New iPhone update, iOS 16, has been slammed over serious battery issue

Callum Jones

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New iPhone update, iOS 16, has been slammed over serious battery issue

Featured Image Credit: Cristian Dina/Wachirawit Iemlerkchai/Alamy Stock Photo

Last week (12 September), Apple released its newest operating system for its devices known as iOS 16.

The latest software update introduced by the tech giant included a bunch of new features, such as the ability to edit a message for up to 15 minutes after sending it and switching your lock screen throughout the day.

However, the newest update has also brought frustrations to Apple users, with many complaining of a poor battery life since installing the update.

Many users have gone to social media to vent their frustrations, with one writing on Twitter: "PSA: don’t update your iPhone to iOS 16. The battery life is garbage."

A second added: "ios 16 is murdering my battery."

And, a third said: "Don’t update to iOS 16 if you value your battery life 100% -> 34% in 20 minutes."

After a similar battery life issue was discussed with the iOS 15.4 update in March, Apple Support asked users to be patient when new updates are released and said it can take a few days for the battery life to balance out after an update has been installed.

In March, Apple Support said: "It’s normal for your apps and features to need to adjust up to 48 hours after an update."

One user did back up this claim, saying the battery life issue fixed its self after a few days.

On Twitter, they said: "The first two to three days after the iOS 16 update, battery life was bad. Then it settled, and now it’s good."

When asked about battery issues with the iOS 16, the Apple Support prompted the user to directly message their Twitter account for a potential solution.

However, no official statement has come out of the company or its companion supports site about the battery issue that many users have complained about.

UNILAD has contacted Apple for comment.

iOS 16 released last week but has faced some criticism. Credit: Yalcin Sonat / Alamy Stock Photo
iOS 16 released last week but has faced some criticism. Credit: Yalcin Sonat / Alamy Stock Photo

For anyone struggling, the tech company has a handy section on their website to help with preserving power.

For iPhone users, the support page says: "There are two simple ways you can preserve battery life, no matter how you use your device: adjust your screen brightness and use Wi‑Fi."

The support page goes on to say known techniques for Apple users to enhance battery life such as enabling low power mode.

Apple recently released the second beta for iOS 16.1, which changed the battery indicator from 16.0 as many users complained.

The new visual indication lets Apple users see their exact charge in the top write corner when using their phone.

16.1 will be available to all Apple users in the coming weeks.

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Topics: News, Apple, Technology

Callum Jones
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