Spotify investigates high power consumption in iOS 14.8 and iOS 15

Users of the music service Spotify previously reported that the iPhone battery drained absurdly fast when using the app. The company is now also going to find out for itself how it is possible that its app on iPhones with iOS 14.8 or iOS 15 uses more power than usual.

According to 9to5Mac Several users are reporting on Twitter and Reddit that their iPhones are draining faster than usual. The issue occurs on devices running iOS 14.8 or iOS 15.

Spotify causes the high power consumption in the background

iPhone battery drain mainly occurs when using the Spotify app in the background. That writes the streaming service on its community page. According to the company, reinstalling the app does not help.

Spotify also writes that it is looking for the cause of the high power consumption. When the problem will be solved, the streaming service does not yet know. So it is still a while to wait. However, you can do something about it yourself.

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The company recommends that users keep the app up to date. In addition, it is wise for now to disable background refresh for the app in the iPhone settings. If this option is on from Spotify will no longer be able to refresh if the app is not used directly.

This is how you do it: Go to Settings → General → Background Refresh and move the slider behind Spotify to the left (so that the slider turns gray).

Spotify was recently in the news because the company believes that the changes to the App Store regulations are not yet sufficient. Companies are now allowed to refer in their app that customers can take out a subscription outside the App Store. As a result, they do not have to pay any commission to Apple. However, Spotify wants Apple to go even further. If you want to read more about that, click here.

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