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Some iPhone Users Reporting Significant Battery Drain by Music App’s Background Activity Under iOS 13.5.1

Some iPhone Users Reporting Significant Battery Drain by Music App’s Background Activity Under iOS 13.5.1

Some Apple Music app users running iOS 13.5.1 report that their iPhone batteries are draining significantly, even when they’re not playing music.

MacRumors reports that many users say the Apple Music app appears to be causing heavy battery drain and happens even if the app hasn’t actually been used.

Apple hasn’t commented on the issue, and the actual number of iOS 13.5.1 users that are seeing the heavy battery drain is not actually known. However, two discussion threads concerning the issue on Apple’s support forums indicate the number of users reporting it totals around 2,000.

The issue doesn’t appear to be confined to any particular model of the iPhone, with issues being reported across new and old iPhones, as well as iPads. Some reports indicate the background activity causing the battery drain isn’t limited to Apple Music.

“The battery drain from background activity in iOS 13.5.1 is horrible,” said user TexThomas in Apple’s support community discussion. “Happens on several apps, currently Bloom berg and Teamsnap. Same problem on my iPad and my wife’s iPhone Xs. Come on Apple, this needs to be fix[ed] now!”

Some of the users that have reported the issue also say their iOS devices feel hot due to the battery drain. However, in most cases, the issue was discovered because of greatly shortened battery life on their device.

If you’ve noticed shortened battery life on your iOS device, you can check the iOS version by going to Settings -> General -> About. To check your device’s battery usage, and which apps are draining it the most, tap Settings -> Battery.

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