How does iOS 7.1 affect your battery life?

The release of iOS 7.1 was a big update for iPhone and iPad users, with several of them to indicate that the update in some cases raised the speed of devices. But what happens with the battery life offered by the new software? Perhaps we can not talk for improvement, with some people to argue that iOS 7.0 and iOS 7.1 made things "worse", in relation to the battery life of Apple devices. Ars Technica carried out some tests, in the context of the overall tests of the site, regarding to the performance of iOS 7.1.

The site notes that they had noticed significant reduction in battery life of Apple devices during the transition from iOS 6.1 to iOS 7.0, with the iPhone 5 to be the "biggest looser" of the update. As far as the transition from iOS 7.0 to iOS 7.1 goes, the differences in autonomy are not so great, but are factual, and you can see them in the following table.



As you can see, in most cases, the differences are small, but there is a small reduction in battery life of the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch after the update. There is an exception in the case of iPhone 5 which shows improvement in battery life in accordance with the tests, while the case of the iPad mini 1st generation is the only one in which we have huge reduction of battery life, in relation to other Apple devices.

In any case, as we read from 9to5Mac, in case you have autonomy problems after the upgrade to iOS 7.1, a clean install iOS via iTunes might be able to help you, something which, according to the site, has helped in the past in other devices of Apple (such as iPhone 4S), although, at the moment, it has not been confirmed that it helps in the current update.

Did you make the update to iOS 7.1 and, if so, what impact did it have to the battery life of your device?


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