Some older Apple iPhone models are experiencing rapid battery draining after iOS 11.4 update

Some older Apple iPhone models are experiencing rapid battery draining after iOS 11.4 update
Apple iPhone users are up in arms over the way their batteries have been draining rapidly ever since they installed iOS 11.4 on their devices. More than 1,300 comments have been posted on the Apple Communities forum page about this issue. One iPhone 6 user says that since the update, his battery has been draining even when he doesn't use the device. His all-day battery life has been reduced to just a half-day.

An iPhone 6s owner says that his phone lost 60% of its battery life overnight and he also noticed that his iPad mini 4 was experiencing the same exact thing. Another person says that his battery is losing 1% every 20 seconds. It seems that most of these complaints are about the battery draining on an Apple iPhone 6 or iPhone 6s, although there are a few posts about the odd iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

Some users provided tips, such as turning the Wi-Fi off (which dropped battery usage from 10% per hour down to 1%), while yet another affected user turned off Location services. Other helpful hints include exiting open browser tabs, reducing the number of apps that run in the background, turning off Bluetooth setting when not using a Bluetooth device, and turning off iCloud backup except when actually backing up your phone (preferably overnight).


So far, there has been no word from Apple. If you are experiencing shorter battery life on your iPhone after installing iOS 11.4, you need to inform the company. You can do that by sending them feedback through the virtual form found when you click on this link.

source: Apple

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iPhone 6
  • Display 4.7" 750 x 1334 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A8, Dual-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 1810 mAh(14h 3G talk time)
iPhone 6s
  • Display 4.7" 750 x 1334 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Apple A9 APL0898, Dual-core, 1840 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 1715 mAh(14h 3G talk time)

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85 Comments

1. AxelFoley unregistered

"Well, at least the older phones got an update. Who cares if it kills the device. The numbers in the changelog changed, and that's all that matters." - Apple Lover

29. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

productive and mature comments are obviously what you're incapable of.

31. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Well, I guess that's what they mean when they say "you can't handle the truth".

34. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

of course you don't know that am actually both an iOS and Android user and that am only defending iOS here from an immature comment. nice try tho

47. AxelFoley unregistered

Of course, the OS you claim to use or whatever personal testimonial you want to deliver is irrelevant to any point you want to make. The overused and unprovable "I like ios and Android" claim which is used commonly adds nothing to your credibility. Your stupid opinion on what is and what isn't "mature" is just that; another stupid opinion. This is especially true considering there are comments about "grenades" below and somehow you haven't felt compelled to address the maturity of that. So heres a thought, address the facts. If you can't address the facts of the comment, then just shut up.

54. BuffaloSouce unregistered

Lol pull that cock out your ass...you had to write an essay to explain why he made you upset.

70. AxelFoley unregistered

Pull it from your tonsils first.

55. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

The irony when you attack me instead of defending your stance as to why you act so immaturely.

69. AxelFoley unregistered

My point was made. You're the one who never addressed it and went on to some side show.

56. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

And maybe you should be the one who should shut up, this article is about Apple and not Android, so only comment when it actually is about Android. I'm a user of both so who the f**k are you to tell me to shut up

71. TechSceptic

Posts: 1156; Member since: Feb 05, 2018

You're an Apple fanboy and always have been. You're constantly attacking Android in every article i see you. I haven't seen you defend Android even once, so stop lying and acting like you're a neutral 3rd party. You're not even remotely neutral.

77. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

Since when did you become the user counter here? plus am not even remotely active here cause I actually have a life, something you don't. And I will comment what I don't like about Android and iOS whenever and wherever I possibly can so shove Tim Cook's saggy sausage up your mouth.

79. TechSceptic

Posts: 1156; Member since: Feb 05, 2018

Stop trying to act like you're neutral, it's a pathetic lie. You're literally constantly attacking Android in every article i see you, you're not even remotely neutral. It also seems like a hit a sore spot judging from your reacting, literally telling me to shove something "up my mouth", whatever that means. If i have to shove Tim Cook's anything up my mouth, then i would need to remove it from your mouth first.

42. yyzamin

Posts: 383; Member since: Aug 26, 2015

It's what most users on this site are incapable of. Negative article about Apple - Comments full of Android users Positive article about Apple - Comments full of butt hurt Android users accusing PhoneArena to be iPhoneArena. Positive article about Samsung or Android - Comments empty Negative article about Samsung or Android - Comments empty Go figure...

67. iushnt

Posts: 3160; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

The comments from both parties are equal on the both sides. I think number of butthurt Apple users are even more here.

44. AxelFoley unregistered

Maybe not. But factual comments, yes.

78. cheetah2k

Posts: 2300; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Just the same Sh1t different day for apple....

39. path45th

Posts: 407; Member since: Sep 11, 2016

You know that Apple will fix the problem soon. But here you have a short term opportunity to throw your hate. How clever!

45. AxelFoley unregistered

Considering the battery drain problem went on for years after several denials and was only fixed once Apple was exposed; no, I don't know that Apple will fix the problem.

66. iushnt

Posts: 3160; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

I agree with your post to some sort..

2. TechSceptic

Posts: 1156; Member since: Feb 05, 2018

How many batteries issues can the iPhones have? There might be a single occurency from companies, because s**t happens, but having battery issues over and over and over again? That shouldn't happen.

32. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

It's the easiest way to force upgrades on unsuspecting and uninformed users. After that whole battery fiasco, any battery issue may as well be hard coded into iOS updates since we know full well what Apple is ethically capable of now.

33. c.m.s

Posts: 239; Member since: Dec 10, 2017

And how many are experiencing these issues exactly? I have been using iPhone since 3GS yet I have never been effected by one of these extreme battery draining bugs so far. As a developer myself I know there will always be bugs no matter how well you test such complex code and with such huge amount of people using these models (especially iPhone 6) even some edge cases will effect many people. But it’s not like they do not exist on other phones, it’s a quite common topic on the tech forums i visit, regardless of manufaturer.

3. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

It'll get patched in a couple a days. Apple got good history patching bugs so no worries.

4. AxelFoley unregistered

But a company that "takes its time and gets it right" in order to produce devices that "just work" and are "buttery smooth" and "bug free" should not have a good history of patching bugs. Maybe no worries, but that means that a lot of people have been lying for a lot of years.

9. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Only diehard Apple trolls would say that. Every software in the world is prone to bugs but it's up to the software maker to fix said bugs. Apple promised to focus on optimizing the software on iOS 12 so only time will tell if it's true.

10. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1348; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

That's what they've been saying since iPhone 3GS. It just works or it doesn't.

12. SamsungNewbie

Posts: 143; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Samsung has never had any major bugs, you're lying. Apple has shoddy software and this proves it.

13. apple-rulz

Posts: 2198; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

Yes Samsung only had to recall a flagship device, twice, for being a fire hazard. Not a big deal.

37. nwright94

Posts: 211; Member since: Oct 14, 2014

Galaxy Note 7: Grenade edition. It’s a feature not a bug :p

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