Published: Tue, November 14, 2017
Hi-Tech | By Grace Becker

YouTube App Causing Battery Drain On iOS 11

YouTube App Causing Battery Drain On iOS 11

The 2017 iPhone line-up was Apple's first attempt at wireless charging in its smartphones, opting for the Qi standard.

Apple's latest update to iOS 11 is set to offer faster wireless charging for iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X owners. However, while convenient, it did have some drawbacks compared to plugging in an old-fashioned Lighting cable.

Just as when Apple fans thought the problems with the iOS 11 couldn't get any worse, reports that the Youtube iOS app is causing battery drain shows up.

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Most notably, it's significantly slower to charge an iPhone X, iPhone 8, or iPhone 8 Plus via a wireless charger right now, compared to a wired charger.

The 7.5W Belkin accessory that Apple sells recharged an iPhone X running iOS 11.2 from 46% to 66% in 30 minutes. It will, it's said, upgrade the 2017 iPhone range's wireless charging power support to 7.5W. It looks like the feature is already part and parcel of the iOS 11.2 beta, which is available to developers and adventurous folk alike, and is enabling all three iOS devices to get topped up by at 7.5W by compatible Qi wireless chargers. Using a non-7.5W wireless charger topped the same iPhone X from 46% to 60% in over 30 minutes, which speaks of marginal gains here and there, but gains nonetheless. However, tech-savvy users who jailbreak their phones discover a completely new world and claim that as long as you stay away from shady sources, there's no need to worry about having your device compromised.

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