IOS 13 causes battery issues for iPhone users

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This new OS update brings several new improvements for iPhones including the much-awaited Deep Fusion for latest iPhones and more.

The problem has stemmed from a Global Positioning System issue which only occurs once every 19 years and happened in April, causing some devices to lose track of time.

Apple says the problem is down to a GPS-related time bug that affects the way Global Positioning System services track times and dates (it's a bit like the millennium bug).

"You can simply check for the new software version by accessing the 'Settings" app followed by General About.

Apple warned users of older devices in July that they had nearly four months to update the software before Sunday's moment of reckoning arrives. The company said that the issue is with "GPS time rollover", in which GPS-based products reset the clock.

From what's now understood, fourth-generation iPads are also affected by the change although the only functionality that'll be affected is Global Positioning System.

If you or someone you know is still clinging on to an iPhone 5, it needs to be updated within the next week to iOS 10.3.4, otherwise the handset is going to lose a serious amount of functionality. "Affected Apple devices are not impacted until just before 12:00 a.m. UTC on November 3, 2019", the company added. These features are the result of news that came out earlier this year that Apple had contractors listening to some users' Siri recordings and grading the responses.

Users have experienced dropped calls, lost contacts, deleted emails.

'Apple iOS 13.1.3 update is killing my iPhone 7 plus battery. Used to have a great phone that would last me the day.

Apple is improving privacy with iOS 13.2 and iPadOS 13.2 as well.

Over-the-air software updates will immediately become unavailable too, although there is a solution to this one.

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