A number of users from across the globe have reported that the video app is sapping their device’s battery, even if they don’t have the app open.
One user recently took to Twitter to complain after YouTube’s app appeared to sap as much as 20 per cent of their device’s battery life in half an hour.
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YouTube has promised to fix an annoying iPhone and iPad battery bug that is draining the charge of users’ devices. One user recently took to Twitter to complain after YouTube’s app appeared to sap as much as 20 per cent of their device’s battery life in half an hour
@SSBodyShotKing tweeted: ‘@YouTube Can you fix your app on iPhone X. It drains 20% in 30 minutes.’
In response, YouTube tweeted: ‘Appreciate the report, this is something we’re actively working on. Thanks for your patience.’
Some users have linked the trouble to Apple’s iOS 11.1.x update.
It could be a matter of the the app’s latest update being poorly optimised.
To avoid YouTube draining your iPhone or iPad, you must force quit the app, which can be done from the multitasking menu.
An option is enabled by double pressing the home button on most iOS devices, and YouTube can be swiped out of that view to force it to close.
To check how much YouTube and other apps are draining charge on your iPhone or iPad, open up the Settings app.
From here tap on battery options, where you can find what percentage of your battery power each app has used up, as well as how long it has been used for.
A number of users have complained that since Apple’s iOS11 update, the YouTube app saps their device of battery, with some reporting the problem persists even if the YouTube app is shut
A number of people have reported that the video app is sapping their device’s battery, even if they don’t have the app open (stock image)
To investigate the iOS11 battery issues, in September London-based mobile security company Wandera conducted a study of 50,000 iPhones battery life.
They found iPhones using iOS 11 took 96 minutes to empty their battery from 100 per cent charge.
Those on iOS 10 took longer, at 240 minutes.
The study found that battery drain may down to the iPhone’s Spotlight app.
This creates an index of all the files on the device, and organises all the files on people’s iPhones – an activity which drains battery.