Apple iPhone Users Reporting Serious Battery Problems

By Mark
3 weeks ago
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Since publishing my iOS 13.1.3 upgrade guide, I have been contacted by a growing number of users reporting that the update ruins their iPhone’s battery life. Here’s a small sample: 

“GK, are you aware of others finding that camera use drains battery [life] very fast in iOS 13(.1.3) on 11Pro? …we find battery life is ok if the phone is used just for basics like texting, but with camera use it goes down by 25-30%/hour”

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“I left home with phone charged 100%. Now it’s almost dead. To be fair, lasting a full day is about all my phones hope to deliver. I left home 2 hours earlier and by the time you message me it had 20% left and I had full wifi where I was.”

“Hello Gordon, just so you know that the iOS 13.1.3 has a battery drainage of 30 - 40%. My battery level dropped couple of notches after a full charge within 30 minutes by leaving it on my computer desk (without performing a task)”

 

Following this up. Reports do indeed appear to be widespread. On Twitter, there is a seemingly endless number of users tagging @AppleSupport to complain about battery drain. On reddit a single iOS 13.1.3 battery drain post drew over 140 responses, while a similar query on Apple Support Communities saw the ‘I have this question too’ button clicked over 300 times. 

“13.1.3 made a landline out of my SE ... from 100 % to 20 % within couple hours if I don’t do anything and the moment I start to use the phone it dies within an hour” - source

“Same problem here, since updating to 13.1.3 (4 days ago) the battery of my iPhone7 drain in minutes, sometimes to less than 10%, and then reboots.” - source

 

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“On 13.1 I got 18 hours of battery and for the life of me, couldn't drain it down past 30%.  After updating to 13.1.3, I've lost 30% in 3 hours!! Same apps, same usage, every behavior usage the same.” - source

“I have an iPhone 10 [X] and never had an issue with my battery until 13.1.3. What is weird is I now will pick up the phone after not touching it for 4hours and it will not turn on because how low the battery is. That never happened before” - source

“I have an iPhone 7 and after the update my battery drains very quick, within 3 hours and overheating even when I don’t use the phone.” - source

“There are so many complaints and Apple is still not doing anything. They need to fix this!!” - source

Meanwhile, popular YouTuber iDeviceHelp notes in his iOS 13.1.3 guide: “The one major issue with this software is battery, unfortunately” and he describes it “terrible” on both his test devices. Moreover, of the 259 comments on the video at time of publishing, almost 100 complain about iOS 13.1.3 battery drain impacting their iPhones. 

All of which means iOS 13 remains in a sorry state, despite four rapid-fire updates and a fifth major upgrade coming soon. In the meantime, I’m sad to say that battery drain isn’t the only issue affecting iPhone owners on iOS 13 with problems ranging from the worrying (hardware failure) to the downright bizarre

So for those of you on iOS 13, hang in there. For those of you still on iOS 12, stay away from that upgrade button. 




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