Earlier this week, Apple released iOS 16.1 to all users. The software update includes many features, including a dynamic battery indicator, activity broadcast, and more. However, before updating to the new iOS firmware, users are interested in how much better or worse keeps the iPhone battery in the latest update. Recently, blogger iAppleBytes published a video on YouTube that compared the battery life of various iPhones on iOS 16.1.
The published video compares the battery autonomy of the following devices: iPhone 8, iPhone SE, iPhone XR, iPhone 11, iPhone 12, and iPhone 13, running the latest version of iOS 16.1.
For the test, the YouTuber used a popular utility for the benchmark – Geekbench. To standardize the test, all iPhones were charged to 100 percent and then set to 25 percent screen brightness. The automatic brightness has been turned off. The phones were also connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
iOS 16.1 Battery Test: Minimal Improvements
Smaller iPhones like the iPhone SE and iPhone 8 lasted just 3-3.5 hours before the battery ran out. iPhone XR and iPhone 11 worked much more prolonged than small iPhones. Their battery life was 5 hours and 45 minutes. On the other hand, the iPhone 13 performed best, with a total runtime of 9 hours and 12 minutes.
Compared to the battery test of the previous iOS 16.0.3, it seems that iOS 16.1 has not received significant improvements in battery life. While many users claim that iOS 16.1 boasts better battery life, a battery discharge test suggests otherwise.