iOS 17 has just been deployed and iPhone users are noticing phone slowdowns and, above all, rapidly declining battery life. Do not panic ! Futura explains why.
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With each major iOS update, the same concerns are shared. Is it a good idea to install the new update on an aging phone even if it accepts it. The question also arises for more recent iPhones. The arrival of iOS 17 does not escape this concern and it is clear that the iPhone actually seems less efficient and above all its autonomy declines much more quickly after installation. It’s even worse on an old device, like the iPhone X range or the iPhone 11. So should we give up installing the update? The answer is almost always no, because in addition to bringing a number of improvements, fixing bugs and optimizing the system, it also strengthens mobile security. Good points, but it is difficult to accept with the observed disadvantage of a slowdown and a weakening autonomy. And yet, you should know that these phenomena are only temporary. The symptoms of this slowdown, and this battery which declines more quickly, will only last from a few days to a good week in reality.
A temporary slowdown and loss of autonomy
But why a slowdown and a loss of autonomy? Because when you install a major update like iOS 17, the Spotlight quick search tool must redo its entire indexing base with all of the iPhone’s files. It carries out this work in the background and permanently drains part of the power for its own use. When added to normal use of the phone, this has the effect of reducing battery life considerably.
In the end, once this indexing is completed, more or less long depending on the number of files on the phone, everything should be in order. “Everything” or almost, because another phenomenon also takes up both computing power and energy. This is the update itself. By making improvements, it also takes up more space on the phone’s storage space, but that’s not all…, these new features also require more processing power. The processor is therefore more loaded and the battery percentage drops more quickly. This phenomenon is not really planned software obsolescence, it is simply specific to the new features that the update adds. If the most recent iPhones are not really affected, the oldest ones are really impacted. In this case, and if after a week the iPhone does not regain its previous autonomy, there is nothing more to do. Faced with this situation, perhaps it should not have been necessary to move on to this update, but it is certainly too late, if you are reading these lines.
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