Whenever Apple releases a new version of iOS, there’s always a question around how well battery life will hold up. Apple often makes tweaks and changes but that’s usually to improve stability or fix bugs. Battery life is usually something worked on annually, so how does the latest release fare? That’s what iAppleBytes wanted to find out.

To do that, they ran a Geekbench battery test on an iPhone SE, iPhone 6S, iPhone 7, iPhone 8. and iPhone XR to get a baseline. Then the same test was run after updating all of the iPhones to iOS 13.3.1. The results can be found in the video along with runtimes and Geekbench battery scores.

Those results tell us something that we’ve really known for some time. These updates don’t make any sweeping changes to battery life. Some results are better, some are worse. But none of the differences are huge in either direction.

One thing of note here is that any iPhone that has just completed an iOS update tends to spend the next couple of days doing a few things that can eat into battery life. That can include re-indexing photos for iCloud, running full Spotlight indexes, and more. With that in mind, iAppleBytes intends to run the tests again, seeing how things have changed seven days from now.

If you want to see how that goes, be sure to subscribe to the iAppleBytes YouTube channel. It’s well worth the click.

(Source: iAppleBytes [YouTube])

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