Is iOS 7.1.1 Bringing You Improved iPhone Battery Life? [POLL]


Has iOS 7.1.1 improved your battery life? Some unscientific tests over at ZDNet have shown the latest upgrade has shown some decent improvements:

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.

In our case, our iPhone 5s with moderate usage has seen the battery fare a bit better after the upgrade to iOS 7.1.1, but of course as an iPhone user, I always want it to be better.

If you haven’t already, check out this guide on improving your iOS battery drain issues.

Take our poll below: Have you seen battery life improvements with iOS 7.1.1 (you’ll need to click through to the site to vote)?


  • Biggy604

    Nope, apperently my battery drains worse and I just had my iphone 5 Battery replaced 2 months ago lol

  • Chrome262

    yeah mine seems not as good

  • Hal

    Since I turned off ‘Battery Percentage’, both my wife and I have noticed a dramatic improvement in our 5c iPhones battery life. This a tip I got from reading an article by an ex Apple Genius. It does work. I think the idea is that with it turned on, the iPhone is constantly checking the battery charge to keep it updated, which in turn causes battery usage. Turning it off has made a great improvement in our iPhone’s endurance.

  • Chad Kirby

    Anyone else notice when the battery gets lower, it will drop to even lower amounts quickly? I will be around 40%, turn the screen off, look a few minutes later and its suddenly 19%. Then if I plug in a charger it jumps back to the 40% area when it starts charging. I havent been low enough for this behavior on 7.1.1 yet.