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How long does iPhone 11 battery last?

The iPhone 11 has a 3110 mAh battery which provides excellent battery life. Here are some key details about the iPhone 11 battery life:

Average battery life

Apple claims the iPhone 11 battery lasts up to 1 hour longer than the iPhone XR. In practice, here is how long the battery lasts on average for different tasks:

Usage Battery Life
Internet use (LTE) Up to 10 hours
Video playback Up to 17 hours
Audio playback Up to 65 hours

So in normal use, you can expect the iPhone 11 battery to last through a full day without needing to be recharged.

Factors affecting battery life

There are several factors that can affect the iPhone 11 battery life:

Usage habits

Battery life will be significantly reduced with heavy usage like gaming, streaming videos, or using GPS navigation. Light usage like occasional web browsing or listening to music will provide longer battery life.

Screen brightness

Using maximum screen brightness all the time will drain the battery faster. Reducing brightness extends battery life.

Background app refresh

Allowing apps to refresh content in the background uses more battery. Disabling background app refresh improves battery life.

Location services

Using location services like GPS for navigation also reduces battery life. Disabling location services when not needed helps preserve battery.

Cell signal strength

A weak cell signal forces the iPhone to work harder to stay connected, using more battery power. Areas with strong LTE coverage will have better battery performance.

Tips to extend battery life

Here are some tips to get the most battery life out of your iPhone 11:

  • Reduce screen brightness
  • Turn off Bluetooth, WiFi, and location services when not using them
  • Close out apps not currently in use
  • Disable background app refresh
  • Turn on Low Power Mode to temporarily reduce performance and connectivity
  • Avoid extreme hot or cold temperatures
  • Replace the battery if it exceeds 500 charge cycles

Charging time

Here is how long it takes to charge the iPhone 11 battery from 0% to 100%:

Charging Method Charging Time
5W charger (included) 3 hours
10W charger 2 hours
18W fast charger 1.5 hours
20W fast charger 1 hour

So using the included 5W charger, it will take about 3 hours to fully charge the iPhone 11 from empty to full. Using an 18W or 20W fast charger can cut the charging time in half to 1-1.5 hours.


The iPhone 11 battery life is very good and will easily last for a full day of normal use. Heavy users may need to top up the battery during the day. Using battery saving tips, reducing brightness, closing apps, and turning off unneeded connections can help extend battery life. Charging the phone fully takes about 3 hours with the included charger, or half that time with a higher wattage fast charger.