Some of the new features introduced in Apple’s latest update, released on September 13, include a customizable lock screen, iMessage updates, and tougher security measures.
Users can now add widgets to their lock screen, edit already sent messages, translate text in photos and track their fitness goals without the Apple Watch, among many other features that Never seen before.
This comes just days after the tech giant Announces its new line of smart technologyIncluding the new iPhone 14, Apple Watch and AirPods Pro models.
And while some are loving the fresh design and intelligence of their smartphones, other users across the world have noticed that the new update comes at the cost of their battery life.
“PSA: Don’t update your iPhone to iOS 16. Battery life is garbage,” a Canadian Apple device owner warned on Twitter.
Another iPhone user from California tweeted, “That iOS 16 update definitely made my battery fight for its life.”
Meanwhile in Australia, Google searches for the phrase “iPhone battery life” have peaked in recent days, while the related query “iOS 16 battery drain” has registered a huge surge in searches, with the search engine recording breakouts in results.
A third Apple fan tweeted, “iOS 16 is a great update but it brutally drains my iPhone’s battery life.”
While the sudden battery drain comes as a disappointment, Apple Support says it’s not all bad news as iPhone users are encouraged to be patient.
An Apple Support spokesperson told news.com.au, “You may notice that battery life decreases in the first 72 hours after the update as your device carries out background activities and processes.”
“After that you should see the battery out as well.”
In fact, it seems that low charges after a software update are quite common, although this has not been noticeable in the past due to the low threshold for installing new programs.
Apple confirmed this in March after a user experienced a similar problem with the iOS 15.4 update.
“It is normal for your apps and features to need to adjust for up to 48 hours following an update,” Apple Support tweeted.
For those Apple users who are still skeptical about updating their devices, a technology fanatic has confirmed that their battery performance has returned to normal since installing the update.
“After the first two to three days of the iOS 16 update, the battery life was poor. Then it settled and now it is good,” the iPhone user reassured in a post on Twitter.
Meanwhile another Apple device owner said: “Initially, every new iOS update affects battery life in most models except the newly released ones.”
“Sometimes even newer models but there is nothing to panic anyway. Software updates will start fixing this in a week or two.
Apple encourages its customers to visit it”Maximizing battery life and lifespanFor more information on how to preserve battery life for all devices, visit its Tips and Tricks page on its website.
Some simple hacks include lowering your screen brightness, enabling low power mode, and clearing out apps that don’t need to be running in the background.
iPhone users can also go to their Settings to view detailed reports about their battery life and health.
Apple explained on its website, “‘Battery life’ is the amount of time your device is running before it needs to be recharged (whereas) ‘battery life’ is the amount of time until your battery needs to be replaced.
“Maximize both and you’ll get the most out of your Apple devices, no matter which one you own.”