Update: iOS 9 has been released for public, and people enthusiastically downloaded and installed this version on their iDevices. But sadly, many are facing battery life issue and slow performance of their iPhones, iPads, and iPods.
We have listed solutions on how to improve iOS 9 battery life on iPhone and iPad, and how to fix iOS 9 slow performance. You can check out both information and solve the issues.
iOS 9 Beta Battery Drain Issue
Battery life issue in the Beta version of iOS 9 had many users experience sleepless nights. But with the second update in iOS 9 Beta, this issue seems to have been addressed by Apple as I can see longer battery life on my iPhone 6.
Last night my iPhone 6 battery showed 68%, and when I got up in the morning around 8, I could see 66% battery – only two percent of battery power drained during the night. Back in the office, I asked my colleague about the battery performance of his iPhone 6 Plus, and he was also excited about this solution of battery life issue in the first cut of iOS 9. Have you downloaded iOS 9 and experienced this improvement? If yes, share your feedback with us.
I downloaded iOS 9 Beta on my Apple iPhone 6. I was quite curious about this updated version as I witnessed the grandeur of WWDC 2015 on June 8th. It goes without saying that if you are blogging about Apple’s products & software as an avid blogger, you would certainly love to explore iOS 9 features announced by the tech giant.
Hence, my excitement for iOS 9 Beta is understandable. One of my colleagues also downloaded this Beta version on his iPhone 6 Plus. Obviously, we were keen to share our experiences of this update.
Back home, when my battery showed me 70% at around 11 pm, I was quite happy to see that the battery was not running out fast. But when I got up around six in the morning, I was taken aback to see the battery status reduced to 20%. And believe me I didn’t leave the internet running on my phone, nor did I receive any calls, SMS; listening to music overnight was out of a question. This was something shocking for me. Quickly, I put my phone to charge the battery.
When I came to office, I shared this experience with my colleague, who had a similar experience on his iPhone 6 Plus. However, he said that Beta version tends to throw such surprises to iOS users. During the event, however, Apple announced that Low Power Mode would save the battery life in iOS devices.
But at the same time, this mode comes with a sting in the tail in that it reduces performance and networking activity to enhance battery life. When you toggle this on, Mail Fetch, Background App Refresh, motion effects and animated wallpapers are disabled.
Hence, I was using my iPhone 6 without turning Low Power Mode on; I didn’t have any guesstimate that battery would drain so fast. I hope that Apple would consider this feedback before releasing its iOS 9 for the public because the blogosphere considered strong battery life as one of the highlights of WWDC 2015. Now the community (and common users too) will surely expect that the battery drain issue is addressed by fall 2015.