Apple released iOS 14.5.1 recently and while it didn’t include any fancy new features, it does have some important security features that users should be looking to take advantage of.

But as ever with new iOS updates, some people are concerned – what will iOS 14.5.1 do to iPhone battery life and system performance?

As ever, that’s something YouTuber iAppleBytes set out to discover. Through a 13-minute video we get to see iOS 14.5.1 put through its paces to see just how iPhones handle it.

This video was shot 4 days after iOS 14.5.1 was installed, so it had time to settle in. I have seen many comments that it takes about a week for battery performance to optimize itself after an iOS update. I have always been skeptical of this statement as I have never personally had bad battery life right after I update. If I restore and download backup from iCloud well then that is another story. So I decided to run the battery test 4 days after I updated them. In those 4 days they were just idling with power connected. So let’s run the battery test again, and see if we will get some different results this time around.

We don’t spoil the fun and share the outcome because you should definitely check the video out. Tests were run on an iPhone SE, iPhone 6S, iPhone 8, iPhone 7, iPhone XR, iPhone 11, and new 2020 iPhone SE. That’s a pretty broad range of devices!

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