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iOS 11.4 could be draining your battery much faster than before

By Greg S ยท 4 replies
Jun 12, 2018
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  1. A number of complaints are surfacing on Apple's discussion board over battery life after upgrading to iOS 11.4. After installing the latest version of iOS available, users are saying that their iPhones and iPads are seeing a drastically faster drain of their batteries.

    Even when left on and unattended overnight, one user reports seeing a 60 percent drain on both their iPhone and iPad. Going back to iOS 11.3.1 completely removed the problem and dropped the charge state by just one percent.

    So far, it appears that all iPhones from the iPhone 6 to iPhone X are being affected. Some have claimed that turning off WiFi completely can solve the issue while others are claiming that switching to 2.4GHz instead of 5GHz networks will solve the problem.

    While Apple has directly received nearly a thousand complaints for the described battery life issue, it is still unclear how widespread the problem truly is. Some iDevice owners simply may not have noticed what is happening yet or it may not affect a large number of users depending on their usage patterns.

    Regardless of what the cause is, it is a very frustrating user experience to install the latest operating system only to find greatly reduced battery life. Knowing how Apple operates, a future update will likely be pushed out to address the problem without publicly acknowledging any wrong doing.

    Apple has already begun to push out beta builds for iOS 11.4.1, so the issue may have been recognized and a fix could be under development. Nonetheless, issues such as this make it frustrating to work with iOS devices when it is difficult and sometimes impossible to revert to older OS versions.

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  2. texasrattler

    texasrattler TS Evangelist Posts: 617   +231

    And this why Crapple gets its name. They have proven time and time again they are no better at anything than any other manufacturer. Hell most of their devices dont even have that 10 yr longevity anymore. Most ppl will be forced in that 5-6 yr period to upgrade even without having a problem with the device.
    GreenNova343 likes this.
  3. Tom01

    Tom01 TS Rookie Posts: 25   +9

    Apple supports the iPhones much longer, than the cheap Android crap do.
    warLoc likes this.
  4. The difference is that Apple pushes software updates that are always full of bugs. Sure, my Android phone might not get as many updates, but at least it's more stable than my iPhone which bricked itself once from these garbage updates.
  5. mluppov

    mluppov TS Rookie

    Sophisticated user tracking mechanisms come at a price of power consumption. You all signed for this in your user agreement. So stop complaining. Sheep should not complain.

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