iPhone 14 Pro Always-on display battery drain tested

The iPhone 14 Pro’s new Always-on display feature has been a long time coming. After all, Android phones have had something similar for about ten years. Apple, on the other hand, has its own explanation for why it took so long, and it has a lot to do with how well the display works and how little power it uses when it is always on.

With a new display technology, the iPhone 14 Pro can drop its refresh rate to just 1Hz, which is 60 times lower than a traditional screen. This is the magic ingredient that Apple has been waiting for to optimize the power draw. Apple doesn’t give an official estimate of how the always-on display affects battery life, so we decided to test it ourselves.

iPhone 14 Pro Always-on display

The battery life of an iPhone 14 Pro with an always-on screen was tested over the course of 8 hours (9 am to 5 pm). 
During the test, the phone didn’t have a SIM card in it. The phone wasn’t used at all. The phone was set up with a few basic apps and one social media app (Instagram).

We tested how much power the phone used over two days. On the first day, the always-on feature was turned on, and on the second day, it was turned off. On both days, we started with a full battery.


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