How is battery life after updating to iOS 8?

Apple released iOS 8 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch yesterday with hundreds of new features and improvements such as Interactive Notifications, all-new Messages app, Widgets, QuickType, third-party keyboard support and lots more.

So we wanted to know how is battery life on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch after updating it to iOS 8?

Based on the Wi-Fi battery life test carried out by folks at ArsTechnica, there hasn’t been a major impact on battery life after upgrading to iOS 8, which is a good thing when hundreds of new features are added. As you can see in the chart below, there have been small gains and small loses across iOS devices, which could be considered to be within the margin of error.

iOS 8 vs iOS 7.1.2: Battery life

I’ve seen comments from some readers with iPhone 4s complaining about battery draining more quickly after updating to iOS 8. We’ll probably also have to see what impact the new widgets and extensions will have on battery life.

If you’ve updated your device to iOS 8, please take this poll below and let us know what has been your experience, and please feel free to leave a comment if you like to elaborate.


And in case you missed it, iOS 8 comes with clever new features that could help in extending battery life, so do check out our post on it.

➤ Tips to improve your iPhone or iPad’s battery life in iOS 8

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