Increased battery usage

Hello, it looks like that the battery usage has increased since the last update. I’ve not changed the usage of the app or my daily routine.
I’m using an iPhone 13 Pro, IOS: 16.3.1

Hi @WimN!

Nothing changed under the hood in the most recent update that would affect battery life. The changes were almost solely within the UI, with new UI features such as the upgraded graphs on item details view. So the only expected energy use change would be from perhaps spending more time with the app in the foreground (which is the most energy expensive time for any app, due to the cost of the screen/backlight counting towards the app’s total during that time).

I wouldn’t put too much trust in the Battery view in iPhone’s Settings app, or at least not in day to day changes in percentage. I often see quite considerable changes, in both directions, that don’t correlate with anything different in the app nor what it is doing.

And the percentages are relative to the other apps, not absolute (a long time annoyance of mine that I wish Apple would change). So if you stop using another app that you were previously using heavily, then the percent for other apps will all go up. That makes the percentages mostly unusable for comparisons over time.

Though if you see Arc sitting consistently higher in the list over a period of days/weeks, especially on the “Last 10 Days” view, then that’d be worth looking into. By higher in the list I mean how many (and which) other apps are showing higher energy use above it in the list. For example for me Arc Mini sits around 8th in the list, below Health app (Arc App’s position isn’t useful information for me, because I literally have it open all day while doing coding and debugging work, but I use Arc Mini fairly normally, so that still tells me something useful).

If it changed such that Arc Mini were for me consistently in the top 3 instead of top 10, I’d want to dig deeper. But it will also matter what other apps I’ve been consistently using, and whether I’ve changed my usage patterns of them or not.

Hi Matt,

Thanks for you reply. I’ll keep an eye on it!

BTW, any progress on the function for batch changing locations? I’ve got 2 locations ‘Home’, I’ve renamed one to ‘Home old’ but I would like to combine them into one location ‘Home’. I’ve seen more requests for this function but could not find it on your ‘to-do’ list.

Keep up the good work!

With kind regards,

Wim Nagtegaal

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It’s still high on my todos! Always in like the top 5 or so.

Problem is I’ve always got too many things to do, so some important ones keep slipping and not making it in. I’m getting more efficient this year though, with iOS being much more stable in terms of energy use, battery life, and less random app terminations, so I can focus more on improvements instead of putting out fires (eg app stability issues with new iOS updates). So hopefully this year I’ll churn through a lot of the long standing issues!