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Battery Life Problems After iOS 16.5 Update: Patience Required

Battery Life Problems After iOS 16.5 Update: Patience Required

Last updated on May 29, 2023 by Marina Meyer

After an iOS update is released, it is not uncommon for iPhone users to complain that their phone’s battery drains faster. Again, iPhone owners are posting on social media that the latest iOS 16.5 update is the reason why their battery is draining faster. Twitter user by name @employee Twitter (trans Tom guide): “iOS 16.5 is dying for the battery.” There are other complaints.

Another Twitter subscriber by name @employee He wrote: “Coincidence or not, since iOS 16.5 not only had my battery life bad, my charging time slowed down dramatically and for some reason my battery got really hot despite nothing being done.” So what can you do? Well, frankly, panic is not the answer. The best thing you can do, according to Apple, is wait and see. In fact, we would be surprised if Apple released a quick fix for the iOS 16.5 battery issue at this time.

Not that Apple wants you to live with reduced battery life until you’re frustrated enough to buy a new phone. What happens is that when you install a new version of iOS, many processes take place in the background, such as rescanning your photos with new algorithms, optimizing your data, and even recalibrating your phone’s battery. All of these actions consume battery power, and some battery life optimization algorithms need to go through multiple cycles to work properly again.

So before you pick up your current iPhone and throw it at the wall, you might want to wait a few days to see if your battery life improves. How long should you wait? In March of last year, Apple’s support team tweeted, “Thank you for your enquiry! We’re here to help. It’s normal for your apps and features to need adjustments up to 48 hours after an update.”

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So there you have it. Apple recommends that you give your iPhone up to 48 hours after installing an iOS update to see if its battery life returns to pre-update levels. Honestly we can add a few more days. At this point, if you are not satisfied with the battery life after the update, you can contact Apple Support.