IPHONE users have been reporting battery issues after upgrading to the Apple’s latest iOS 14.6 software.
Apple’s Community Forum is full of complaints about the issue and users have also taken to social media to express concerns.
YouTuber iAppleBytes created a video demonstrating battery performance on seven different iPhone models after upgrading to iOS 14.6.
They said they saw “horrific results in battery performance” after the update.
The comments on the Apple Communities webpage aren’t much better.
One user asked: “Why is ios 14.6 draining my battery so fast?”.
Another claimed: “The situation is so bad that I can not work with the iPhone 7 for 2 hours and it runs out of charge.”
There are hundreds of other Apple Communities responses citing iOS 14.6 issues.
Some people are even claiming both their battery life and overall health has been affected.
However, others are warning that battery life is commonly affected for a day or two after an upgrade before going back to normal.
One Apple user advised: “Typically, when upgrading to a new iOS release, there is a number of activities that need to complete in the background even after the install finishes.
“It is best to wait a day or two, using the phone as you normally would, before you can get a more accurate “picture” of any excessive battery draining issues.”
We have reached out to Apple for comment.
Some iPhone users have suggested not upgrading or downgrading their iOS.
However, downgrading your iOS is not a decision to be taken lightly because it requires wiping your iPhone and some major back-up.
The latest software also fixes numerous security flaws so you might be better waiting this one out and seeing if your battery improves once the update has settled in.
Why does heat damage batteries?
Here’s what you need to know…
- Hot temperatures can cause permanent damage to batteries
- That’s because batteries contain fluids, and work through chemical reactions
- When heat is applied to a battery, the fluid inside starts to evaporate
- This damages the internal structure of the battery
- Components like the voltage indicator can be affected by heat
- This can allow batteries to charge at too high a rate, which can lead to a loss of electrolytes
- This can reduce battery life over time
- As batteries heat up, chemical reactions inside will also occur faster
- Excessive chemical reactions can reduce long-term battery life
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