A couple of days after iOS 7.1 was released to the public, it became clear that a few users were really struggling with battery life problems. Some were dropping to 10% battery just after midday having charged it fully overnight. While it wasn’t affecting everyone, we published a poll to see what the situation was like among our readership. Turns out, things aren’t brilliant for the majority of those who took part.
28% of the 1,070 respondents struggled to get even 4 hours of use from their iPhones. That said, the majority were between 4-8 hours, with only 15% stating that their batteries were performing admirably, and getting over 8 hours use on a single charge.
I have to say, mine’s not been great. I barely made it through the day yesterday and spend the last few hours of the day with my screen brightness all the way down and mobile data switched off. But, mine’s nowhere near as bad as some of these 2-4 hours use cases. That’s pretty shocking. Let’s hope the fix comes along with iOs 7.1.1.