More and more people are reporting that their iPhone is getting very hot and the battery life has been drastically reduced. Is it Apple Music or a more general background activity error?
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This story originally appeared on PCMag
It’s not normal for your iPhone’s battery to discharge more than 50 percent within 24 hours with minimal usage, but it seems that has happened to an increasing number of Apple phone owners in the past week.
As reported MacRumorsSeveral reports have been published on the Apple Communities website [1, 2] and Reddit regarding battery drain on iOS 13.5.1. The Apple Music app is selected as the culprit, but especially the background activity of the app, although it is not used. Even if you’ve never used the music app before, background activity may appear on your phone and may take several hours.
Battery consumption is so bad that some users have to charge their iPhone several times a day and the percentage of battery life decreases due to heavy use. Another sign that something is wrong is reports that iPhones are getting very hot.
Although users think the music app is to blame, the comments in the article are from MacRumors They suggest that there is a broader problem with background activity on iOS. In other words, this is not an Apple Music issue, but a much more general issue with iOS background activity, suggesting that Apple has changed something on the server side that triggers a lot of activity on iPhones that would not normally occur. .
Battery consumption is so bad that some users have to charge their iPhone several times a day. Image: Bagus Hernawan on Unsplash
At the moment, Apple has not yet commented on it, but with a growing number of complaints, the iOS team is probably already investigating the cause and hopefully can find a solution before some iPhone batteries are completely destroyed. .