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Iphone 5 and IOS 6.0.2 is draining my battery!

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  • d4q Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 21, 2012 7:45 AM (in response to atdguy)

    Same thing happened to me but I didn't realize it was related to 6.0.2 until I found this thread today. About the same time I upgraded the OS I got a new wall charger. I thought that was the reason for my battery problems but now I know its the OS.

  • jmpage2 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 21, 2012 8:00 AM (in response to atdguy)

    The only thing that has changed on my AT&T iPhone 5 was installation of 6.0.2.  Imagine my surprise when my phone was completely 100% flat after just sitting on my desk for a few hours.  I tried a network settings reset but that didn't seem to clear it.  It seems that it is an interaction between the iPhone on 6.0.2 and my Netgear router, as the accelerated battery drain doesn't appear to happen at my work.

     

    I left my phone on my nightstand at 95% and when I got up six hours later the phone was completely dead.

     

    I unplugged my phone this morning when I got up and it only showed 92% even though it had been charging all night.  Sitting here a little over an hour later and the phone is down to 82% even though I haven't used it.

     

    Houston, we have a problem.

  • mojodaddy Calculating status...
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    Dec 21, 2012 7:50 AM (in response to atdguy)

    Also having major battery drain. Waiting for 6.0.3 ... get a team on it and give it to us for your Christmas present to us as this 6.0.2 is a real Grinch!!

  • bukston Calculating status...
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    Dec 21, 2012 7:51 AM (in response to atdguy)

    I have two iPhones 5. They both are the same, with the same apps, the same configurations. I updated with the 6.0.2 just one of the phones. There is no reason to question the problem with the IOS6.0.2. Apple, please fix the issue with 6.0.3. Everyone above have his/her point. THERE IS A BATTERY PROBLEM! Don't be that big bird that put the head into the send underground. This is unacceptable.

  • andyfrombath Calculating status...
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    Dec 21, 2012 8:06 AM (in response to atdguy)

    My first post in the Apple communities forum. I am so frustrated with Apple!!! Ever since the launch of the iPhone 5 (on Vodafone here in the UK) I've had nothing but problems!

     

    Weak signal (never had issues with coverage on the iPhone 4)

    Constantly drops off 3G

    Dodgy Wifi connections - needing reset / reconnect regularly

     

    I had high hopes for some fixes following the update to IOS 6.0.2 this week, but it's introduced ANOTHER problem which seems to drain the battery SO quickly. Haven't done anything unusual today and made a point to ensure no background apps were running.... so far, after 4 hours from full charge I'm drained to just 37%!!! What's going on??

     

    APPLE PLEASE SORT THIS OUT!!! Currently I cannot recommend Apple to my friends and family and am beginning to lose faith in the brand and what used to be top of the range, cutting edge and innovative products.

     

    PLEASE PLEASE put an update out to users to commit that these issues (can we still call them teething problems after 3 months??) are going to get addressed and BY WHAT DATE can we expect a fix?

     

    Thanks... a very frustrated Apple customer!

  • MarkSem Calculating status...
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    Dec 21, 2012 8:09 AM (in response to atdguy)

    My iPhone 5 (Verizon) battery now draining at approximately 2x the normal rate. Also, the new update has stopped my camera from working. Getting a bit sad that apple doesn't seem to test these updates before releasing.

  • jheaven Calculating status...
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    Dec 21, 2012 8:15 AM (in response to andyfrombath)

    I turned my phone off and back on yesterday and it seems to have helped.  Battery life is back to normal.  Good luck everyone!  Force it off by holding down the power button on the top right. 

  • eliehajj Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 21, 2012 8:44 AM (in response to atdguy)

    the update fixed WiFi issues for me, no more unexpected WiFi cuts... but as far as battery problems, I can say that the battery is being depleted twice as fast... going to reset and restore from backup and see what happens.

  • aokour Calculating status...
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    Dec 21, 2012 8:49 AM (in response to atdguy)

    I Have the same issue too !!!
    My battery is draining quickly, i jhave Iphone 5, and the battery is very very bad.

    I almost need to keep charging my iphone like all the time !!!!!!

    APPLE COME ON !!!!! Are you trying to make me move to samsung !!!

  • producer–steve Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Dec 21, 2012 8:50 AM (in response to atdguy)

    I'm losing 10% an hour roughly light web only, 100% at 1pm, 63% at 4.48pm 6.0.2 is caning the battery. Please sort it Apple!

  • alwaystubed Level 1 Level 1 (70 points)

    People, send feedback to Apple. It's the only way they will address the issue. Complaints here go unheard.

     

    http://www.apple.com/feedback/iphone.html

  • BatmanX Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Dec 21, 2012 9:18 AM (in response to alwaystubed)

    I hate to tell you guys that the battery drain has ALWAYS been there since the iPhone 5 came out with 6.0. It got worse with 6.0.1 and now with 6.0.2 worse still.

    Mine has never gotten any more than 4 hours of use before dying (half of the advertised 8 hours that Tim Cook presented). I have screen shots to prove this. I have traded in my phone 3 TIMES after trying every fix I could find on the forums(DFU restore, turning off push, location services, ad tracking, you name it). Nothing helps. I think Apple sold everyone an iPhone 5 with either A. a bum battery or B. a poor antenna that drains the battery. It's not strange that they have not said ONE DAM WORD about the issue because they would be giving everyone their money back or a new phone or doing something that would cost them a crap load of money to fix the issue. They rather ignore the issue, come out with a better iPhone in six months and charge us for something that should have been fixed for free in the first place.

  • jmpage2 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 21, 2012 9:19 AM (in response to BatmanX)

    I hate to tell you, but you're mistaken.  Most were not having serious battery issues before this update.  I could always get through a full day with my iPhone 5 even if I used it quite a lot.  Now, the phone will drain completely just sitting on a desk for several hours.  See the difference?

  • BatmanX Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Dec 21, 2012 9:36 AM (in response to jmpage2)

    Actually I'm not mistaken. There are two forums on here with over 300,000 views and 2000 posts dedicated to the IOS 6.0.X battery drain issue. Your phone may not have experience this directly until now but trust me, it's ALWAYS been there for a majority of people with both the iPhone 4s and iPhone 5.

     

    https://discussions.apple.com/message/20343784#20343784

  • bamakore Calculating status...
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    Dec 21, 2012 9:37 AM (in response to jmpage2)

    Same here I thought I purchased an Apple product.....maybe I'm wrong but I feel like I have my Razer Maxx again on IOS 6.0.1 I had no wifi issues and excellent battery I could use pandora for over 45 minutes before my battery would hit 99% from a full charge now using Pandora for the same time frame and my phone is at 43% This is a Verizon iphone 5 can I go back to IOS 6.0.1

     

    For now on I'm going to wait a full month before updating any new software and this is making it hard for me to purchace any new Apple products in the future

     

    Apple You need a lot more testing before you push out updates Steve Jobs would be very unhappy with the way the iphone 5 has launched

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