After installing iOS 7.1.1 when it became available on Tuesday, I thought I saw a marked improvement in my iPhone’s battery life. I’m not the only one as ZDNet’s Adrian Kingsley-Hughes noted the same on Thursday, sharing results from multiple six-hour battery tests. Prior to the update, his iPhone battery would drop from 100 percent capacity down to 48 percent. After installing iOS 7.1.1, his iPhone battery is only falling to 76 percent from a full charge in a test cycle. Several commenters on his article agree or have seen similar results, so if you haven’t updated to iOS 7.1.1, I recommend doing so sooner rather than later.

  1. Reblogged this on Taste of Apple and commented:
    I have been hearing this from a lot of people. Ironically enough, my battery life seems much worse since the update. I am going to try a fresh restore and see if it smooths things out a bit. Let’s hope this is true.

    1. My battery is draining out even more rapidly after 7.1.1 update

      1. Same here. Always seems to have different effects for different folks. I’m going to see how a fresh restore works.

  2. Buy Better Tech & Security Thursday, April 24, 2014

    I see no difference in my 5S’ battery life.

  3. My iPhone will not charge after installing 7.1.1 now my iphone is slowly dying and there will be no way to fix it once it turns off. This has already happened to others. Google it.

    1. mine too, only charges to 10% then stops charging! have you had any luck with yours

  4. The Iphone 4s/4 seem to have to chronic issue with battery, where the phone only gets charged when switched off. Wonder what is Apple doing about that

  5. Wojtek Piotrowski Friday, April 25, 2014

    Same here, no difference at all.

  6. This is the worst crap show I’ve ever seen. My phone drained in less than 4 hours on standby. I have been charging it all day, and it’s still only at 95%. Apple better be firing a bunch of Devs on this one. I have turned off every single feature on my phone possible. It is now an old school cell phone from 2000, but with an LCD. Unbelievable.

  7. @no, before you go blaming the iOS developers you should punch yourself in the face for updating such a sophisticated and commodious OS because you got a little notification on your phone. Oh well.. its the people like yourself that we learn from. Btw, the Apple Developers are second to Steve Jobs in what they do. Although they do make mistakes from time to time, their mistakes are still producing a product that has innovated the mobile phone industry to become what it is today. I doubt the reason for IOS 7.1.1 was to fix user errors such as the ones you probably made because you don’t know how to use it besides make uneducated comments towards one of the most respected companies in the world.

    1. Stop suckin apple like that. He updated because he read about the improved battery and he got the opposite. So punch yourself in the face for being a fan boy and being ignorant.

      1. What’s wrong to be apple fanboy? Wrong is to be a fagdroid or spamsung troll

      2. And yet others have posted that they have seen a improvement in the length of time that their phone lasts. If that’s the case–and there’s not reason to doubt them–then what does that make you?

      3. Exactly right. My wife refuses to update from ios 5 because her iphone 4S works exactly the way she wants it to not apple or anyone else. I, on the other hand updated my ipod 5th gen now what was a perfectly functioning airplay to my raspberry pi doesn’t work. Updating ain’t all that.

  8. Big improvement in battery life on iphone 5.

    1. Really how long does your battery last

  9. Matheus Lima Friday, April 25, 2014

    After installing ios 7.1.1 my ip5 is 92% and 5hours of usage is this normal ?

    1. U have an iPhone 5 and u used it for 5 hours and 92 percent was being. Shown

  10. My battery drains faster after updating to ios 7.1.1. Apple should make another update to fix this issue. So annoying.

    1. I updated only to find my iPhone 5 shutting down at 50%. Yeah massive improvement!

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