Audible, the immensely popular app for audiobook lovers, has been a staple for bookworms around the world.

With its extensive collection of audiobooks, exclusive content, and user-friendly interface, it has attracted millions of users who enjoy listening to their favorite titles on the go.

The ability to listen to audiobooks both online and offline ensures that users can indulge in their favorite stories, no matter where they are or whether they have an internet connection.

Audible app ‘heavy battery’ drain on iOS devices

However, recently, some Audible iOS app users have been voicing concerns about their device’s battery life taking a hit after recent updates (1,2,3,4,5,6).

Audible heavy battery drain iOS
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For users who relied heavily on the Audible app, the sudden battery drain issue is a major inconvenience.

Long commutes, daily workouts, and leisure hours were no longer accompanied by the engaging audiobooks they loved. What was once a seamless and enjoyable experience turned into a frustrating ordeal.

The battery drain issue was not only limiting the amount of time users could enjoy audiobooks but also causing their phones to heat up excessively during usage.

Several frustrated users reported that their device’s CPU usage was alarmingly high while running the Audible app, surpassing that of any other application.

Has anyone else experienced the last update or 2 for the iOS @audible_com app drains the battery like crazy? I used to be able to listen all day with the battery barely draining. Now it pretty much kills my phone in 3 to 4 hours, and the phones a little warmer too.

This morning I woke up and my iPhone 14 pro Max was completely dead. Last night I listened to about 2 hours on audible and when I last checked the battery was over 70% charged. I think there’s something very wrong with the iOS app for now. Happy listening everyone! @audible_com

Issue acknowledged

Fortunately, Audible support is aware of heavy battery drain issue on iOS devices and said that they are working on a fix:

Audible support

Audible has released a new update, version 4.1.2 and the reports from users who updated their app have been largely positive.

There’s an update for Audible for iOS, version 4.1.2. After installing it, it seems to have fixed the battery draining on the iPad pro 12.9 3rd gen.

Some have noticed a significant improvement in battery life, with reports of devices no longer heating up during audiobook playback as well.

As a result, it is highly recommended that Audible users on iOS devices update their app to version 4.1.2 promptly.

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