iOS customers have been reporting issues with extreme battery drain after updating to iOS 11.four.
On Sunday, 9to5Mac reported on a raft of posts on Apple boards complaining about extreme battery drain since updating. ZDNet additionally flagged complaints across the subject early final month.
The replace to Apple’s cellular working system was launched on the finish of May, including assist for Messages in iCloud, plus some media and leisure options, reminiscent of AirPlay 2 and assist for 2 HomePod audio system to work as a stereo pair.
Safe to say, radically lowered battery life was not among the many listed additions.
This TC author additionally observed an alarming depreciation in battery efficiency after updating to iOS 11.four on the finish of final month — with the battery degree dropping precipitously even when the handset was left untouched doing nothing.
We reached out to Apple instantly after noticing the issue — however the firm has not responded to a number of requests for remark.
Judging by discussion board complaints, different iOS customers have additionally discovered that updating to iOS 11.four impacts the standby battery lifetime of their gadget.
In my case checking the (beta) battery well being characteristic within the iPhone settings threw no mild on the irregular efficiency, with most capability reported as a (wholesome sounding) 91%, as nicely a declare that “normal” peak efficiency was supported.
The ‘battery utilization’ report that’s constructed into iOS additionally appeared unable to shed any mild on what was the reason for the battery to empty so quick — itemizing an app that had been used previous to the earlier cost as accountable for the biggest chunk of utilization. So evidently not figuring out the actual wrongdoer.
In the top, rebooting my affected iPhone appeared to enhance the battery drain subject. Though I can’t make sure whether or not or not the gadget has taken a small hit to battery efficiency as a consequence of the iOS replace.
In the center of penning this report, an extra replace — iOS 11.four.1 — has been pushed out by Apple, although it’s not clear whether or not this explicitly fixes the battery drain subject or not. Battery drain just isn’t listed among the many bugs iOS 11.four.1 addresses. But, both approach, it’s value updating in case it helps.
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