The iPhone’s Battery Life Problems Worsen With iOS 10.2 And Spread To Other Variants
Recently, the iPhone 6s started to demonstrate battery problems. As soon devices reached 30%, they would shut off. It was believed that exposure to extra air during the manufacturing process lay at the heart of the problem. Now, as Apple releases iOS 10.2, the problem appears to have worsened. While it had been limited to the iPhone 6s prior to the update, now it has managed to spread to other devices as well. Take a look below to find out more.
Apple’s iOS 10.2 Update Introduces Battery Life Problems To Other iPhones as Well
Apple launched iOS 10.2 almost two weeks back. Alongside the update, the company also stopped signing previous versions, resulting in users being unable to downgrade. The update brings a lot of new features in the mix. It introduces new emojis, new wallpapers, updates for Apple TV and Photos. Alongside these, fixes and updates have also been introduced for Mail, Music, Messages and other features for the iPhone. You can take a look at the complete list here.
However, if your iPhone is suffering from battery issues and you haven’t updated as of yet, we’d advise you to hold back a little more. While it was originally the iPhone 6s that faced these problems, now we’re hearing abut reports that other devices have also started to see similar problems after updating. To make matters worse, users can’t downgrade now either, as Apple has stopped signing iOS versions earlier than 20.2.
According to one user, “Same here, iOS 10.2 actually made the problem worse. The battery percentage seems to get stuck at some level for a while, even with battery draining apps such as Pokemon GO running, then it drops different percentages at different moments, it’s really random.”-RicardoJB, Apple Support Communities. However, the problem doesn’t seem to be permanent.
Users who have been testing iOS 10.2.1 beta report that the software seems to solve some of the problems for them. Their iPhones aren’t shutting off at the 30% or 50% marks, hinting towards fixes of the problem. In the meantime, there’s really no other solution apart from using a battery bank. Apple is also promising free battery replacements for iPhone 6s users, so all hope isn’t lost yet. Thoughts? Let us know what you think in the comments section below and stay tuned for the latest.