iOS 7 (battery charged 001)

In addition to Touch ID enhancements and bug fixes, it looks like iOS 7.1.1 also brings about battery life improvements. Several users are reporting seeing markedly-improved battery life since installing the update, which Apple seeded to the public on Tuesday.

ZDNet’s Adrian Kingsley-Hughes says that battery performance on his iPhone 5 dropped significantly following last month’s iOS 7.1 release. But since updating to 7.1.1, Hughes says that it’s gone back up to just as good, if not better, than it was when he first got it…

Here’s more from the ZDNet report:

However, following iOS 7.1, I started seeing the battery drop to around 48 percent per six hours of use, which was a significant and very noticeable level of degradation. […]

Then came iOS 7.1.1. Following this update I’ve noticed that things have improved dramatically, and now battery life is only falling to around 76 percent per six hours of average use, which is better than what I was getting pre iOS 7.0.

Of course, this is just one person’s experience on a single device, but a number of other users have come forward saying that they’re seeing similar results. Many of the commenters on the post agreed with Hughes’ findings, as does Kevin Tofel from GigaOM.

Now I haven’t updated to iOS 7.1.1 yet because I’m jailbroken. But I’m curious, for those who have updated to the latest firmware, are you seeing better battery life on your iPhone or iPad? Let us know down in the comments!

  • Tom

    Unfortunately not me ;(

    • Matt

      I know right

  • Keabsy

    Nope, not for me.

  • Likii111

    6 hours of avarage of use? Kidding? Just droped to 76%? My fully charged 5s goes 6h 30min with Wi-Fi ON , Facebook , Viber , IG , Web , no games, brightnes 35% , Location off etc.. I think 7 hours is maximum of fully charged Iphone

    • Vince Reedy

      Try rebooting after a full charge.

      • Asal Askari Matin

        Does it work?

      • Vince Reedy

        It does for me. As a matter of fact, it will return it back to 100% when it reads 96 or 97%. I think it’s a software bug.

    • rockdude094

      I think you could get 50% more juice if ios wasn’t so damn white ..

  • Murat Özakat


    • Jackson Grong

      Are you jailbroken? Because when I had jb on my iPad Air the battery would last me 3-5 h. Now on ios 7.1.1 I have 10 h of usage and still 45% of battery.

      • There is no jailbreak for iOS 7.1.x

      • édith Dupont

        BS , I’m on a jail broken ipad 3 and I get more then 10h of heavy usage

      • John Sklikas

        It depends on how many tweaks you have. My iPhone 5 battery barely lasts more than 4-5 hours because of all my tweaks…

      • édith Dupont

        I’m talking about 7 tweaks and 5 apps from cydia , how about you ?

      • John Sklikas

        33 tweaks, 5 Cydia apps. No wonder 😉

      • Ishaan Malhotra

        I had more than 50 tweaks, but my i5 lasted for 12 hrs even with heavy usage. Am I the only one who has a good battery life? All my friends are also pissed off with their iPhone’s battery life

      • Likii111

        12 hours? Even Apple says 10 hours maximum and we know that its not true

      • Ishaan Malhotra

        no problem. you can believe what you want to believe but , thats my case

      • Murat Özakat

        I dont have a jailbreak since the iOS 6.

      • édith Dupont

        I think you just have. Fa€ked up phone !

    • Jean Victor


    • RarestName

      Isn’t that normal?

    • Every iOS Version the same stupid discussion…

    • hkgsulphate

      dude thats normal -.-

  • Merman123

    From 100 to 46 for six hours of battery use ? That’s poor battery ? I think that’s pretty good battery life.

    • Abdul Al-Hawani

      hahah i agree with you!

    • Batman

      What he meant is per six hrs of average use. not using all the time

  • leart

    Always after a restore, the battery life is better for the first recharge 🙂

  • camilo

    Sometimes i really believe that idb is an apple strategy…. Just thinking….

  • Adil Hussain

    Placebo effect….people want to believe that it brings better battery life. Same happened with iOS 7.0.6

  • Nah! I got my jailbreak and my charger 😀
    I won’t give up on that for couple of hours of usage. I’ve been waiting for so long! So so long! 😀

  • Bigchamp

    My battery life has been shit since this only about 6.5 hours of usage and it dies.

