Apple Admits iOS 15.4 Could Have Temporarily Reduced iPhone Battery Life
Some iPhone users have reported shocking reductions in battery life after installing iOS 15.4. For example, an iPhone 11 user had a full day’s battery life before the update. Now its battery is empty at noon.
Were you satisfied with Apple’s response to the iOS 15.4 update battery drain?
Other comments reflected this one and also included iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 users. Considering that extremely long battery life is a major feature of the iPhone 13 Pro line (especially the iPhone 13 Pro Max), we would expect Apple to address this issue immediately, which it did.
Apple’s battery support page lists some helpful tips to improve battery life
Ironically, this support page lists “Update to the latest software” as the first suggestion. Considering that following this advice has led to reduced iPhone battery life, we have to wonder if the Cupertino gang is paying attention to what they’re doing.
Enabling Low Power Mode can extend your battery life
You’d be surprised how much extra battery life you can get from your phone in general by lowering the brightness level.
Another helpful tip from Apple: Wi-Fi uses less battery power than cellular connectivity. If given a choice, select Wi-Fi to save on battery usage. And finally, you can enable low power mode by going to Settings > Battery and tapping Low Power Mode.
In low power mode, the screen automatically dims, some system animations are disabled, and mail does not load in the background. You will still be able to make and receive phone calls, receive emails and messages, access the internet, and more. Once the battery is charged, low power mode will turn off automatically.
You’ll get a notification giving you the option to turn on Low Power Mode once your iPhone’s battery reaches 20%.
So here is the big question we want to ask iPhone users who have seen their battery life decrease after installing iOS 15.4. Has your iPhone battery life returned to pre-update levels? If not, how long ago did you update the device to iOS 15.4? Feel free to leave your comments in the box below.