1. iMore Question's Avatar
    Is ios 9 beta 1 battery life horrible for everyone else? Is there any work arounds? I find my iphone 6 battery dropping dramatically without even using it... really don't want to go back to 8.4 beta because i'm loving the new changes....
    06-10-2015 08:18 PM
  2. kch50428's Avatar
    A battery case and carry a charger & lightnig cable.
    06-10-2015 08:25 PM
  3. piranhadonna's Avatar
    Is ios 9 beta 1 battery life horrible for everyone else? Is there any work arounds? I find my iphone 6 battery dropping dramatically without even using it... really don't want to go back to 8.4 beta because i'm loving the new changes....
    You can try to going to settings/general/search and turning all off.
    06-10-2015 08:48 PM
  4. Sekelani Zwambila's Avatar
    I guess with beta this is something you gotta take into motion. No way around it but a restore to the previous version


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    06-10-2015 08:55 PM
  5. iEd's Avatar
    This is my understanding of Beta software.
    "Software in the beta phase will generally have many more bugs in it than completed software, as well as speed/performance issues and may still cause crashes or data loss."




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    06-10-2015 09:22 PM
  6. Bigeric23's Avatar
    This is my understanding of Beta software.
    "Software in the beta phase will generally have many more bugs in it than completed software, as well as speed/performance issues and may still cause crashes or data loss."




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    I just hope they have most of the bugs worked out by next month.
    06-10-2015 10:25 PM
  7. HankAZ's Avatar
    I just hope they have most of the bugs worked out by next month.
    It's a process - one that must be complete by the time the new iPhone is released. What's so special about next month?
    06-10-2015 10:56 PM
  8. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    It's a process - one that must be complete by the time the new iPhone is released. What's so special about next month?
    The public beta.
    06-11-2015 06:36 AM
  9. kch50428's Avatar
    It's a process - one that must be complete by the time the new iPhone is released. What's so special about next month?
    The public beta.
    For what it's worth... The public betas have been pretty good for me... No issues that I couldn't work around... no particular battery issues at all.
    06-11-2015 06:54 AM
  10. Bigeric23's Avatar
    For what it's worth... The public betas have been pretty good for me... No issues that I couldn't work around... no particular battery issues at all.
    Same for me, and I want to keep it that way, Apple.
    06-11-2015 07:41 AM
  11. mikeo007's Avatar
    It's never been recommended to install beta software, especially beta 1, on your daily driver device. Either have a charging solution handy at all times, or roll back to 8.3.

    I tried iOS 9 for a couple of days, loved the new features, but couldn't get through the day with the battery life, so I rolled back. Will happily try it again as we get closer to a release candidate.
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    06-11-2015 08:02 AM
  12. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    It's never been recommended to install beta software, especially beta 1, on your daily driver device. Either have a charging solution handy at all times, or roll back to 8.3.

    I tried iOS 9 for a couple of days, loved the new features, but couldn't get through the day with the battery life, so I rolled back. Will happily try it again as we get closer to a release candidate.
    Yep. Developer betas, especially, are "use at your own risk". You shouldn't be using them on your daily driver unless you are comfortable with possible issues and/or know how to roll back if needed.
    06-11-2015 08:48 AM
  13. HankAZ's Avatar
    I installed it on an older iPhone 5, just to explore the features. I used it a little bit. People were complaining that phones were losing battery life fast, even with the phone "in their pocket" or otherwise not being used.

    As a test, I charged my iPhone 5 fully, then unplugged it. I have used it minimally - to check features or capture screen prints for issues, feature changes, etc. I have not disabled any features, save LTE data because I live on the edge between 4G and LTE, so it hits my iPhone 6 Plus battery (iOS 8.3) hard searching for LTE.

    So far, I have 41 hrs, 9 mins of standby and 1 hr 35 min usage. I am still at 78%.

    Of course, these stats are no where near "real world" usage cases, but IMO, it dispels the "draining in your pocket" myth.
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    06-11-2015 09:50 AM
  14. inspectorgadjet's Avatar
    The myth? What a stupid and pointless post. Hundreds of people are reporting the same problem that with normal usage the battery drains. Other people are reporting that it isn't, so just because your one device isn't draining it doesn't make it a myth.
    06-11-2015 12:49 PM
  15. HankAZ's Avatar
    The myth? What a stupid and pointless post. Hundreds of people are reporting the same problem that with normal usage the battery drains. Other people are reporting that it isn't, so just because your one device isn't draining it doesn't make it a myth.
    Easy, there, inspector.

