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iPhone users issue warning after claims new feature ‘ruins’ battery

Rhiannon Ingle

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iPhone users issue warning after claims new feature ‘ruins’ battery

Featured Image Credit: ilona titova/Kinga Krzeminska/Getty Images

It seems there's still a lot of buzz from tech heads all over surrounding the newly released iPhone models, since they first dropped earlier this year.

Apple officially announced the launch of the eagerly-anticipated iPhone 15 series - complete with a brand-new set of features - a few months back (12 September), but it's clear that - yet again - not everyone is 100 percent happy with their devices.

The latest controversy sees iPhone users issue a warning out to others after claims a new feature on their phone totally 'ruins' battery life.

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Just this week, Apple released its iOS 17.1.1 update complete with several security updates, including Apple Pay allegedly not working after users wirelessly charged their iPhone 15 in the car, alongside a fix for a bug that meant the weather widget didn't display the icon for snow.

Instead, the weather widget displayed a file icon rather than the usual wintery symbol for snow, and a dashed line appearing through the weather notification.

According to the Apple support site, iOS 17.1.1 provides 'bug fixes' including: "In rare circumstances, Apple Pay and other NFC features may become unavailable on iPhone 15 models after wireless charging in certain cars.

"Weather Lock Screen widget may not correctly display snow."

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To install this fix on iPhone, you just need to go to your settings and hit the 'software update' tab while your phone’s connected to both a power source and WiFi.

iPhone users claim Apple's lates iOS 17.1.1 update 'ruins' battery. Credit: Ri luck / Getty Images
iPhone users claim Apple's lates iOS 17.1.1 update 'ruins' battery. Credit: Ri luck / Getty Images

Equally, you can also switch on automatic updates so your phone will install any new iOS whenever it’s connected.

However, it seems not everyone is on board with the new feature as several people have rushed to social media to share how the iOS 17.1.1 update has 'ruined' their battery life, with some reports claiming their charge completely drained within just a matter of hours.

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One X, formerly Twitter, user hit out: "After updating iOS 17.1.1 there is heat issue and battery drains."

"The battery life on iOS 17.1.1 is terrible!" slammed a second.

A third chimed in: "There’s a major battery leak in iOS 17.1.1. It went from 100% to 87% in a short amount of time."

"My phone is lagging so much but people say iOS 17 ruins your battery," echoed a final Twitter user.

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People have slammed the feature as 'terrible'. Credit: Ziga Plahutar / Getty Images
People have slammed the feature as 'terrible'. Credit: Ziga Plahutar / Getty Images

Nikki, from Kirkcaldy, Scotland, took to Facebook to warn: "A cheap iPhone charger that I left plugged in without a phone on the kitchen worktop.

"I couldn’t understand where the smell was coming from. This same charger has sat plugged in lying on the kids beds at some point."

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"Just a wee warning to you and your family. We were lucky," she added.

Tyla has reached out to Apple for comment.

Topics: Technology, News, Apple, Life

Rhiannon Ingle
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