Currently Being ModeratedSep 24, 2012 10:38 AM (in response to Ohren)
I have experienced the "no sound on text" issue as well, even after ensuring that my phone was not on silent mode and confirming that a valid tone was selected and vibration pattern set.
Did you by any chance change the pattern for any specific contacts? I did change the pattern to "Heartbeat" for my wife's contact.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 24, 2012 11:22 AM (in response to Jeff4s)
I haven't seen any battery issues...but I've heard 2 of the killers right now is in your widgets...if you have that stock ticker scrolling and the weather widget updating itself depending on your location, it will kill battery. I disabled the stock ticker, while pretty, it's mostly useless, and I shut off weather widget updates via location...so I still have my local weather widget, but I don't allow it to update when my location changes.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 24, 2012 1:46 PM (in response to Maged77)
I agree. The battery life while using iOS 5.1.1 was alot better. I used to be able to go 2 days w/o having to charge my 4S. IDK if it's the software or if it's the iPhone 5 because that is what I have now.
Either way something needs to be in the next update to preserve battery life better.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 24, 2012 2:49 PM (in response to Chris Highbury)
It's not iOS 6. First, my battery life is better with iOS 6, but more to the point, if you search the forum for "battery problem" you will see that there are posts like yours for every update that has ever come out, as well as sudden battery drain between updates. The next update isn't going to fix it; in fact, more than likely there will be new posts saying "6.1 killed my battery life". So if you don't like it fix it. There are plenty of tips about how to fix it, like this one I posted in this very thread: https://discussions.apple.com/message/19700312#19700312
Currently Being ModeratedSep 25, 2012 7:25 PM (in response to Lawrence Finch)
Yea you're right, when i restored to 6.0 it seemed worst than 5.1.1 but it's like the idevice itself starts learning.. Before music drained the battery 8 percent in 30 mins but now its 5 percent every hour.. Its been 4 days and i think it learns your processes or something like that.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 26, 2012 2:25 PM (in response to Cisco726)
Under Location Services, turning off the following has helped me:
- Genius for Apps
I also turned off Siri. I noticed a faster drain with Siri on than off.
This IS a problem with power consumption after installing IOS 6. I talked with Verizon and they are telling customers that they have a Master Trouble Ticket in with Apple to investigate the issue.
I'm putting money on the fact that something (maybe Maps) is still communicating over the air. The heat coming from the phone is a result of transmission power being ramped. When I turned off the services I indicated above, I saw a noticable improvement in performance for Mail, Safari, and other apps.
BTW, we just added a new iPhone 5 to our household and battery life is AMAZING. So, my educated guess is that there is a software glitch running on the iPhone 4/4S hardware that was missed.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 26, 2012 2:41 PM (in response to RAlfieri)
So, my educated guess is that there is a software glitch running on the iPhone 4/4S hardware that was missed.
If that's the case why is my battery life better with iOS 6 on my 4S than it was with iOS 5? And why did almost 13,000 people complain about the battery life on iOS 5 (https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3391947)? And why were there complaints when iOS 2, 3, and 4 were released? And why are there so few (relatively) battery life complaints on iOS 6, compared to other releases?
I suggest reading the other messages in the thread for insight into battery life on iOS 6 and other versions.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 26, 2012 2:45 PM (in response to Lawrence Finch)
One can't assume that all computing platforms are the same. There are code differences between providers. There are possible app interactions. It is the same issue as when someone says something is crashing on their desktop computer, while others say it works fine.
The fact of the matter is that some people are having problems and others are not. The number having problems is causing a huge issue for Verizon customer support right now. It's not imagined and it is almost ALWAYS software related.
I had the issues with 5.0 with battery life as well. When they released the patch, everything was fine. I am confident that they will figure this out as well. They just need to gather enough information from the hardware to determine where the problem lies.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 26, 2012 3:02 PM (in response to RAlfieri)
You haven't explained why every release that has ever come out has had some reports of battery life problems (see below). I had NO problems with 5.0, but DID when the patch came out. I was able to resolve it on my own, using an approach that is described in this and several other threads by several different people. I'm reasonably sure that there is no intrinsic problem with iOS 6, but it's just the same issue that occurs to a few phones as part of the update process. I say a few because according to trade press 150 million users have updated so far. If there was a problem affecting even a significant minority you would see a thread like the one I linked to above.
My reason for posting is in the hope that some people, rather than waiting for a fix that may never come, will be proactive and diagnose and solve the problem themselves. From this and other threads many others have. But you have a choice. You can sit on your hands and hope, or do something.
Here's a sampling of the pre-5.0 history of battery problems:
Currently Being ModeratedSep 26, 2012 4:03 PM (in response to Lawrence Finch)
I've already suggested what worked for me, as you can see in my post. I've been in technology for 38 years. I can hardly be accused of "sitting on my hands."
I appreciate that you are trying to be helpful. Try to remain civil as well.