Currently Being ModeratedOct 14, 2012 5:00 PM (in response to smithrowe)
Shouldn't have to let it go flat. Just restore to factory.
Actually, you might try just letting it go flat, then charge for 4 hours with the wall charger. Sometimes this solves battery drain issues without requiring a full restore.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 14, 2012 5:05 PM (in response to Lawrence Finch)
Sorry just saw your edit!, yes I tried the 4 hr wall charge two days in a row now letting it go flat, definitely no different.
Thanks for the quick reponse.
Sorry my bad, a short and poorly worded response by me.
What I'm getting at though is how do I know when batery is ok in order to add the apps and contacts etc?
Is there some universal indicator or test I can do? I am only able to compare what it was like before in general hours with the set of apps I run day to day if taht makes sense?
Currently Being ModeratedOct 14, 2012 5:25 PM (in response to Lawrence Finch)
Sweet, will do and let you know. Thanks.
On a side note, I realised I haven't used my account for a couple years and the username is my old work one, and I need to change it?
Am I right in that it appears I have to
1. change my current itunes email to details.
2. create new Apple id with preferred email and username
3. simply ignore the old one (there seems to be now way to delete it?)
Currently Being ModeratedOct 15, 2012 10:20 AM (in response to smithrowe)
Try turning off cellular data and see if that helps. My i4 has been getting rapidly worse since I upgraded to iOs6 and yesterday I figured out it was because the phone was sending large amounts of data (I don't know where from, yet) through cellular, even though I'm connected to wi-fi. I turned off cellular data and now the battery is fine again, so the cause is a bug in iOS. Lots of people are having the problem - it's not a battery problem in itself.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 15, 2012 2:56 PM (in response to enchantedloom)
Thanks Lawrence and enchanted
I wonder if the extra data is coming from the setup option whereby you could allow apple to collect usage data? I though "Why the **** not" but perhaps this is constantly happening? There appears to be no option to turn that off now either?
I am testing both my wifes and my iphone5 hers was at 100% and mine was at 55%. Our settings are the same now, where we are just on the 3G network for cellular data and then wifi when we are home/work.
Will let you know how I go...
Currently Being ModeratedOct 15, 2012 3:37 PM (in response to smithrowe)
If you have purchased content using your Apple ID you should change the email address on it and set up new account info in iTunes. That way your content will still be playable. If you haven't you can just ignore the old one and create a new one.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 15, 2012 3:40 PM (in response to smithrowe)
The usage data that Apple collects does not amount to much, but you can turn it off in Settings/Privacy/Location Services/System Services (all the way at the bottom).
You can also turn it off in iTunes, but this does not use over-the-air data. To do that connect the phone, right click on it in iTunes, and choose "Reset Warnings". The next time you sync you will be asked again and you can say "no".