Apple iOS 10 Battery-Drain Fiasco Still Infuriating Users

Products from Apple have never exactly led the pack when it comes to battery life. Users have complained that everything from the MacBook to the iPad to the iPhone all tend to lose their charges much faster than their Android competitors.

But Apple?EU?s battery-drain problems only seem to have gotten worse since the release of iOS 10 in September. Following the latest release of the company's mobile operating system, many users have complained that their iPhones not only drain the battery quickly, but oftentimes will spontaneously shut off once the battery level reaches 30 percent.

Only Making It Worse

The company has since tried to address the problem by rushing a new update, 10.2, out the door in December. However, that update appears to have made the problem even worse, with users saying that the battery indicator now indicates almost random levels before shutting down.

While Apple has acknowledged the problem, it has so far insisted that the issue is only affecting iPhone 6s model phones. But some owners of other models that are compatible with the iOS 10 platform, such as the iPhone 5, say that their devices are also afflicted with the same problem. The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, though, seem to be immune to the issue.

Despite the outcry and the deluge of posts on Apple?EU?s support forums, the company has remained guarded about the battery-drain problem, making it difficult to judge what, if any, steps it's taking to address the problem. The company has released a slew of updates throughout the short lifespan of iOS 10, but none appears to have completely fixed the bug.

And since iOS 10.2 dropped in mid-December, Apple has been doing round after round of beta testing on the iOS 10.2.1 update. While many users hope this will be the upgrade that...

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