Apple users are claiming that a new software bug has slashed the battery life of their iPhones.
Users have flood Apple’s support forum and Reddit with complaints to say that the problem began after they installed the new iOS 11.4 update, which is the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system.
While a lot of Apple users often complain about the battery life on the iPhone, it appears that the new update seems to be significantly shortening the battery life on some iPhone models.
Users posting on Reddit claimed that their battery life had been shorted by as much as 25 per cent, while another said: “I’m at 50% on my [iPhone] X when I get home. Used to be maybe 75% on an average day prior to 11.4.”
One user said the update had left his brand new iPhone 6 battery back to where it was before he recently replaced it.
“Glad I’m not the only one. iPhone 6 and I did a battery replacement 2-3 months ago. Used to be able to go all day on the new battery and now I find myself charging phone two to three times per day,” they wrote.
“My [iPhone] 7 Plus used to last until night with average 10% left, and now it’s afternoon and I have 15%. With the same usage,” wrote another.
According to users, the bug seems to be affecting a variety of devices including the iPhone 6, iPhone 7 Plus and iPad Air 2.
“”It’s pretty bad on my [iPhone] 7 Plus but it’s completely destroyed my iPad Air 2”, another user wrote.
“This thing has been a tank for me. If my battery was a 100% and I hadn’t used it for a couple days, I would have lost a couple percentages. Now it loses 40% just sitting overnight.”
Apple is yet to acknowledge the problem. However, it is possible the firm could roll out iOS 11.4.1 that will include a fix. Until then, the only advice is to sit tight and make sure your charger is with you just in case!