Skip navigation

Is iOS 6 draining iPhone 4 battery faster?

278584 Views 521 Replies Latest reply: Aug 28, 2013 1:42 PM by Amazon Jackie RSS Branched to a new discussion.
  • dickies Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Sep 26, 2012 12:41 PM (in response to ElCidPhysics90)

    I have gone through all the tips here and shut down anything that could drain the battery. Most of these things were turned off in iOS5 already, iOS 6 turned some back on and more..

     

    I have done the reboots, no apps running and my battery goes down to 65% in 4 hours with no usage. Just sitting in my pocket. I have an iPhone 4S that was in perfect working order with OK battery drain before the update to iOS6.

     

    Apple - please come with a patch? How hard is it to spot these problems before rolling out an update...

  • Gus_k Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Sep 26, 2012 11:48 PM (in response to Vito1964)

    To add my voice, yes it's terrible. On 4S my battery used to last all day with moderate use. Now it's dead in 5 hours. I lose 15% an hour at least and nothing I do to reduce use fixes it.

     

    No turning off apps, not turning off LS or notifications. It's totally rubbish. I may as well carry a phone with a cord around.

     

    I am resisting doing a total reset but will if nothing changed or Apple don't acknowlege a problem in the next few days.

  • dumped Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Sep 26, 2012 11:57 PM (in response to Gus_k)

    Hi.. i did a total reset on my 4s and it's mutch better now. idle 42 hrs and usage 6 hrs and 4 min still have  2% left.

  • Gus_k Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Sep 27, 2012 12:05 AM (in response to dumped)

    I just did a soft reset so I'll see if it does anything.

  • dumped Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Sep 27, 2012 12:09 AM (in response to Gus_k)

    allso what i did, let the phone die and start charging from 0% after my reset.

  • sergios Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Sep 27, 2012 12:09 AM (in response to dumped)

    I updated trough iTunes. Did a reset all setting  and my battery life is good, 3G and data always on, wifi too, bt and ls off- I have 17 h standby, 3,30 hours usage and 50% of battery left. Right before resetting all setting I saw my battery to drop 1% in 3-4 minutes.now I can use it again

  • Gus_k Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Sep 27, 2012 12:30 AM (in response to vpm2000)

    Unfortunatly my sync was already off.

     

    Back to plan A.... wait.

  • Cyberformance Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Sep 27, 2012 12:37 AM (in response to Vito1964)

    I have sorted it on my phone turn off traffic in maps then do a soft reaset "hold down power and home button" do not open maps or find friend as this will start the battery problem again, if you do you will need to do a soft reset again.

     

    All points to a very very usless new map app please bring back google maps with street view.

  • dickies Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Sep 27, 2012 12:49 AM (in response to Cyberformance)

    Traffic is not switched on. Only very limited location services and notifications. The bare minimum. No use of maps so far, no automatic time, none of any of the tips above. My phone is dead in half a day with barely any usage. Apple - HELP !!!

  • Maypol tee Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Sep 27, 2012 2:30 AM (in response to Vito1964)

    i still no sure about this, but as i know 5.1.1 is the most stable version of all ios. i facing auto look problems.... drain all my baterry, i had to keep my eye on my screen....

  • jenedone Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Sep 27, 2012 10:33 AM (in response to Vito1964)

    YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Just returned from a business trip where my battery failed halfway thru the day (and whats up with the Twitter freeze??)

     

    I've been a loyal fan for decades. Today = 3 MacBook Pros, 2 ipads, and this is my 3rd phone (my husband has had 4), 2 apple tvs, airport....come on.

     

    Apple, you have until Monday. Then I'm buying an Android and ditching it all. iPhone for business? No, its not.

  • -MrGQ- Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Sep 27, 2012 12:12 PM (in response to Vito1964)

    I think the biggest difference in iOS other than maps is passbook.  Since its a location based app, it will try to constantly look for your location (GPS) to be able to present to you the passbooks that are near you.  It will do this even when the phone is locked and not "in use". I turned that off and I am getting improved battery performance.

  • cemyildirim Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Sep 27, 2012 5:46 PM (in response to Vito1964)

    I have 4s and have same problem too, during the day I'm charging 3 times, I think Apple asap needs to fix the problem. I also tried to reboot, but did not work

  • FlyBoyDC10AA Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Sep 27, 2012 6:49 PM (in response to cemyildirim)

    I had the same problem till today when I took mine back to Apple and found I had 4 corrupt componets in the phone, so they did a restore and had me do a back up to the Iphone 5, it took about 2 and a half hours to do but my battery seems to be lasting a lot longer then it was.

  • Davidslay1949 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Sep 28, 2012 6:13 AM (in response to Vito1964)

    Let's just face facts: this upgrade is a shambles!

     

    Battery life on my 4S has harved and I am now having to charge it three times over 48 hours. Before the iOS6 upgrade I only had to charge it every day or so!

     

    And while I am winging - how dare Apple delete a superb program (Google Maps) on MY phone which I OWN and replace it with an inferior Beta product that is frankly rubbish. Who owns this phone? I seem to remember paying a lot of money for it!,

     

    This is the sort of corporate arrogance that you used to get from Microsoft - beware the slippery slope Apple - the bigger you are the harder you fall!

1 ... 11 12 13 14 15 ... 35 Previous Next

Actions

More Like This

  • Retrieving data ...

Bookmarked By (15)

Legend

  • This solved my question - 10 points
  • This helped me - 5 points
This site contains user submitted content, comments and opinions and is for informational purposes only. Apple disclaims any and all liability for the acts, omissions and conduct of any third parties in connection with or related to your use of the site. All postings and use of the content on this site are subject to the Apple Support Communities Terms of Use.