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...
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88 Comments

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: 1788; 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

19. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3083; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

No one here is talking about Samsung but obviously you are brain dead just like the rest of the herd of Sam-sheep.

30. darkkjedii

Posts: 30499; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Samsung has had several major bugs, and has had a laggy OS (at times) that can drive you crazy. My Note 8 has the following. 1. A bug where sometimes typing in a number to text, that isn’t stored, crashes the messaging app. 2. Occasion keyboard lag. 3. Occasional lag, when hitting the recent apps button to switch to the last app (having to hit the button more than the two required times). 4. Iris scanner slowdowns. 5. Scrolling apps, when pulling out the S-Pen sometimes don’t pop up. I could list more, but no need to. Samsung is no more perfect than Apple is, and I won’t hesitate to both credit and criticize either company.

73. SamsungNewbie

Posts: 143; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

The great thing about Samsung and Android is slow downs are due to user error and easily dealt with. Learn to use your phone or get an iPhone if you're too simple for that.

76. darkkjedii

Posts: 30499; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Your post couldn’t have been more stupid. I have an iPhone, that I put my Note 8 for, and I’ve been using a Galaxy, since the S2. Erase the first 15 dumb ass words you typed.

61. abhi24

Posts: 18; Member since: Mar 23, 2014

Samsung NEVER has software bugs! Hahaha! Have you heard about their homegrown OS (Bada). It didn't had bugs. Actually, it didn't had anything other than gimmicks! And Samsung screwed it's customers like anything!

5. PopeFrancis

Posts: 110; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

Apple also has a good history of making older devices useless with software updates.

6. meanestgenius

Posts: 21006; Member since: May 28, 2014

For the amount of money that iPhones cost, you’d think there would be less issues for such a premium paid. Same goes for flagships from Google (Pixel line), and the other smartphone industry giants. These companies need to have better QC before releasing software updates. Being the first with updates doesn’t mean squat if the updates do more harm than good. And yes, I know it’s “older” iPhone models, but that’s not an excuse.

7. libra89

Posts: 2037; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

I agree with you 100%. This is why I never rush to update with iPhones. I don't care what others say but there's no reason to be the first....with problems and everything else.

23. meanestgenius

Posts: 21006; Member since: May 28, 2014

Agreed. “First” clearly means “first to get the issues” as far as these premium flagships are concerned.

80. Venom

Posts: 2684; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

I won't agree with it 100% considering that there's some shade being thrown in that has nothing to do with anything other than to just throw shade.

82. meanestgenius

Posts: 21006; Member since: May 28, 2014

I don’t care whether you agree with me or not. Stop being so triggered by everything I say. Especially when what I’m saying is 100% true. Everything I said is relevant. It doesn’t matter if you believe it it or not. The truth doesn’t need you believe it for it to be true.

17. darkkjedii

Posts: 30499; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Dude you killed it. My S8 Plus, Note 8, and iPhone X, all performed great at times, and bad at times. QC seems to be an issue with the top dawgs (Apple and Samsung) now, and I’m one to speak candidly about it. Out of all 3 phones I’ve owned over the last year (the three I mentioned), the X has been the most consistent, but it hasn’t been anything to write home about either. Each device has its own set of issues, and all had carryover issues from the previous years release. They need to fix this crap ASAP. This is gonna be an iOS year for me, as I’m only interested in the possible 6.5 inch model, but if it acts up, it’ll be returned quick within AT&T’s 14 day buyers remorse period, and I’ll just keep my X. As far as the Note 9 goes, I’ve zero interest in it, as it’s too much of an incremental upgrade over the 8.

22. meanestgenius

Posts: 21006; Member since: May 28, 2014

For real, my dude. These smartphone industry giants are dropping flagships at high prices, with software and hardware issues being extremely prevalent among them. It makes me to steer clear of expensive flagships, as these phones cost too much to have to deal with issue after issue. The term “you get what you pay for” certainly does not apply when spending your money expensive smartphones, it seems. Meanwhile, my very inexpensive Nokia 6 has had much less issues than the premium flagships put out by the industry giants.

