Apple’s iOS 14.6 release is the same build as the RC2 release which, in turn, arrived just four days after Apple made RC1 available to testers. The reason for the quick turnaround, we think, was simple – iOS 14.6 RC1 was horrific in terms of battery life. But was RC2, and the final release, any better?

That’s something that iAppleBytes wanted to test out over on YouTube. By running battery tests on a variety of different iPhones, the idea was to get a feel for whether iOS 14.6 RC1 was an outlier or if RC2 and the final release were just as bad.

The results make for some interesting watching.

We saw horrific results in battery performance with iOS 14.6 RC and Apple Released RC 2 just 4 days later. Hopefully this new release will improve the battery performance. We will see.

This video was shot 3 days after iOS 14.6 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 3 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.

So how did things pan out? We’ll let you watch the video to get the full rundown but the gist is simple – in some cases, iOS 14.6 is just plain old bad in terms of battery life.

Ouch.

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