Geekbench Tests Show iOS 10.2 Update Does Not Improve Battery Life

Every year, the internet floods with complaints about the sudden deterioration of the iPhone battery life. This flooding coincides with a new iOS update, and this year, with the update of iOS 10 it has not been any different.

Users have complained that they have noticed a significant drop in the performance of their iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S battery.

Earlier this month, Apple admitted to an iPhone 6S battery fault and launch a free repair service.

However, users with an iPhone 5, iPhone 5SE, iPhone 6 and iPhone 7 have continued to complain that the update from iOS 10.0 to iOs 10.1 and iOS 10.1.1 has left their device in an even worse state.

This week, Apple released an iOS 10.2 update for all eligible devices and technology outlets have been reporting that one of the bundled fixes is battery-life enhancements.

Unfortunately, preliminary tests have shown that this may not be the case. Of course, the standards of testing will always vary and so some users may argue that there is an improvement. However, based on Geekbench 3 testing the iPhone 6S shows very fine improvements.

A YouTube user has recorded the entire length of the Geekbench battery test on two identical devices. Once is running on iOS 10.1.1 and the other is running the latest version of iOS 10.2. The results of the test show that the iOS 10.2 device lasts approximately two minutes longer than its counterpart.

It is unlikely day-to-day users will notice this difference.

You can watch the video for yourself below:

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