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down the drain?!.....iOS 11.4 seems to be causing some issues for some iPhones......
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: July 09, 2018 06:17AM
....excessive battery drain.....even when not being used......


PSA: If you’re experiencing excessive battery drain on iOS 11.4, it’s not just you

.....A growing number of iPhone users have taken to Apple’s support forums to complain of excessive battery drain since updating to iOS 11.4. Over 33 pages of complaints have piled up on Apple’s site, with users reporting varying levels of battery drain with iOS 11.4…

The primary issue seems to be standby battery life, with users reporting that their iPhone will drain an abnormal amount even when not being actively used. One user explains that this first started the day they updated to iOS 11.4:

My iPhone 6 was working perfectly fine until I updated to iOS 11.4 and ever since I did that my battery is draining rapidly even without me using it at all. I used to go a full day without charging it now it may last half a day.

I am just wondering if something got turned on with this new update that I have to turn off to save battery life. It is just weird I have not done anything other than update the iOS and now this happening.

Interestingly, one user says that the Settings app shows Personal Hotspot using nearly 50 percent of battery life, despite it never actually being turned on:

When I look at my battery performance, it shows that the personal hotspot on my phone is being used, though I have never turned it on. I have to keep charging my iPhone every 2-3 hours now.

At this point, it’s unclear what exactly is causing this issue, but it certainly appears to be becoming rather widespread with Apple yet to acknowledge it. Some users report that iOS 12 resolves their issues, but that of course won’t be released until this fall.

My iPhone 6s has the same issue after updated to iOS 11.4. I charged it up to 100%, rebooted it then let it stand by for 4 hours, the battery indicator dropped to 40%. It has been 3 days since I updated to iOS 11.4 and this issue happened every day.

Apple is also currently beta testing iOS 11.4.1, but it’s unclear at this point if that update resolves the issues.



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Re: down the drain?!.....iOS 11.4 seems to be causing some issues for some iPhones......
Posted by: Will Collier
Date: July 09, 2018 06:28AM
Mine was certainly draining at top speed, but it's a relatively-old 6s. I went in for the $29 battery replacement, and it's been great ever since.
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Re: down the drain?!.....iOS 11.4 seems to be causing some issues for some iPhones......
Posted by: Michael
Date: July 09, 2018 08:03AM
Mine was draining quickly and so I replaced the battery (myself) on my 5s. It helped but it does seem to still drain quickly. I assumed it wasn't really an OEM battery that I had bought despite the ad and lots of positive feedback and so a crummy battery was the cause. But, perhaps it is 11.4. I hope that 11.4.1 addresses this issue.
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Re: down the drain?!.....iOS 11.4 seems to be causing some issues for some iPhones......
Posted by: space-time
Date: July 09, 2018 08:23AM
My SE is running 11.4 (15F79) for a while and I did not notice any battery issues.
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Re: down the drain?!.....iOS 11.4 seems to be causing some issues for some iPhones......
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: July 09, 2018 08:39AM
My 6s loses battery quite promptly. But the battery is 'fine' according to the Apple beta.... Or is that just a troll that says "80%" to everyone ?
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Re: down the drain?!.....iOS 11.4 seems to be causing some issues for some iPhones......
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: July 09, 2018 09:30AM
Battery is fine in my SE, 11.4




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Re: down the drain?!.....iOS 11.4 seems to be causing some issues for some iPhones......
Posted by: JoeM
Date: July 09, 2018 10:49AM
No battery problems for me with 11.4 on my 6s but ever since updating to iOS 11.3 I have had continuous issues with certain apps needing to be quit and relaunched in order to get them to update. Also a number of issues with voicemails not showing up and missed call notices not going away until I quit and relaunch the phone app.



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Re: down the drain?!.....iOS 11.4 seems to be causing some issues for some iPhones......
Posted by: Blankity Blank
Date: July 09, 2018 10:15PM
11.4 and 11.4.1, SE.

No battery problems, but one of my e-mail accounts has stopped displaying new mail. The top screen will ssslllooowwwlllyyy update with a number for unread messages, but when I go into the inbox, none of the new messages load. Tapping the unread messages only icon in the lower left hand corner only displays an unpopulated list.

I’ve tried a restart, updating to 11.4.1 and finally deleting and readding the e-mail account. No joy. It’s a web based account and displays fine in a browser.

Not the end of the world, but makes me feel like I’m working on somebody’s hobby programming project. (That’s just the frustration talking. Mostly.)
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