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Spotify drains battery, overheats iPhones that upgrade to iOS 15

Spotify users are complaining about overheating and rapidly draining batteries.

The complaints are coming from Apple iPhone users that have upgraded to iOS 15 and are piling up on Reddit, Twitter, and Spotify user forums.

“Battery would drain within an hour if I let it run, but have not as to how hot it gets.”

“Seemingly out of nowhere, Spotify has started to drain my battery severely the past few days. A workout that used to consume 10-15% of my battery now takes 40-60% and my battery gets hot whenever the app is open.”

Spotify has acknowledged the issue but its fixes are not working.

Thanks for your reports about battery drainage while updating from iOS 14.8 to .15 on both firmware versions during the past days. We’ve passed your info on to the relevant team and we can confirm they are currently looking into it.

Several solutions suggested by Spotify including uninstalling and reinstalling the app is not fixing the problem according to multiple users.


Bruce Houghton is Founder and Editor of Hypebot and MusicThinkTank and serves as a Senior Advisor to Bandsintown which acquired both publications in 2019. He is the Founder and President of the Skyline Artists Agency and a professor for the Berklee College Of Music.

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