Apple users have been facing server battery draining issues after updating their devices to iOS 14.2. According to many tweets by iPhone users, the ba
Apple users have been facing server battery draining issues after updating their devices to iOS 14.2. According to many tweets by iPhone users, the battery has been coming down to 1% from full charge in just 1.5 hours. The same problem is also being faced by iPad users post update. The problem was first brought to light by users on Reddit that was shortly followed by an uproar over Twitter. The users of Older iPhone models like iPhone XR, iPhone XS, iPhone X, iPhone 7, and the iPhone SE (2020) seem to be bearing the brunt as the impact has been most visible in these models. Many complaints posted on Apple Developer Forums highlighted that the issue cropped up shortly after the release of the iOS 14.2 update in November. Tagging Twitter handles of Apple and Apple Support, many users stated the comparison between the latest and the previous updates, saying that the phones once having an excellent battery life have deteriorated since the new updates. Going by the complaints and tweets, it can be said that the problem is true with the new update as models that are not even a year old have been facing the same problem since the update was rolled out. Many users pointed out that the battery would drop to 50% within just 30 minutes but would again increase once the phone was restarted. The problem is not just limited to iOS 14.2, the same pattern has been seen with the iPad users after they installed the iPadOS 14.2.
The impact has not been uniformly seen in iPhone 12 series. Some are facing the issue while others see no negative effect of the update.
Many have asked Apple over various platforms to roll out iOS 14.3 and iPadOS 14.3 as soon as possible to fix this bug.
This is not the first instance where the users have seen a drastic drop in the battery life post-installation of updates. Recently, when the iOS 14 update was rolled out, the same problem was faced by the users. The complaints were acknowledged by the company in October. The affected users were suggested by the company to erase all the data like content and settings from the phone to fix the issues.
Apple is said to be aware of this prevailing issue regarding the battery life of the iPhones but has not acknowledged or clarified the issue faced by the users presently, yet.