After upgrading their iPhone to iOS 16, users will typically discover flaws in any new iOS release, and iOS 16 is no exception. According to MacRumors, several users are experiencing problems ranging from excessive battery usage to a delaying the search for Spotlight.
Excessive Battery Drain
Days after the update, some Twitter users, the MacRumors Forums (1, 2), and Reddit (1,2), are reporting excessive battery usage.
Following the upgrade to iOS 16, some users are actually reporting improved battery life.
Apple has recently stated that installing haptic feedback on the keyboard in iOS 16 might deplete battery life, which might explain the decreased battery life under iOS 16.
Search for Slow Spotlight
Users report that on iOS 16 Spotlight takes up to 10 seconds to load results if they don't load at all. Users on Reddit (1,2) and MacRumors forum threads (1,2) report:
Multiple users have reported that changing all settings significantly improved the performance of Spotlight's search.
The iOS 16 Update
Apple is expected to release an iOS 16 update next week that addresses several issues. The most likely update will include a fix for camera issues, a copy and paste prompt issue, and iMessage and FaceTime activation. Other improvements are also included in the update.