1. eyecrispy's Avatar
    My battery life on 8.1 sucks! I'm on an iPhone 6. Updated to 8.1 via iTunes. The phone has been draining nonstop all day with light usage. I was off charger around 845am and am at 42% right now. I've taken a few short calls and gotten maybe 20 texts. I also took 2 pics and 2 videos less than 10 seconds in length. Oh an dresponded to a few emails. That's it.

    Usually by this time of day, I'm between 60-70% battery remaining. Not sure what the heck happened with 8.1 but I'm not thrilled. I'm going to let this thing drain tonight to recalibrate and see what happens, but am curious about others' experiences on 8.1.

    Oh, also, when I go look at usage info, it is showing blanks for usage information since last charge. Boo!
    10-21-2014 06:07 PM
  2. taz323's Avatar
    wow, I have to say I haven't seen any difference in my iPhone 6 battery.
    10-21-2014 06:24 PM
  3. Sekelani Zwambila's Avatar
    Mine is the same, maybe slightly better,i don't know lolBattery Life on 8.1-imageuploadedbytapatalk1413930641.323933.jpgI tend to set up add new each time a big update comes into play, I recommend you do so too
    10-21-2014 06:30 PM
  4. dixie dregs's Avatar
    Wow mine is still really holding real strong it's so much better than my 5. There has been no change going to 8.1.
    10-21-2014 06:33 PM
  5. jdhooghe's Avatar
    Mine so far on my 6+. I downloaded via iTunes and restored:

    Battery Life on 8.1-imageuploadedbytapatalk1413930944.756261.jpg

    I also recommend reinstalling the OS via iTunes. I've been really busy so phone use has been minimal. I can't really say if it is better or not as I've never had this minimal usage in iOS 8.0.2
    10-21-2014 06:36 PM
  6. eyecrispy's Avatar
    10-21-2014 08:52 PM
  7. HankAZ's Avatar
    10-21-2014 09:12 PM
  8. OZsMac's Avatar
    My iPhone 5S, upgraded from GA iOS 8 yesterday OTA to 8.1 showed shocking battery life yesterday. It was very warm to the touch and battery usage showed nothing out of the ordinary. Battery lost 20% in approx. 10 minutes and was flat the next time I looked.

    For me, resetting network settings cleared the issue immediately.

    ** Unconfirmed/Speculative information follows ** I'm wondering if the issue for me was iTunes WIFI sync going haywire, I noticed that 8.1 brings this capability back for me (couldn't get it working on iOS 8 with iTunes 11). Rest of network settings clears any iTunes WIFI connection information, have just now tuned it back on and will report if things get worse again.
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    10-21-2014 09:34 PM
  9. ame's Avatar
    Actually I had no issues with mine TIL 8.1, I just shut down my phone, let it sit off for like a half hour, and restarted it, and I gained almost 10% of my battery percentage back? It was weird. I checked all my settings, I can't find anything turned on that's not normally on.
    10-21-2014 09:42 PM
  10. rayz336's Avatar
    I don't think that battery life has changed for me just yet with 8.1
    10-21-2014 09:43 PM
  11. eyecrispy's Avatar
    I don't know what's wrong with mine but I'm trying to drain the battery all the way down to see if it's better from there.
    10-21-2014 09:44 PM
  12. Lugerlicious's Avatar
    My battery life was draining super quick and all I was doing was surfing safari. And the area around the NFC chip got very warm. I suspect it's related to activation of the chip and bugs related to the update.
    Apple needs to test software more before they release it!
    I reverted back to 8.0.2 and the issue disappeared.
    I'm sticking with it till apple can get it right.
    10-21-2014 10:10 PM
  13. eyecrispy's Avatar
    My battery life was draining super quick and all I was doing was surfing safari. And the area around the NFC chip got very warm. I suspect it's related to activation of the chip and bugs related to the update.
    Apple needs to test software more before they release it!
    I reverted back to 8.0.2 and the issue disappeared.
    I'm sticking with it till apple can get it right.
    How'd you revert back?
    10-21-2014 10:38 PM
  14. Marcus Vasquez's Avatar
    I'm going to do a full restart again and install via iTunes and get this right
    10-21-2014 11:25 PM
  15. eyecrispy's Avatar
    My battery drained to empty tonight. It's currently charging up. Hopefully, tomorrow is better.
    10-21-2014 11:37 PM
  16. pr1nce's Avatar
    Mine is fine, maybe slightly better
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    10-21-2014 11:46 PM
  17. evorc's Avatar
    My plus had been better!!! But I also set up as new this past weekend. I updated ota.

    No music listening:

    Battery Life on 8.1-imageuploadedbytapatalk1413949704.064265.jpg
    10-21-2014 11:47 PM
  18. vsnlweb's Avatar
    Battery Life on 8.1-imoreappimg_20141022_000105.jpg

    I was on the phone for over an hour with this one... Gonna charge fully tonight and see what happens tonorrow.
    10-22-2014 12:01 AM
  19. austriak's Avatar
    My battery life was noticeably worse on my iPhone 6. I restored this evening and am hoping it will be better.


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
    10-22-2014 12:04 AM
  20. Marcus Vasquez's Avatar
    Same restore just now. I used to calibrate my nexus how would you do this to iPhone?
    10-22-2014 01:02 AM
  21. nj1266's Avatar
    Mine has been excellent.
    10-22-2014 01:08 AM
  22. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    The battery life on my iP 5 seems have gone south. It's draining very fast. Went to bed at midnight with 100%. Woke at 6:00 am with 84%. I had DND on. Only 1 email was waiting when I opened the phone. It was bad yesterday. Updating to iOS 8 hurt just a tad. To 8.0.2 just a tad more. But 8.1 has been atrocious. I'm letting it run down to .5%. Then charge it to 100%+ without using it while charging. I don't know what else to do. I've checked all the usual suspects in settings. In 2.5 hours of constant use, I've gone from 84% to 53%.


    Sent from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5.
    10-22-2014 09:48 AM
  23. John Yester's Avatar
    No issues here on iPhone 6.
    10-22-2014 10:02 AM
  24. eyecrispy's Avatar
    Mine has been ok so far today. I was off the charger just before 9am and am at 87% 4 hours later with some light use. This is pretty typical for me during the work day since I don'thave time to play on it much. The good thing is that my usage stats are showing up again in settings, so I'm happy about that. I will report back later tonight after a full day of use to see if it's better or worse than yesterday. So far so good, though.
    10-22-2014 01:45 PM
  25. Scott Moore4's Avatar
    My battery on both 4s I own are terrible too. Off the charger at 100% it is down to 50% with both phones with brand new batteries in twenty minutes
    10-22-2014 02:27 PM
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