iOS 16 update is bad for your iPhone battery? Users express fear and frustration

The latest iOS 16 update is bad for an iPhone battery. At least that is what the flood of tweets is saying. Can iOS 16.0.2 update fix it?

| Updated on: Sep 26 2022, 21:45 IST
Apple WWDC 2022: Top 10 iOS 16 features coming to your iPhones
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1/10 Customizable lock screen for iPhones: Apple has substantially upgraded the iOS lock screens with features such as ability to create and edit custom lock screens, add filters, change font styles. This is the biggest lock screen update on iPhones since the launch of iOS itself. (Apple)
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2/10 Wallpaper Gallery: Apple has introduced lock screen gallery in iOS 16. It will have a plethora of wallpapers that users can choose from. Various apps like weather will also provide a live wallpaper feature. (Apple)
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3/10 Widgets: Apple has also refreshed widgets and you can now enable them on your lock screen itself. From Music, Weather, to Smart Stack, you will now be able to bring all your important apps’ widgets to your lock screens. Now, you can even create custom lock screens and match them to your Focus modes. (Apple)
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4/10 Messages: The Messages app has also received a major update with some long-requested features. You can now unsend messages and even have the option to edit already sent messages! Isn’t that amazing? Oh, and SharePlay now works in Messages too. (Apple)
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5/10 Maps: Apple Maps has been updated to support visual look-around. Apple has introduced the multi-stop functionality to Maps as well as seamless integration with Apple Wallet. (Apple)
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6/10 LiveText: LiveText: One of the most popular Apple features, LiveText also has been improved. You can now use LiveText in videos as well as other apps. (Apple)
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7/10 Dictation: Dictation on Apple has just got smarter thanks to machine learning. You can now select a text and use dictation to edit it, or type an entire paragraph with your voice. The keyboard stays open to seamlessly shift between voice and touch. It even includes emoji detection and punctuation detection! (Apple)
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8/10 Notifications: iOS Notifications has also received some much-needed updates. Notifications will now be categorized from the bottom, keeping the lock screen cluster-free. (Apple)
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9/10 Visual Lookup: Visual Lookup has been improved. You can now tap and hold an object for Visual Lookup as well as send that object to someone as a message. (Apple)
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10/10 Mail: The Mail app has been updated. It now has several excellent features such as un-send mails, follow up, remind me later, and more. (Apple)
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Are you facing iPhone battery draining issues with iOS 16? You are probably not alone! (Unsplash)

Apple rolled out its latest operating software, the iOS 16, for iPhone and other Apple gadget users around two weeks ago and it has sparked an uproar. One of the most highlighted problems is that the iOS 16 update has negatively impacted their iPhone's battery life. It might not be surprising, as an immediate hit to battery life is expected after installing a new software update for a short while at least. This happens because the latest OS makes some changes in the background such as reindexing files, photos, apps, and more. But once all the background tasks are complete, the issues get resolved.

However, this time it seems different. Even after two weeks of the iOS 16 rollout, users are still complaining about the same. Some of the iPhone users have complained that iOS 16 has completely destroyed the iPhone's battery life, 9to5mac reported. Users have shared their experience on a number of social media platforms, including Reddit, TikTok, and Twitter.

The iPhone users who took to Twitter, said, "iOS 16 is so horrible for battery life…i can't be the only one experiencing this."

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"4 out of 4 iPhone users in my house complained about their phone's battery life after updating to iOS 16,” while another user even shared a video to show the iPhone's battery, which says, "Here is a video of my iPhone going from 100% to a little over 50% in one hour after iOS 16 update. Before the update had great battery life. Thanks!”

Still, Apple hasn't yet commented on the issue. However, Apple has recently released iOS 16.0.2 update to the public, after which one user tweeted, "Battery life has marginally improved on 16.0.2. I'm hoping it would get back to the iOS 15 level of management. That was good.”

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First Published Date: 26 Sep, 21:35 IST
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