YouTube app could be the cause of battery drain on your iOS 11 device
If you've noticed shorter battery life and more battery drain on your iOS 11 device, the YouTube app could be the culprit.
9to5Mac observed that there are numerous reports to the YouTube customer support account on Twitter about battery drain on iOS 11. It appears that the YouTube app has some bugs on iOS 11, which causes the device to become very warm when watching videos, or have battery drain due to background activity.
Hey @YouTube any news on fixing the insane battery drain on your Apple iOS YouTube app? 10-15 mins of watching a video shouldn’t drain 20% of my battery— Verik (@easycheesyfondu) November 13, 2017
Hi Shivam, we're actively working to fix this! Thanks for your patience.— Team YouTube (@TeamYouTube) November 13, 2017
YouTube is "actively working to fix this". In the meantime, iOS 11 users may want to uninstall the YouTube app if they are concerned about the impact on battery life and access the mobile YouTube site via Safari.