IPhone Users Upgrading to iOS 14.2 Complain of Serious Battery Drain Issues
Apple users who update their iPhones to iOS 14.2 are facing serious battery drain issues. The issues seem to have a noticeable impact on older iPhone models, such as the iPhone XR, iPhone XS, iPhone X, iPhone 7, and iPhone SE (2020). Along with the iPhone models, some users updating their iPad to iPadOS 14.2 have also reported similar battery drain issues. Apple has yet to provide any clarity on whether the issues will be addressed by a new software update in the coming days.
According to user complaints aware On Apple Developer Forums, battery drain issues on iPhone models emerged shortly after the release of iOS 14.2 in November. More users began to notice the problems over time, as made known per a Reddit post. Some of the affected users have also taken to Twitter to highlight battery issues after installing the iOS 14.2 update.
In most cases, iPhone models running on iOS 14.2 are experiencing a significant drop in battery life. People have seen the battery drop more than 50 percent in less than 30 minutes, as highlighted in various user posts. Some users have also observed a sudden increase in the battery percentage after restarting their devices.
“My phone’s battery was perfectly fine before [the] update “, one of the affected users wrote on the Apple Developer Forums. “Now, it goes to one percent from 70 percent in [a] a matter of minutes. ”
Battery discharge issues were mostly seen on older iPhone models, including the iPhone 11, iPhone XR, iPhone 7, and the iPhone SE (2020). Some iPad users on older models, including the iPad Pro 2018, also noticed sudden battery drops after updating to iPadOS 14.2 which arrived along with iOS 14.2 in November.
It is unclear if there is any impact from battery drain issues noticed after installing iOS 14.2 on the iPhone 12 Serie. However, some iPhone 12 users also recently noticed drastic battery drops too.
Gadgets 360 has contacted Apple to clarify a solution regarding battery discharge issues and will update this space when the company responds.
In the meantime, if you haven’t updated your iPhone to iOS 14.2 yet, the next update that may bring a fix for the reported battery drain issues might be worth waiting for.
This is not the first time that iPhone users have faced battery drain issues after installing a new iOS update. Recently, some users updated their iPhone models to iOS 14 reported battery life issues. Apple too acknowledged those complaints back in October and suggested affected users delete all of their content and settings from their iPhones to fix the issues.