Battery life bad or is it me

radtechy

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What’s the deal with this battery life? 35% left.....13 hrs standby being connected to WiFi all day except for a total of maybe 90 mins. My iPhone 8 killed these stats.

Also how do you read these numbers on the battery app?
 

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You will have a noticeable decrease in battery life going from the 8 Plus to the X/XS, but those numbers don’t sound right. An hour of talk and some fb and music shouldn’t be enough to get you to 35%.

If you restored from a backup of your 8 Plus, it could be as simple as that. Try running it down to 0% and letting it reboot itself after depletion and then charge it up to 100%. That will calibrate it.
 

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I did the blue sparkle thing to setup the new phone. But agree that the battery life shouldn’t be this low. I didn’t have the screen time in to see how many times I picked up and unlocked etc
 

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I didn’t do the blue sparkle thing, but it sounds fun. <jealous>
 

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That’s when you hold up the camera from the old phone using the new one. I’m sure you know this but I couldn’t tell if you were being funny or serious
 

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That’s when you hold up the camera from the old phone using the new one. I’m sure you know this but I couldn’t tell if you were being funny or serious
Just playing.

Let me know how it goes after the battery calibrates.
 

radtechy

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I guess this is a little better today. Being I ran it down this much I’m gonna completely drain it to zero. How sure are you about this battery calibration method?

 

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Pretty sure. If it’s reading inaccurately, this should fix it.
 

radtechy

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This is today so far. Connected to WiFi most of the day I was at work so not as much use. 73% with that use and 12 hrs off charger

If I extrapolate this it’s looking close to 8 hrs use

 

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I must say the xs max was said to have 30 min longer battery life. NOT TRUE!
I never run out of battery the end of day I don’t make it to the afternoon now. I already calibrated the battery and reloaded ios12 from laptop


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radtechy

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It’s the damn antennas killing the battery life and even the WiFi problem I had here is my ookla speed tests for the 8, XS and X.

First shot the X worked. I brought the XS back to Verizon and got an X last night

 

radtechy

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I'm expecting a software update to solve a lot of this.
I didn’t wanna take that chance, cause when I see the antenna problem if that’s due to hardware I can’t see how software will fix it
 
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I must say the xs max was said to have 30 min longer battery life. NOT TRUE!
I never run out of battery the end of day I don’t make it to the afternoon now. I already calibrated the battery and reloaded ios12 from laptop


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Really? My iPhone XS Max lasts a full day. Depending on usage maybe.


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Many variables contribute to battery life. And it varies from user to user.
The big 3 battery users are Screen Brightness, Location Services, and Push notifications.
Many apps contribute, including games, photo editing, and Social Media.
Sometimes apps like Facebook and the stock Mail app will run in the background too much, using a lot of battery.
What you do on your phone makes a difference.
My 6s Plus is at about 65% battery life. A charge lasts me about 4 hours, depending on what I do. I'll get a new battery in a couple weeks when I visit my son in Memphis. We don't have an Apple Store here, and I'm not driving 75 miles just for a battery. I'll be keeping my 6s Plus if I can keep it on iOS 10.1.1. I'll also be getting the Max in March.
I don't worry over battery life. It is what it is. The new XS and the Max are almost a month old now, and I expect many to see a drop in battery life in the coming months. It happens. If your new iPhone's battery charge doesn't last all day, then you either need to tweak what you do, or use a battery pack. If it's a new OS, give it and the apps time to adjust. If there's a real battery issue with a new OS, Apple is good about fixing those in an update.