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Battery problems after updating to iOS 6.1

1769 Views 8 Replies Latest reply: Feb 4, 2013 6:49 AM by cornetmansop RSS
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Jan 29, 2013 8:57 AM

Since updating to iOS 6.1 my battery seems to drain at double speed. I barely used my iPhone today but noticed that by mid morning that the battery ws down to 28%. Since there was no problem with iOS 6.0.1, is there a way to restore back to that iOS?


All my apps are always closed and the normal power saving techniques are used.



Can anyone help?


Many thanks



iPhone 4S, iOS 5.1.1
  • chevysales Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Jan 29, 2013 9:10 AM (in response to cornetmansop)

    not sure as I am checking it out now but only thing I noticed as a result of 6.1 update was that iPhone 5 of mine is taking LONGER to charge to 100%.


    Everything else seems fine.

  • razmee209 Level 7 Level 7 (21,310 points)
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    Jan 29, 2013 9:12 AM (in response to cornetmansop)

    There is no legal way to downgrade IOS, it's not supported by Apple.

  • geekboy2000 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 29, 2013 12:40 PM (in response to cornetmansop)

    Same situation here, though FWIW, I don't see any change on my wi-fi only 3rd gen iPad. Only my iPhone 4S is affected. Severely.

  • Ralph9430 Level 6 Level 6 (12,460 points)
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    Jan 29, 2013 12:54 PM (in response to cornetmansop)

    First thing to try is to reset your device. Press and hold the Home and Sleep buttons simultaneously ignoring the red slider should one appear until the Apple logo appears. Let go of the buttons and let the device restart. See if that fixes your problem.


    This is the first thing Apple will tell you to try if you ask them about a problem with your phone.


    After updating my iOS to 6.1 I only noticed longer battery life along with many improvements, some small some more significant, in the default apps.

  • Snowblog Calculating status...
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    Feb 3, 2013 6:17 AM (in response to cornetmansop)


    For me, this update 6.1 on my iPhone 5 is a disaster!

    Battery drains like an hourglass! And worst of all, the battery will discharge even during the night while my iPhone 5 is plugged in! Probably once 100% charged, the battery no longer holds charge.

    Toaday, I just go home with a battery to 85%. Two hours later, without touching my phone (without notification or push or anything!) Battery fall down to 60%!

    The worst is that I anticipated this trouble by restoring my iPhone to install full version 6.1 directly from iTunes!

    So, I do not know what else to do! I am not sure a new restore improve things.

    I reset network settings on the iPhone, uncheck all applications potentially consuming battery, but no improvement!

  • logouted Calculating status...
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    Feb 3, 2013 7:20 AM (in response to cornetmansop)

    I got the same problem!!!!!

    What are we gonna do!?

    why the Apple does not do anything with it???!!!!


  • Snowblog Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 4, 2013 6:28 AM (in response to cornetmansop)

    I push the two iPhone's buttons until Apple's logo appears. It seems to fix (to improve ?) battery autonomy. But why restoring iPhone did not do the same thing ?

    Let's try that if you have some battery issue :

    Reset network setting

    Push the two button to reset iPhone.




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