That said, when an iPhone receives a software update, it’s common for iOS to take a hit on battery life as it does things like reindexing files, photos, apps, and more in the background. It’s particularly notable with Apple’s annual flagship software release, iOS 16, because it’s a massive update.
iOS 16 battery life
Even two weeks after its release, multiple users are complaining about iOS 16 battery life. That’s because iOS is doing things in the background like reindexing files, photos, apps, and more. But after all the background reindexing is done, battery life should return to normal and complaints should subside. However, this time the complaints have not subsided and many users believe that iOS 16 is killing the battery life.
Users are complaining on various social media platforms RedditTiktok, and Twitter. They’ve been complaining about their iPhone battery life taking a hit since installing iOS 16 two weeks ago. As usual, there are theories that Apple is deliberately reducing battery life on older iPhones to bring in more iPhone 14 sales.
I need to undo this iOS 16 update, this wallpaper is worthless because my battery life is non-existent
— Hasan (@Hasank0192) September 21, 2022
iOS 16 is really doing a number on battery life. 🥴
– and. 🦋 (@aryannapatrice) September 26, 2022
Interestingly, Apple has not commented on battery life issues in iOS 16. It released iOS 16.0.2 to the public but did not mention battery life improvements. iOS 16.1 is currently in the best testing phase. We hope Apple will improve the battery with the next iOS 16 releases.