1. tabs31's Avatar
    Since installing ios14 yesterday evening in my 11 pro max, the battery drain has been greater than it had been in the past.

    Anyone else experience this?

    Thanks
    09-18-2020 06:20 AM
  2. wilber1's Avatar
    Always takes a few days to settle in hopefully two or three days and a couple of reboots will solve it .
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    09-18-2020 06:39 AM
  3. Raptor007's Avatar
    Seeing battery drain also on my AW S5
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    09-18-2020 05:05 PM
  4. Bijutech1's Avatar
    Seeing battery drain also on my AW S5
    Same here on the battery drain dude, and I’ve got the AW series 5 too
    09-18-2020 05:34 PM
  5. xraiderv1's Avatar
    seeing this on ios-14 on an iphone 6s plus, and before anyone says its the battery, the battery IS brand new, had it replaced on july 16th.(I've had people saying this to me at times today)
    09-18-2020 06:38 PM
  6. A_M_W's Avatar
    Seeing battery drain also on my AW S5
    Me too, a quite significant difference. I have just turned background refresh off, which I didn’t know was on. Hopefully that makes a difference. The watch weirdly seems to be taking longer to charge too.
    09-18-2020 08:43 PM
  7. xraiderv1's Avatar
    I just turned off background refresh on my phone. will see if that makes a difference.

    ..personally, I'm wondering whats the point of background refresh for things besides the weather and news apps?
    09-18-2020 08:47 PM
  8. Ed7789's Avatar
    Me too, a quite significant difference. I have just turned background refresh off, which I didn’t know was on. Hopefully that makes a difference. The watch weirdly seems to be taking longer to charge too.
    Do you have hand washing enabled?

    Apparently, that uses a lot of resources to listen and detect.
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    09-18-2020 09:23 PM
  9. xraiderv1's Avatar
    ..whats hand washing on ios?
    Spencerdl likes this.
    09-18-2020 09:24 PM
  10. Ed7789's Avatar
    It’s on the watch… it s nothing to do with iOS.

    Just replying to those that mention that the battery life reduced with the Apple Watch.
    Spencerdl likes this.
    09-18-2020 09:26 PM
  11. A_M_W's Avatar
    Do you have hand washing enabled?

    Apparently, that uses a lot of resources to listen and detect.
    Thanks, I did have that on. I have turned it off now and hopefully that helps. 🤞
    Spencerdl likes this.
    09-19-2020 02:49 AM
  12. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Since installing ios14 yesterday evening in my 11 pro max, the battery drain has been greater than it had been in the past.

    Anyone else experience this?

    Thanks
    Battery life with my iPhone 11 Pro Max has been great with iOS 14, and I’ve been running it since June.
    joemd60 likes this.
    09-19-2020 07:50 AM
  13. xraiderv1's Avatar
    turned off background refresh on all but 9 apps..and went to bed with the battery at 96%. woke, turned on the wireless..came back to the phone after breakfast, played some gundam..battery's down to 93%.

    so that sorted out the idle battery drain, but it still chugs the battery pretty fast when I'm actively using the phone.
    09-19-2020 11:55 AM
  14. RaRa85's Avatar
    I don’t think I’ve noticed any battery drain. All I know is Bruce Lee’s Be Water from ESPN is playing in PiP while I’m in the forums. This was my one must have feature for iOS and one huge reason why I switched over.
    Just noticed that the system blocks out the picture. Loving this feature.
    09-19-2020 12:39 PM
  15. Spencerdl's Avatar
    The first day after the iOS 14 update I would say yes, probably because I was experimenting with the new widgets and features. It seems to have settled down or I have stopped messing with my iPhone so much now that I have set up the new iOS and finished experimenting...LOL .
    Just_Me_D, Tartarus and pr1nce like this.
    09-19-2020 01:22 PM
  16. Garz's Avatar
    I have been running iOS 14 since June. I wouldn’t even remember what iOS 13 battery life was like. Battery seems fine to me. Now I don’t run watch betas so when I loaded watch OS 7, I noticed significant less battery with the new watch OS.
    RaRa85 likes this.
    09-19-2020 05:26 PM
  17. comiken205's Avatar
    Reason I logged was to ask about battery drain on my AW5
    09-19-2020 07:00 PM
  18. Speedygi's Avatar
    Didn't notice yet. Will report my findings soon.
    09-19-2020 08:32 PM
  19. FFR's Avatar
    Nope. Currently running iOS 14 on an 11 pro max and an Xs max.

    Battery and performance have increased for me, especially on the 11 pro max.



    Im also using the dual sim feature, which in theory should stress the battery more.
    09-20-2020 02:29 AM
  20. Annie_M's Avatar
    No issues here. As others have said, this is not unusual after updating iOS, iPadOS or WatchOS.
    09-20-2020 06:27 PM
  21. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    No noticeable battery changes here.
    09-20-2020 06:52 PM
  22. TgeekB's Avatar
    No noticeable battery changes here.
    Same for me on my Xr.
    09-21-2020 02:26 AM
  23. sleepngbear's Avatar
    For how long? I haven’t seen battery drain like this on either my iPad Mini 4 or iPhone 8 after any of my previous updates. This is the third day now, and it’s really, really bad.
    09-21-2020 01:14 PM
  24. xraiderv1's Avatar
    mine seemed to settle on friday morning, it still runs down a touch faster but not as bad as the first day....and I turned off background refresh on all but 8-9 things.
    09-21-2020 01:22 PM
  25. sleepngbear's Avatar
    mine seemed to settle on friday morning, it still runs down a touch faster but not as bad as the first day....and I turned off background refresh on all but 8-9 things.
    I have background refresh off on everything. This update is pretty bad so far, maybe worse than 13. I’ve got games and apps lagging and stuttering now that never did before. I’m due for a new iPad anyway, so I shouldn’t be surprised, but the battery drain on my phone as well is a total first.

    They’ve stuffed way too much crap in this OS now that I will never, ever use. I guess this is Apple’s way around throttling back performance on old devices.
    09-22-2020 01:42 AM
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