8 Replies Latest reply: Nov 17, 2012 5:27 AM by minnie512 Branched to a new discussion.
Tnel55 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

After updating my IPhone 4 to IOS6 I've been experiencing significant battery draining for basic use of my phone that worked ok before the update. I'm starting to wonder now if Apple is putting out updates and products without testing or verification. Safari is now crashing more frequently, my home button works sporadically, and my touchscreen feedback is not as responsive as it used to be and the phone appears to be slower. I have over 7GB of RAM left and I don't believe that's why my phone has slowed since these problems began immediately after the IOS6 update. Is anyone else having problems and what is the fix if there is one?


iPhone 4, iOS 6
  • 1. Re: Battery drain and Wi-fi issues after updating to IOS6?
    Headworker40 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Dears,

    I've got the same issues after updating to iOS6. I could add more: my network connection started to be very slowly and it doesn't matter WiFi or 3g way. Youtube is not working properly and it takes a lot of time to get the video. Ok, maybe I could assept it like first release but give me back my battery life. SOS!

  • 2. Re: Battery drain and Wi-fi issues after updating to IOS6?
    thecomputerjames01 Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)

    This seems to be a major problem for all IPhone 4 users, apple will definitely repair this in the next update. For know you can:

     

    Adjust brightness: Dimming the screen is another way to extend battery life. Go to Settings > Brightness & Wallpaper and drag the slider to the left to lower the default screen brightness. In addition, turning on Auto-Brightness allows the screen to adjust its brightness based on current lighting conditions. Go to Settings > Brightness & Wallpaper and set Auto-Brightness to On.

     

    Turn off push mail: If you have a push mail account such as Yahoo! or Microsoft Exchange, turn off push when you don't need it. Go to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Fetch New Data and set Push to Off. Messages sent to your push e-mail accounts will now be received on your phone based on the global Fetch setting rather than as they arrive.

     

    new data less frequently: Applications such as Mail can be set to fetch data wirelessly at specific intervals. The more frequently e-mail or other data is fetched, the quicker your battery may drain. To fetch new data manually, from the Home screen choose Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Fetch New Data and tap Manually. To increase the fetch interval, go to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Fetch New Data and tap Hourly. Note that this is a global setting and applies to all applications that do not support push services.

     

    Turn off push notifications: Some applications from the App Store use the Apple Push Notification service to alert you of new data. Applications that extensively rely on push notifications (such as instant messaging applications) may impact battery life. To disable push notifications, go to Settings > Notifications and disable notifications for select applications. Note that this does not prevent new data from being received when the application is opened. Also, the Notifications setting will not be visible if you do not have any applications installed that support push notifications.


    Minimize use of location services: Applications that actively use location services such as Maps may reduce battery life. To disable location services, go to Settings > Privacy > Location Services or use location services only when needed.

     

     

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  • 3. Re: Battery drain and Wi-fi issues after updating to IOS6?
    XtremeArtists Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    I have a similar problem: IPhone 4S (upgraded to IOS 6 OTA) connects to cellular data while sleeping/locked. I have an Airport base station the phone connects to when awake, but at night it's using cellular data.

     

    My second iPhone 4S upgraded to IOS 6 using iTunes shows no problem.

  • 4. Re: Battery drain and Wi-fi issues after updating to IOS6?
    Tnel55 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I've tried different things including turning off location based services on all of my apps except the weather app and push notifications are turned off. I don't have any extra apps opened, but now my phone is starting to get extremely warm. At the rate the battery is draining, I'm expecting over 6 hours before the battery level reaches 30% with basic usage such as occasional searches using Safari. I'm just hoping that apple will have some fix to this IOS 6 problem. I ordered my iPhone 5 and it's supposed to arrive today and I'm hoping that the new phone doesn't experience similar issues.

  • 5. Re: Battery drain and Wi-fi issues after updating to IOS6?
    matrixxzero Level 1 Level 1 (120 points)

    Apple acknowledges issue and sends a fix to Verizon users phones!

     

    New Knowledge Base for this even.

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5526

  • 6. Re: Battery drain and Wi-fi issues after updating to IOS6?
    Tnel55 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I read over this article earlier today and it's unfortunate that Apple has more money than ever before and they are putting out beta test products now. I've been an Apple product supporter since I bought the first IPhone, but it appears that all good things eventually come to an end. I hope there's a fix for these problems since I'm locked into another 2 years with AT&T with the new IPhone 5. Steve Jobs would have never released such an incomplete and erroneous IOS or Apple product without thorough beta testing.

  • 7. Re: Battery drain and Wi-fi issues after updating to IOS6?
    Tnel55 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    The battery life issue is very troublesome to me too. I don't care too much for some of the problems associated with Apps as they can be understandably plagued with glitches. I just don't understand why Apple with all of its money, provided an update that's advertised as the greatest with over 200 new features and snub most users by failing to test basic operational functions on all of the older devices including the Iphone 4 & 4S. I'm wondering when they'll release a statement showing they knew about these problems before the IOS6 release. 

  • 8. Re: Battery drain and Wi-fi issues after updating to IOS6?
    minnie512 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I think the battery draining is due to the screen brightness. Even when brightness is off my screen will change draining the battery. Very annoying. Contacted apple twice. Was hoping the update a few weeks back would have solved the issues. Not and now I'm constantly getting spring board crashes!!! About to say goodbye to apple!!!!