iPhone 6 Plus Heating Up & Battery Draining After iOS 9.0 Update? Do This

Like many, I eagerly updated to iOS 9.0 when it became publicly available. My iPad Air 2 updated with no issues, but my iPhone 6 Plus developed two major problems: the battery would drain to 55% or worse within an hour or so, and my iPhone was hot all the time — not just when charging, even when idle.

GearDiary iPhone 6 Plus Heating Up & Battery Draining After iOS 9.0 Update? Do This

In fact, my phone got so hot inside my purse that it managed to melt the tube of lipstick sitting next to it — a fun cleanup, let me tell you. NOT!

I already qualify for the iSight camera recall, but I was planning to wait to send my phone in until I had the 6S Plus in hand. I thought that I might just speed up the trade-in because of this new issue, but luckily I was able to find a solution in the Apple Developer Forums — that didn’t involve doing a hard reset. YES!

If your iOS device is experiencing rapid battery drain and overheating, try this:

• Go to Settings -> General -> Reset -> Reset Network Settings, enter your PIN, and then reset your network settings.

GearDiary iPhone 6 Plus Heating Up & Battery Draining After iOS 9.0 Update? Do This

Simple as that. Andrewbytes, I owe you a beer!

You will have to re-enter all WiFi passwords and VPN settings, but this has solved my battery and overheating issues.

h/t: andrewbytes

 


About the Author

Judie Lipsett Stanford
I've had a fascination with all types of gadgets and gizmos since I was a child, beginning with the toy robot that my grandmother gave my brother - which I promptly "relieved him of" in 1973. I'm a self-professed gadget magpie. I can't tell you how everything works, but I'm known world-wide for using a product until I have a full understanding of what it does, what its limitations are, and if it excels in any given area — or not.