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iOS 6.0.1 - HORRIBLE battery life after upgrage

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jss92 Calculating status...
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Nov 9, 2012 6:44 AM

Since upgrading to 6.0.1 (iPhone 4S) my phone battery drains significantly faster than before.  I also have a handful of co-workers/friends who concur that battery life is horrible since the upgrade.  They have iPhone 4 and 4S. 

 

Anyone else?

  • diesel vdub Level 7 Level 7 (20,690 points)
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    Nov 9, 2012 7:13 AM (in response to jss92)

    jss92 wrote:

     

    Anyone else?

    Search the forums and you'll find your answer.

  • bunjin8 Calculating status...
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    Nov 9, 2012 11:00 AM (in response to jss92)

    I have 4s since last year.  Just before 6.0.1, I got a almost 24 hours of standby time with moderate use of facebook, browsing, texting.  After 6.0.1, I'm getting at least a day and a half.  I didn't change any settings, but i'm always mindful of shutting off apps in the background.

  • Rynotoner Calculating status...
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    Nov 10, 2012 12:25 PM (in response to jss92)

    Same here. Terrible battery life. I have started warning friends not to update. My battery dies after  4-5 hours of non use or 1-2 hours of use. This all started since I updated to IOS 6.0.1.

  • sdcabj Calculating status...
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    Nov 13, 2012 7:36 PM (in response to jss92)

    yes, battery life much less after 6.0.1 and wifi issues not corrected.  shame on apple

  • mah1799 Calculating status...
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    Nov 15, 2012 8:07 AM (in response to jss92)

    My 3 week old iPhone 4S had the same battery life issue after updating to ios 6.0.1. It died at 47% then 52% then 57%. While recharging after early death, I noticed that it got to 100% really fast, so I decided to charge it another hour after showing100%. The next day it lasted a lot longer and stayed at 100% for about 5 hours. It did die at about 60%. I noticed that the wall plug on the charger would get warm while charging, so I charged it again for about 3 hours (from the wall outlet) until the wall plug cooled all the way back down. I completely shut it down overnight by holding the power button and the next day the battery meter seemed to be recalibrated. It has been on for over 24 hours and is down to 34%. I think Apple needs to publish a battery meter recalibration procedure to help fix this problem.

  • AayJay89 Calculating status...
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    Nov 17, 2012 12:59 AM (in response to jss92)

    Same here ! The battery dies in almost less than a day! Anybody knows wots the prob. Is it the OS 6.0.1

  • AayJay89 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 17, 2012 12:59 AM (in response to diesel vdub)

    Mine too!

  • timraynaud Calculating status...
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    Nov 17, 2012 7:13 AM (in response to jss92)

    how can anyone say that this forum is helpful?  it's just a bunch of people complaining about the same problem.  does anyone know of an actual solution to the problem...which I'm having as well.

  • linushahs Calculating status...
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    Nov 21, 2012 12:13 AM (in response to jss92)

    Same problem here. After the update the battery works horrbly. It seems no one in Apple reads these msgs, or else they would have come out with a solution. Wake up Apple.

  • Ag.13 Calculating status...
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    Nov 21, 2012 3:39 AM (in response to jss92)

    I got same problem with the battery. I check the usage time and the standby time and the difference between them is 30 mins or 2 hours max. I dont use my phone so much on purpose just to see the results.

  • victor_778 Calculating status...
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    Dec 5, 2012 8:42 AM (in response to jss92)

    the battery life on my devices was just fine until last night. I forgot to plug in my iPad 3 and my iPhone 4S, and both died around 2am. Their last full charge was two days ago, and I've thought I was lucky enough not to have the battery problems... Until this morning.

    My iPad's battery is nowhere near as good, since I got it out of the charger around 9am and barely used it today. My battery shows 72% right now, and I didn't even use it for a full hour today. It spent the whole day on airplane mode and used to show me at least 92% in these conditions.

    My iPhone is almost the same thing, but it shows 65% when it used to show at least 80%, and I've only made two phone calls and texted. It's not even on wi-fi, and the Rogers coverage is great where I live in Toronto.

    They are both losing 1% every 5 minutes if I use them. Any thoughts?

  • bunjin8 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 5, 2012 10:02 AM (in response to victor_778)

    Sometimes, when I notice a big jump in battery performance, especially after my phones die, I try doing a full charge (more than 2 hours), then observe the battery icon.  If it is still indicating the lightening bolt instead of the full charge icon; that tells me the battery may need to be "re-calibrated."  I do a full shutdown at that point.  Wait a few minutes, power back up, then let it drain down to nothing again.  I crank up the brightness, turn-off auto shut down, whatever it takes to get through the charge quickly, then charge again.  Then my battery seems ok.  I can't speak to the ipad, but I imagine these steps might help too.

  • Joebles Calculating status...
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    Dec 5, 2012 1:28 PM (in response to jss92)

    I have the same problem but it didn't appear until about a month after IOS 6.0.1 came out. I've been to the Apple store 3 times in 5 days and they have given me 2 brand new phones and the problem perisists. Last night they sent me on my way without an answer. The "Geniuses" at the store could not fix my phone, the replacement phone, or the second replacement phone. I was told that whe IOS 6 came out it was a corrupt software and that a patch was sent out and if you didn't get the patch you were pretty much screwed. So the genius reinstalled IOS 6.0.1 as a clean slate with fresh software that was not corrupt. The battery was still draining with the quickness. I did a full restart (sleep and home button) and that fix lasted about an hour. The Genius told me that I should try to reset my phone completely and start as a new phone. I will try this and just hope that I don't lose all my apps that I've paid money for. I'm pretty sure they'll still be on my iTunes and the cloud but there's always a way for things to get lost. If this doesn't work I have no idea where to go from here or what to do.

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