Which iPhone Has The Best Battery Life? Here’s The Truth!

You’re interested in a getting a new iPhone, but you want to figure out which one has the longest battery life. It’s no surprise that battery life is a big factor in purchasing a new iPhone — the longer the battery lasts, the longer you can use your iPhone! In this article, I’ll answer the question, “Which iPhone has the best battery life?

Which iPhone Has The Best Battery Life?

According to Apple, the iPhones with the best battery life are the iPhone 11 Pro Max and iPhone 12 Pro Max. Both phones are designed to last for 12 hours of video streaming, 20 hours of video playback, and 80 hours of audio playback.

In the real world, we’d expect the iPhone 11 Pro Max to last longer. The iPhone 11 Pro Max has the largest battery capacity of any iPhone at 3,969 mAh. It’s designed to last for 30 hours of talk time. Apple didn’t provide a talk time battery life for the iPhone 12 Pro Max.

The battery of the iPhone 12 Pro Max will start to drain faster if you connect it to 5G networks. Apple still hasn’t created a system on a chip for 5G, so they had to incorporate a second chip into the iPhone 12 line to give them the ability to connect to 5G. Unfortunately, this secondary chip takes up a lot of power, meaning the battery will likely drain faster when your iPhone is connected to 5G instead of 4G.

So Why Does My iPhone’s Battery Life Stink?

Some of you may now be thinking to yourself, “But I have a new iPhone and its battery life stinks!”

If you have a newer model iPhone, but you’re unhappy with its battery life, a software issue or misconfigured setting is usually causing the problem. Check out our article which features more than a dozen excellent iPhone battery tips which will help you extend the battery life of any model iPhone.

The Best iPhone Battery: Answered!

Next time you’re at trivia night and you get asked, “Which iPhone has the best battery life?”, you’ll know exactly the right answer! Do you know any other fun facts about iPhones? Feel free to share them with us in the comments section below!

About Author

David Lynch is an expert on cell phones, cell phone plans, and other tech. After using a flip phone into his early 20s, he learned the ropes about iPhones and Androids from a former Apple employee. Today, his articles and videos are read and viewed by millions, and he has been cited by major publications including Reader's Digest, Wired, CMSWire, Consumers Advocate, and more.

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Bert marsh
3 years ago

My I-phone stopped carrying my Juno.com email. How do I reintroduce it?

Liam Shotwell
3 years ago
Reply to  Bert marsh

Check out our article about how to set up email on iPhone!

3 years ago

Can you revise this up to date please?

As a reader of your work, I’d be so excited to see what you would make of what your findings.

Emily Miller
3 years ago

Which iPhone is the best for kids?

Liam Shotwell
3 years ago
Reply to  Emily Miller

This article might be helpful for you.

3 years ago
Reply to  Emily Miller

it would be the iphone 6s

6 years ago

Dear David: I have an iphone6 and my battery dies very quickly. Just finished reading your article on why batteries die quickly and it was amazing to me about my complete lack of knowledge. I will try to follow hour instructions. Thank you from an oldster who missed the IT revolution. I am 88

3 years ago
Reply to  Anonymous

Sorry for that