1. Shawn0813's Avatar
    Has anyone else noticed a drastic drop in battery life since updating to iOS 10. Reason why I ask is I updated last night and this morning my phone is down to 20 percent battery life in 2 hours.
    sunnysideup22125 likes this.
    09-14-2016 11:38 AM
  2. lmws214's Avatar
    Yes I also observed this battery issue. Drains v fast. Faster than usual. Wonder why??
    09-14-2016 11:40 AM
  3. lmws214's Avatar
    Buggy w the new iOS ?
    09-14-2016 11:40 AM
  4. Annie_i6s's Avatar
    I'm noticing it too, and it seems that my home and lock screen is the culprit! Trying to figure out what to do to about that!
    09-14-2016 11:43 AM
  5. lmws214's Avatar
    Home n lock screen??
    09-14-2016 11:46 AM
  6. Shawn0813's Avatar
    I usually get a full day usage from 8:30 to 9:00 PM with no problems. Now I've made it 2 hours.
    09-14-2016 11:48 AM
  7. pantlesspenguin's Avatar
    I noticed worse battery life for several hours after I updated last night (updated around 4:30, went to bed around 11:30). This morning it has seemed to stabilize, and I think I'm getting BETTER battery life than before. I have the raise to wake disabled, if that makes a difference.
    Shawn0813 likes this.
    09-14-2016 12:06 PM
  8. Annie_i6s's Avatar
    Home n lock screen??
    I checked my battery usage and the home and lock screen is using the most. Here is a screenshot:

    iOS 10 battery-img_1473869969.497575.jpg
    09-14-2016 12:19 PM
  9. BenitoC's Avatar
    Don't forget that your iOS device will need to index everything that is on Spotlight. This may take quite a while and result in a temporary battery drain while your device is indexing. Once this is done your battery life should be better than on iOS 9 according to the reviews.
    09-14-2016 12:36 PM
  10. jameslaz's Avatar
    Hi all, So I am not the only one with this poor battery life issue.

    Here is what just happed to me and it this has been going on since I started the iOS 10 Beta program.

    My phone was plugged in charging and at 100% on my desk and I got up and took my phone. Did a little texting and played a game for about 10 minutes, my battery dropped to 66%, 5 minutes later it dropped to 43% then within 5 more minutes it actually shut down due to a low battery. I got back to my desk, plugged it back in and when it restarted it showed 44% battery!!! I am running iOS 10 Gold Beta and from what I understand that is the same and the final release and when I check for an update is says I am up to date. If that is the case then could it still be iOS 10 that's causing my issues? I am getting my new iPhone 7 Plus in a few weeks so I won't have to worry about it but I would kind of like to get it fixed.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you,
    James
    09-14-2016 02:35 PM
  11. wyn's Avatar
    yep, noticed battery drain also. wonder if apple will come out with an update to address this.
    09-14-2016 02:45 PM
  12. MooMooPrincess's Avatar
    Hi all, So I am not the only one with this poor battery life issue.

    Here is what just happed to me and it this has been going on since I started the iOS 10 Beta program.

    My phone was plugged in charging and at 100% on my desk and I got up and took my phone. Did a little texting and played a game for about 10 minutes, my battery dropped to 66%, 5 minutes later it dropped to 43% then within 5 more minutes it actually shut down due to a low battery. I got back to my desk, plugged it back in and when it restarted it showed 44% battery!!! I am running iOS 10 Gold Beta and from what I understand that is the same and the final release and when I check for an update is says I am up to date. If that is the case then could it still be iOS 10 that's causing my issues? I am getting my new iPhone 7 Plus in a few weeks so I won't have to worry about it but I would kind of like to get it fixed.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you,
    James
    For you seems like you just need to do a reset and reinstall iOS 10. Or downgrade to 9.3.5
    09-14-2016 02:57 PM
  13. Jtshurtleff's Avatar
    Hi all, So I am not the only one with this poor battery life issue.

    Here is what just happed to me and it this has been going on since I started the iOS 10 Beta program.