25. darkkjedii

Posts: 30499; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

The thinking with luxury items is, the more you put into them, the more there is to go wrong. Apple preaches simplicity, and choosing quality over quantity, whereas Samsung throws in everything but the kitchen sink. You’d think Apple would have the more stable OS, but as of late (since iOS 8 really), that’s just not true.

81. Venom

Posts: 2684; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

https://www.cnet.com/products/nokia-6/review/ I think performance issues would be considered a problem. It's funny how you try to give your little pep talk about the major OEMs having problems when you pretend like Nokia phones have no issues when that is far from the truth. The lesson ends here.

83. meanestgenius

Posts: 21006; Member since: May 28, 2014

LMAO! The only reason why you’re responding to me is because you’re triggered by what I said and because in another article you tried to say that I didn’t say anything about this issue that iOS was having and now you see that you’re dead wrong. Unlike you, I don’t sugar coat the issues of my preferred OEM’s. I call them out on it. I’ve proven that time and time again. You, on the other hand, have deflected from your preferred OEM’s issues ever since your Mxyzptlk account when you were stanning for Apple. Now you’re CONTINUING to pretend to be a Pixel owner (just like you pretended to own a Nexus 6P before that, but I proved that the Imgur you posted was photoshopped), so you can justify your trolling. You also pretended to own a KEYᵒⁿᵉ. If you really owned these devices, you would have posted the images to prove me wrong because your megalomania wouldn’t allow you to do otherwise. I’ve never once ever said that Nokia smartphones don’t have issues. I’ve ALWAYS said that they have less issues than the industry big guns, and that’s a FACT. You can deflect from the Pixel and iPhone issues all you want, but your deflection won’t disprove the FACTS. https://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2017/10/24/google-pixel-2-smartphones-problem-display-camera-price-specs/#3c1563ba2277 That’s just one of the plethora of articles about the issues with the Pixel 2, proving that your deflection doesn’t mean squat. Now stop being so triggered by everything that I post, especially since what I’m saying is absolutely true about these issues and because you don’t own ANY Pixel to begin with. You’re just trying to justify the fact that you want to pick a fight, knowing full well that I always ready for one, and I always send you packing, just like I did your last 10 accounts. Class dismissed.

49. worldpeace

Posts: 3038; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Their updates is more buggy than android beta program

8. Hollowmost

Posts: 404; Member since: Oct 10, 2017

Samsung Galaxy : moving on

20. darkkjedii

Posts: 30499; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Great phone, but packs it’s own issues as well. I put my Note 8 in the drawer, and moved on back to the X for a while. The Note is flat out better than the iPhone, but the experience of the X, Series 3, and AirPods is much better than the Note 8, Gear S3, and iconx 2018’s. Don’t be so quick to move on, just have both and switch up, from time to time.

11. Trex95

Posts: 2314; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

I think all these issues with battrey will fix with upcoming IOS 12.

15. darkkjedii

Posts: 30499; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

They need to fix it now bro, not everyone will upgrade to iOS 12 immediately.

21. thedizzle

Posts: 181; Member since: Oct 05, 2017

That was the one part about the keynote they had the other day that had me laughing. They were praising the number of people updating to the latest version of IOS compared to people updating to the latest on Android, and yet they are riddled with bugs. Maybe one day these companies will get their s**t together, one can only hope xD

26. darkkjedii

Posts: 30499; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Exactly. Get it right, before you brag.

40. Trex95

Posts: 2314; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Might be get fix soon with firmware update.

48. darkkjedii

Posts: 30499; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I think so too bro.

50. worldpeace

Posts: 3038; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

They shouldn't released it in first place, they need to thoroughly check each update first before throwing it to public.

62. Vokilam

Posts: 933; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

i dont know, it's not the same for android, problems are not as easy to go mainstream when your updates cover under 5% of users on all different devices for the first few months, VERSUS an update that covers 90% of active devices Day-One that are extremely similar. yes, apple should have much easier time getting their software to run on the few devices they support, but at the same time adoption rates with iOS are instant and multiple times faster than android, thus, makes it easier to find a bug that affects a group of people. just an observation, no deflections.