One of the main features that Apple introduced with the iPhone 14 Pro lineup is the addition of the Always-On Display. While Android smartphones have been rocking functionality for a while now, Apple has taken its sweet time to deliver a performance of its own. However, it remains to be seen how much the Always-On display will affect battery life. Scroll down for more details on the Always On Display battery drain test on iPhone 14 Pro models.
Check out how the iPhone 14 Pro Max performs differently with the Always-On display wallpaper enabled, disabled, and off
Apple added functionality to customize the contents of the Always-On display on iPhone 14 Pro models with iOS 16.2. Users can now enable or disable the wallpaper and notifications on the lock screen when the Always-On display is enabled and the screen is dimmed. YouTuber PhoneBuff conducted a test that considered whether enabling or disabling the wallpaper for the Always-On Display had an effect on the overall battery life of the iPhone 14 Pro.
It was discovered in testing that enabling wallpaper is consumed by Always-On 0.8 Battery percentage per hour. In contrast, it consumes disabling the wallpaper for the Always-On screen 0.6 percent of battery per hour. Surprisingly, completely disabling the Always-On screen shows no signs of losing battery for a set period of time.
PhoneBuff also compared the iPhone 14 Pro’s always-on display to the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra. Unlike the iPhone, the watch will move across the screen on the Galaxy S22 Ultra, possibly to avoid the risk of screen burn. Both smartphones consumed the same amount of battery life with the Always-On display enabled without the wallpaper — it dropped to 84 percent in 24 hours. You can watch the video below for more details.
It’s interesting to see how the iPhone 14 Pro Max fared in the Always On Display battery drain test. We will be sharing more details about it, so be sure to stay tuned. Have you turned off the Always-On display wallpaper on your iPhone 14 Pro to save battery life? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.