YouTube for iOS causing device overheating and battery drainage, fix being worked on [update: fixed]
Update (November 28):
YouTube app’s latest version 12.45 fixes the battery drainage issues on iOS.
Original story below:
YouTube, which is globally the most popular video sharing and viewing platform, has lately been plagued with several issues spurting from different ends. And now, a new issue has cropped up, which affects iOS users, and is causing battery drainage and even device overheating in some cases.
As per user reports, the problem is majorly with devices running iOS 11.1.1 or later (iPhone X/8/7). What’s being put across by those affected is that the app is consuming excessive battery even when it’s running in the background.
The following user shared screenshots clearly show the excessive battery consumption issue:
Not only this, some users also reporting that their devices are getting hot while using the YouTube for iOS app. Be it the official YouTube help forum, Reddit, or Twitter, complaints are pouring everywhere.
@YouTube Can you fix your app on iPhone X. It drains 20% in 30 minutes.
— BodyShotKing (@SSBodyShotKing) November 12, 2017
@TeamYouTube Hi, I’m using an iPhone 7 Plus with iOS 11.1.1 and YouTube 12.43.8. The phone gets extremely hot when using the app and the battery drops crazy fast. What can I do?
— Marcelo Ávalos (@MarceloAvalos) November 12, 2017
@AppleSupport since your latest update my iPhone 7 gets warm and burns through battery when using YouTube. Why is this?
— DGIUDICE (@DGiudice2) November 2, 2017
— David Henderson (@dishwish) November 2, 2017
YouTube: The Battery Killer https://t.co/r1isfFEFAS
— 100% APPLE (@eatapplen1) November 12, 2017
Does your iPhone X get stupidly hot after like 5-10min of watching Youtube?
— Samantha Myers (@tonystark23) November 11, 2017
What’s good is that the escalating number of reports have got YouTube into action. Just a few hours back, team YouTube took to Twitter to reveal that the company’s not only aware, but actively working to fix the glitch.
Hi there! Appreciate the report, this is something we're actively working on. Thanks for your patience.
— Team YouTube (@TeamYouTube) November 12, 2017
While the official acknowledgement is definitely a relief, there’s no info as to how long will it take to fix the issue. We are hoping the company will catch hold of the triggering source sooner than later. And like always, we’ll keep updating all relevant developments related to the problem, so stay connected.