Has your iPhone's battery life deteriorated since the iOS 16 update?

Has your iPhone’s battery life deteriorated since the iOS 16 update?

iOS 16 has been available for over a week now, and the update introduces several new features for iPhone users, including a redesigned lock screen. But while some users are enjoying the update, others are complaining about the deterioration in battery life with iOS 16. Now we want to know how your iPhone’s battery life works after installing the update.

Is iOS 16 draining your battery faster?

Every time you install a system update, iOS takes some time to reindex all user data. This process can take several hours or even more than a day, depending on how much data the user has stored on the device.

During the reindexing process, which is invisible to the user, you can often notice that the iPhone heats up more and the battery drains faster than usual. Of course, everything should be back to normal once the reindexing process is complete.

At the same time, there are some new features that can make your iPhone consume more power. For example, iOS 16 has an option that enables haptic feedback when typing on the virtual keyboard. However, a support document from Apple acknowledges that this feature can impact iPhone battery life.

Your iPhone keyboard may make a sound or vibrate when you type. Learn how to change these settings. Enabling keyboard haptics can affect your iPhone’s battery life.

Even a new lock screen can affect battery life depending on how you use it. If you set up a widget or even a wallpaper based on the Weather app that periodically tracks your current location, your battery will probably drain faster than using a lock screen that doesn’t have access to GPS.

Another thing to keep in mind is that the first release of a new version of iOS usually contains more bugs, which are fixed over time with minor updates. These errors can also cause your battery to drain faster.

Tell us about your experience

With all that in mind, what is your iPhone battery life like after updating to iOS 16? Have you noticed that the battery lasts less time than before? Let us know in the poll and comments section below.

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