    I never said I was using the device "with normal usage". Some are saying their batteries drop 10-25% just sitting in their pockets.

    It's a beta release. They always have battery issues - it's one of the last things that Apple tunes. I stated that my experience would never qualify as a "real world" test, Maybe the issue is that the phone is sitting on my desk and not in my pocket that keeps it from oozing battery life. A first beta release is never intended to be used on your "go to" "daily driver" device.

    Just lighten up a bit, ok?
    06-11-2015 01:13 PM
  16. Batting1000's Avatar
    Easy, there, inspector.

    I never said I was using the device "with normal usage". Some are saying their batteries drop 10-25% just sitting in their pockets.

    It's a beta release. They always have battery issues - it's one of the last things that Apple tunes. I stated that my experience would never qualify as a "real world" test, Maybe the issue is that the phone is sitting on my desk and not in my pocket that keeps it from oozing battery life. A first beta release is never intended to be used on your "go to" "daily driver" device.

    Just lighten up a bit, ok?
    I think pretty much everyone understands that there will be some sort of battery issue with betas. But this more than just an issue...it's a drain, and I don't think it depends on whether or not the device is in your pocket or on your desk. No beta is intended for daily use, but there are many of us who wish to use it that way because we enjoy being on the bleeding edge. I can only recall a couple betas having terrible battery life like this one, otherwise the slight drop in battery life in the rest of the betas has been bearable.
    06-11-2015 03:52 PM
  17. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    The myth? What a stupid and pointless post. Hundreds of people are reporting the same problem that with normal usage the battery drains. Other people are reporting that it isn't, so just because your one device isn't draining it doesn't make it a myth.
    Look at this green horn coming out the box throwing bows! LOL!

    I think Hank had a clear point...you might not agree with it, but calling it "pointless" is kind of...well...pointless. And stupid.
    06-11-2015 04:21 PM
  18. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    I think pretty much everyone understands that there will be some sort of battery issue with betas. But this more than just an issue...it's a drain, and I don't think it depends on whether or not the device is in your pocket or on your desk. No beta is intended for daily use, but there are many of us who wish to use it that way because we enjoy being on the bleeding edge. I can only recall a couple betas having terrible battery life like this one, otherwise the slight drop in battery life in the rest of the betas has been bearable.
    Yep. But if you want to be on the bleeding edge, then you have to realize their might be problems.
    06-11-2015 06:10 PM
  19. andrewsmith's Avatar
    Same issue. I can normally end the day 7am-9pm with about 50% battery left. With iOS9, I find myself at about 40% around noon. I deleted Facebook - seemed to be my biggest drain. Even with background refreshing off it said that 30% of my battery was drained with FB refreshing in the background.

    Saw a 10-20% increase in battery life after deleting the FB app.
    06-11-2015 09:13 PM
  20. Brandonlowsklow's Avatar
    So it does really save batt if we delete facebook?
    06-11-2015 09:18 PM
  21. HankAZ's Avatar
    So it does really save batt if we delete facebook?
    I don't use Facebook, so I cannot say for sure. But it does have a reputation for killing batteries, even in GM and production released versions of iOS.
    06-11-2015 11:22 PM
  22. mmaboi21's Avatar
    Totally normal but if you flip the low power mode toggle on for some reason it actually will give better battery life. Just my experience
    06-12-2015 12:17 AM
  23. Mahdi Ateeq's Avatar
    I have the same problem in battery
    06-13-2015 02:12 PM
  24. Natt Moore's Avatar
    Does anyone actually have any workarounds for this battery drain??
    06-13-2015 03:03 PM
  25. HankAZ's Avatar
    Does anyone actually have any workarounds for this battery drain??
    Your only option, really, is to fall back to the production version of iOS.

    Apple has a process and a sequence. Battery issues are not anywhere near the top of the list of focus for beta 1 releases. It is what it is. You can turn off some features and options, but that defeats the purpose. That's why it's a beta, the basic intent of which is to introduce developers to the new code and give them a platform for updating their apps to be compatible. The feeding frenzy of every Thomas, Richard and Harold running it "because they can" is, IMO, out of control.

    Notice, that I did NOT say you couldn't (or even shouldn't) be running it. It's just that there are issues and you have to be willing to live within the parameters of whatever experience those issues bring.

    The battery issues will be addressed and they will be solved. You just have to have wait for those tweaks to come from Apple.
    swarlos likes this.
    06-13-2015 04:09 PM
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