iPhone Users Report Severe Battery Drain After iOS 14.6 Update


iPhone customers are reporting of a extreme battery drain situation after updating to iOS 14.6. This replace was launched late final month and consists of Apple Card Household, Apple Podcasts Subscriptions, and AirTag associated modifications amongst different issues. The replace seemed to repair points with the startup efficiency of gadgets, nevertheless it appears to have introduced alongside issues of its personal. One iPhone person claimed that his gadget drained by an enormous 70 % in a single day, whereas one other person mentioned that his cellphone’s battery continued to empty even when he left his cellphone on charging in a single day.

Customers are taking to the Apple Assist Discussion board to complain of this battery drain situation. iPhone customers are accustomed to seeing the battery energy go down by a number of factors in a single day, however customers are reporting of ‘extreme’ battery drainage after updating to iOS 14.6. A user mentioned that their iPhone XS battery drained all the way down to about 30 % within the morning even after totally charging it earlier than going to mattress. That is to say the battery drained by an enormous 70 % even when the cellphone was left idle.

An iPhone 12 person complained that their cellphone’s battery went as much as solely 30 % even after maintaining it on charging in a single day and that it “retains on draining”. The person says that the gadget’s battery well being —a sign of its present well being in comparison with the unique capability— is at 96 %.

This situation doesn’t appear to be restricted to some handsets and several other customers throughout totally different fashions and generations of the iPhone, together with the iPhone 12 mini, are complaining of the problem. Customers have recognized that the problem has cropped up after their gadgets have been up to date to iOS 14.6. Apple is but to acknowledge the problem and supply an answer.

One person on Reddit claimed that the issue could also be associated to AirTags being added to the Discover My Community. “A ton of individuals have mentioned as soon as they added an AirTag, their battery life took a success. However you additionally acquired to appreciate that AirTag location consciousness was additionally added to each iOS gadget with 14.6,” the person mentioned.

We dive into all issues Apple — iPad Professional, iMac, Apple TV 4K, and AirTag — this week on Orbital, the Devices 360 podcast. Orbital is offered on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, and wherever you get your podcasts.

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Tasneem Akolawala is a Senior Reporter for Devices 360. Her reporting experience encompasses smartphones, wearables, apps, social media, and the general tech business. She reviews out of Mumbai, and likewise writes concerning the ups and downs within the Indian telecom sector. Tasneem could be reached on Twitter at @MuteRiot, and leads, suggestions, and releases could be despatched to tasneema@ndtv.com.

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