1. turbochgd's Avatar
    I just received my iPhone Pro Max 14 and am really impressed. Had a bit of a hassle transferring from 13 Pro Sim to the 14 eSIM, as it failed doing the transfer. Finally got it activated by contacting my carrier.

    I think the always on display is very cool, but being someone who is extra battery conscious I hesitate using it. I’d be interested in who is using it and who isn’t. And of those using it have you seen much of a battery hit?

    I know these phones just came out so there probably isn’t too much to go on at this point, but I’d really appreciate hearing your thoughts. Thanks!
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    09-24-2022 02:11 AM
  2. Tartarus's Avatar
    I just received my iPhone Pro Max 14 and am really impressed. Had a bit of a hassle transferring from 13 Pro Sim to the 14 eSIM, as it failed doing the transfer. Finally got it activated by contacting my carrier.

    I think the always on display is very cool, but being someone who is extra battery conscious I hesitate using it. I’d be interested in who is using it and who isn’t. And of those using it have you seen much of a battery hit?

    I know these phones just came out so there probably isn’t too much to go on at this point, but I’d really appreciate hearing your thoughts. Thanks!
    I’m using the Always on Display.
    I could disable it to save battery, but getting 15 minutes extra of battery usage isn’t worth crippling my device for.
    Last edited by Tartarus; 09-24-2022 at 03:02 AM.
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    09-24-2022 02:26 AM
  3. FFR's Avatar
    I switched it off.

    With an Apple Watch, aod is a pretty useless feature.
    Battery life has been exceptional.

    Op: Why don’t you try aod on for a week and then aod off for another week and compare, would appreciate your findings.
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    09-24-2022 06:53 AM
  4. SwitchBeach's Avatar
    I'm using it. And I love it. I'm not seeing a noticeable impact on battery life but I'm not super concerned about battery life with this device.
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    09-24-2022 07:30 AM
  5. Annie_M's Avatar
    I am watching this with interest because I’ve always been anxious about AOD causing battery drain in the past!
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    09-24-2022 12:38 PM
  6. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Same here. I currently have it switched on and I’ve not witnessed any negative impact on the battery thus far.
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    09-24-2022 12:43 PM
  7. tcuprof's Avatar
    Mine is switched on and I'm sure I'll leave it that way. Battery life is never an issue for me. One thing I didn't like was the Always On at bedtime. Oddly, there is no ability to switch Always On with a shortcut, so instead I created shortcuts to turn on low power mode at night and turn off low power mode in the morning. That accomplishes the same thing.
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    09-24-2022 03:04 PM
  8. Up_And_Away's Avatar
    The #1 battery performance for the big flagship phones is iPhone 13 pro max. And it’s lead over the others not named IPhone was substantial. For iPhone 14 Pro Max, it is very close to 13 Pro Max battery performance. If you go AOD on you probably are looking at a dozen minutes, likely at very most a couple dozen. This will likely still put you at the best flagship battery on the market not counting iPhone 13 Pro Max (likely behind iPhone 14 Plus too once it is released).
    Imho if you want AOD on then turn it on. The battery difference is just not tangible enough to even worry about it (if you find circumstances where you’ll need every bit of juice, turning on low power mode when needed will make an actual difference).
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    09-25-2022 03:09 AM
  9. C6TX6's Avatar
    Mine looks just like my Android phones because I don't use wallpaper. Well technically I do, it's just a black image.

    Hopefully in the future there are customizations that allow for brightness controls, etc.
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    09-25-2022 08:24 AM
  10. FFR's Avatar
    I’m going to switch aod back on in the coming week and compare.

    But a couple of days in with aod off and my battery barely budges.
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    09-25-2022 09:13 AM
  11. Mr Segundus's Avatar
    I don't use it. 1. I don't find needing to see my Lock Screen at all times all that useful. 2. I don't like the implementation. If Apple would allow us to use white numbers on a black background without having to go through a focus mode workaround, it would be useful. I don't want to see why wallpaper and the way it's currently set up, I think my phone is unlocked when it's not. I don't like it. 3. I would rather get more battery life than less so I won't be using it. 4. It's not an inconvenience for me to tap my display once to get the info I need anyways.
    turbochgd and tadpoles like this.
    09-25-2022 10:03 AM
  12. BlackBerry Guy's Avatar
    I keep mine off. Never used it when I had Android phones, don’t plan on using it now.
    turbochgd likes this.
    09-25-2022 01:15 PM
  13. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    The #1 battery performance for the big flagship phones is iPhone 13 pro max. And it’s lead over the others not named IPhone was substantial. For iPhone 14 Pro Max, it is very close to 13 Pro Max battery performance. If you go AOD on you probably are looking at a dozen minutes, likely at very most a couple dozen. This will likely still put you at the best flagship battery on the market not counting iPhone 13 Pro Max (likely behind iPhone 14 Plus too once it is released).
    Imho if you want AOD on then turn it on. The battery difference is just not tangible enough to even worry about it (if you find circumstances where you’ll need every bit of juice, turning on low power mode when needed will make an actual difference).
    Here's what all Low Power Mode does. I can find better ways to manage battery.

    Disables Itself After Charging to 80%
    Disables 5G (Mostly)
    Disables 5G Standalone
    Shows Battery Percentage in the Status Bar ( Does that anyway now)
    Disables Always-on Mode
    Reduces Screen Brightness (too much)
    Reduces Auto-Lock's Timeout (30 seconds is not enough)
    Reduces Refresh Rate
    Disables Perspective Zoom (gone in iOS 16)
    Disables Animated Wallpapers
    Disables Email Fetch
    Pauses iCloud Photos Sync
    Reduces Background App Refresh
    Disables Automatic Downloads
    Disables Video Autoplay
    Limits MagSafe Battery Pack Charging
    Reduces CPU and GPU Performance
    Pauses Discretionary and Background Activities
    09-26-2022 04:15 PM
  14. tcuprof's Avatar
    Here's what all Low Power Mode does. I can find better ways to manage battery.

