iOS 10.1.1 reported to drain users' batteries

iOS 10.1.1 reported to drain users' batteries
Every new OS update is expected to have bugs. Operating systems are not simple pieces of code and problems are bound to appear with each upgrade. But this one seems to be more of a major issue than a tiny bug.

A growing number of users are reporting weird battery drains with iOS 10.1.1. It appears that the affected iPhones running iOS 10.1.1 will get their power drained extremely quickly, shut down unexpectedly at around 30% charge and would refuse to turn on, due to an empty battery. Upon plugging in the charger after such a shutdown occurs, the handsets would display 30% charge after just a few seconds. Additionally, one user, who apparently has the habbit of truning their phone off when going to bed, reports that they shut their device down at 80% one night and the battery was be completely empty in the morning. After being plugged in, it displayed 30% battery level again.

According to another iPhone user, neither downgrading to 10.1 nor upgrading to 10.2 beta fixes the issue, so this bug is probably still present for some users and Apple has yet to acknowledge it.





There are many variables present in this situation. Most of the reports fail to state which iPhone model was used at the time, so it is still unknown what hardware might be affected. It is also unclear what exactly is causing the issue, due to the reports being quite vague and Apple not giving an official statement on the situation. But with increasing number of social media posts complaining about this problem, we're bound to hear more about it soon.

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via PCMag, Forbes, News.com.au

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35 Comments

1. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

I didn't notice a problem when I was on 10.1.1, I was getting the same 4-6h on screen time as usual but i'm on 10.2 now.

2. Vexzt

Posts: 6; Member since: Dec 08, 2012

If you are having a battery issue, connect your device to itunes and check for an update. There should be a minor one available to resolve your issue. Still the same software version but different build. 10.1.1 (14B150)

7. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Can you verify that this is the fix for the issue? Did you experience the issue before the second minor update but not afterward?

3. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

cripple old model, so their users have a reason to buy new iPhone.... *grab popcorn*

9. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

OMG CONSPIRACY/TIN FOIL HAT/APPLE LOVES US etc etc..... Seriously, people should have realized it by now but Apple will do anything to make money. I mean they literally just admitted to lowering the performance of their flagship model's cellular data on purpose to "streamline" the experience. No doubt they are willing to reduce the performance of their older products with "updates" to streamline the user experience to crap in order to push sales.

11. kiko007

Posts: 7518; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Aren't you the same dumbass that basically said "Who gives a s**t about Android Security?" not even 3 hr ago. You were already an idiot to me.....but now you're just being downright retarded.

17. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Don't nobody care what you think. iFans like you will never get their heads out of their a** and there's nothing to be done about that.

21. kiko007

Posts: 7518; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Great rebuttal..../s "iFans like you will never get their heads out of their a** and there's nothing to be done about that." Question: Does putting the letter "I" in front of everything really count as a insult? How come such a large group of people (aka the Android Enthusiasts) can't come up with decent insults?

30. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

It's just easier to type than Apple fans because the word fan will be included in that anyway. So save some keystrokes and just put an 'i' in front of it and people know exactly what you mean. Only an idiot like you would think it's some sort of special reference meant to convey some deep meaning and insight into you or yours. I mean even iDevices works for all of Apple's stuff even if it isn't called an i-Whatever so it is just efficient.

32. kiko007

Posts: 7518; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

I see.......so what you're saying is that you're too lazy to spell things properly? Gotcha....

13. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Look on the reality-distortion side, at least your OS number has been "updated"...

39. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

@ibend toatally agreeing with you....

4. libra89

Posts: 2298; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

All the more reason why I'm glad that I tried iOS 10 and downgraded when I was able to. Maybe I'll give 10.2 a bite...at some point.

5. Rich123

Posts: 88; Member since: Oct 30, 2014

Vexzt is correct! I got a new iPhone 7+ last Thursday. It came with 10.1.1. I didn't pay attention to the build number in Settings. When I checked for software updates by WIFi it said the software was up to date! After I connected to iTunes on my PC it said that the software needed updating to 10.1.1? iTunes did a full ~2.5GB download update.The build number now is 14B150. Other than importing my contacts I set the phone up as new and installed all the Apps one-by-one.

6. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Damn, this is a bit more than just a simple power drain. I find it very odd that someone rolled back to a previous OS release and the issue followed them. It's too bad that Apple's response to issues like these is only equal to the amount of attention the issue gets on social media, and not proportionate to the urgency of the issue.

15. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Yep, but if this had been Samsung, OMG...the comment section would already be 5 mobile pages long already. Where are all the typical Samsung haters who brag about Apple updates? Where are the following Apple loving Samsung haters? CNOUR, KIKO007, CTDOG, MXY and the rest of the crowd? Notice when Apple has an issue, they are nowhere to be found. Let PC post a Samsung article with an issue, in the next 5 mins, and they will be here to be within the first 15 posts...GUARANTEED!

24. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Yeah but Techie, the same can be said about you about trashing Apple. Sometimes you give the impression that you're on a mission assigned to you by God to tarnish Apple's reputation. It's one thing to trash talk... it's something completely different to preach pages worth of inflammatory remarks about something that doesn't really matter.

27. kiko007

Posts: 7518; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

"Where are the following Apple loving Samsung haters? CNOUR, KIKO007, CTDOG, MXY and the rest of the crowd?" A) I'm right here :D. B) I don't love Apple... C) I don't hate Samsung....just their s**tty darkweb fanbase... "Notice when Apple has an issue, they are nowhere to be found." Could be because the issue doesn't affect them. I'm not having a problem with battery life on my 7+.... "Let PC post a Samsung article with an issue, in the next 5 mins, and they will be here to be within the first 15 posts...GUARANTEED!" That's a funny way of spelling 'Apple article' you got there.

34. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

"C) I don't hate Samsung....just their s**tty darkweb fanbase" The same can be said about the s**tty darkweb iphone fanbase.

36. kiko007

Posts: 7518; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

I fully recognize that.....hence why I'm here instead of MacRumours.

10. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

It's kinda weird someone downgraded from iOS 10.1.1 to a previous iOS version and the same battery-draining issue still affected them ... That's too strange to be real.

12. Khyron

Posts: 398; Member since: Sep 28, 2015

ANOTHER IOS UPDATE ANOTHER ISSUE

19. bucky

Posts: 3791; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Theres always going to be some users reporting with every update. As an android user, should you really be talking about updates?

33. Macready

Posts: 1824; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

I get Android updates every month. Even Apple won't give you 12 (or more) per year.

14. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

All I want to know is, where are all the Apple update braggarts? iOS9 has the most updates vs any firmware for any version of iOS, any version of Android and even any version of Windows. Apple has one mobile OS and one desktop OS and they can't get it right, even with their own hardware configs. While Android/Windows have to deal with 1000's of hardware configurations and yet they have the least amount of issues after upgrades. With Windows, it usually a driver issue...quick fix. With Android, well I've not gotten a firmware from my carriers that ever crippled my device. Apple has limited how many iPhone's even get iOS10. Yet with all models being nearly identical, firmware updates still are a hazard. Most of Apple updates are to fix things, that were working, but they broke in the upgrade process. 95% of Apple updates are to deal with issues they caused, like this one. 5% are just normal firmware updates

22. xfire99

Posts: 1206; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

Theirs iDevices ranson out of battery, som cant be online and write comments.

23. kiko007

Posts: 7518; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Son......spell check exists for a reason. Try it out....

16. fingers4

Posts: 6; Member since: Dec 18, 2014

Apple writes the code used only on the hardware they design. A major update is issued annually. So, Apple "engineers" have 12 months to test their OS and still can't get it right! The idea that one should just expect bugs is Barbra Streisand, especially with iOS. Google writes code that runs on literally hundreds of phones. One would expect more bugs but that doesn't appear to be the case. Apple hardware and software ARE very good and have many innovative features but one should never have to expect bugs in such an exclusive and expensive product.

18. serigar

Posts: 6; Member since: Nov 25, 2016

Apple only mony maker no service

20. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1327; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

Didn't Apple just recently start repairing iPhones for almost this exact same issue with specific serial numbers? This is starting to look like iOS is miscalibrating or damaging battery components.

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