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Question: Apple Messages App Draining Battery iOS 11.1.1

Just got a new iPhone X, didn't restore it from a backup instance. I've noticed that Messages drains my battery quite a bit despite my usage pattern not changing from my iPhone 6 on iOS 10. It's almost to the point where WhatsApp might be the better service, which is weird to say since Apple prides itself on optimized software especially for a new release on the current iPhone model. Anyone else experiencing this problem? Any ideas on how to combat it?

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Nov 18, 2017 10:41 AM in response to niravchit In response to niravchit

Hello niravchit,

Congratulations on your new iPhone X! It's my understanding Messages has been using an unusually high amount of battery. I know battery life is extremely important. I'm happy to help.

To help resolve this issue, I recommend using the steps and tips in the links below:
About the battery usage on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

Batteries - Maximizing Performance

If the issue persists, try restarting your iPhone. This can resolve many unexpected behaviors.
Restart your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

Please let us know if the behavior continues. Include any additional troubleshooting steps you may have tried.

Thank you for using Apple Support Communities.


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