Battery drain after a new update can be a common issue due to various factors like usage, background updates, and others. However, after several iPhone users on iOS 15 held Spotify responsible for extreme battery drain and overheating issues, the company acknowledged the issue and said it will fix the issue in a future update.
On the app’s Community page, iPhone owners reported that their mobiles on iOS 14.8 and iOS 15 versions are rapidly consuming battery even when the app is not in use. One user wrote:
I Blocked data. My Phone still chewing through 30-40% battery each hour if using spotify.
Apple Podcast app works fine. 3% drain / hour.
i have to delete Spotify as my iphone11 is dangerously hot and feels like it will either melt or explode. Terminating premium subscription.
Spotify acknowledges the severe iOS 14.8 and iOS 15 battery drain and overheating issues
Spotify’s suggested that users re-launch or reinstall the app and disable the ‘Background App Refresh’ feature to resolve the issue. If that does not work, users should wait for the next update. But did not mention when that update will be available.
Thanks for your reports about battery drainage while updating from iOS 14.8 to .15 on both firmware versions during the past days.
We’ve passed your info on to the relevant team and we can confirm they are currently looking into it.
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Aside from trying restarting and/or a clean reinstall of the app, it’d be great if you’d give disabling Background App Refresh a shot: this could be found under Settings -> General -> Background App Refresh.
Thanks! We’ll keep you posted and let you know as soon as we have any updates on this.
Owners of iPhones running on iOS 15 have reported several issues of their own like a bug preventing AirPod Pro owners from disabling the Active Noise Cancellation feature via Siri, an ‘iPhone storage full’ error, when the new iPhone 13 models, iPad 9, and iPad mini are configured via backup, the widget’s settings are reverted to default settings, and iPhone 13 users can not use ‘unlock iPhone with Apple watch’ feature.