    Disables Itself After Charging to 80%
    Disables 5G (Mostly)
    Disables 5G Standalone
    Shows Battery Percentage in the Status Bar ( Does that anyway now)
    Disables Always-on Mode
    Reduces Screen Brightness (too much)
    Reduces Auto-Lock's Timeout (30 seconds is not enough)
    Reduces Refresh Rate
    Disables Perspective Zoom (gone in iOS 16)
    Disables Animated Wallpapers
    Disables Email Fetch
    Pauses iCloud Photos Sync
    Reduces Background App Refresh
    Disables Automatic Downloads
    Disables Video Autoplay
    Limits MagSafe Battery Pack Charging
    Reduces CPU and GPU Performance
    Pauses Discretionary and Background Activities
    Yes, Low Power Mode does all those things, that's why my Shortcut turns it on at bedtime and off first thing in the morning. None of the things in that list matter if I'm asleep.
    09-26-2022 04:21 PM
  15. nikkisharif's Avatar
    I turned it off, not necessarily for battery life but because I’m not sure I find it useful. What exactly am I supposed to be looking at
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    09-26-2022 10:48 PM
  16. tcuprof's Avatar
    I turned it off, not necessarily for battery life but because I’m not sure I find it useful. What exactly am I supposed to be looking at
    I can surely see why anyone wearing an Apple Watch doesn't need always on. Whatever is on the iPhone lock screen could be on your watch. I like the always on mainly because it lets me or anyone else quickly recognize my phone. Imagine that you have company over and a hand full of iPhones are on the kitchen counter. I can tell at glance which is mine. Or, imagine you have left your phone on the bus. Anyone who picks up the phone knows immediately it is mine because I'm staring at them on the lock screen.

    Feel free to believe that is a ridiculous justification.
    09-27-2022 04:47 PM
  17. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    3293429[/URL]]I can surely see why anyone wearing an Apple Watch doesn't need always on. Whatever is on the iPhone lock screen could be on your watch. I like the always on mainly because it lets me or anyone else quickly recognize my phone. Imagine that you have company over and a hand full of iPhones are on the kitchen counter. I can tell at glance which is mine. Or, imagine you have left your phone on the bus. Anyone who picks up the phone knows immediately it is mine because I'm staring at them on the lock screen.

    Feel free to believe that is a ridiculous justification.
    Nope. It’s not ridiculous at all.
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    09-27-2022 04:50 PM
  18. Wotchered's Avatar
    I don’t really understand why this feature is there at all, I’m sure it will be of no benefit whatsoever when I am asleep, but of course it will leave your phone able to run behind the scenes activity without the wake up step. basically leaving your phone live,forever !
    Last edited by Wotchered; 09-30-2022 at 05:58 AM.
    09-27-2022 07:22 PM
  19. Tartarus's Avatar
    I’ve disabled AoD.
    It’s annoying to look at while your iPhone is in the car air vent mount.
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    09-29-2022 04:48 PM
  20. tcuprof's Avatar
    Mine is switched on and I'm sure I'll leave it that way. Battery life is never an issue for me. One thing I didn't like was the Always On at bedtime. Oddly, there is no ability to switch Always On with a shortcut, so instead I created shortcuts to turn on low power mode at night and turn off low power mode in the morning. That accomplishes the same thing.
    I am no longer using the low power mode shortcuts. I was using them because I wanted the lock screen to turn off and you cannot schedule Always On. BUT, I discovered that if you are using the Apple Sleep app (and I am), the lock screen turns off when Sleep starts. Problem solved!
    09-30-2022 04:13 PM
  21. Raptor007's Avatar
    AOD is too bright and pretty useless for me at least as I have a wallet case so it’s always covered. As is typical Apple lags on its innovation when trying to improve upon android options.
    Tartarus likes this.
    10-01-2022 11:49 AM
  22. Wotchered's Avatar
    AOD is too bright and pretty useless for me at least as I have a wallet case so it’s always covered. As is typical Apple lags on its innovation when trying to improve upon android options.
    It ‘s just one of those things Apple slings in when they have nothing of any real merit to offer
    10-07-2022 11:10 AM
  23. tadpoles's Avatar
    TBH, I think the only reason we’re seeing AOD on iPhones now is because its been a feature on Android phones since a long time ago and Apple decided, “Why not? Some people want it and its not taking away much if anything to have it at this point.” I really don’t imagine its much deeper than that. I am willing to bet if this had not been an Android feature it would not be an iOS feature now. There’s actually people that didn’t even know AOD was a thing until its iOS implementation.
    Just_Me_D likes this.
    10-13-2022 12:53 PM
  24. FFR's Avatar
    Honestly apples aod looks futuristic. Kind of makes androids version of aod look pretty basic in comparison.





    Apple seems to have put a lot of effort into the their version of aod, which can’t really be compared to what Nokia did when they launched the feature on modern smartphones. This was long before android just copied Nokias implementation of aod.

    Don’t think android can just copy it without apples new lpto display and the a16s new display engine.
    turbochgd likes this.
    10-13-2022 02:37 PM
  25. SteelSteve's Avatar
    Is there any concern of screen burn in with Apples AOD implementation?
    10-16-2022 06:31 PM
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