Be Careful: iOS 10.1.1 is Draining iPhone Batteries

Apple’s latest iOS update 10.1.1 promises stability improvements and bug fixes but people believe it’s carrying a battery bug. In September Apple launched iOS 10. It got most positive reviews, but after they released 10.1.1 update, something has gone wrong. Be Careful: iOS 10.1.1 is Draining iPhone Batteries. Many users are reporting that their batteries are not working properly, and they can’t find any apparent reason.

According to recent report published by PCMag the update is surprisingly draining iPhone batteries. The issue shoots by how quickly the battery is draining joined with battery percentage readout not being accurate.

Be Careful: iOS 10.1.1 is Draining iPhone Batteries

There’s is an active discussion on Apple’s official site where users are reporting iPhone 5S mobiles unable to store charging for full day. Other users reports iPhone dying with 30 to 50 percent charge left. For example, a battery with 80 percent charge left unused overnight is empty the following morning.

Malfunction in iPhone can be caused due to many reasons. Over heating can impact battery life and performance. Active social apps like Snapchat and Twitter can also drain batteries. Background activities like mailbox synchronization can cause battery issue too.

There’s also the fairly common issue of the lightning port becoming clogged with lint, making it impossible for the lighting plug to fully seat in the port. It’s better to check all these things before assuming that an iOS update is responsible.

Problems Faced Due to Apple iOS 10.1.1

It’s even worse when you can’t figure out when to charge your handset. An iPhone can report 30 percent charge left, but then drop to 1 percent and shut down with a completely empty battery.

Users also reported that iPhone 6 are getting extremely hot and battery usage list give no clue that what is causing the huge increase in power draw. Full factory resets have been tried,but it fail to solve problem.

Just after a week when people reported different issues, Apple agreed to replace batteries on a small scale of iPhone 6s handsets that were losing steam before.

However as too many people have same problem, an Apple Support Forum responded to users’ worries by directing them to articles on “Maximizing Battery Life and Lifespan“. One user complained the answer was “nonsense.”

All eyes are now on Apple to track down the problem and issue a fix. Hopefully that can be done before iPhone batteries start failing. Let’s hope that Apple fixes the issue in the next iteration of software updates. Most bugs that come with software upgrades are fixed as soon as possible.

Also Read: Apple Talks about ‘Touch Disease’ with Reduced Cost Repair for iPhone 6 Plus

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Fizza Atique

Fizza Atique is a Tech writer specializing in the intersection of tech and culture. She likes photography, VR, electronic music, coffee, and baking.

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