- iPhone users have reported facing battery drain issues after updating their phones to iOS 14.2.
- Not just the iPhone users, the issue seems to have impacted the iPad users who have updated their devices to iPad 14.2
- iPhone models including the iPhone XR, iPhone XS, iPhone X, iPhone 7, and the iPhone SE (2020) have been impacted.
iPhone users have reported facing battery drain issues after updating their phones to iOS 14.2. The battery drain issue has surfaced on the older iPhone models including the iPhone XR, iPhone XS, iPhone X, iPhone 7, and the iPhone SE (2020). Not just the iPhone users, the issue seems to have impacted the iPad users who have updated their devices to iPad 14.2
iPhone users have posted their complaints on Apple Developer Forums and Reddit about the battery issues. The report of the iPhone causing battery drain surfaced soon after. Users have reported on Reddit that their devices are draining over 50 percent battery in less than 30 minutes. They have also noticed a major drop in battery around five percent within minutes of normal use.
"I updated my iPhone 7+ to iOS 14.2 and now I have a battery drain problem and it takes a long time to be charged and warmup during charging," one user posted on Reddit.
While another user posted on Twitter, " @AppleSupport @Apple updated my iPhone 11 to iOS 14.2 & seeing quite a lot of battery drain & phone is not even 12 months old yet. Not a great update to the iOS and I'll be moving over to android for my next phone as not good enough for not even a 1-year-old device."
One of the users on the Apple Developers forum has reported that his battery was fine before the update but after the update, the battery is draining pretty fast.
"My phone battery was perfectly fine before [the] update, now, it goes to one percent from 70 percent in [a] matter of minutes," the user wrote.
Earlier, iPhone users had reported issues with the iOS 14 update. Apple had acknowledged the concerns and advised the users to delete their content and settings from their iPhones to fix the issue. Apple is yet to react to the issues caused by the iOS 14.2 update.
The issues were spotted mostly in older iPhones and no cases of battery drain have been reported by iPhone 12 users yet. However, some iPhone 12 users had reported battery issues on the Apple forum but have not mentioned the cause.
A user wrote, "I'm noticing that the iPhone 12 Pro is draining when idle with almost no background activity at a rate of 4 percent which is much faster than my previous iPhone 11 Pro. First instinct was to disable Mobile data to see if it was a 5G thing, but I actually don't see any real difference from doing that (which makes sense as I've been on Wi-Fi 98 percent of the time since I got it)".