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The real autonomy of the five-year iPhone 6s on iOS 14 versus iOS 13, 12, 11 and 10

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Users and journalists continue to test the new iOS 14 operating system, which Apple released a couple of days ago. After testing the speed of the iPhone 6s on iOS 14, a video appeared showing the autonomy of a smartphone on the new platform.

iOS 14 is available as a free update for iPhone 6s and newer smartphones. Thus, the iPhone 6s is the “oldest” smartphone that can officially receive iOS 14. Note that the iPhone 6s debuted five years ago – in September 2015. It was originally released with iOS 9 preinstalled.

The video was published on the YouTube channel under the name iAppleBytes. The video compares the battery life of an iPhone 6s with iOS 14 to iOS 13.7, 12.1, 11.4.1 and 10.3.3 installed. All smartphones were charged to 100% at the beginning of the test, automatic brightness was disabled, brightness was set to 25%. The condition of the batteries was also optimal – the maximum capacity for all devices was 100%.

As it turned out, the most “gluttonous” is iOS 12.1 – it managed to drain the iPhone battery up to 20%, while the rest of the test participants had another 50%. The record holder for the duration of work was iOS 10.3.3, released in the summer of 2017.

Smartphones were completely discharged in such a time:

  • iPhone 6s with iOS 10.3.3 – 3 hours 32 minutes
  • iPhone 6s with iOS 11.4.1 – 3 hours and 13 minutes
  • iPhone 6s with iOS 12.1 – 1 hour and 53 minutes
  • iPhone 6s with iOS 13.7 – 3 hours 3 minutes and 3 hours 4 minutes
  • iPhone 6s with iOS 14 – 3 hours 4 minutes

Source: YouTube

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