iOS 14.2 is reportedly causing rapid battery drain issues

By Daksh Khorana | Published on 07 Dec 2020
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  • The new update is causing a battery drain in older iPhone and iPad models

  • Some people are also facing slower charging speeds

  • The newer iPhones seem to be unaffected by this issue

iOS 14.2 is reportedly causing rapid battery drain issues
iOS 14.2 is reportedly causing rapid battery drain issues

The latest iOS 14.2 update shows the description of bug fixes and other issues but as it seems the update comes with a bug of its own. Many of the users have taken up Reddit and Apple Forums to complain about this issue. 

However, the issue seems to affect only slightly older models of Apple iPhones namely iPhone SE (1st gen), iPhone 7, and iPhone XS. The users are complaining about sudden battery drain such as upto 50% battery drain in about 30 minutes. Some users have noted that restarting the phone again shows bumped up battery percentage but it is unclear what is actually causing this issue.

The same issue seems prominent even in iPads, as users have been complaining about sudden battery performance issues after installing the iPad OS 14.2 update on their iPad. Interestingly none of the newer iPhone models have complained about this issue, so it is unclear whether this is a software issue or a hardware issue. iOS 14.2 includes new emojis, intercom, optimized Airpods battery charging, and some new wallpapers.

Apple has not issued any official statement regarding the same, but just a few days back they have issued a free screen replacement program for affected iPhone 11 users, you can check the details here.

Apple recently launched the MacBook Air, MacBook Pro 13, and Mac Mini powered by the company’s own M1 chip. You can learn more about the new Macs and the new chip powering it here. 

If you are one that has recently lost an iPhone, you can learn how to track your lost phone here

If you are in the market to pick up a new iPhone, you can check out our review of the iPhone 12 here. You can also check out our review of the iPad Air 2020 here


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