It looks like there is a problem with Google’s YouTube app on Apple’s iOS 11. A number of users of the app have reported problems with the battery on their device draining whilst using the app. Users are reporting problems with the app on both the iPhone and iPad.
The problem appears to be affecting all devices running iOS 11 when using the YouTube app. People are reporting that their device is running hot whilst using the app and also draining the battery, one user reported a battery drain of around 20 percent whilst using the app for 15 minutes.
Hey @YouTube any news on fixing the insane battery drain on your Apple iOS YouTube app? 10-15 mins of watching a video shouldn’t drain 20% of my battery
— Verik (@easycheesyfondu) November 13, 2017
Other users reported similar problems and Google has now replied to one of them in Twitter confirming that they are working on a fix for the problem.
@TeamYouTube Please address heating and battery issues in iOS youtube app.
We are annoyed with these issues, please roll an update to fix it please
— ShivamKrishn Agrwal (@ShivamKrishn) November 13, 2017
So it looks like the problem is with the actual YouTube app and not with iOS 11. As yet there are no details from Google on when a fix will be released. As soon as we get some more details, we will let you guys know.
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