iOS 10 beta 1 vs iOS 9: battery life

iOS 10 is one of the most interesting software releases, Apple over the past few years. The operating system is still under development but the first test build is already available for download. The main question that interested users: how well things are going iOS 10 with battery life. The author of the YouTube channel EverythingApplePro decided to compare the autonomy of all supported models of iPhone on iOS 10 and iOS 9.3.2 using synthetic test Geekbench.

During testing smartphones brightness level on all iPhone was set to 50%, was also activated the airplane mode and Wi-Fi.

iPhone 6s

iPhone 6s iOS 9.3.2 passed the test with a score of 2195 points, after 3 hours and 39 minutes. The same device on iOS 10 earned 2186 points – the result is 3 hours 38 minutes. Thus, on the flagship Apple smartphone, the level of autonomy operating systems approximately the same. Another test iPhone 6s showed the result in 2115 points on iOS 9 and 2110 points iOS 10.

iPhone 6s Plus

In the case of the iPhone 6 Plus, the difference was more noticeable. On iOS 10 smartphone worked 4 hours, 58 minutes and earned a score of 2981. On previous OS versions the result was 3013 points and 5 hours 1 minute of continuous operation. On the second test the iPhone 6s Plus with iOS 9 has managed to achieve 6 hours and 25 minutes mobile – 3853 points. On iOS 10 the same apparatus showed 3788 points 6 hours 18 minutes battery life.

iPhone 6

iPhone 6 on iOS 1883 earned 10 points and is dead in 3 hours 8 minutes, which is somewhat better than iOS 9, under which the iPhone 6 received 1815 points. The results on the other iPhone 6 has shown that the autonomy of iOS 10 is slightly inferior to “the nine” – 1798 points against 1836.

iPhone SE

Two test SE iPhone on iOS 10 and scored 3031 2790 points. While working in the first case was 5 hours 3 minutes, the second 4 hours and 39 minutes. On iOS 9, the results were slightly worse – and 2945 2765 points, respectively. But real autonomy is not particularly affected, since the first iPhone SE worked 4 hours 54 minutes, the second 4 hours 36 minutes.

iPhone 5s

iPhone 5s earned 1705 and 1650 on iOS 9. The duration of the second model with 1731 points iOS 10 was increased from 2 hours and 45 minutes to 2 hours 53 minutes. The first smartphone running for a minute less and received 1693 points.

iPhone 5

iPhone 5 on iOS 9.3.2 showed the result in 3 hours and 2 minutes and the 1821 point and 2 hours, 9 minutes and 1840 points iOS 10. The iPhone 5 has reached 1850 points to iOS 9 and iOS 10 it had increased to 1852.

This test clearly showed a decent level of autonomy of the new OS Apple, given that we are talking about the first beta. In some cases iPhone works on iOS 10 as well or even better than iOS 9.3.2.

Clifton Nichols

Clifton Nichols

Hi! I’m Clifton and I am a full-stack engineer with a passion for building performant and scalable applications that are beautiful and easy to use.

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