The iOS 11.4 update for iPhone and iPad devices has finally been released to public after several beta releases for the past couple of months. We have been using the iOS 11.4 since the first beta came out, and one thing that was easily noticeable was improved battery life.
Apart from the new Messages in iCloud and AirPlay 2 features, one of the most highlighting features of iOS 11.4 is performance improvements. If you have updated your iPhone or iPad to the iOS 11.4, it shouldn’t be hard to notice the smooth performance iOS 11.4 has brought to your device.
We have tested iOS 11.4 on our iPhone 6 and iPhone X for over eight weeks now. And based on that, we can tell you that the battery life on iOS 11.4 is pretty good. If you’re holding yourself from updating to iOS 11.4 because of battery life concerns, drop it. We found iOS 11.4 battery life to be good in our extensive test of two of our devices.
We’ll admit that iOS 11.4 final build has only released now for the public, and we have only tested the beta releases, so our judgment may not be completely right. But again, developer beta releases are known to give poor battery life, and if we were able to get good battery backup out of iOS 11.4 beta releases, then the final release is bound to be good, no?
iOS 11.4 battery usage stats
It has been 12 hours since we installed iOS 11.4 final release on our iPhone X. The device has been used for 2 hours, 20 minutes in-between this time and was on Standby for 9 hours, 19 minutes. The phone’s battery percentage now is at 83% while we charged it up to 100% before doing this test.
Update: Our brand new iPad 9.7 (6th generation) running on iOS 11.4 is also showing incredible battery life thus far.
Since the last full charge, the iPad’s battery stats show Usage of 1 hour, 40 minutes and Standby time of 47 hours, 16 minutes. But the total battery it consumed this whole time frame is only 4%, as you can see in the screenshot below, the iPad currently has 96% of battery juice.
It’s pretty clear from the stats above that iOS 11.4 battery life is solid. If it’s the only thing holding you from updating your iPhone or iPad to iOS 11.4, then get it out of your way. It’s not a concern as far as our tests are concerned.