The last few days seem to not have been the best for Spotify as users across the world air their complaints about a battery drain issue on iOS 15 and iOS 14.8. Luckily, the music and podcast streaming giant acknowledged the problem and says that it is investigating.
The issue seemed to come out of nowhere as iPhone users started receiving the huge system update. According to some, a workout that seemed to just use 10-15% of power is currently 30-50%. For others, this also ends up with the battery getting hot whenever the app is open.
I’m still on 14.8 and having the same issue […] Doing a reinstall or “clean reinstall” does not help. Turning off background app refresh doesn’t work. Logging out doesn’t work. Nothing Spotify suggests works because it appears to be a bug. I had to delete Spotify today and I’m doing a free trial of Apple Music. I can’t afford to have this app destroy my battery.”
“I used to get through my 8 hour day at work listening to Spotify and still have 50-60 percent battery. Now my phone dies about 4 hours in.”
“iOS 15 iPhone 12 Mini (new, 100% battery capacity). Phone getting extremely hot, plus 1% battery drain per minute caused by Spotify app use only. Tried all recommended actions; none worked. Issue started last week.”
In a statement, Spotify responded to the reports saying, “Thanks for your reports about battery drainage while updating from iOS 14.8 to .15 on both firmware versions during the past days. We’ve passed your info on to the relevant team and we can confirm they are currently looking into it.”
“Aside from trying restarting and/or a clean reinstall of the app, it’d be great if you’d give disabling Background App Refresh a shot: this could be found under Settings -> General -> Background App Refresh.”