New details continue to emerge about the problem with fast battery drain on the iPhone. Users have confirmed that the problems started after installing the iOS 14.2 update.
Some users have reported earlier that their smartphones lose 20% to 40% of their battery power overnight. Now, there have been reports that their smartphones can be discharged by 50% in just 30 minutes of use. What’s more, the smartphone charges very quickly even when using a slow charger. The smartphone may not display the correct charge level, which is why it charges and discharges so quickly
iPhone running iOS 14.2 can run out of battery by 50% in just 30 minutes
My SE 2020 is getting worse. For the last couple of weeks, it has been losing 5% in 5-6 hours. Another oddity is that when charging, it gets very hot and charges very quickly, as if it were a fast charger. But I’m using a 5-watt charger. It started after iOS 14.2 was installed.
Problems occur most often on older iPhone models such as the iPhone XS, iPhone 7, iPhone 6s, and iPhone SE. Also, the owners of the 2018 iPad Pro with iPadOS 14.2 reported problems. It is hoped that Apple will fix the bug in iOS 14.3 and iPadOS 14.3, which should be released soon.
If you haven’t updated your iPhones or iPads to iOS 14.2 or iPadOS 14.2 yet, it’s best to wait for the new firmware to be released.
iOS 14.2 / iPadOS 14.2
After a long period of testing, Apple deployed the iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 firmware in the past weeks. The new firmware brings a set of incremental changes as the major ones were introduced by the 14th iteration of the software. If you’re unaware, iOS and iPadOS are quite similar, but the latter has some tablet-centric features and changes.
The new firmware brings a Music Recognition feature to the Control Center. It integrates Shazam. If you’re unaware Apple has acquired this company long ago. In simple words, it can recognize music that is playing in the ambient. Moreover, it allows us to recognize music that is playing in certain apps, movies, or videos.
The update also introduces a “Now Playing” widget for the control center. It will display recently played music. The Widgets support is among the great novelties brought by the iOS 14. For that reason, we expect to see Apple further improving and introducing interactive Widgets with useful shortcuts. Moreover, the update brings a new interface for AirPlay. Last but not least, the new firmware brings a new “People detection” feature.
It detects how far a person is standing from you. Well, it’s a nice feature these days plagued by COVID-19 as specialists state that is better to be at least 1 meter far from another person. Apple is once again giving a feature that will be perfectly applied to today’s reality. If you’re familiar with watchOS, you’ll know that in the latest update the company rolled a handwashing assistant. Another feature that has the ongoing pandemic as its focus.