How Long Does iPhone 13’s Battery Last? 

During the last couple of years, Apple made small steps toward improving the battery life of the previous iPhone generations. However, this year around, the iPhone 13 lineup comes with significant improvements in terms of its battery. With that said, let’s check how long does iPhone 13’s battery last, shall we? 


The following content applies to all four currently available iPhone 13 models – iPhone 13, Mini, Pro, and Pro Max. We've done our best to separate different models, avoiding potential confusion regarding what you can expect during everyday use. 

How Long Does iPhone 13’s Battery Last?

In general, iPhone 13 'Pro' models last 2.5 hours longer than the previous generation. When it comes to the iPhone 13 'standard' and 'Mini,' they now last 1.5 hours longer than the last year’s lineup. 

However, keep in mind that Apple has an unusual strategy when talking about its devices' battery life. Instead of talking about their capacities or giving concrete numbers, Apple typically mentions how many hours of use you can expect. 

With that said, you'll want to check the following table, where you'll find the official information on how many hours of use different iPhone 13 models can provide. 

  Video Playback Video Playback (Streamed) Audio Playback
iPhone 13 Mini Up to 17 hours Up to 13 hours Up to 55 hours
iPhone 13 Up to 19 hours Up to 15 hours Up to 75 hours
iPhone 13 Pro Up to 22 hours Up to 20 hours Up to 75 hours
iPhone 13 Pro Max Up to 28 hours Up to 25 hours Up to 95 hours

As you can see above, there are significant differences between various iPhone models. For example, if you stick to video playback only, the iPhone 13 Mini will give you 17 hours of use. And then, we have the iPhone 13 Pro Max, giving you 28 hours of service (so, 11 hours extra). 


The table above is presented based on the official technical information provided by Apple. Keep in mind that many factors and variables can affect your phone’s battery life, making it hard to give on-point estimates. 

Is iPhone 13’s Battery Life Better Than Before? How Does it Compare to iPhone 12 & 11?

You’re most probably reading this article because you want to upgrade to the latest iPhone generation. With that said, know that iPhone 13’s battery life is significantly better than what was (and still is) available on the iPhone 12 and 11. 

First, let’s check the situation with Apple’s top-tier iPhones. Here’s how the iPhone 13 Pro Max compares to the iPhone 12 Pro Max and 11 Pro Max in terms of their batteries. 

  iPhone 13 Pro Max iPhone 12 Pro Max iPhone 11 Pro Max
Video Playback 28 hours 20 hours 20 hours
Audio Playback 95 hours 80 hours 80 hours

Next, here’s how the iPhone 13 Pro compares to the iPhone 12 Pro and 11 Pro. As you’re about to see, a nice jump expects you if you decide to upgrade. 

  iPhone 13 Pro iPhone 12 Pro iPhone 11 Pro
Video Playback 22 hours 17 hours 18 hours
Audio Playback 75 hours 65 hours 65 hours

It’s interesting to note that even the standard iPhone 13 model comes with a significant bump to its battery capacity, as you can see just below. Here’s how iPhone 13’s battery life compares to the iPhone 12 and 11 (all 'standard' models). 

  iPhone 13 iPhone 12 iPhone 11
Video Playback 19 hours 17 hours 17 hours
Audio Playback 75 hours 65 hours 65 hours

And lastly, let’s not forget about the iPhone 13 Mini. The previous 'Mini' generation has had a big issue with its short battery life, which has been improved this year. So, here’s how the iPhone 13 Mini compares to the iPhone 12 Mini in terms of their batteries.

  iPhone 13 Mini iPhone 12 Mini
Video Playback 17 hours 15 hours
Audio Playback 55 hours 50 hours

It’s clear that every model found in the iPhone 13 lineup offers more hours of use than before, even when comparing them to the previous generation. However, we’d like to mention that you should pay attention to how you charge your iPhone as well, especially if you want to prolong its life. With that said, check our article on how to charge your iPhone 13.  


Don’t forget to check our overview of the latest iPhone 13-related articles, where you’ll find plenty of news, tutorials, and guides related to your phone’s new features.

We hope that we’ve answered your questions regarding how long does iPhone 13’s battery last. If not, let us know via the comments section below. And finally, thank you for reading!

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