Why iOS 16.1.1 battery drain fast?

By Betty

Since the release of iOS 16, there have been many complaints about battery drain on iPhones. With the release of iOS 16.1.1, this problem was supposed to be solved, as the main goal of iOS 16.1.1 was to fix the issues that iOS 16 brought with it. Users took upon many platforms such as Twitter, Apple support forum, and Reddit to convey their concerns regarding iOS 16.1.1 battery drain which has gotten faster than usual.

“My 13 Pro is also now draining so fast since updating to 16.1.1.”

If you are also having battery drain issues faster than normal after updating to iOS 16.1.1, let me tell you, you are not alone. The majority of complaints came from users who are using iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max, although other models of iPhones have been affected by it. The question remains as to why iOS 16.1.1 is causing battery drain faster than usual.

“IOS 16.1.1 Iphone Battery Drain: My Iphone 13 Pro Max battery drains much faster after IOS 16.1.1. It was already draining faster after earlier IOS 16 iterations but it’s much worse now with the latest update. Is anyone else having this issue? Why is IOS 16 so problematic for so many iPhones?”

Changes due to software update:

Have you noticed one thing whenever Apple releases a new update, battery drain is the first thing that appears as a problem?  It is true battery life does get affected by the software update, it’s not because that the update is faulty but because of the changes that it brings to your device. Your device might take time to adjust to the new update and adapting its new features, this is why your battery life may be affected. The same thing might have happened with iOS 16.1.1. Since Apple has released such a big update it is fairly convincing that this might be the reason.

New features draining the battery faster:

There are many features that came along with iOS 16.1.1, and some of them do drain the battery faster. Apple had already told us about the keyboard haptic feature and clearly mentioned that while this feature is enabled, there are chances of your battery draining faster. So, it might be better to disable keyboard haptics if it is not necessary for you to use.

The new widgets:

IOS 16.1.1 might have bugs and issues but thebattery drain is a different kind of problem. It is wise to also consider the fact that the widgets on your lock screen and live wallpaper consume battery life. Live activities, widgets, and live wallpaper such as Astronomy use live location from your device which makes your device lose the battery.

Storage space shortage:

Having low storage space on your iPhone always affects the performance of your device. If your storage space is almost full then your iPhone might work slower. If your device performance is not up to the mark then it means it will affect the battery life as well. It is advisable to clear out the storage and delete unwanted applications, media, and files if not necessary to boost your device’s performance.

To conclude:

To the user’s disappointment, there isn’t anything that we can do as this problem came with a software update and the problem is not actually with your device’s hardware. There are a bunch of options that you can disable from the settings app that can help you save the battery from being drained so fast, although it doesn’t seem much of a help here as the problem still remains.

Let us know in the comment box down below if you are also facing battery problems as well and if you tried any of the fixes to save from running out of juice.

Until next time, with another topic. Till then, Toodles.

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By Betty
She started her career as a journalist and ended up being a good content writer at consideringapple.com. Since she has journalism quality, she loves to be in trend by collecting and writing on the latest iPhone, iPad, Mac, or other Apple product related stuff on the website. She has little birds everywhere.

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