IPhone users complain of rapid battery drain after iOS 11.4 update
Several Apple product users have expressed their concerns and some have posted solutions in Apple forums. Apparently, many are back to previous versions of iOS.
Last month, Apple released a stable version of its iOS 11.4 that supports a homepod stereo pair and a wireless multi-room audio system using AirPlay 2. The bug has been fixed and improved, but a number of users have been seen posting quick battery-related complaints on Apple forums. Extraction with the latest update.
Apparently, every iOS device updated to version 11.4 has been affected by it. According to GSMarena, it worked for some users when Wi-Fi was turned off, while a connection to a 2.4GHz Wi-Fi network (instead of 5GHz) helped save many more batteries. There is a third group of users who have returned to iOS 11.3.1 to run for more hours before inserting their phone charger.
In March, Apple launched the iOS 11.3 update to all iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch users around the world. The new update introduces simple bug fixes and performance tweaks and a new battery health beta setting to give users control over iPhone throttling.
iOS 11.3 was a major update after it was criticized by iPhone makers after it was revealed that it was deliberately slowing down iPhones to save battery life. iOS 11.3 adds new features to show the battery health of an iPhone or iPad and recommends a battery service if needed.
The company recently announced iOS 12, which will allow iPhone and iPad users to experience faster app launches and more responsive typing experience. The camera app will now open 70 percent faster, with the keyboard responding 50 percent faster than before. The overall OS will be smooth to use overall. Notably, Apple will launch iOS 12 on all iPhone 5s devices launched in 2013.