Apple has released Apple fixes battery drain bug with iOS 15.4.1, which fixes certain accessibility flaws, enhances security, and fixes a power drain bug that affected some people’s phones and iPads after updating to iOS 15.4.
Apple is rolling out a new round of software updates for its mobile devices today. This update includes both iOS 15.4.1 and iPadOS 15.4.1 for all compatible iPhones and iPads. This is a small release with no new features, as the number incrementation clearly suggests.
It does, however, claim to increase something we’re sure is quite essential to the majority of people: battery life. That’s because the release notes state that installing this update will resolve the battery drain issues that were supposedly introduced with the release of iOS 15.4 just a few weeks ago.
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It’s unclear how common the problem was (no one on The Verge’s staff experienced significant battery loss), but Apple Support advised customers complaining about power depletion earlier this month that it was “standard for your applications and features to need to adjust up to 48 hours after an update.” Despite the fact that the update was issued over two weeks ago, it’s not difficult to discover current threads complaining about poor battery life. Hopefully, the update will fix those difficulties – Apple fixes battery drain bug with iOS 15.4.1 the extremely useful feature of being able to use Face ID while wearing a mask, so it’d be a shame if people were afraid of battery issues.
A patch for Braille devices becoming unresponsive while navigating text or showing an alert is also included, as well as a fix for Made for iPhone hearing devices losing connection within select third-party apps. There might also be other, unnamed, bug fixes and various performance improvements baked in too, but clearly, the headline here is about that battery drain fix.
If your iPhone or iPad became extremely hungry following the Apple fixes battery drain bug with iOS 15.4.1, you should go to Settings and install iOS 15.4.1 or iPadOS 15.4.1 as soon as possible.