Apple has released the official iOS 16 update with major changes to the lock screen, information, maps, and more. In the days following launch, some users have experienced issues with their iPhones, ranging from sluggish system performance to easy battery drain.
Over the past few days, iPhone 14 Pro users have shared specific bugs related to Apple’s latest high-end iPhones, including camera shake, iMessage and FaceTime activation issues, and more. However, there are other issues that affect the wider iOS 16 user base.
Abnormal battery level
It’s normal for users’ iPhones to drain battery life faster while performing indexing and background tasks after the iOS 16 update; however, some users on Twitter, the MacRumors forum, and Reddit reported battery drain in the days following the update Many questions.
Some netizens said, “iOS 16 completely destroyed the battery life on the iPhone 13 Pro. Now that I have the iPhone 14 Pro, the battery life was good at first, but now the battery life is shortened to 4-5 hours.”
Other users have reported improved battery life compared to iOS 15, resulting in a mixed experience overall. Apple recently acknowledged that enabling haptic feedback for the keyboard in iOS 16 can be battery draining, so users experiencing battery drain can try turning it off.
Slow Spotlight Search
A more prominent issue for iOS 16 users is slow Spotlight search performance. Users have reported that Spotlight sometimes takes up to 10 seconds to load results on iOS 16, and sometimes fails to load at all.
For this particular bug, multiple users have stated that resetting all settings can significantly improve the performance of Spotlight search, but Apple has yet to release an official solution or bug fix.
The new iOS 16 update is coming next week: Apple has now confirmed that it is aware of some of the issues users are experiencing, including camera shake on the latest iPhone 14 Pro, and has promised an iOS 16 update next week. Most likely the iOS 16.0.2 update will include fixes for camera issues, annoying copy-paste prompts, and iMessage and FaceTime activation issues. The update is also expected to address other issues users are experiencing, such as draining batteries and slow Spotlight searches.
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