Apple users updating their iPhones to iOS 14.2 are facing severe battery drain issues. The issues seem to have a noticeable impact on older iPhone models such as the iPhone XR, iPhone XS, iPhone X, iPhone 7, and the iPhone SE (2020). Alongside the iPhone models, some users updating their iPad to iPadOS 14.2 have also reported similar battery drain issues.
per the user complaints posted on the Apple Developer Forums, the
battery drain issues on the iPhone models cropped up shortly after the release
of iOS 14:2 in November. More users started noticing the problems with the
passage of time, as brought into notice by a Reddit post. Some of the
affected users have also taken to Twitter to highlight the battery issues after
installing the iOS 14.2 update