iPhone users who have installed Apple’s latest software update, iOS 14.6, are complaining that it’s draining their batteries — sometimes killing a full charge in mere hours.
Many owners of older iPhone models complained about the update’s destructive impact on battery life.
“The situation is so bad that I can not work with the iPhone 7 for 2 hours and it runs out of charge,” one said.
But the issue is reportedly hitting even Apple’s most recent iPhone models. “14.6 is draining my iPhone 12 Pro battery……………………,” one user wrote.
“iOS 14.6 includes the option to unlock iPhone with Apple Watch while wearing a face mask, adds support for AirTag, and introduces separate skin tone variations for emoji with couples. Siri adds more diverse voice options, and App Tracking Transparency lets you control which apps are allowed to track your activity across other companies’ apps and websites.”
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— socrates (@JLabitte) June 3, 2021
Hey your update 14.6 is draining my battery and now my phone holds a charge for like 30 min vs 8 hrs with the last update (which greatly improved battery function). My phone’s basically trash now. Whyyyyyyy?
— Ryan Aument hates workers and voters (@mrosehines) June 4, 2021
We can understand wanting more battery life and can assist with what you’re seeing. Which model iPhone are you using? If you check Settings > Battery > Battery Health, what number is there? Let us know in DM, please, and we’ll continue there. t.co/GDrqU22YpT
— Apple Support (@AppleSupport) June 4, 2021
YouTube channel iAppleBytes found “terrible results” in battery performance with the new update, and demonstrated the battery performance in a video test.
Two of the earliest models tested, the iPhone SE and the iPhone 6S, died within three hours, while the iPhone SE2020 died in just over three hours.
“This is the still worst battery result I have ever seen on my devices,” iAppleBytes concluded at the end of the video, which was posted on May 24. “Your experience may be different, but this is not something I have seen on a similar scale before. Fingers crossed for a quick iOS 14.6.1…”
h/t Anon Braveheart