SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)—Apple’s new iOS 7 may have more bells and whistles than previous versions of the operating system for the iPhone, but some users are saying some of its features may be eating into their battery life and data plan.
One of the biggest issues here is background processing. A couple of iOS versions ago, Apple allowed apps like map apps, to work in the background while you’re not even seeing them on your screen. The phone could even be dimmed and they apps are actually chugging away.
Now they’ve extended that to a lot of other apps. I had apps from Delta Airlines and Caltrain running in my own background app refresh screen on my iPhone. I don’t need these running constantly because I’m not taking the train every minute of the day nor am I flying daily.