Since Apple released iOS 10 for its iPhone and iPad ranges, many users have complained of several issues including a hanging messaging system, and a slow camera among others. But there is one big issue that almost all iOS 10 users are complaining about.
While iOS 10 troubleshooting is currently in the works, and Apple keeps on releasing updates to alleviate problems on the current OS, update is not yet complete. It is then recommended that users resort to the following solutions that can be done even without technical knowledge.
So what is the top iOS 10 problem?
iOS 10 was reported to be battery draining, with iPhones and iPads turning off when the device gets to 30% battery. The subsequent iOS 10.1.1 is even worse, with some users reporting devices being turned off when they reach 50% battery. This means, batteries can only last up to one hour with the iOS 10.1.1 installed. With the iOS 10.1.2, the battery issue also hasn't been solved just yet.
One solution is to turn off apps running in the background as they can kill the battery without the user even realizing it. To do this, go to Settings > General > Background App Refresh. Also make sure all fitness apps, such as Health and Microsoft Health, are only activated when in use. Other travel apps such as TripAdvisor and Waze are also turned on in the background by default, so be sure to turn them off. To check, go to Settings > Privacy > Motions & Fitness.
A second solution is to turn off Wi-Fi when not in use. It may be normal for most to leave Wi-Fi turned on even when out of the usual range such as at home or in the office, but turning this feature off preserves the battery big time by not trying to look for Wi-Fi signals all the time.
Another solution is to turn down the brightness to an appropriate level, as putting it too far up can be draining to the battery, as well as hurtful to the eyes. It is also advisable to keep the brightness leveled out throughout use, and to avoid using the 'automatic brightness' setting. Using the 'automatic' setting adjusts screen brightness depending on the available light in the area, so going to darker places automatically brightens the screen; and going to well-lit areas dims the screen. This can be hurtful to the battery.
The last solution would be to specifically check which apps are battery heavy for the device, and this can be checked by going to Settings > Battery. Many users are surprised to find that keeping Facebook, Twitter and Spotify running in the background hurts the battery the most.
Until Apple releases a new update to address the battery drain issue, the above-mentioned tips are all users can do for now to get the most out of their iPhones and iPads.