People are flocking to social media to complain that their battery has been negatively impacted by the latest Apple software update.
Ah, another story about an Apple software update which will have you sprinting to your iPhone to frantically check if it’s been installed yet.
Software updates are there for a reason and for our protection, but hell hath no fury like an iPhone user who’s battery is apparently rapidly depleting.
The iOS 16.5.1 (a) update may have only been released last week, but the latest technological update to grace our iPhone is the iOS 16.5.1 (c) which followed pretty sharply after.
But why was another update released so soon?
Apple explains the iOS 16.5.1. (c) is a ‘Rapid Security Response’ iOS which are ‘a new type of software release for iPhone, iPad and Mac’.
“They deliver important security improvements between software updates – for example, improvements to the Safari web browser, the WebKit framework stack or other critical system libraries.
“They may also be used to mitigate some security issues more quickly, such as issues that may have been exploited or reported to exist,” it states.
Basically, iOS 16.5.1 (c) includes all the same updates which can be found in iO1 16.5.1 (a) but just with an extra add-on to help fix a security bug which was reported as breaking the Safari browser when iPhone users attempted to visit sites such as Zoom or Facebook – potentially risking user’s phone’s safety.
Despite the latest iOS update actually being pretty important and critical to maintaining the safety of people’s devices, some iPhone users are claiming that their battery life has been impacted.
One Twitter user said: “Whatever secret sauce they put in that last iPhone update that is murdering my battery, can they just not?”
“Ever since the latest @Apple update my phone has become a pocket warmer and depletes my battery. Anyone else having this issue?” Another added.
And a third commented: “My iPhone battery has never been so bad since this update and I have a Iphone13pro. It’s always been great up till now!.
“Basically the new iPhone will be out in September let’s f**k up their software. #appleios #appleupdate.”
However, business technology website ZDNet says: “It’s normal to experience a drop – even quite a significant drop – in battery life following the installation of an iOS update.
“iPhones need to carry out a number of tasks in the background in the aftermath of an update.
“This consumes more battery power than usual, and the battery life will return to normal once all these extra tasks have been completed.”
If your phones become a bit slow anyway, then ZDNet recommends you trying rebooting your phone again, updating your apps or checking whether you may actually need to completely replace the battery instead.
LADbible has contacted Apple for comment.