed that problem?

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Brian Corr
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iOS11 and batteries

Here is a link that I found doing a search http://www.zdnet.com/article/iphone-battery-life-bad-after-installing-io... It gives you a good way to determine if you have a problem and some things you can do to mitigate. I've been running 11 since release and after about a week I think it settled into a charge discharge pattern that looked a lot like it did in iOS 10. this article contains a lot of hints on how to monitor and save battery charge.

Brian

Nancy Ward
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iOS 11 and batteries

Although I do not think so, there are some things to consider if your battery is drawing down much faster than previously. Here are a few things one can check:
• What apps are consuming the most? Go to Settings>Battery to look at the usage. You will see the last 24 hours by default but can look also at the last 2 days. Additionally, by tapping the clock icon on the right-hand side, you can get a detailed look of how much time was spent on screen and in the background for each app.
• Use the low power mode when needed. Low power mode will suspend mail fetch, background app refresh, auto downloads, etc. Also, be sure to check to see if you have a lot of apps running in the background that you do not really need open. (Did you forget to close them)?
• Adjusting Auto-lock and Screen Brightness. If these are using higher usage than you might expect, consider lengthening the time set for auto lock and consider having your screen not as bright.
• If you do not need location services on all the time, then consider shutting that off also? Settings> Privacy > Location Services. If you use it with Maps, then turn it on when you need directions only.
• Do you have multiple email accounts? Is one your primary? If so, perhaps looking at your push and fetch settings and lengthening the time of your secondary accounts will help. Go to Settings> Accounts & Passwords> Fetch Data. Use your primary account as push and set your secondary (or other accounts) to fetch every 30 minutes or even every hour.
Hope these suggestions help you get more prolonged use out of your battery.

Nancy Ward
Nancy Ward's picture
iOS 11 and batteries

Although I do not think so, there are some things to consider if your battery is drawing down much faster than previously. Here are a few things one can check:
• What apps are consuming the most? Go to Settings>Battery to look at the usage. You will see the last 24 hours by default but can look also at the last 2 days. Additionally, by tapping the clock icon on the right-hand side, you can get a detailed look of how much time was spent on screen and in the background for each app.
• Use the low power mode when needed. Low power mode will suspend mail fetch, background app refresh, auto downloads, etc. Also, be sure to check to see if you have a lot of apps running in the background that you do not really need open. (Did you forget to close them)?
• Adjusting Auto-lock and Screen Brightness. If these are using higher usage than you might expect, consider lengthening the time set for auto lock and consider having your screen not as bright.
• If you do not need location services on all the time, then consider shutting that off also? Settings> Privacy > Location Services. If you use it with Maps, then turn it on when you need directions only.
• Do you have multiple email accounts? Is one your primary? If so, perhaps looking at your push and fetch settings and lengthening the time of your secondary accounts will help. Go to Settings> Accounts & Passwords> Fetch Data. Use your primary account as push and set your secondary (or other accounts) to fetch every 30 minutes or even every hour.
Hope these suggestions help you get more prolonged use out of your battery.