Apple iOS 10.1.1 Update Appears To Be Rapidly Draining iPhone Battery Life

Apple users are complaining that the latest version of iOS 10 is wreaking havoc with the battery life of their iPhones.

Currently in the 10.1.1 guise, disgruntled iPhone users are complaining that after they downloaded the latest version of iOS 10 the battery life of their smartphones took a beating.

On Apple forums and Twitter there are multiple users claiming the battery life takes a tumble with the new update, with one user noting it took mere seconds for the battery to drop from 30 percent to one percent before the device shuts down.

iOS 10.1.1 battery woes

“Loving the new iOS update: Apple’s most advanced battery-draining capabilities ever,” user Nate Anderson posted on Twitter.

“Anyone else notice their iPhone 6 battery only lasts like 20 minutes with the latest iOS update?” asked Twitter user Tom Fulp.

iPhone 5 user and forum poster RedTailedHawkz also highlighted the issues tinge with confusion as well.

“I recently updated to iOS 10 about a month ago, since then my phone has been dying at any percentage it can. It dies instantly if I open Siri also,” he wrote.

“When you update to iOS 10.1.1 and your phone gets really hot and your batter keeps draining in less than one hour,” noted another iPhone user Tanya Magit on Twitter.

Apple had previously released a statement on November 20 that indicated battery problems may run deeper than the iOS update, with batter problems affecting a “very small” number of iPhone 6S models.

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“If you have experienced this issue, please visit an Apple Retail Store or an Apple Authorized Service Provider and have your device’s serial number checked to confirm eligibility for a battery replacement, free of charge,” the Cupertino company said.

One forum poster suggested that the issue could be down to optimisations, with the latest version of iOS 10 likely to be kinder on battery life once it beds down in the mobile operating system after a few days.

However, smartphones are not know for having lengthy battery life that lasts more than around a day’s use, so having a borked update that shortens causes battery problems is not going to win any favours.

Still, unlike Samsung and its mass recall and discontinuation of the Galaxy Note 7, Apple’s iPhones have yet to be blighted with a spate of spontaneously combusting battery packs.

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Roland Moore-Colyer

As News Editor of Silicon UK, Roland keeps a keen eye on the daily tech news coverage for the site, while also focusing on stories around cyber security, public sector IT, innovation, AI, and gadgets.

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