It seems like Apple has its hands full at the moment as more reports emerge of the iPhone 8 battery swelling. What isn’t clear at the point is whether this is happening in handful of devices or a larger batch.
Since late September, there have been reports of the iPhone 8 batteries swelling and causing the phone to split up. What appears to be happening is that the battery inside the phone is swelling, bending the front of the phone and separating it from the body of the device. A silver lining here is that there are no reports of a fire yet.
Apple has released a concise statement acknowledging the issue:
We are aware and looking into it.
Has your iPhone been dying on you faster than usual? Facebook could be the reason for it. The company recently confirmed that its iOS app is causing serious battery drain issues and is working to fix it. Apparently, the app continues to run in the background even when your Background App Refresh is turned off.
A spokesperson for Facebook gave a statement to TechCrunch confirming the issue and promising that the company will fix the problem soon.
“We have heard reports of some people experiencing battery issues with our iOS app. We’re looking into this and hope to have a fix in place soon,” the spokesperson said.
The reason behind the battery drain is not [...]