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17 Feb, 2023
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The iPhone 14 Pro boasts an Always-On display as one of its new features, wherein the refresh rate is lowered to 1Hz when the phone is not being actively used.

The Lock Screen now allows users to conveniently access the time and widgets, even when the screen is “off,” but this feature can significantly impact battery life. However, Apple is planning to introduce a new feature that will enable users to view the battery consumption details of the Always-On display. Despite the fact that many iPhone users have long desired an Always-On display, it comes with a downside, which is the increased battery usage. Despite implementing optimizations, such as lowering the screen refresh rate to 1Hz when the screen is inactive, displaying elements on the screen still consumes more battery than not displaying anything at all.

After the iPhone 14 Pro release, several users have conducted tests to compare battery drain with Always-On display enabled. Apple plans to make it easier to determine the impact on battery life by adding battery consumption details in the Settings app in iOS 16.4. As reported by 9to5Mac, the Battery menu will feature a new category dedicated to the Always-On display, similar to those for Personal Hotspot and No Cell Coverage. It is uncertain if the feature is already enabled in the beta as it may take a few hours before iOS has enough data. The new feature will help users determine if they want to keep it enabled, given that some tests indicate that it can consume up to 20% of an iPhone 14 Pro’s battery in 24 hours, while disabling wallpaper can lower it to about 14%.

Besides, iOS 16.4 has additional features such as push notifications for web apps, new emoji, new Shortcuts actions, and interface tweaks to Apple Music. The beta version is currently available to registered developers only.