Usually, Apple recommends its users to update their iPhones and iPads to the latest iOS version, because it includes security improvements and bug fixes, but in short time, the internet gets filled with reports about all kinds of issues. This time, users have complained on Apple’s support forums that iOS 10.1.1 drains batteries pretty fast and, and when they fall below a certain percentage, they suddenly turn off.
iOS 10.1.1 was released on November 9 and it had the build number of 14B150. Many users rushed to update their iDevices, but they had a nasty surprise, as the batteries started draining fast and they were shutting down unexpectedly at around 30% charge, then the devices refused to turn on. But when users plugged in the charger, after a few seconds, on the display was showed 30% charge Also, users who turned their iPhones off when going to bed have reported that the even if the battery was charged at 80%, in the morning, it was completely empty. But when being plugged in, the same 30% battery level was displayed.
Other users hoped that if they’ll downgrade to iOS 10.1 or upgrade to 10.2 beta, the issue will be fixed, but the bug was still present. Apple hasn’t made any comment on this matter so far, and it’s unclear what exactly causes the issue, because reports are vague. Users also have problems with the microphone of Apple Earpods, which malfunction during calls. It seems that restarting the device resolves the problem for the moment, but the issue returns, even if doing a factory data reset.
On the other hand, Apple has just released iOS 10.2 beta 4 for developer iPhones and iPads and according to the change-log, it brought three new wallpapers for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, a new widget for Videos app and a new Preserve Camera setting. Also, it introduced new emoji that look like Unicode 9.0 update and a new Press and Hold to Speak menu was introduced under Home Button Accessibility settings. There’s also a new “Celebration” Messages screen effect and under Music Settings was placed a new “Show Star Ratings” option. A new headphone icon was placed in status bar for Bluetooth audio devices and a “Love” screen effect joined “Celebration” in Messages.
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