On YouTube, iAppleBytes has put together iPhone models with the iOS 14.5 update that Apple released today and compared battery performance. The results showed both the difference between models and how progress has been made based on past updates.
Tech giant Apple today released the new iOS 14.5 update that iPhone users are waiting for. One of the most comprehensive iOS 14 updates to date, this update has brought users many important features, such as using FaceID with a mask. Of course, as always with the new update, one of the most curious things was the effect of this update on battery performance.
In recent updates, we’ve seen some iPhone models offer longer lifespans, while others offer shorter lifespans in the same update. Whatever the status of the iOS 14.5 update was provided by iAppleBytes on the day the update was released. iAppleBytes compared iPhone SE, 6S, 7, 8, XR, 11, and iPhone SE 2020 with iOS 14.5 in battery testing.
Before taking the test, screen brightness was reduced to 25% on all devices, automatic brightness adjustment was turned off, and each device connected to the same port. The same settings were used on the devices. Geekbench 4 was operated on all devices to measure the performance of the battery. The resulting test resulted in the following table:
- Model: Geekbench 4 points / last time
- iPhone SE: 1738 / 2 hours 54 minutes
- iPhone 6S: 1730 / 2 hours 53 minutes
- iPhone 7: 2175 / 3 hours 38 minutes
- iPhone 8: 2080 / 3 hours 29 minutes
- iPhone XR: 3085 / 5 hours 10 minutes
- iPhone 11: 3324 / 5 hours 54 minutes
- iPhone SE 2020: 2117 / 3 hours 32 minutes
Compared to the results of geekbench 4 tests in previous iOS versions and the results of the test in the new version, we see an overall falling scoreboard on all models. However, when we compare the new update with iOS 14.4.2, we can state that performance improves very slightly. The only model in the tests where battery performance decreased in the last update was the iPhone SE 2020.