    • Likii111

      That is maximum for fully charged Iphone

    • Maxim∑

      if thats screen on time thats pretty good

  • Bill Do

    The reason they’re seeing better battery life is that they restarted their phone.

    It will become crap again after a few days.

  • Eni

    out of topic but i need a litle help
    add a new mail account on a new phone, i recive emails but i cant send, i get this error

    • onebyone_

      what mail server?
      exchange, outlook(hotmail), gmail or just iCloud?

      • Eni

        outlook hotmail

      • onebyone_

        try deleting your account (hotmail) settings, reboot the iPhone or iPod, add your hotmail account again (in the outlook). hope this helps

      • Eni

        i’ll try it, thank you 🙂

      • onebyone_

        you’re welcome

  • JulianZH

    I does seem better.

  • Alan

    Extra battery isn’t worth not having a jailbreak, stock ios gets so boring :/

  • onebyone_

    for me is fine,
    with bright at 70%, open few apps at the same time (paper, pinterest, vine, safari,mail, imessage, telegram) updates for vimeo, Nike+ and foursquare downloaded and installed.
    around seven hours just down at 35%

    Note: the first time I run iOS7.1.1 on my iPh5, I saw the safari app with some lag when it runs. I reboot the phone and the problem fixed itself.
    I feel a little smother and fast when I open some apps

  • James

    Just bought my iphone a few weeks ago and on 7.1 (otherwise i would def be on 7.0 with jailbreak) but a part of me wants to still not upgrade just in case a jailbreak comes out for 7.1 but not 7.1.1 or something. Is that stupid?

    • Yes.

    • If, and that’s a big if, a jailbreak comes out for 7.1, it’ll almost definitely support 7.1.1 also

      • James

        Sweet thanks

  • Agustin Augustinoy

    Yes! Its performing better

  • Ameen badri

    IOS 7.1.1 Battery is good in my ipad mini with retina
    I have found significant improve.

  • ProfessorX1®

    I want whatever the “users” are smoking because battery life on my 5s sucks a**

  • Jason Baroni

    I am one of them. It is noticeable!

  • ClaudieX X

    iPhone 5s with iOS 7.1.1 is INCREDIBLE… used all day and 76% battery left !!! Never happened to me with any iPhone…

    • Mark

      Come back in a week and tell us what you see. Usually it’s great for a day or so after an update.

      • ClaudieX X


      • Mark

        Just to clarify, I wasn’t trying be rude….I’m curious to see if there is an improvement. My post may have come across snarky…apologize if it did.

      • ClaudieX X

        Starting 2nd day, with wifi, gps and 3G turned on… And 46%… It a wow!! For me…

      • ClaudieX X

        We’ll… This is the end of a great journey… The difference between 7.1 (almost 12 hs) and 7.1.1 (more than 30 hs) is amazing. Good bye to the night charge habit. Welcome to middle afternoon unprepared charge!!!
        Very good work from the people of Apple.

  • Max Rojas

    ehhhhhh somewhat of it

  • Мирас Мынжасар

    Oh, don’t tempt me. My Iphone 5 on 7.1.1 working faster than my jailbroken iPad mini Retina on 7.0.4

  • Ley

    A big difference for me! Fully charged the night before…leave home around 7:30am playing music in the bus 15mns in and it would drop 8 to 9% with 7.1.1 after 15mns of music from 100% > 98% that’s how i realized it was better.

  • vinkenzor

    I updated to iOS 7.1.1 on the device but failed 5S and mistake Soft DFU loop

  • Curtis Murray

    when I updated my 5s it restored my phone. Of course iTunes also lost my last backup so i have to now start from scratch again. this sucks.

  • Nico Villalobos

    I’m getting a lot better battery life but not as good as the user you quoted.

  • Jade Uy

    I have an ipad with retina display and I’ve been trying to update the ios 7.1.1 for 4 days now but it still won’t update. It always say “Update unavailable. Try again later”. And the apps also won’t update. Please help! – From Philippines

    • Try using a direct download of the .ipsw file. I believe here at iDB hosts them (check the Downloads menu), if not, simple search Google for “IOS 7.1.1 direct download”. Once you’ve got this file, open iTunes and hold the Shift key and click “Update”.

      • Jade Uy

        Thanks, I’ll try it.

