What you need to know
- A growing number of users are reporting unusually high battery drain when using Spotify on their iPhones.
- Spotify is aware of the issue and is "currently looking into it."
If you're using Spotify on an iPhone and wondering why it's eating into your battery life, you aren't alone. In fact, a growing number of people are reporting the same issue and it appears Spotify is already working on a fix. Once it works out what's wrong, that is.
A number of Reddit posts and threads on the Spotify forum are full of people reporting that the Spotify is draining more battery than usual — and it all seems to have started within the last couple of weeks.
While Spotify doesn't seem to know what's wrong just yet, 9to5Mac spied that it has at least confirmed that the issue is being looked into. It also wants users to try disabling Background App Refresh to see if that helps, too.
As one Reddit user points out, a solution to the problem — at least in the short term — is to use Apple Music instead.
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Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.
Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.