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Iphone 5 and IOS 6.0.2 is draining my battery!

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  • .zaph. Calculating status...
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    Dec 23, 2012 12:20 PM (in response to atdguy)

    Just to inform you that Apple has noticed this thread. I received a call from someone at Apple Care on Friday who wanted to ask me about my posts on this forum. (which is pretty awesome if you ask me)

     

    We played phone tag all day Friday and didn't get a chance to talk but I'll keep you posted if I get more information.

  • nardello Calculating status...
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    Dec 23, 2012 12:40 PM (in response to atdguy)

    I tried to restore ios 6.0.1 without success, but i don't want try again. Apple is responsible of this situation and i don't want lose my warranty. They must resolve this problem that i didn't have before the update. I use this phone for work, and payd 729 euros for a device that in this condition is useless. 4 hours in stand by is a shame!  Unfortunatly there is no assistance in these days at apple store, but I'll go asap!

     

    Thank you for all your replies!

  • Wazza_ Calculating status...
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    Dec 23, 2012 2:00 PM (in response to atdguy)

    The first night I installed 6.0.2 i woke to find my phone off. This has almost never happened to me. Obviously if the battery was almost flat it could happen but with no usage I would usually lose no more than 5% during the night on every iphone ive had. I am sure it had far more than that. Although, maybe because it ran flat, I havent had any battery problems since but I still have the wifi issues :-(

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    Dec 23, 2012 2:43 PM (in response to atdguy)

    had the same problem after upgrading to iOS 6.0.2.

     

    Turn off iCloud Backup from setting -> iCloud -> Storage & Backup -> Backup. This resolved the battery drain for me.

     

    What setting do other people have for iCloud? Was there a fix for iCloud in iOS 6.0.2?

  • paulfromhere Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 23, 2012 3:21 PM (in response to Nasserb786)

    I had been using wi-fi for backup, so cloud backup was off. An interesting page here:  http://www.apple.com/iphone/battery.html

     

    which says (regarding the 225 hour standby claim):

     

    Standby Time Tests

    Testing conducted by Apple in August 2012 using preproduction iPhone 5 units and software, on both GSM and CDMA carrier networks. All settings were default except: Wi-Fi was associated with a network; the Wi-Fi feature Ask to Join Networks was turned off.

    9 Days .. I can't even get 2!

  • swtns98 Calculating status...
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    Dec 23, 2012 4:53 PM (in response to .zaph.)

    Good to know that Apple has contacted you, please keep us posted. After updating I now have the same battery issue. My battery is drained before the end of day and I rarely use it for anything but talk and text....

    very frustrated

     

    but thanks

  • oracle301 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 23, 2012 5:14 PM (in response to swtns98)

    I am having the same issue. I called Apple support and they checked out my battery via some over the air connection and the guy told me don't worry your battery is fine. But I can tell that it's not fine b/c I had more juice before I upgraded. Secondly, I am losing about 1% charge every 2 min of casual use (just checking my email or visiting a site like yahoo or msn). It is ridiculous and I feel like I was tossed to the curb. The guy was like well lets wait 2 wks to run another diagnostic. I mean is this really the best help that they can give me by telling me to wait?

  • StoneyDeVille Calculating status...
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    Dec 23, 2012 5:33 PM (in response to oracle301)

    Someone from Apple please help with this problem ASAP.   Before 6.0.2 update lots of battery life... After 6.0.2 no battery life and a warm phone.   When will this be fixed please?

  • StoneyDeVille Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 23, 2012 5:33 PM (in response to atdguy)

    Someone from Apple please help with this problem ASAP.   Before 6.0.2 update lots of battery life... After 6.0.2 no battery life and a warm phone.   When will this be fixed please?

  • Man.of.Tomorrow Calculating status...
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    Dec 23, 2012 6:11 PM (in response to StoneyDeVille)

    I had heard about IPhone 5 using cellular data over wi fi, fortunately I hadn't experimented this problem until now that I updated to iOS 6.0.2. Now even at home with a strong wi fi signal, it uses about 2 Mb of cellular data an hour. I saw one thread discussing this, the software update not only causes battery to drain faster than ever but also causing the nightmare I'm telling you about. Anyone noticed this? Any solution besides turning off cellular data?

  • superstilk Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Dec 23, 2012 6:25 PM (in response to atdguy)

    The update was draining my battery.  I work for the airlines and most of the day my iphone is in airplane mode.  After flights it's down about and additional 10%.  End of the day it's less than 20% and it's been in airplane mode most of the day!  I hard rebooted it and now the wifi issue is back; it drops the wifi in stby mode after about a minute.

  • BillBeaton Calculating status...
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    Dec 23, 2012 7:49 PM (in response to atdguy)

    I have a new iPhone 5 (4 days) and I keep dropping wifi, and the battery drain is huge. If I use the iPhone significantly while its charging it is still dropping about 1% every 10 minutes unless I use my iPad charger (which has twice the amperage).   I wish I'd left it at 6.01.

  • 12u13y Calculating status...
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    Dec 23, 2012 8:16 PM (in response to atdguy)

    I also encounter this problem

    Ios 6.0.1 battery life is good but poor wifi receive

    Change to 6.0.2 battery worse but wifi better

     

    Team staff please help before claim for the new one

  • CVMax Calculating status...
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    Dec 23, 2012 8:26 PM (in response to atdguy)

    I am having the same problem after updating the iOS software to 6.0.2 today. I actually never had wifi issues or battery problems, all was within expectation. Today, however, I went to watch Skyfall and during the time the movie ran, about 2 hours and a bit, my battery had drained from 85% to 45%. It was on silent and nothing was going on or at least nothing that I initiated. There seems to be real issue here and I would hope that this can be fixed asap since battery life is one of the key downsides of the iPhone5.

  • cloud92 Calculating status...
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    Dec 23, 2012 8:35 PM (in response to 12u13y)

    My iPhone 5 on IOS6.0.1 was running just fine with both wi-fi and battery life until being prompted to upgrade to 6.0.2.  Having so much faith in Apple I upgraded as advised and life is full of unpleasant surprises since!!!

     

    Having a fully charged battery (100%) just before going to bed I woke up to find my phone battery down to just over 70% while I was in dreamland (or wherever I may be...).  Just a few phone chats and quick email downloads via wi-fi my battery reading is down below 40%! 

     

    Tried turning to online Apple support for help but that's a total disappointment and bloody waste of time. I hope my faith in Apple is not misplaced! 

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