  • Dr. Fly

    I have an iPad Air A1475 and an iPhone 5s A1457. On the iPad everything was ok but on the phone it was another story. After updating to 7.1.1 the battery dropped 1 percent each minute or two. The phone was hot to touch to the point where it could not be placed on more sensitive skin (like the arms) without getting a burn. No kidding. The Status app was showing the CPU at levels between 80 and 100% for hours. On XCode I detected the process which was sucking resources as dataaccessd. Yesterday evening my calendar would not sync and thus I erased the iCloud account, restarted the phone and reentered it. Since that moment everything seems fine, including the battery which during the night (9 hours) lost 2%.

    • Faizan Ali

      make a clean restore that might help!!! 🙂

  • Okhoo

    Better battery life? Heck yeah! It’s almost like iOS 6 again.

  • its better than 7.04 with my iphone 4s

  • Qasim

    Yea, i usually have 20-24% at the end of the day of normal usage, voice recordings etc but yesterday i did all those things and had a 48% before bed

  • Lucas

    hi folks the battery magic in 7.1 or (1) is … if you in wifi switch off ‘cellular data’ an push in mail and location service
    battry than is 50-70% longer!! test and enjoy it br your battery – lucas:)

  • Micky Ganon

    bullshit ! Battery remained weak as always

  • solai

    I have improvement in my iPhone 5s

  • Rishabh Gupta

    How can this app iFavorite pro runs on non-jailbroken devices
    /cc jeff and sebestian

  • Guest

    Thank You, iOS 7.1.1

    • fake

      • Faizan Ali

        its because ios didnt refresh the battery stat!!! 😛

      • yep

    • GuyBey0ndC00L

      So fake

  • jack

    I work at a low cell signal strenght area and by noon my iPhone 5 battery on iOS 7.1 was ~50%.. now on iOS 7.1.1 it goes to 75%. Great improvement.

  • sriram varadarajulu

    Can some one give me a list of jailbreak tweaks that are compatible/ working with iOS 7.1.1 for the iPhone 4? It would be great.. Thanks in advance!

  • sriram varadarajulu

    can someone give me a list of compatible/working jailbreak tweaks for iOS 7.1.1 for the iphone 4?

    • Faizan Ali

      restore back it to 7.1 would be better!

      • sriram varadarajulu

        Ok then can someone tell me a list of compatible jailbreak tweaks for iOS 7.1 on iPhone 4 then?

      • Faizan Ali

        Google it or wait it’s better to be jailbreak! 😉

  • denise

    i got a brand new battery put in my phone less than a month ago and my phone would last me all day and with this 7.1.1 update as soon as i take it off the charger from 100% it drops to 98% immediately. after 2 hours its down to 70% and thats with barely using it…new update BLOWS.

    • Faizan Ali

      restore it to 7.1… 😉

      • denise

        do you think that will actually work? i feel like im screwed haha

      • denise

        and can i go back to 7.1 if i didn’t back my phone up before updating?

      • Faizan Ali

        Yes, you can but hurry!

      • denise

        Why hurry? I have an appointment to go go apple tomorrow night. Should I just ask them to bring me back to 7.1?

      • Faizan Ali

        they wont bring to back to ios 7.1 i think, downgrade it back to 7.1 before apple stop seeding!!!!

      • denise

        I’m sorry I don’t understand

  • Martin

    Why do people get 100+ likes, just because they uploaded how long their battery lasts?

    • White Michael Jackson

      Well now you know the game.

  • Tarek

    Definitely an improvement in battery life. Much much better for me.

  • Den Must Fajar

    my i5 just turn off at 45% battery..

  • Asal Askari Matin

    No, not for me :((

  • Faizan Ali

    Normal usage & boom. ^_^

  • Bido

    With 27% left on 7.1.1

  • Sarah Jones

    It would be REALLY nice if the update included a vibration fix. 7.1 broke the vibrating gears in the phone apparently. My phone no longer vibrates and it’s super annoying.

  • Brian-Mary Jo Kuney

    My battery life is worse since downloading the ios 7.1.1 — unfortunately, I have to charge my battery now 2X a day and hope that I do not have to charge a third time before the night is over. I am even on wifi at my home most of the day and my phone was unplugged at 7am and now it is almost 3pm and I am already down to 47%. Very unhappy with the last update!!