Did iOS 7.1.1 Help or Hurt Battery Life on Your iPhone / iPad?
Some users are reporting major differences to battery life for iPhone and iPad models that have updated to iOS 7.1.1, with some reports of improved battery life and others reporting increased battery drain, sometimes even rapidly like that seen with the 7.1 update (which is easily fixable).
So we ask the readers, did iOS 7.1.1 change your battery life at all?
From initial testing, there doesn’t seem to be much of an outward impact on battery made with iOS 7.1.1, and certainly nothing in the release notes mention the topic, but nearly every single iOS update comes with reports of either better or worse battery anyway. Until we find something a bit more conclusive, we’ll ask for your own experience; if you installed the 7.1.1 update, have you noticed a change in how long your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch lasts before having to recharge it again?
Did iOS 7.1.1 change the battery life of your iPhone or iPad?
Let us know your experiences in the comments, whether battery has gotten better or worse.
Personally, I haven’t noticed anything obvious yet and it seems about the same as iOS 7.1. If yours has gotten worse, consider making a few changes to fix it, and if you’re experiencing the warm iPhone with rapid drain issue, follow these steps to resolve that. Also, don’t forget to toggle off the Bluetooth setting, which routinely turns itself on with even minor software updates, typically it won’t impact things but if you have a car dash that syncs through Bluetooth or many other devices, the constant searching can cause some serious drain.