Apple has just released update 15.4.1 for iOS and iPadOS. This update is supposed to fix a battery drain issue and a security patch that Apple says may or may not have already been exploited.
If you’re an iPhone or iPad owner you might’ve noticed your battery not lasting as long as it used to after you updated to iOS 15.4. That update came out in March, incurring the ire of many angry fans of the fruit company. Some of them tweeted their grievances. Apple support was even kind enough to respond, although we get the feeling that it didn’t help very much.
Thanks for reaching out! We’ll be happy to help. It’s normal for your apps and features to need to adjust up to 48 hours after an update.
Let’s have you reach out to us in a DM if this is still an issue after that time so we can help you look into this further.
— Apple Support (@AppleSupport) March 19, 2022
Another bump in Apple’s rocky release road?
It turns out that the last iOS update (15.4) introduced a higher-than-Snoop-Dogg battery drain in some devices. Apple has remedied that with this update. Among the other changes was a fix to a bug that caused some third-party braille devices and hearing devices to become unresponsive or lose connection in certain third-party apps.
This isn’t the first time the company has released a hotfix for an iOS 15 update. Shortly after the new iOS version came out in September 2021, a bug was found that broke connectivity between an Apple Watch and the new iPhone 13s. The bug blocked users from unlocking their iPhones with their Apple Watch.
Apple didn’t take as long to fix that one, banging out a quick iOS 15.1 update less than a week later. We all dread having to do updates, but this latest one seems like it’s worth it. Especially if you’re feeling a little powerless after the last one.
The iOS 15 launch has been a little rocky, hopefully, for Apple and those who own Apple products, it smooths out now. Or it’ll get worse. One of those two things will definitely happen.