Apple users who’ve ‘upgraded’ to iOS 11 have noticed a huge problem with it and there’s research to back it up.
What gets on most people’s nerves about Apple? Yep, you guessed it, battery life. And it turns out iOS 11 is draining battery 60 per cent faster.
Wandera reports iPhones running iOS 10 can be used for 240 minutes on average before the battery dies. Meanwhile iPhones running iOS 11 last just 96 minutes on average – a massive 60% decline.
Wandera said in a report:
We looked at a subset of 50,000 moderate to heavy iPhone and iPad users in our network running iOS 10 and iOS 11 to compare the average battery decay rate over the past three days.
Some iOS 11 upgraders have achieved improvements by resetting the factory settings on their iPhones, but this comes with a catch.
According to Forbes, you can’t factory reset and restore from a previous backup, you have to ‘setup as a brand new device’ which means losing all your apps, data and settings – and it still doesn’t work for everyone. Great.
And people are understandably not happy:
Dear IOS 11,
please give us our battery life back.
— Cole Borden (@BordenCole) September 22, 2017
when iOS 11 is cool but it’s killing your battery pic.twitter.com/urCTO8EATi
— who am i? (@angrytwerkqueen) September 20, 2017
Anyone notice iOS 11 drains battery faster?
— Rene (@Rene) September 25, 2017
The only thing that impresses me with the new iOS 11 is how much quicker my phone battery drains. Good job, Apple. ?? pic.twitter.com/LeC6Dn72jz
— Skyler (@skylerandcoffee) September 21, 2017
It’s been 3 days I’m on #iOS11 & the battery’s getting dried up 3x faster. Those who’ve not updated, don’t jump, be watchful & go slow
— Debarati Majumder (@debarati_m) September 25, 2017
It’s not the only thing people are concerned about with the new update.
You are now able to record a device’s output, meaning you can record your friend’s Snapchat pictures and videos, messages or FaceTimes without them even knowing.
Looks like people will be desperately awaiting iOS 11.0.1.