1. cavytt's Avatar
    I had my phone charged fully this morning at 7am EST. I decided to play some music on my new Beats Music app at around 815 ish. By 930 the phone was down to 22 percent battery left. It was scorching hot. I quit all apps, and restarted my phone. Now usually I have very good success with beats music and all of my apps, so I am baffled at how or why my iPhone drained so quickly, when it usually lasts all day. Could it really be from the Beats Music app? It was streaming music for about a solid hour, hour and a half.
    01-29-2014 10:14 AM
  2. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    Welcome to iMore. If you were using LTE for streaming, that could explain it since the battery drains quickly when on LTE.
    01-29-2014 10:20 AM
  3. cavytt's Avatar
    Yes I was using LTE the entire time. It just suprised me because I know that battery drains fast when streaming anything over LTE, but to go down to 21 percent in less than 2 hours off the charger is crazy. I restarted the phone an i am not using it and the usual standby battery life I am used to getting seems to have returned.
    01-29-2014 10:22 AM
  4. serglb's Avatar
    It shouldn't die that fast.. Hmm, but it could have since you have to have Bluetooth for the beats headphones, the beats music app is streaming in the background constantly, and you were using LTE.


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    01-29-2014 12:17 PM
  5. Jazzkevin's Avatar
    I've had the same issue with Beats Music while on LTE. My 5s was fully charged at 5 pm and drained to 60% within an hour. Switched to Pandora and the battery drainage dramatically slowed.
    01-29-2014 12:38 PM
  6. mjcostajr's Avatar
    Agree - that sounds way too fast! I haven't tried Beats Music yet, but I can get hours of streaming Spotify in the car on LTE.
    01-29-2014 12:55 PM
  7. jmo333's Avatar
    I have had the same problem even after downloading songs! This means that even when you are not streaming Beats Music still eats up battery life hella fast.

    I don't understand why this is happening, but it's a major drawback.
    01-29-2014 02:20 PM
  8. hatunike's Avatar
    Yep, i've been doing tests and I can confirm that Beats Music drains the battery CRAZY fast. You can watch it drain. It can even drain your battery while you are charging on a laptop. Can almost drain the entire battery in an hour. It's worse than if you are using the most taxing navigation software.

    I hope they fix it asap, because it's completely a non starter for me to lose so much battery so quick. And I really love the app.
    01-29-2014 02:53 PM
  9. nikkisharif's Avatar
    Welcome to iMore!!! I have Beats Music & I haven't had that issue. It drains about the same as it does when I'm listening to iTunes Radio or Pandora. And I have my wireless headphones synced.
    01-29-2014 09:19 PM
  10. LordLugard's Avatar
    Welcome to iMore. If you were using LTE for streaming, that could explain it since the battery drains quickly when on LTE.
    Actually, LTE uses less juice than 3G, oddly enough. I don't think being on LTE made his device drain to 22% in that time frame. Something else is/was definitely the catalyst.
    01-29-2014 10:41 PM
  11. acerace113's Avatar
    Well beats music is not available here in Canada but I know I usually get about 7-8 hours of iTunes Radio on 3G with a full charge and with tunein radio pro I usually get about 5 hours on 3G so 80% battery usage within 2 hours on LTE with just streaming music is really bad IMO.


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    01-29-2014 11:23 PM
  12. hatunike's Avatar
    The craziest part is how it can actually drain your battery while you are plugged in charging. Which I think shows there is a serious issue. Apps shouldn't even be allowed to do that right? (This is with the display off, but music playing).
    Last edited by hatunike; 01-30-2014 at 12:30 AM. Reason: additional info at end.
    01-30-2014 12:29 AM
  13. gc916's Avatar
    I am in the middle of the trial period with Beats Music, and was adding songs and playlists yesterday while connected via my home WiFi network. The battery dropped from 98% to 86% in about 30 minutes. Seems abnormal to me.
    01-30-2014 06:36 AM
  14. naimmkassim's Avatar
    The craziest part is how it can actually drain your battery while you are plugged in charging. Which I think shows there is a serious issue. Apps shouldn't even be allowed to do that right? (This is with the display off, but music playing).
    In my case the battery drain while charging when im watching you tube..dont know whats problem..😿


