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iOS 6 iPhone 4s battery drain

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  • Player8 Calculating status...
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    Nov 18, 2012 2:13 AM (in response to alxdc)

    These are the standard battery saving tips, which do work but for the people experiencing the terrible battery drain on idle (standby) the picture isn't so specific.

     

    Furthermore these have been covered in this 107 page thread, you will find if you stay long enough there will be a repeat cycle of question and answers. Have fun.

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    Nov 18, 2012 3:42 AM (in response to alxdc)

    These are tips to save battery and have been commented in this post. These tips won't solve the problem. In fact, no tips will solve the problem.

    I tried a lot of this, did many DFU new installations, changed my phone in an Apple Store and my battery is still having a crazy drain.

    This is a SERIOUS BUG on iOS 6, and Apple must solve it. I only hope they can fix it in the next iOS 6.1 version, although I'm not sure they will do, because I also tried 6.1 beta and the battery also drains crazy.

  • quasi76 Calculating status...
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    Nov 18, 2012 4:29 PM (in response to raistocho)

    I also tried all suggested fixes without success. How long do we wait for a fix? Does anyone at AAPL care? Someone asked me if we were all systimatically being pushed to buy the new iphone 5. If that is the case, is all this legal?

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    Nov 18, 2012 5:09 PM (in response to quasi76)

    Actually the iPhone 5 has the same issues so no, apple isn't trying to push people to the iPhone 5 lol

  • mhg8 Calculating status...
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    Nov 19, 2012 10:38 AM (in response to Greg Bastug1)

    Does anyone here know if Apple will do anything about this, and if yes, when?:)

  • waffles621 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 19, 2012 11:06 AM (in response to alxdc)

    Where do you go to in Settings to accomplish # 2& 3?

  • mc_hudd Calculating status...
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    Nov 19, 2012 11:11 AM (in response to waffles621)

    #2:  Open Settings > About > Diagnostics & Usage (at the bottom)

     

    #3:  Open Settings > Privacy > Location Services > System Services (at the bottom)

     

    Hope this helps! 

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    Nov 19, 2012 1:32 PM (in response to Greg Bastug1)

    UPDATE:

     

    After about one week of running as I did with all settings, accounts, location services, etc. in play, with THE ONLY CHANGE being turning off Safari bookmark syncing, my phone is NOT overheating and the battery life IS where I expect (remember) it.  I can go 2+ days without worrying about charging, and my phone is 1.5 years old/in-service.

     

    Sorry this fix is not universal for all of you; but, it does convince me that Safari bookmarks was a culprit on my iPhone 4.  Now, is anybody at Apple reading this...after 107 pages of discussion posts?

     

    Good Luck to All.

  • mhg8 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 19, 2012 2:17 PM (in response to M.A.Stough)

    how do you turn off safara bookmark syncing?!

  • Ingridipad Calculating status...
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    Nov 19, 2012 2:18 PM (in response to Greg Bastug1)

    I did not update to iOS 6. Too scared after my iPad1 was rendered useless by iOS 5.1. My battery just started draining one day - the same day iPhone 5 was released. I did update after iOS 6.01 because it was supposed to fix the battery drain of 6.0 - or 5.1.1, in my case. Still draining. I will not be turning things off while I stand on my head and scratch my nose, or any those steps involved in the "fixes". Shouldn't have to.

     

    Funny but when I google battery drain, results show the first lines of posts that say "... and now it's fixed! Hope it works for y'all"!

    That's awesome

  • Jason Creasey Calculating status...
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    Nov 19, 2012 2:29 PM (in response to mhg8)

    > how do you turn off safara bookmark syncing?!

     

    Settings > iCloud > Safari = OFF (assuming you sync bookmarks with your Mac / iPad etc using iCloud).

  • Abrastakio Calculating status...
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    Nov 19, 2012 2:48 PM (in response to Greg Bastug1)

    I,ve a iPhone 4. With ios5 my battery last 3days. With ios6 hardly lasts 1 day. Yesterday I went to bed with 70% and went i woke up my battery was off

     

     

    Try to switch off the automatic update off clock time

  • Ingridipad Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 19, 2012 6:33 PM (in response to Greg Bastug1)

    Did that back in the beginning & just checked again just in case but nope, not a fix for mine :(

  • cbk76 Calculating status...
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    Nov 20, 2012 8:08 AM (in response to Greg Bastug1)

    Tried all the suggestions to avoid battery drain, my battery is still ending up completely drained after sitting idle for a few hours. This is my only phone, and witih a kiddo, I think it's a serious problem that it can end up dead so fast. I'm actually considering a different phone at this point, and I've been an apple person for 20 years.

  • WindsorDaPanda Calculating status...
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    Nov 20, 2012 12:34 PM (in response to Greg Bastug1)

    IMG_0557.PNGThis is abosolutely unnacceptable. I cannot even get through an entire of school 5 classes with battery like this! I'm beginning to lose faith in Apple. They haven't even acknowledged the problem.

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