iOS 14 Battery Drain Issue Acknowledged by Apple, But No Quick and Easy Fix in Place Yet

Apple has called the problem “increased battery drain” in a support document.

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iOS 14 Battery Drain Issue Acknowledged by Apple, But No Quick and Easy Fix in Place Yet

Several iPhone users have reported battery performance issues after updating to iOS 14

Highlights
  • Apple has released a support document to provide a workaround
  • It talks about erasing content from your iPhone
  • Apple brought iOS 14.0.1, but that update didn’t resolve battery drain

Apple has published a support document on its website that provides a workaround for fixing poor battery performance after updating to iOS 14. The new document comes just after the Cupertino company saw several users reporting battery life issues even after updating their iPhone to iOS 14.0.1. Instead of directing affected users to turn off or on any particular settings, Apple said in the document that erasing all content and settings from the iPhone running on iOS 14 might help reviving its battery life.

The support document lists seven issues that users might have faced after installing iOS 14.0 and watchOS 7.0. While the six initial issues are related to the missing health and workout data as well as inaccuracy of the data available on the Fitness app or Health app, the seventh issue mentioned in the document is specifically related to the “increased battery drain” problem. This seems to be quite a big issue, if we look at user complaints on social media.

 

Apple has noted in the document that if you are amongst the affected users and experiencing “two or more” of the listed issues, you need to unpair your iPhone and your Apple Watch, back up to iCloud, and erase all content stored on your iPhone. After that, the company has recommended restoring your iPhone and Apple Watch from the recent backups.

This is not the first time that Apple is facing complaints around battery performance through its new iOS release. It saw similar issues with some of the big iOS updates in the past as well. However, it seems a little interesting that the company wasn't able to address the battery draining — as well as the health and workout data related issues — despite bringing iOS 14.0.1 as a bug fix update.

That said, Apple may soon release iOS 14.0.2 to natively fix the battery problem. If you have, however, not yet updated to iOS 14, it is best to wait for some days until the issues reported publicly are fixed.


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Further reading: iOS 14, watchOS 7.0, iOS 14.0.1, Apple, iOS
Jagmeet Singh Jagmeet Singh writes about consumer technology for Gadgets 360, out of New Delhi. Jagmeet is a senior reporter for Gadgets 360, and has frequently written about apps, computer security, Internet services, and telecom developments. Jagmeet is available on Twitter at @JagmeetS13 or Email at jagmeets@ndtv.com. Please send in your leads and tips. More
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