Maybe Wait To Install iOS 11.4 On Your iPhone

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If you haven’t updated your iPhone to iOS 11.4 yet, you might want to hold off for a bit. The newest update to the operating system reportedly has a bug that will make your battery run out of juice a lot faster than it did prior to the update. As BGR notes, a thread on Apple’s support forum is already 35 pages deep with iOS 11.4 users who are feeling battery burnt.

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While you can hold out until Apple patches whatever bug might be affecting iOS 11.4, assuming iOS 11.4.1 doesn’t introduce any other issues, you can also try installing the beta of iOS 12 instead.

While installing the beta version of an operating system on your main device is almost always a bad idea, BGR reports that people who have made the switch are finding iOS 12 to be more stable than iOS 11.

The public beta also reportedly offers a few battery life and performance improvements for some users, which might be all you need if your iOS 11.4 device can barely make it through the day on a single charge.


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