California: After months of waiting, Apple released the iOS 15.6 update last week. This update fixed a number of important bugs, including an issue where the Settings app showed unavailable even though there was still storage left.
While many iPhone users eagerly downloaded the update, many complained that iOS 15.6 was affecting their battery life.
Researchers at Applebytes tested iOS 15.6 on the battery and found that the software reduced the battery life of several iPhone models.
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes, a researcher at ZDNet, said that installing a new operating system on an iPhone starts a lot in the background, from indexing to recalibrating the battery, a process that takes hours. or may last for days.
Not only does it use up energy, but battery recalibration can give the impression that the battery is draining faster when it isn’t, he said.
Kingsley-Hughes said that if you’re concerned about your iPhone’s battery and you just got the iOS 15.6 update a few days ago, get your battery checked.