iPadOS 15 was released on June 30, which is earlier than Apple's estimated release date. The new iPad system offers many advanced functionalities that could make the user experience more enjoyable. 

  • Home Screen Widgets
  • App Library
  • New Focus System
  • FaceTime
  • Universal Control function 

Since the new iPadOS 15 is a newly released system, Apple explained that although the gadget software is available to the public, it may still have some bugs and other internal features. The giant iPhone maker also announced that developers are still improving the new iPad system to remove the bugs. 

Now, an Apple consumer in the Mac Rumors forum claimed that his gadget is suffering from a mysterious Sidecar battery draining bug. 

iPadOS 15 Beta's Sidecar Drains iPad's Battery?

According to Mac Rumors' latest report, the anonymous user said that he was scrolling through his device's Settings and noticed that Apple's Sidecar feature has been running for around 90 hours. 

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"I noticed while trying to look at my battery usage in the Settings app, and I noticed this "Sidecar" background activity draining my battery, even though I'm not even using Sidecar on my iPad," claimed the user. 

"This is currently happening for me on the latest iPadOS 15 Beta, but it was also happening in 14.6 and 14.7," he added. 

On the other hand, the anonymous iPad owner also claimed that the Sidecar battery drain bug still happens even when his gadget is on the charger. The user added that the issue is quite concerning since he hasn't used the functionality for the past few months. 

As of the moment, Apple hasn't confirmed if the Sidecar bug is a system issue or the user's device is just broken. If you are also worried about this, you can go to your iPad's Settings and scroll down until you reach the Battery option.

After you click that button, your device will show you all the running apps in your background. 

You can also click this link to see the actual screenshots and the screen recording of the anonymous user.  

What Is the Use of Apple Sidecar Feature? 

Apple's Sidecar feature allows you to turn your iPad into a second display of your MacBook. This means that your device can turn into an input device. On the other hand, users also need to have an Apple Pencil to control their second screen. 

Support Apple provided all the laptop and iPad models that can access the advanced Sidecar feature: 

  • iMac introduced in 2017 or later, or iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2015)
  • MacBook was introduced in 2016 or later
  • MacBook Air was introduced in 2018 or later
  • MacBook Pro was introduced in 2016 or later
  • iMac Pro
  • Mac mini introduced in 2018 or later
  • Mac Pro was introduced in 2019
  • iPad Pro: all models
  • iPad mini (5th generation) or newer
  • iPad Air (3rd generation) or newer
  • iPad (6th generation) or newer

For more news updates about iPadOS 15's Sidecar battery drain issue and other similar system bugs, always keep your tabs open here at TechTimes.  

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