Users of the issue iOS 14.2 they mention serious problems with the battery of their devices. In particular, they say that from the moment they received this issue, the battery of their devices runs out very quickly, while the charging time is longer than usual. Some users report that the Appliances they lose over 50% of their battery in less than 30 minutes of use and see large drops (about 5%) within a few minutes of normal use.
The issue seems to be related to software, as many users see the battery drop sharply and rise suddenly after restarting their device.
All iPhone affected by this issue seems to be a bit old, As the iPhone XS, iPhone 7, iPhone 6S and iPhone SE first generationς. Also, according to the testimonies, it is affected 2018 iPad Pro running iPadOS 14.2.
The iOS 14.2 and iPadOS 14.2 arrived just two weeks after iOS 14.1 and iPadOS 14.1, with the second major updates for iOS and iPadOS 14. The update included news emoji, Intercom, AirPods Optimized Battery Charging, People Detection and new wallpapers.
There are currently no reports suggesting that the device battery issue has been resolved in iOS 14.2.1, which he tried to deal with errors in messages MMS, as well as a significant problem with the screen response on the iPhone 12 mini.
The third update and public betas of iOS 14.3 and iPadOS 14.3 have already been released, so it is possible that Apple to fix the problem in this update. The third major update for iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 offers support for Apple ProRAW, and Home, Health, and Weather improvements.
The users Older devices may want to delay updating to iOS 14.2 (if they have not already received it) until the battery issue is resolved.