    My phone was plugged in charging and at 100% on my desk and I got up and took my phone. Did a little texting and played a game for about 10 minutes, my battery dropped to 66%, 5 minutes later it dropped to 43% then within 5 more minutes it actually shut down due to a low battery. I got back to my desk, plugged it back in and when it restarted it showed 44% battery!!! I am running iOS 10 Gold Beta and from what I understand that is the same and the final release and when I check for an update is says I am up to date. If that is the case then could it still be iOS 10 that's causing my issues? I am getting my new iPhone 7 Plus in a few weeks so I won't have to worry about it but I would kind of like to get it fixed.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you,
    James
    My guess is that your battery had something happen to it or that it was a bug in the update. Your battery should not do that obviously. Cases where phones die at different percentages than 1% typically have swollen batteries. If you can press your index finger on the screen and thumb on the back and feel a substantial movement on your phone then take it to Apple. If that is not the case, do a restore and set up as new but make sure you backup your info. Hope this helps.

    For me though my 6s Plus has been a little bit worse off, went from 73 to 65 over night and usually goes down 1-2% and since I woke up and grabbed it my phone has gone from 65 down to 17 in about 9 hours with a ton of music play back and YouTube Red with the screen off. A few texts and some browsing on my break but that's it. I usually get home at around 60-70% after work so I will have to see. Hoping my 7 Plus is a little better.
    09-14-2016 02:59 PM
  14. Craig's Avatar
    yep, noticed battery drain also. wonder if apple will come out with an update to address this.
    Not sure if one is needed. I am on the GM and I have no battery drain. Give the phone 2-days to settle and index everything including Spotlight Search and see if that fixes it.
    Last edited by Craig; 09-14-2016 at 04:06 PM. Reason: I lost a "y"
    Tartarus likes this.
    09-14-2016 03:00 PM
  15. CPR's Avatar
    After 7 hours of moderate Internet use, email, texting, etc., I'm at 67%
    IPhone SE/64GB/TMobile
    09-14-2016 03:00 PM
  16. Annie_i6s's Avatar
    I am encouraged to say that my usage seems to be leveling off.
    09-14-2016 03:29 PM
  17. Shawn0813's Avatar
    Hopefully everyones levels off or it will be the year of battery gate lol
    09-14-2016 08:18 PM
  18. diggity's Avatar
    I ran the beta for awhile before the final release, and haven't noticed any difference vs what I saw with iOS 9. I've read some people say that the raise to wake feature has negatively impacted their battery life, but that hasn't been the case for me.
    Tartarus and Shawn0813 like this.
    09-14-2016 08:38 PM
  19. TurboTiger's Avatar
    iPhone 6S is worse.
    iPad Air is horrible.
    Hopefully as noted above it will stabilize in a day or two.
    Good Luck
    Shawn0813 likes this.
    09-14-2016 09:42 PM
  20. fabio984's Avatar
    I returned to iOS 9.35... My battery drain so fast with 10... I'm not sure if after 2 days the battery will be normal again... Anyone with good feedback now?!
    I really want iOS 10, but I don't want charge the phone all day ( and j have 3 mophie cases .........
    09-15-2016 06:39 PM
  21. BenitoC's Avatar
    This is reported every year after a major update. There are always reports of poor battery life. Give it a few days and things will settle down.
    Annie_i6s likes this.
    09-15-2016 07:09 PM
  22. lmws214's Avatar
    How to revert to ios9.35?
    09-15-2016 07:22 PM
  23. Shawn0813's Avatar
    I wanted to share that todays battery life was much better. Lasted from 6:30 AM to 7:30 PM with heavy usage all day
    Annie_i6s likes this.
    09-16-2016 12:38 AM
  24. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I've been on iOS 10 for 2 months, and battery life is good. Check Settings for location services, system services, and push notifications. Turn off anything you don't need. If you have "Share My Location"on, turn it off. Swipe Facebook out of multitasking.
    09-16-2016 01:23 AM
  25. fabio984's Avatar
    How to revert to ios9.35?
    Search Google " 9.3.5 ipsw" download it to your device, after download: connect to iTunes with usb, put the iPhone in dfu mode, when iTunes says "iPhone found in recovery mode" click "shift+"restore" and search the file.
    09-16-2016 09:46 AM
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