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    01-30-2014 07:13 AM
  15. hatunike's Avatar
    The drop in battery you describe isn't great. But it's much much better than some people have been reporting in the beats community forums. Seems like in the worse cases, it's draining about 1% battery every 45-50 seconds. Several people are reporting 3-4% of battery usage by playing a single song. Battery Drain, real issue. – Beats Music Support
    01-30-2014 11:07 AM
  16. stteve's Avatar
    I'm having the same problem with Beats on AT&T LTE and WiFI. Using an iPhone 5s with IOS 7.0.4 and Beats 1.0.3. The phone would heat up and drain about 2% per minute. After closing Beats it was fine the other night; however, today I closed the app and the drain and heat issue continued. I then deleted Beats and it still continued. I had to actually reset my settings before the battery drain stopped. There seems to be major conflict with settings. No my phone has better battery life with the reset settings and sans Beats Music. I really want to try Beats again.
    01-30-2014 05:49 PM
  17. Zoe from Beats's Avatar
    Hey y'all - our team has a fix on the way for this. Thank you all for your posts & for being Beats Music listeners, we appreciate your interest & feedback very much as we work to make Beats Music more awesome.
    01-30-2014 06:49 PM
  18. phreddyl's Avatar
    Hey y'all - our team has a fix on the way for this. Thank you all for your posts & for being Beats Music listeners, we appreciate your interest & feedback very much as we work to make Beats Music more awesome.
    Thank you so much for the update- I am sure our community appreciates the response. Please keep us updated
    01-30-2014 06:55 PM
  19. nikkisharif's Avatar
    I'm having the same problem with Beats on AT&T LTE and WiFI. Using an iPhone 5s with IOS 7.0.4 and Beats 1.0.3. The phone would heat up and drain about 2% per minute. After closing Beats it was fine the other night; however, today I closed the app and the drain and heat issue continued. I then deleted Beats and it still continued. I had to actually reset my settings before the battery drain stopped. There seems to be major conflict with settings. No my phone has better battery life with the reset settings and sans Beats Music. I really want to try Beats again.
    I wonder if I'm not having an issue because I'm running iOS 7.1. Interesting...

    Hey y'all - our team has a fix on the way for this. Thank you all for your posts & for being Beats Music listeners, we appreciate your interest & feedback very much as we work to make Beats Music more awesome.
    Thanks for the update. Please keep us posted and Welcome to iMore!!!!
    01-30-2014 10:11 PM
  20. LATB's Avatar
    I observe a very large battery use with Beats Music also over WIFi -- was just now listening for maybe an hour *over WiFi* and the battery went down from 100% to 58% and the iPhone was hot to the touch. I was googling for "battery problems Beats Music" and this was ~ the only relevant hit.

    I've an iPhone 5s
    02-01-2014 09:57 AM
  21. jmr1015's Avatar
    Yeah I've read widespread problems of battery drain and excessive heat associated with the Beats Music app. Won't go near it myself. iTunes Radio and Pandora have it covered.
    02-01-2014 03:14 PM
  22. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    lol...people will use anything with that companies brand on it won't they.

    I think I'm going to submit that they release a line of crock pots and try to get in on that action.
    Les74 and wildmangk like this.
    02-01-2014 05:49 PM
  23. jmr1015's Avatar
    lol...people will use anything with that companies brand on it won't they.

    I think I'm going to submit that they release a line of crock pots and try to get in on that action.
    I'm actually surprised they don't make more products. I was thinking a Dolby surround gaming headset would be a logical step. Turtle Beach Dolby headsets get anywhere from $100 to over $200. Beats could ask at least $300 for a comparable set, and I think people would probably buy it.
    02-01-2014 11:52 PM
  24. Alex Chavez1's Avatar
    Im having the same issue. I noticed it the first day I got Beats Music and ran some test on Monday and Tuesday. With Wifi and LTE, the change goes down from 100% to about 25% within an hour an a half of streaming. Only using my headphone, no wireless. I have the 5s also.

    I agree, this needs to be fixed ASAP!
    02-04-2014 01:08 PM
  25. nikkisharif's Avatar
    I wasn't having any issues on 7.1 beta 4 but I d/l beta 5 this morning and my battery has significantly drained. It was at 95% an hour ago and now its at 47%. Hopefully a fix is coming out soon. I really like the app and its been really easy to find playlists where I like almost every song.
    02-05-2014 12:18 PM
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