YouTube clashes with iOS 11 causing heat and battery drain, fix incoming

YouTube clashes with iOS 11 causing heat and battery drain, fix incoming

It's not now clear whether it's an issue with the YouTube app itself, or whether it's somehow tied to an iOS 11 update (since reports have become more common since the release of that software).

According to many user reports, when watching YouTube on their iOS 11 devices, the unit will start to heat up and also cause tremendous battery drain.

Apart from the keyboard auto-correct fix, another one is an issue which stopped Hey Siri from working. The issues seem to be mostly affecting iPhone 7, 8 and X devices running iOS 11.1.1 or later.

"While using the official YouTube app even when I'm playing 720p videos the phone overheats as if I'm playing a very resource hungry game and battery drains very fast", wrote Redditor tahertalha, noting that they first noticed the issue after updating to iOS 11.1. The battery life isn't great on these devices as it is, so the fact that you could be losing precious battery power for the sake of the YouTube app might not appeal to many people.

The iTunes listing for YouTube shows that an update for the app was released today, but it doesn't appear to contain that bug fix.

Whilst the company works on a fix, iOS users anxious about battery drain may want to uninstall the app and instead watch videos using the mobile YouTube website in Safari. In the meantime, be careful about using the YouTube app if you're out and about and need to conserve some battery.

People are reporting losing as much as 20% of their battery power within 10 minutes of videos. Some other problems reported were camera bugs, notification breaks and the two main foxes not working.

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