iOS 8 Bugs / Fix: Battery Drain, WiFi Issues, and Crashing Apps Are Slammed by Users

By Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.
September 24, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

A number of users have complained that after downloading iOS 8 last week, their device’s battery is draining faster with bad WiFi capability.

On Twitter and other social media sites, users were complaining their devices couldn’t stay charged long enough.

There’s a number of videos and how-to guides on how to to get the most out of one’s battery.

According to PCMag in a review, “I also got an iPhone 6 on Friday, and noticed some sluggishness when connected to my home Wi-Fi network in New York. Twitter and Instagram photos took forever to appear, and opening a news story in Safari was hanging. I did a speed test using the Ookla app and got an abysmal 0.01 Mbps download and 1.05 Mbps upload. Minutes later, another test jumped up to 4.75 Mbps download and 0.24 upload, but a third test was again at 0.02 Mbps download and 0.76 upload.”

Some users could fix the problem via disabling WiFI Networking via Privacy –> Location Services –> System Services.

“Did I make a mistake by updating to iOS 8? What’s your experience so far? My iPhone 5 is burning through battery life a little too fast,” one user wrote on Twitter.

Said another, “No battery drain fix?”

” Battery life is actually better on iOS 8. Go figure,” wrote another user.

“iOS 8 drains my battery much faster and the phone gets hot all the time. Very annoying,” wrote another user.

 

Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.