Google confirms it has now addressed an issue that caused the YouTube app to drain the battery excessively when running on iOS devices, even when the app was idle in the background.
In some cases, users reported the device would even become heated as a result of the problem, but not everyone experienced this issue.
It’s unclear to what extent the issue affected the combined iOS and YouTube user base, as reports varied.
One user said that watching a 15-minute clip degraded usage by over 10 percent, noted one report.
Another said that battery life on the iPhone X dropped by 20 percent in over 30 minutes, according to a different report.
Many others complained more generally about the problem on Twitter and Reddit.