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Apple iOS11 Riddled With Major Problems

Apple iOS11 Riddled With Major Problems
Apple iOS11 Riddled With Major Problems

Apple Inc. has released its latest mobile operating system iOS11 which is packed with several undesired surprises.

Released on September 19, iOS11 boasts some impressive new features, enhancements, and security patches. However, the operating system is stacked up with problems, including draining batteries and app crashes.

A UK-based mobile communications software and service provider, Wandera conducted a survey to cut through the always present user complaints about “battery draining problems” after a new mobile operating system is released, the business reported on its official website.

Wander has monitored a subset of 50,000 moderate to heavy iPhone and iPad users on its networks running iOS11 and iOS10 and has compared the average battery decay rate. The study indicates that iOS11 is a ‘battery killer’.

Furthermore, some iPhone and iPad users are reporting installation problems, slow speed, and issues with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.

Battery drain is a common iOS problem that usually pops up immediately after a major iOS upgrade release. This is partly due to Spotlight re-indexing and other behind the scenes shuffling.

The Spotlight is a system-wide desktop search feature of Apple’s iOS operating system. It is a selection-based search system, which creates an index of all items and files on the system.

The users’ individual battery stamina varies depending on what the users have installed on the device or what model is used.

  iOS10 Vs. iOS11

Based on the survey and assuming the same device started with the battery at 100%, Wandera estimates it takes iOS10 some 240 minutes to get to 0% while for iOS11 the time is 60% less and the battery will be empty after 96 minutes.

According to Wandera, 4.3% of iOS10.3.3 users upgraded to iOS11 within 24 hours of the release.

However, currently, only some 3% of Apple devices in the company’s network are running iOS11.

  Disturbing Reports

According to reports from Taiwanese and Chinese media outlets, the newly released iPhone8 series may also be on the brink of a scandal.

According to the reports and published pictures on social media platforms brand new iPhone8s are seen which their screen panel are bulged out from the device, apparently because the battery expanded while charging.

In some cases, the phone owner was able to completely remove the front of the phone after it had started to bulge out.

According to Chinese site Phoenix New Media (link in Chinese), one customer bought a 64 GB iPhone 8 Plus, and started to see the screen bulge after about three minutes. Another customer reported that their iPhone arrived with the screen already bulging out from the device.

Apple has confirmed that it is looking into the issue, and it appears that the few bulging phones that have been discovered so far have been isolated incidents.

  Silver Lining

Over the weakened, the company released a new update iOS11.1 which is aimed to fix some of the bugs.

While it remains unclear which bugs have specifically been addressed, some iPhone users have reported that the improvements so far appear to include the battery life issue.

Furthermore, for the first time, Apple has added an authentic Persian keyboard to its operating system.

So far, Persian speaking users had to use a variety of keyboards developed by third-party programmers or a jumbled mix of English and Arabic letters to write Persian words. Persian is the 15th most spoken language in the world with 120 million speakers.

Some of the other advantages of iOS11 compared to previous versions are a redesigned Control Center, more emojis, and new Siri voice.

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