iOS 10.1.1 Has a Battery Drain Issue on iPhone
Multiple users are reporting terrible battery life on iPhone after installing iOS 10.1.1 software update.
iOS 10.1.1 Has Terrible Battery Life for Certain iPhone Users
iOS 10.1.1 is a bug fix release that aims to mend an issue where users were not able to look at their Health data. While the update did manage to fix things for a lot of users, but apparently it broke something in the process too – battery.
Many users are reporting exceptionally poor battery life after updating to iOS 10.1.1 on iPhone. The update seems to affect every iPhone model that is compatible with iOS 10 it seems. But of course, not every user is affected by this issue whatsoever.
Check out the tweets below of certain users complaining about battery life after updating to iOS 10.1.1.
Anyone else notice their iPhone 6 battery only lasts like 20 minutes with the latest iOS update?
— Tom Fulp (@TomFulp) November 26, 2016
*unplugs 100% charged iphone*
*slides to unlock*
— Deejay (@DeejayCombs) November 26, 2016
Awesome! My iPhone 6s just completely died with 43% battery life left. Thank God for iOS 10.1.1-Not! #ios10battery
— Mark Materna (@MarkMaterna) November 19, 2016
@AppleSupport is there an iOS problem with battery life? 5 phones in my house have suddenly got battery problems. All iOS 10.1.1. 4s,5s & 6s
— Katebaglin (@katebaglin) November 15, 2016
It’s highly likely Apple will fix this issue with an update to iOS in the future. But will that update be iOS 10.1.2 or iOS 10.2? It remains to be seen. Nonetheless, a fix is on its way, given the scale of this issue.
But if you want to try your luck in fixing the battery life problem right now, then you can do a clean installation of iOS 10.1.1 using iTunes. Just make sure you you backup all your data on iCloud or iTunes before going ahead. A clean restore will erase everything off your device. Also, some users are reporting turning off Raise to Wake feature fixes the problem too.
Over the air iOS updates are not the most reliable in a lot of cases. They can introduce the oddest of issues if not dealt with properly. Many users out there are recommended to install major iOS updates using iTunes clean restore as it ensures maximum performance benefit and battery life. But over the air updates are perfect if you do not like tinkering with your iOS device that much.
Whenever Apple pushes out an update to iOS with fix for battery life, we will inform our readers about it. Try the above fixes if you want, but nothing will beat the official fix that comes from Apple itself.
On the other hand, there is a possibility you’re experiencing bad battery life because you have older hardware at hand. If that is the case, then you might want to tone down some iOS 10 features in order to gain those precious minutes of battery life. Follow the guide below to get started.