Spotify acknowledges battery drain complaints on iOS 15 and iOS 14.8


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A fix should be on its way.
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Spotify says it is looking into complaints regarding increased battery usage under iOS 15 and iOS 14.8. A growing list of users are reporting that the Spotify app has been draining their battery life since they updated their devices.

“We’ve passed your info on to the relevant team and we can confirm they are currently looking into it,” the music streaming giant told one customer.

Spotify kills battery life under iOS 15 and iOS 14.8

Have you noticed that your iPhone isn’t lasting as long between charges since updating to one of Apple’s newest firmwares? Are you also a Spotify subscriber? It seems your problem may not be Apple’s fault.

A large number of Spotify users have taken to Twitter, Reddit, and other online platforms to report that the app has been using significantly more battery life than usual since they updated their iPhone to iOS 15 or iOS 14.8.

“Seemingly out of nowhere, Spotify has started to drain my battery severely the past few days,” wrote Harambayee on Reddit. “A workout that used to consume 10-15% of my battery now takes 40-60% and my battery.”

A long list of complaints

“Yes!! I put on a white noise podcast with a 3 hour play time when I fall asleep. Two days in a row it took 40% of my battery overnight and that never happened before,” replied SlapsDecider. ” I almost missed my alarm because I went to bed at like 45% and woke up with 3%.”

“I came here just for this topic. I’ve noticed Spotify torpedoes my battery under regular usage now,” added Coolere4nch. “My phone gets very hot as well.”

“I’ve been going crazy trying to figure out why this started happening a couple days ago,” wrote DopeyDeathMetal. “Glad to see I’m not alone.”

Spotify investigates

Fortunately for Spotify users with an iPhone, the music streaming service has acknowledged the problem. “Thanks for your reports about battery drainage,” it said in one forum post. “We’ve passed your info on to the relevant team and we can confirm they are currently looking into it.”

Spotify also said users can try reinstalling its app and disabling background app refresh (in the Settings app under General), but it’s not clear if this makes any difference. It also recommended that users keep their eyes peeled for Spotify updates in the App Store.


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