iPhone users say Apple’s new iOS 16.4 update is ruining their battery life
iPhone users have rushed into Apple’s latest update after claiming a system glitch is rapidly draining battery life.
Complaints have taken Twitter by storm over the past few days, with users claiming that the latest iOS 16.4 upgrade has reduced their iPhone’s ability to hold a charge.
One social media user said his device was now having “heating issues,” while another added that his phone couldn’t connect to Siri.
“Anyone else having overheating issues with their #iPhone after the last few updates? The battery is not holding a charge and now it says it will resume charging when it cools down,” one tweeted.
Another added: “After iOS 16.4 update, battery is draining fast and Siri is having connection issues. Waiting for an update as soon as possible to fix this issue.’
Complaints about iPhone battery life have flooded Twitter since the launch of iOS 16.4 this week
Some users claim that devices are no longer holding charge, while others have “heating issues”.
HOW TO MAXIMIZE THE HEALTH OF THE iPHONE BATTERY
- Avoid extreme temperatures: Your device is designed to perform well in temperatures between 16°C and 22°C. Anything over 35°C can permanently reduce battery life.
- Remove certain cases when charging: Phone cases that generate excessive heat should be removed while charging. Overheating can also cause the device to shut down unexpectedly.
- Update to the latest software: Apple updates often include power saving technologies.
- Do not fully charge or discharge the device : Charging to about 50 percent helps maintain battery life.
In addition to the battery degradation, one user claimed that their device has completely slowed down since the update.
They tweeted: “I’m pretty sure the latest iOS update slowed down my iPhone. It also made my phone die at 20% battery more often.
“It’s such a 6S, relatively old (I’m pretty sure my high school Nokia had a longer lifespan…).”
iOS 16.4 was released just two days ago by Apple to fix bugs and increase security on iPhone 8 devices and later models.
21 new emojis have also been introduced, including different colored hearts, more animals and musical instruments.
However, a Twitter user claimed that there is “Known bug” in iOS 16.2-16.4 updates causing iPhone charging issues.
They claimed an Apple employee told them this while using their phone couldn’t be turned on while charging.
Though her iPhone 14 Pro Max was back up and running shortly, the Twitter user shared his hope for a “bug” fix.
They tweeted: “Apparently nothing was wrong including the battery.
“There is a known bug on iOS 16.2 – 16.4 where the iPhone shuts down and won’t turn on/charge a few hours later or when ready to turn on/charge again. whoops
The social media user shared that it was the first phone to ever fail [them]’ after it wouldn’t turn on while charging
Following recent battery life complaints, Apple Support invited some affected users to private Twitter discussions.
To one user they said: “We want to help you with the problem you are having with your iPhone battery.
“Please hit us in DM with more details on what specifically changed after iOS 16.4 update.”
Although Apple has yet to comment on the issues, declining battery life after such software updates can be quite normal.
The changes triggered by power-intensive updates can take hours and even days to complete. accordingly ZDNET.
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes, a researcher at ZDNet, explained: “Installing a new operating system on an iPhone triggers a lot of things to happen in the background, from indexing to recalibrating the battery, and that can take hours or even days.
“Not only does this use power, but recalibrating the battery can give the impression that the battery is draining faster when it isn’t.”
“Add to that the double factor of many app updates that happen after a new version, combined with many new features available that might put more strain on an older handset.”
If you’re worried about your iPhone battery and it’s been a few days since you updated to iOS 16.4, Mr. Kingsley-Hughes recommends checking the health of your battery.
He added, “If you go to Settings > Battery > Battery Health and the message says this is good for peak performance, then it’s either just the normal stuff going on or it’s an error.”
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Apple also notes on its website that users can maximize battery life by following a series of tips.
This includes keeping your device away from extreme temperatures above 35°C, which can permanently reduce battery life.
Certain cases should also be removed while a device is charging if they generate excessive heat to avoid an unexpected device shutdown.
For long-term health, Apple recommends that users don’t “store” their phone at 100 percent or let it run completely empty.
Keeping a device fully charged for an extended period of time can actually degrade a battery’s capacity, which is why it may actually be better to charge it to 50 percent most of the time.
Apple users can view battery health in their device settings on iPhone 6 and later models.
If the maximum charge capacity is proven to be less than 80 percent, this can lead to fewer operating hours Use between each charge.
WHAT’S IN THE iOS 16.4 UPDATE?
- 21 new emojis including animals, hand gestures and objects are now available in emoji keyboard.
- Notifications for web apps added to the home screen.
- Mobile call voice isolation prioritizes your voice and blocks ambient noise around you.
- Duplicate Albums in Photos extends support to detect duplicate photos and videos in a shared iCloud Photo Library.
- VoiceOver support for maps in the Weather app.
- Accessibility setting to automatically dim the video when flashes of light or strobing are detected.
- Crash detection optimizations on iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro models
- Visual Look Up is now available in South Africa
- Fixes an issue where child purchase requests might not appear on the parent’s device
- Resolves issues where Matter-compatible thermostats become unresponsive when paired with Apple Home
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