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Some iPhone Users Report Battery Draining Problems after Updating to iOS 7

Battery Draining Problems after Updating to iOS 7The past week has been an interesting one for Apple fans out there. Last Wednesday (September 18), Apple Inc rolled out its anticipated new mobile operating system, iOS 7. As expected, the migration to the new OS was hounded by several issues, some of which were inevitable while others were surprising.

During the OS release date, many iPhone users complained because they experienced difficulty in upgrading to iOS 7. That was because Apple’s servers were overloaded as the volume of iPhone users who tried to download the new software surged. Some Internet service networks also crashed due to the unexpected influx of downloads.

Those who were able to successfully migrate to iOS 7 had a shock of their lives. That was because they had noticed that the OS features a ‘flat’ design. Some logos and icons were also replaced with unfamiliar images. However, some had reported bigger concerns especially regarding iPhone battery life.

Battery draining issues

Some iPhone users complained about depleted battery lives through social networking sites like Twitter. Some netizens thought there could be a bug that prompts iPhone 5 to drain its battery faster than it should when operating on iOS 7. Some users also noticed that charging times became longer.

However, such battery problems did not affect all iPhone users who have upgraded to iOS 7. Interestingly, some users claim that they have not encountered any problem regarding battery life after downloading iOS 7 on their iPhones, especially iPhone 5 devices.

Simple solution

Some experts advise those who complain about battery issues to try doing a simple task on their devices. Users could navigate to Settings, choose General, and select Background App Refresh. Doing so would enable apps to refresh content in background.

Moreover, turning off several apps could also help preserve battery life. Among those apps that may have to be turned off while not in use are Google Maps, The Weather Channel app, Stocks app, Google Wallet, and Yahoo’s weather app.

If the battery problem would be found to be related to the iOS refresh features, it would not be the first time for that to result to battery drain. In November 2011, an iOS 5 update was released by Apple to fix a bug that tends to quickly drain battery of iPhones that upgraded to the OS. Apple has yet to make any statement about this latest battery issue.

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  1. Straven

    Sep 23, 2013 at 3:34 am

    Same issue with iPads (mine is a version 3) and mini iPads !!! No wonder Apple is loosing ground. They start to look and fell like Microsoft ! … and no, this is NOT a compliment !

  2. Johnny

    Sep 23, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    This was the most worthless “update” I can ever imagine Apple doing. It updates nothing, changes the iPhone screen and look EVERYONE has come to know over the last (however many) years. I think the next update should be to revert back to the old operating system. I’ve always been an iPhone user but, if Apple doesn’t get with it, I may be searching for something new. Change is good…but, not simply to “change.” Updates are good if they UPDATE or upgrade…this just changed the view and made things more difficult in my opinion. And in everyone else’s opinion I’ve spoken too. So, nope, it’s not just me! Two words to sum it up: “BAD MOVE!!!”

    • David

      Sep 23, 2013 at 4:46 pm

      Oh calm your tits Johnny. It’s the best update in human history (for a phone).

      • Jordan

        Sep 26, 2013 at 11:05 am

        Johnny has no reason to calm his tits. I feel the exact same way. My battery life has been drastically reduced. it used to last 2-3x longer. Since then I’ve had to disable all the fancy bells and whistles that were supposed to be boons of the update. You would think optimizing battery life would be a priority or Apple would at least release a statement to address this. Horrible business model and decision. Now i have a chopped down UI that is aesthetically horrendous looking and worse battery life… simply astounding.

  3. Bob

    Sep 25, 2013 at 1:01 am

    Let’s see now, battery life is cut by over 75%, charging takes as much as 3x longer, iPad and iPhone run very hot, smog Apps continue to request you to purchase user options you have already bought, some Apps like Note Pad have become more difficult to use and have lost features…Upgrade? Naw more like a Downgrade!

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