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Does Apple’s New iPhone Update Destroy Your Battery Life?

Low Battery warning in iOS 7. Image: osxdaily.com

Recently Apple delivered an update for iPhone users that plugged a major security hole in iOS, but it also seems to have ruined some user’s battery life. Has your iPhone been affected?

The past few days I’ve been noticing some quirky things happening to my iPhone 5. While playing games the other night, I watched the battery percentage drop from 52% to 21% and then to 3% in the span of about thirty seconds. And again this morning, while texting my wife, my battery level was at 53% and then suddenly it was at 35%.

Okay, iPhones have questionable battery life anyway, but this is ridiculous!

A quick check of the ‘Net revealed that (luckily) I wasn’t losing my mind and other iPhone users have been seeing similar issues since upgrading to iOS 7.0.6. Users are reporting bad battery life since the upgrade, and some iPhones actually appear to be physically heating up!

Luckily, there is a quick and easy solution:

  1. Close every open app on your iPhone.
  2. Forcibly reboot your device by holding the wake and Home buttons simultaneously until the screen turns black (This won’t harm your iPhone, it will simply force the device to reboot).
  3. Enjoy a cool, refreshing beverage while your iPhone reboots.

This should resolve the issue. If not, there may be a system restore in your immediate future. Despite these issues, you should update your iPhone to iOS 7.0.6 immediately as it fixes a critical security flaw that is simply too risky to leave unpatched.

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