APPLE fans say the latest iPhone update is ruining battery life.
It’s not unusual to experience some battery problems after an iOS update – here’s what you need to know.
iPhone iOS 16 Update – Bad Battery Life
But Apple fans are already moaning over TikTok – one a poster “iOS 16 consumes my battery life as a snack,” he said.
The clip has garnered more than 110,000 likes, so the poster is clearly not alone.
They’re not wrong either: iPhone battery life may actually be worse after the iOS 16 update — but only temporarily.
In an earlier response to iOS update battery life complaints, Apple said, “It’s normal for your apps and features to need to adjust up to 48 hours after an update.”
Your phones files and apps are arranged in indexes, keeping all of your phone’s information organized — and most importantly, quickly accessible.
When a major software update happens, a lot of the code and systems that make up your phone are changed significantly.
This means that your iPhone has to reorganize and re-index the apps and data on your phone, to make them more searchable.
This places a huge demand on your iPhone’s processor, which inevitably leads to additional battery drain.
The good news is that this process only takes about 24-48 hours, so your battery life should be back to normal two days after the iOS 16 update.
Of course, there are other reasons why your battery life may be struggling as well.
With the downfall of iOS 16, a lot of developers suddenly started updating their apps to support the new system and features.
That’s why you’re probably seeing many other app updates on App Store Recently.
If Automatic App Updates is turned on, these updates will happen in the background all day long.
This loads an extra processor and requires an internet connection, both of which will drain your battery faster.
Finally, major iPhone updates generally make us use our phones a bit more.
Enthusiastic users rush to try new features, and inevitably spend more time on their devices every day.
This is also a contributing factor to your phone’s battery life.
So ignore the conspiracy theorists: Apple doesn’t ruin your iPhone experience to make you upgrade to newer models.
Battery life will almost certainly improve over the next few days.
How to fix bad iOS 16 iPhone battery life
The simplest solution is to just wait.
Make sure to update your apps as soon as possible, then wait for the normal request to resume.
It usually only takes a few days from the time you install a new iOS for your iPhone to get back to normal battery life again.
If it is a very painful issue, here are some tricks to improve iPhone battery life…
Activate Low Power Mode
Low Power Mode will turn off some power hungry features on your phone.
Unfortunately, it could mean that some of the apps, tools, and features on your phone won’t work anymore – temporarily anyway.
“When Low Power Mode is on, your iPhone will last longer before you need to charge it, but some features may take longer to update or complete,” Apple explains.
Also, some tasks may not work until you turn off Low Power Mode, or until you charge your iPhone to 80% or higher.
To turn on Low Power Mode, go to Settings > Battery and toggle the switch at the top.
Stop constantly “terminating” your apps
Continuously closing iPhone apps is a waste of time – and may actually harm your device.
Apple says you should only care if an app is frozen.
“When recently used apps appear, the apps aren’t open, but are on standby to help you navigate and multitask,” Apple explained.
Part of the problem is that it’s tempting to think about running apps on the carousel.
But it’s already frozen by your iPhone so it doesn’t drain resources while you do other things.
Having to completely restart apps after putting them away increases battery life.
Also, the more stress on the battery, the faster it will deteriorate over time.
And this app will take longer to restart.
It’s like loading a TV from standby, versus completely restarting the phone.
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