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Ios 6.1 killed my battery life

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  • TheWrongStuff Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Nov 18, 2012 2:13 PM (in response to quack42)

    I was getting half a day on mine. Did a couple of things. The reset all settings did some improvement. Then I set it up as a new phone, switched push off on email and set it to every 15 minutes, switched off bookmark settings and a couple of other things and the battery life is now at 25 hours standby with about 6 hours usage.

  • rap_rap0817 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 22, 2012 2:13 AM (in response to Laura Drew1)

    i just want to share mine

     

    i have a iphone 5 32gb black

     

    when im playing music and texting my battery last for good maybe i think it will last 2 days

     

    i dont use lte or bluetooth coz in my country we dont have lte and if we have i dont plan also

     

    so here it is when im playing games like asphalt and brothers in arms

     

    my battery life draining fast its like 1 percent per minute

     

    is this normal???

  • MilkyMouse777 Level 2 Level 2 (220 points)
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    Nov 22, 2012 4:41 AM (in response to Laura Drew1)

    I think you should give it a try:

    I had this problem too and found a solution here, on the forum.

    Turn iCloud off. Wait a day or two and then turn it on again if you want to use it.

    It worked for me. Battery is much better.

    However, I also reset the settings after turning off iCloud.

  • Elle408 Calculating status...
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    Dec 2, 2012 4:32 AM (in response to Laura Drew1)

    I'm having the same problem! My once perfect iPhone 4 got ridiculously hot 3 nights ago and then wouldn't hold a charge, took it to the Genius bar who said my battery was fried so I got a replacement phone. Then that replacement lost it's charge within 3 hours of standby, took it back AGAIN and my 2nd replacement is fine, as I haven't updated the software and won't!

     

    Am now having massive problems with my iPad 2 doing the same thing, it just won't hold a charge and dies after about 3 hours, when it's been absoltely fine before. I've tried restoring it and turning everything off, to no avail. Plus, I don't like having to turn everything off and I shouldn't have to as it loses half it's functionality! I hope they fix this soon before I have to go back to Genius to try and get a replacement iPad.

  • isaacjb1995 Calculating status...
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    Dec 3, 2012 12:24 PM (in response to Elle408)

    I know of a fix for this.

     

    1. When not in use TURN YOUR PHONE OFF! Keeping it on Silent and locked in your pocket uses up battery.

     

    2. Turn off ALL location services, bluetooth.

     

    3. Downgrade to IOS 6 or 5.1.1 (most likely to work)

     

    Just downgraded mine to 5.1.1 and it is working fine again. Left locked on silent overnight (9hours) and it went down from 100% to only 98%.

     

    On IOS 6.0.1 , I left on 100%, locked and on silent, 9 hours later it would need connecting to a power source.

     

    Hope this works for you guys

  • Starsaway Calculating status...
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    Dec 22, 2012 11:24 PM (in response to Laura Drew1)

    I've read many many many posts about this subject...I have an iphone5,32Gb,and of course having the same problem. This is my first iphone,using a week so far and already disappointed. If u guys hear yourselves,u are literally saying "don't use this,don't use that.Turn everything off etc". Is this how I will use my phone? Did I pay for this? Cause if I turn everything off,it turns into a basic telephone which I could buy may be 10 of them with the same price. Apple,is this how u treat your customers,closing your eyes and ears ?

  • fpnet72 Calculating status...
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    Dec 23, 2012 12:03 AM (in response to Laura Drew1)

    Idem wrong problem battery life...no no no !!!!!  :-(

  • MG12345678 Calculating status...
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    Jan 29, 2013 3:42 AM (in response to Laura Drew1)

    same problem... 2 hours and battery goes from 100% to 37%... no calls taken or something else... mobile data deactivated and battery is ok... but no mobile data anymore :-( 

  • alex_sam Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 29, 2013 4:25 AM (in response to Laura Drew1)

    I have the same problems as you people!

    I bought my iPhone 5 (64gb) for christmas, and it's battery drained realy fast, even when I didn't use cellular data. A week later I changed it to another one, with the same specs. The battery was much better, though it still was a bit unsatisfying - after a day of use (about an hour of surfing on 3G, 2-3 hours of gaming and an hour of using utilities) I had about 55% left. Yesterday I upgraded to 6.1, and today it drained from 100% to 34% in 5 hours, though I used only for about an hour for gaming. I was expecting 6.1 to fix the battery drain issue, but it only made it worse. Though, I've heard that users claim having a better battery life on 6.1. Does this mean that there is something wrong with my device in particular?

  • adolfgarlic Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Jan 29, 2013 12:52 PM (in response to alex_sam)

    1000$ paperweight

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  • Noslee Calculating status...
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    Jan 30, 2013 6:07 AM (in response to Laura Drew1)

    Hi, I have a 32gb iPhone5 and with iOS 6.1, battery 80% to 20% in half day, phone is rather warm. All applications are exited, idle. unfortunately I cannot roll it back to 6.0.2 which was perfectly fine. hope Apple response soon as I have to shutdown the phone twice today to protect it from any kind of hardware damages.

  • andlopezz Calculating status...
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    Jan 30, 2013 3:05 PM (in response to Laura Drew1)

    Hello, I just upgrade yesterday to 6.1 and my battery dies in half of a day without making any phone calls. It is crazy. Please help me solve this issue. I have Iphone 4s and with 6.0.1 was working great. It is a shame every time there is an update to "fix" something it ends with this kind of problems.

  • alex_sam Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 30, 2013 3:07 PM (in response to adolfgarlic)

    You at least had a day of standby. Mine drained even in standby, all apps closed.
    Though, after the battery went to zero and then was charged to 100%, it's a lot better now. I had 80% left by the end of the day, and I've been using the phone quite actively. Probably, a full cycle normalizes the battery performance.. Those who are experiencing the same problems should try it.

  • mavjop Calculating status...
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    Jan 30, 2013 8:51 PM (in response to alex_sam)

    Same here, except for phone model. I have an iPhone 4S.

     

    I upgraded to iOS 6.1 yesterday. Today, my phone went from 100% to 30% in less than 3 hours! I was using it, but no more than usual, and generally it would last until 6pm, not 10am!

     

    I downloaded the SystemInfo free app. It shows 30% "User" CPU usage -- with NO other apps running (force-quit them all). Two of my friends with iPhone 5s (iPhones 5, I suppose, really) showed 3% and 7%. Turned off the phone. Turned it back on. NO other apps running, again. 60% User-space CPU usage! So it was running ... *something* at 30+% CPU *all the time*. The phone is really warm all the time and drains the battery at an insane rate.

     

    It's pretty clearly correlated with my upgrading to iOS 6.1. I think Apple needs to own up to having broken something and very quickly release a 6.1.1 update to fix it, or at the very least provide details on a work-around to avoid the problem.

     

    Regards,

    Stephen

  • Frank_Beverdam Calculating status...
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    Jan 31, 2013 8:30 AM (in response to Laura Drew1)

    I have the same thing since upgrading from 6.x to 6.1 my IPhone 5 AND Ipad2 experience power drains like never before (empty in half a day with low usage). My Iphone 5 also gets very hot.

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