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iPhone users discover huge issue with new Apple update

Niamh Shackleton

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iPhone users discover huge issue with new Apple update

Featured Image Credit: Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images / Anita Kot/Getty

Apple's new iOS update hasn't gone down well with iPhone users.

The iOS 17.1 update was released last night (October 26) and if you were planning on downloading it, I'd hold fire if I were you.

The update is only available for Apple's newer models which including the iPhone 11, iPhone Xr and iPhone Xs Max, and it boasts a handful of new features.

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One new update that comes with the iOS 17.1 is the opportunity to AirDrop items to people over cell connection if the phones move out WiFi range, with another being a new 'Favorites' feature on Apple Music where you can add artists, songs, albums, and playlists to so that the app will start making more music recommendations that are up your street.

As well as this, Phone Shuffle (the feature that allows you to shuffle through photos on your lock screen) now lets you choose snaps from a particular album on your phone.

While you'd think people would be pleased to have the update, many have been facing issues with it - the main one being that it drains battery life.

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Taking to X (formerly Twitter), one person penned: "Idle Battery drain on iOS 17.1 on the iPhone 15 is insanely high.

"I know it's a huge update and will require a couple of charge cycles to settle in, but it feels way higher than the previous updates."

Some iPhone users have found that iOS 17.1 affects battery life. Credits: Ron Lach/Pexels
Some iPhone users have found that iOS 17.1 affects battery life. Credits: Ron Lach/Pexels

"My brand new phone battery is getting bad. 1% going every 7 mins. IOS 17.1 sucks," fumed another.

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Echoing similar sentiments, a third person wrote: "iOS 17.1 worsened the battery life."

"Worst experience ever this year, after updating to iOS 17.1 my iPhone battery is draining like crazy. WTF is happening to Apple?!" another iPhone user added.

But this hasn't been the case for everyone; in fact, some iPhone users have found that the update has improved their device's battery life.

Someone raved online: "My battery life has progressively gotten better on my iPhone 15 pro, since I installed iOS 17.1 rc my battery life has taken a massive jump, and easily lasts from 6:30 am-9:00 pm."

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"Performance and battery life is way better on my iPhone 11 on iOS 17.1. In 17.0, it used to heat up as hell (same goes for iOS 16 as well) but 17.1 has fixed most of the issues for me," another said.

UNILAD has approached Apple for comment.

Others have had more positive experiences with the update. Credit: JESHOOTS-com/Pixabay
Others have had more positive experiences with the update. Credit: JESHOOTS-com/Pixabay

Following the release of the iPhone 15 last month, many people were reporting that their devices were overheating.

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Eventually Apple went on to identify that the issue was being caused by 'increased background activity'.

The iOS 17 update thankfully included a fix for this issue.

Topics: Technology, News, Apple, iPhone

Niamh Shackleton
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