iOS 16.0.2 Battery Drain Issue Continues For Some Users
Apple’s new iOS 16 update is reportedly eating into the battery life of the iPhones that upgraded from iOS 15.
A number of reports suggest something is amiss, with many saying that they can see noticeable differences in battery life since updating to Apple’s latest software.
According to a 9to5Mac report, people have been reporting various issues across Reddit, Twitter, as well as in a poll of the site’s readers. According to one Reddit user, they’re seeing considerable battery drain even when not using their iPhone 13 Pro Max.
My battery drain is hugely more than i usually had. I work in the office and don’t use my 13 PM that much during the day, nothing has changed in my behavior. On iOS 15 I mostly came home with between 85% – 90% left. With iOS 16 its between 65% – 75%. That’s in my opinion quite A LOT when almost not using my phone.
It isn’t yet clear whether this is an actual issue with iOS 16 or if there is something still going on under the hood that will right itself. Updates to iOS often cause a number of services and features to re-run, sometimes re-indexing every photo and file for things like Spotlight. That all requires power, and it’s possible things could improve over the coming days and weeks.
If not, expect Apple to deal with the issue via a software update. While no official comment has been made on battery life issues, a fix could theoretically be applied via the iOS 16.1 update that is currently available in beta form.