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Is iOS 6 draining iPhone 4 battery faster?

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  • only1jb Calculating status...
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    Sep 20, 2012 4:24 PM (in response to Vito1964)

    Used my 4s the same as every other work day. Usually come home with about 60% came home today with 17%.

  • ericgomes Calculating status...
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    Sep 20, 2012 5:16 PM (in response to Vito1964)

    Same issue:

    Installed IOS 6 and found that i am having the same issue as everyone in this discussion.
    Battery is draining fast that it does not last half a day, i did disabled all major services including wifi and still the same issue.

    Apple needs to look into this ASAP, there is no way all this discussion and some has the courage to say that the majority of users are not experiencing this issue.The worse is that i tried to restore to backup before upgrade and it only restores configuration and apps and not the IOS.
    Any one have a way to restore to IOS 5.1.1?

     

    Thanks.

  • skip235 Calculating status...
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    Sep 20, 2012 7:02 PM (in response to ericgomes)

    Yea, piggy backing on this!  My battery life SUCKED bad today. I will either need to go back to 5.1.1 or a patch needs to come. Anyone know how to regress install 5.1.1 please speak up.. Or maybe someone from apple post it is a known problem and that they are working it. Also, I have a 5 on the way, can we also exspect this to be a problem with the new phones? I need to be able to go 12 hours without a charge and this is a limiting factor that just *****!!

  • TheDeck Calculating status...
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    Sep 20, 2012 7:06 PM (in response to skip235)

    Goog luck finding info on how to downgrade to 5.1.1.  They are blocking the post on that topic.  I have experience the same thing with the battery and maps.

  • KadiD Calculating status...
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    Sep 20, 2012 7:14 PM (in response to Vito1964)

    Well I guess my question has been answered! I googled this same question after having to charge my phone twice today, luckly I had a charger with me otherwise I would have been really angry. Apple better fix this Sh*t FAST cause I can't carry a charger everywhere with me & expect to have a place to plug in, this is ridiculas. I'll be googling how to downgrade to 5.1 next cause I'm wondering how this will impact the overall battery life (eg rapid cycles = full charge cycle?) UGH... I knew it was to good to be true. Overall it's faster but I'll take the slow down to know I'll have a charge at 3pm.

  • brwning12 Calculating status...
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    Sep 20, 2012 7:16 PM (in response to Eoin O\'Kane)

    i want to know what happen with my update, i have no phone it wont update with my itunes

  • skip235 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 20, 2012 7:20 PM (in response to brwning12)

    As for the update brwning12??  

     

    -why would they block post allowing us to go back to 5.1.1? I am a faithful apple user, and I need my devices to work at peak performace. I am not even pset that the battery id draining fast. I get that  there is a certian amount of time to perfect software, but I need my battery life...  WTFO?

  • John Smith 1882 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 20, 2012 7:22 PM (in response to Vito1964)

    Same issue here.

     

    Iphone 4 updated to ios6 last night.

     

    100% at 8am this morning when I took it off the charger.

    0% within 4 hours.

     

    No calls, no GPS, no internet use, but battery was dropping 1% every few minutes.

     

    I turned off location services, no change.

  • LocalBus Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 20, 2012 7:37 PM (in response to Vito1964)

    Thinking to switch back 5.1.1 now!!

     

    9am to 10.30am the battery drain 100% to 52% !!!!!!

     

    Something is very wrong !!!!!!

  • baweepgranaweepniniban Calculating status...
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    Sep 20, 2012 7:51 PM (in response to Vito1964)

    Ok guys. So I took off PUSH and Passbook and it seemed to calm it down to a reasonable drain. I left location services on and it did not affect it either way. I did notice that while I had PUSH on my Internet was slow to a crawl and never really worked. I suspect it's PUSH and/or Passbook in my case. Try it and it might buy u some time until a patch. Either way this is absurd. I have an iPhone4 on 6.0

  • Purplerandy Calculating status...
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    Sep 20, 2012 8:10 PM (in response to only1jb)

    Same here I started the day with 100% and knew something was wrong when 2hrs later it went down to 40%. I just updated to iOS 6 this morning. I see I am not alone in my complaint.

  • shawn79 Calculating status...
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    Sep 20, 2012 8:14 PM (in response to Vito1964)

    Just another user jumping in here to share the same experience.  Battery life is draining rapidly!

  • njdenni Calculating status...
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    Sep 20, 2012 8:18 PM (in response to Vito1964)

    Battery is draining faster. However when we updated to IO5 it did the same thing until they made fix.

  • anirban.sarkar.iphone Calculating status...
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    Sep 20, 2012 8:19 PM (in response to Vito1964)

    Take my suggestions friends --- I am getting "BANG BANG" 34 hours battery life on iPhone 4 with iOS 6.

     

     

    1) TURN OFF ALL LOCATION SERVICES EXCEPT MAPS APPS.

    2) STOP THE EMAIL PUSH SERVICE.

    3) DISABLE Wi-Fi AND BLUETOOTH (( I don't use wi-fi during mobile condition).

    4) SWITCH OFF THE TIME ZONE UPDATES.

    5) SET DISPLAY ON ‘AUTO BRIGHTNESS'.

    6) TURN OF THE EQUALIZER.

    7) SET AUTO-LOCK TIMER TO 1 MINUTE.

    8) KILL BACKGROUND APPS WHICH YOU ARE NOT USING.

    9) TURN OFF VIBRATION.

    10) DISABLE THE DIAGNOSTICS AND USES.

    11) TURN OFF 3G WHEN YOU ARE NOT SURFING. THEN USE 2G OR EDGE CONNECTION ONLY FOR RECEIVING PUSS NOTIFICATIONS.

    12) KEEP YOUR IPHONE COOL AS MUCH YOU CAN.

    13) UNSTABLE MOBILE SIGNAL HURM BATTERY LIFE HUGELY.

    14) PLEASE DON'T LEAVE AN APPS PAUSE AND YOU TURN OFF THE LOCK SCREEN AND JUST FORGOT TO CLOSE IT.

    USE "SIRI" LESS OFTEN FOR 4S USERS.


  • supportmeapple Calculating status...
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    Sep 20, 2012 8:20 PM (in response to Vito1964)

    I have Iphone 4 and updated the OS to 6

    Now even my battery is draining !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ...

     

    Support please help with this,,,

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