iOS 12.3.1 increased the autonomy of some iPhone

Last week, all of a sudden, Apple released final version iOS 12.3.1. Interestingly, this is the first Assembly system for a long time, which was not involved in the beta program. However, many people are interested in another point – as the update affected the battery life of the iPhone. Is there a positive trend?

To compare the battery life of iOS and iOS 12.3 12.3.1 traditionally volunteered feed author iAppleBytes. Enthusiast tested several devices: iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6s, iPhone 7 and iPhone 8. The test procedure has not changed — as a “metering” used by the famous benchmark Geekbench 4 mode battery test. Let’s look at the results.

iPhone 5s

  • iOS 12.3 — 2 hours 35 minutes.
  • iOS 12.3.1 — 2 hours 49 minutes.

iPhone 6

  • iOS 12.3 — 2 hours 34 minutes.
  • iOS 12.3.1 — 2 hours 52 minutes.

iPhone 6s

  • iOS 12.3 — 3 hours 25 minutes.
  • iOS 12.3.1 — 3 hours 25 minutes.

iPhone 7

  • iOS 12.3 — 2 hours 58 minutes.
  • iOS 12.3.1 — 3 hours 16 minutes.

iPhone 8

  • iOS 12.3 — 3 hours 22 minutes.
  • iOS 12.3.1 — 3 hours 23 minutes.

The increase in time of Autonomous work really is, and this is especially noticeable in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 7. These smartphones have worked for 18 minutes longer in this test — quite an impressive figure. Apparently, Apple has really worked on optimizing the energy consumption of their devices.

It is noteworthy that in the iPhone 6s and iPhone 8 the difference isn’t there. The data vary quite significantly, and this may well be attributed to statistical error.

It should be understood that these figures are maximum load on the processor. In real usage scenarios, the difference in runtime can be much more noticeable.

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