iOS 16 users continue to face battery issues two weeks after the major operating system update was launched for iPhone. Most of the users who have complained about poor battery life seem to have iPhone 13 or older models, as the battery life on the just-launched iPhone 14 models seems to be doing fine.
iOS 16 battery issues
This is not the first time that users have complained about iOS 16 battery life, amongst numerous other issues. As we had covered before, it is normal to face battery drain just after updating to a new iOS update. Apple support has even mentioned that it may take up to 48 hours for iOS 16 battery drain to resolve by itself, as the apps and features need time to adjust.
However, the issue is gaining traction again as covered by both 9to5Mac and MacRumors. Across Reddit, Twitter, and other social networks, users have been complaining about the issue. A quick search on Twitter will reveal many of these complaints. Some iPhone 13 Pro Max users have reported the loss of screen on time by as much as 4-5 hours, which is a massive difference. Even restoring or doing a clean install of iOS 16.0.2 has not helped users.
It is unclear whether Apple aims to address this issue with another minor update, or if it will wait until iOS 16.1 to resolve them. iOS 16.1 beta is currently in testing, and will be released next month for all users.
This has not been the smoothest of roll-outs for a new iOS release from Apple. Going by this trend, it is good that the company chose to delay macOS Ventura and iPadOS 16 releases. There are still many other iOS 16 issues that Apple needs to fix, which we have covered recently:
- iOS 16 Mail app crashes with this sender email format
- Try this fix if your iPhone 14 is not turning on despite being fully charged on iOS 16
- iOS 16 users report extreme battery drain and slow Spotlight search
- iOS 16 causing Assistive Touch not to work for some users, try this workaround if your iPhone is affected
- iOS 16 issue with games that use three-finger input, reported by devs
Even watchOS 9 is not safe from issues as users are reporting microphone issues with Apple Watch Series 8 and Apple Watch Ultra.