For those of you who have the iPhone X are, do you have problems with your battery? If I am using voice over navigating things like Facebook, Kendall, and doing regular things like checking my email, my battery life goes down to 40%. This phone she at least give me 14 hours of battery life with using voice over. This is my third replacement. I’ve been having battery issues since I got this phone. I should say when I first got this phone, the battery life was great even with using voice over I get about 14 hours a better life now I can’t even get half of that. Anyone else having problems with their batteries with this phone in particular?
Seems to help with battery life.
Tried screen curtain doesn’t work
I have tried to screen curtain. That doesn’t seem to help the battery life either. I don’t get it. Like I said, I’ll even lock my phone for several hours while listening to audible and still my battery is low by the time it gets to 4 o’clock. It’ll go down to 40%.
Some suggestions and a note about screen curtain.
Screen curtain does absolutely nothing for battery life, and this is no accident. Apple designed screen curtain to be a privacy feature, not a battery-saving feature. All screen curtain does is blacken your screen--not by turning down the brightness, but by literally coloring in the screen black. You can tell, because if you look at brightness in the control center with screen curtain off and then with it on, you'll see absolutely no difference. If you don't rely on vision at all to do things with your phone, I'd turn off auto-brightness and pull your brightness down to 0. You can always turn it up if you need a sighted person to look at something on your phone.
1. Check out the background app refresh settings. I turn practically everything off there. If I need to know something, I'll just open an app and wait a few seconds for things to refresh or whatever. This shouldn't impact whether you get notifications from that app.
2. Look at your location settings for apps. I turn off most things, except Aira and navigation apps. If I do need something to use location, I make it only use location when the app is running.
3. There's a setting somewhere in the accessibility settings that handles motion effects on the screen or something. I turned that off. I have no idea if the setting impacts battery life, since I did it a long time ago, and don't remember if anyone said it does or doesn't impact battery life, but I've just kept things that way.
4. Check what apps are using bluetooth and disable as necessary.
5. You may want to go into your settings for mail and see what's going on there. If you have things set to fetch or push quite often, that can drain the battery rather quickly. I have the account where I set all my job alert emails and such set to push, but all the others set to fetch. I can't remember how frequently I have them fetching, but I find the combination of fetch and push settings for different accounts a good balance.
I hope some of these suggestions help you.
Just out of curiosity, how many hours of battery life do you get before you have to charge it? I did the one of those things you suggested. The guy at the Apple Store said the same thing. Still, the batteries not very good. This is my third replacement. I think I might have to get a bigger phone with them much a big battery The weirdest thing is when I first got this phone in 2019, I did not have any battery problems and I didn’t have anything turned off. So I don’t know. Like I said, I just think I need a bigger phone
I'm not exactly sure.
I usually try to remember to charge my phone at night, so it's not dead in the morning. I listen to books or relaxation sounds at night, and that obviously drains the battery.
I try to start out the day around 100%, and I do quite a bit on this phone; job searching, watching YouTube videos, checking/responding to email, calling friends via FaceTime Audio, playing games, listening to audio or Kindle books--let's just say, I'm not easy on this phone. I'd say that I have to charge it once before going to bed, but I'm not totally sure. I don't really worry about it much, since I do have my portable battery with me in my purse.
Hope this helps.
Thanks for the help
Thanks for the help. You do pretty much everything I do on my phone. I’m not easy on it either. Where did you get your battery pack from?
This won't be especially helpful in the short term, and is more a recounting of of my general experience with battery life.
It seems with every update to iOS, whether it's the annual full version, a point version, or an incremental update, some people will have decreased battery life, and others won't. In my case, 14.3 caused my iPhone 11 to churn through its battery at a prodigious rate. Previous to that, I had all day battery life. With 14.3, I barely made it through to supper time.
Now with iOS 14.4, I am back to decent, all day battery life.
I have seen this cycle many times, and while all the battery saving tips are great, they have never made a substantial change to my usage patterns. When this, or any of my previous phones have bad battery drain, and they have good battery health, I simply wait out the next update, and it usually fixes the problem.