Some iPhone users who recently updated to iOS 13.6.1 have noticed that their battery drains much faster than usual. There are also reports of iPhone eavesdropping. A few months ago, the iOS 13.5.1 update caused a similar problem, causing Apple Music users to lose their battery life very quickly.
Apple’s software team has been very busy recently. The company launched iOS 13.6.1 and iOS 13.7 beta earlier this week. As you would expect later in the iOS release cycle, iOS 13.6.1 does not include a large number of new forward features but instead solves some performance issues and minor bugs.
Soon after the new iOS update ceased, some iPhone users began to notice problems with their devices overheating and abnormally rapid battery life.
It is worth noting that this problem seems to affect various iPhone models from iPhone SE and iPhone 6S to iPhone 11 Pro. Although some users find that turning off the phone and restarting it twice can alleviate the problem, other users are not so lucky.
That being said, iMore‘s post details some of the steps you can take when encountering any of the above-mentioned iPhone issues. If you cannot restart your iPhone, iMore recommends that you reset the network settings:
Doing so will delete your saved WiFi access points and passwords, reset the cellular network connection to the cell tower, and you will start over. You need to reconnect to the WiFi network, but this shouldn’t be too much headache.
- To try to solve this problem, you just need to go to “Settings“> “General“> “Reset“> “Reset Network Settings“.
- If that doesn’t work, then you can try to reset all settings by going to Settings>General>Reset All Settings. Please note that this will not delete any of your data. Apple describes it as follows:
- All settings (including network settings, keyboard dictionary, home screen layout, location settings, privacy settings, and Apple Pay card) have been deleted or reset to default settings. No data or media was deleted.
- If this does not work, you can erase all data and restore the iPhone from the iCloud backup. Although this should work, if you can, this is, of course, the last resort you will want to avoid.
A more practical solution assuming the problem is not that serious might be to wait for iOS 13.7 to downgrade. Especially considering that Apple released iOS 13.7 beta this week, and since iOS 14 is about to be launched within a few weeks.
it is reasonable to think that iOS 13.7 will be released soon, and it is likely to include a fix for the above-mentioned overheating problem.
Over the years, the more general advice I have followed is that if iOS does not solve performance problems that I have never encountered, then incremental upgrades should be avoided.
If the iOS update includes a security update, then I will focus on downloading that update, but unless so, if everything runs smoothly, I will avoid minor updates.