Following the release of the most recent version of iOS (16.4) by the company headquartered in the United States, a number of Apple iPhone users have voiced their dissatisfaction with the device’s battery life. Apple has come under criticism from customers of its iPhones because the company intentionally slowed down their devices after installing software updates.
On social media, one user stated that he is also experiencing issues with his device overheating, while another user voiced their dissatisfaction with the fact that their smartphone is unable to connect to Siri after the most recent software upgrade.
Another individual chimed in and said that the iOS 16.4 update causes the device’s battery to deplete very quickly. Additionally, there have been reports from users that their iPhones have displayed a notification informing them that the charging process will continue after the device has cooled down.
One of the users tweeted that his phone has become slow after the recent upgrade, and that it shuts off automatically at 20% charge, which is consistent with what has been stated previously regarding the intentional slowdown that occurred after the update.
This most recent version of iOS was released by Apple two days ago in order to fix bugs and enhance security on iPhone 8 and later models. The industry leader in mobile devices also introduced 21 brand new emojis, including a variety of colourful flowers, animals, and musical instruments.
A user on Twitter mentioned that versions of iOS 16.2 to 16.4 contain bugs that cause the phone to power off and then prevent it from turning back on or charging for several hours. He claimed that a worker from Apple had notified him of this flaw in the software.
Following the outcry from the general public, Apple Support also responded to some users’ complaints on Twitter by saying, “We’d like to help with the issue you are having with the battery on your iPhone.”
Apple has not provided any pronouncements regarding the short lifespan of the battery. According to the Daily Mail, which cited the findings of a researcher at ZDNet named Adrian Kingsley, “Installing a new operating system on an iPhone triggers a lot of stuff to go on in the background, from indexing to recalibrating the battery, and this can go on for hours or even days.”
In addition to this, he stated, “Not only does this consume power, but the battery recalibration can give the impression that the battery is draining more quickly when in reality it is not.”