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iOS 6.1 Battery Life

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Michael Ginsberg Level 3 Level 3 (875 points)
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Jan 28, 2013 6:15 PM

I upgraded to iOS 6.1 a few hours ago and I must say that my iPhone 5 (previously running iOS 6.0.2) is getting insane battery life.  I have been using my iPhone for almost 45 minutes, standy for 2 hours and the iPhone is still at 100%.  This is just crazy.  I will continue to test tomorrow when at work and see what I get all day.

 

What is everyone else seiing?

 

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  • kaZangy Calculating status...
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    Jan 28, 2013 6:18 PM (in response to Michael Ginsberg)

    Sadly, I am seeing the exact opposite o_o

    I hope this changes in a little while lol.

     

    My iPhone 5's battery is going down pretty fast.

  • lostjournal Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 28, 2013 10:54 PM (in response to Michael Ginsberg)

    I have no issues with WiFi. The problem comes when you are on 3G. Not sure if CDMA phones are better in terms of 3G battery drain. I am down to 99% after about 30 mins usage out of which my 3G was not working for 25 mins. Too early to comment.

  • raviwala Calculating status...
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    Jan 28, 2013 11:43 PM (in response to Michael Ginsberg)

    are you seriosu mate ?

  • lostjournal Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 29, 2013 1:23 AM (in response to Michael Ginsberg)

    Now I am at 80% with 1 hour 34 minutes of usage. Seems nothing was done to improve battery.

    From my last reading 19% battery drain - for one hour of moderate usage - 4-5 web pages, and push notifications.

    That's all.

  • Sirfoxelot Level 1 Level 1 (50 points)
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    Jan 29, 2013 1:34 AM (in response to Michael Ginsberg)

    Mine is draining rapidly trying to connect to My works WIFI

     

    Seems nothing was done to fix the wifi Issues either. What did Apple do? just take 6.01, change the version number and release it??

  • Beatnik69 Calculating status...
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    Jan 29, 2013 4:48 AM (in response to Michael Ginsberg)

    My 3gs is the best after update, very improves battery life and ultra fast i can believe how a 2009 device can do it so well. More than 1% per hour standing by means you have a problem with some app. Try System activity monitor in appstore and find wich process is accessing your cpu and killing your battery in multi task. A must for everybody.

  • psanner Calculating status...
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    Jan 29, 2013 9:18 AM (in response to Beatnik69)

    I have the effect that since the update my iPhone battery Life is horrible.

     

    Checking the useage statistic gives the Strange info

     

    1.59 hours useage

    1.59 hours standby

     

    Now at 23%

     

    So for whatever reason the phone seems to be "always on" resulting in such Short battery Life.

     

    Any idea how to fix that?

  • Courcoul Level 6 Level 6 (11,135 points)
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    Jan 29, 2013 9:29 AM (in response to Michael Ginsberg)

    Better life? I have had a similar first impression after the upgrade. Overnight, it would drain about 5-6% of the total even if I turned all off but the cellular voice linkup.  This morning, 8 hours after the upgrade fiesta and with Cellular/Cellular Data/Wi-Fi/Bluetooth on (just no Locarion Services), I still had 100% on the gauge!  Woo hoo!!

  • plastikwap Calculating status...
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    Jan 29, 2013 10:11 AM (in response to Michael Ginsberg)

    since last night i upgrade to ios 6.1 my phone did´nt wake this morning the reason, the battery was drained after one night and no use at all, i charged again this morning to the 100% and now at 1:05 p.m. after maybe 10 min of use,the phone again is Off because it have no battery at all...... how can i do now?, how do i go back to the previous version of Ios?????

  • plastikwap Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 29, 2013 10:14 AM (in response to Michael Ginsberg)

    there are many more of people that it didn´t improve anything and worst is draining the battery in half day

  • Maggie3000 Calculating status...
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    Jan 29, 2013 11:03 AM (in response to plastikwap)

    Did the update to 6.1 last night. Left it unplugged on my desk and over night the battery drained about 35%.

    With iOS 6.0.2 it only lost approx. 5%.

     

    (iPhone 5, black, 64GB)

  • Don Louv Calculating status...
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    Jan 29, 2013 1:50 PM (in response to Michael Ginsberg)

    Updated to iOS 6.1 on an iPhone 5.

    Was 100% charged at 8AM.
    WiFi is off.  Bluetooth is On. 

    With very little actual usage, my battery is drained 94% of its charge  (now showing 6%) at 2PM.

  • Jeff Shulman Calculating status...
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    Jan 29, 2013 5:59 PM (in response to plastikwap)

    Mine is draining in half a day too. What happened?

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