Apple released iOS 14 to the public last week. Unlike previous updates, this time it was not about improved performance or optimized battery consumption. Comparing the speed of different versions has already confirmed that iOS 14 does not slow down smartphones. What about charge consumption?
Recall that the latest versions of iOS 13 negatively affected battery consumption on new iPhones. Perhaps Apple fixed this issue in iOS 14? Tests with various models, from the original iPhone SE to the iPhone 11, showed that iOS 14 had little or no effect on battery life. iPhone 11 lasts 5 hours and 25 minutes with iOS 13.7, and the same with iOS 14. Older models like the iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 also work the same with both versions. This is approximately 3 hours 30 minutes.
The result cannot be called positive, since the latest versions of iOS 13 negatively affected the battery consumption of new models. In iOS 14, the company did not fix this regression. Compared to iOS 10.3.3, iOS 11.4.1 and iOS 12.1, the regression is even more noticeable. iPhone 6s with iOS 10.3.3 lasts 3 hours and 32 minutes, and with iOS 13.7 and iOS 14 – just over three hours.
Perhaps, in future updates to iOS 14, battery consumption will be optimized, but not likely. Unfortunately, if you’ve been unhappy with the longevity of your iOS 13 smartphone, you’ll have to come to terms. You can also read about how to fix problems with battery consumption in iOS 14.