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  • 3,345. Re: iPhone 5 battery life is way worse than iPhone 4
    atlantis79 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    My WiFi has definitely improved... It is now on good 11-12 hours of usage but 3G is just as bad as it ever was :(

  • 3,346. Re: iPhone 5 battery life is way worse than iPhone 4
    objectref Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    @sbailey4:

    No, i am not running some beta of 6.1, i am on 6.02. Should i install that thing ? Not happened to anyone alse here ?

  • 3,347. Re: iPhone 5 battery life is way worse than iPhone 4
    Jangeles323 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Do the update through itunes and not ota.. its recommended to just back up through icloud then do a full restore.. if not, just click on update through itunes and that should get you to 6.1 final release. IF not just do a restore and that should push ios 6.1 onto your phone as well but you do loose everything. That's why i suggest backing up with icloud first.

  • 3,348. Re: iPhone 5 battery life is way worse than iPhone 4
    sbailey4 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Well most reports seem to point to yes you should update. As with every update some users are helped greatly and others not at all. However I have not seen a lot of positive reviews with iOS 6.0.2 and have seen a lot with iOS 6.1. So far have not seen any reports that 6.1 made anything worse.  Even the beta versions were reported to have better battery life. I have updated a 4s and so far no issues. I believe if I were you I would update but of course you may want to wait a few more days if you are not sure. I would be more concerned as to why its telling you to update to beta 4. I believe I would plug into iTunes and check if I were you and not do the OTA its requesting you to do. Not heard of anyone else being prompted to update to beta 4. That is odd.

    objectref wrote:

     

    @sbailey4:

    No, i am not running some beta of 6.1, i am on 6.02. Should i install that thing ? Not happened to anyone alse here ?

  • 3,349. Re: iPhone 5 battery life is way worse than iPhone 4
    Jangeles323 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I agree with him, i have nothing but getting good results on 6.1. at the moment ii'm at 53% with about 3 1/2hrs of usage that could probably reach 4hrs of usage at 50%. so technically i can push 8hrs usage before it reaches zero.. and my standby at moment is 19hrs and 1/2.. I've never actually pushed this results before on a 6.0.1 but it was kinda close to it..

  • 3,350. Re: iPhone 5 battery life is way worse than iPhone 4
    HwyHawk1976 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Battery=65%. Usage=1:45. Standby=16hr +.

     

    Really hope 6.1 just takes time to seat. Phone will last thru the day tho. Thats a good thing..

  • 3,351. Re: iPhone 5 battery life is way worse than iPhone 4
    objectref Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    I did as you and other guys here told me with success! Ipluged-in my iPhne to iTunes and did the update to 6.1 from there, everything runs fine and now i have LTE enabled on my carrier (though i have not cover where i live...)

     

    Thanks a lot all of you!

     

     

  • 3,352. Re: iPhone 5 battery life is way worse than iPhone 4
    joegod Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes!!! it seems the new IOS 6.1 fixed the problem about battery, at least for me.

     

    Greetings.

  • 3,353. Re: iPhone 5 battery life is way worse than iPhone 4
    Keja3600 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    i'm holding off my enthousiasm for a few more days but i do notice a dramatic change in battery life since ios6.1... i'm hoping it stays this way.usually after work my battery was down to about 5%,as i am writing this my battery is still at 45% percent and no i have no wifi at work whatsoever so all day on cellular.been disappointed before though so im not getting my hopes up too much.but this is pretty good news imo so lets wait and see if this keeps up...anyone else notice this?

  • 3,354. Re: iPhone 5 battery life is way worse than iPhone 4
    CliffHNZ Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm seeing 18.5 hours standby, 2.75 hours usage at 54%. Keep in mind this usage was on a mix of wifi and 3G (no LTE here yet) and was only checking email and a bit of Facebook. Nothing major and far from heavy. At this stage I'm not worried anymore as my phone is now up for auction on our equivalent of eBay. I do wish everyone luck as, besides this bleeping battery issue I did like the phone or, more to the point, I liked the software available for it. I just hope that whatever I choose will give me as much enjoyment as the iPhone line has over the past nearly 5 years.

     

       Thanks everyone....

  • 3,355. Re: iPhone 5 battery life is way worse than iPhone 4
    iLoveiPhone85 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have been so bummed out since I got the IPhone 5 in September, about the battery.  I can say without any hesitation that my battery problems are fixed with the new update. It doesn't die in standby and it is pretty consistent with what I was getting with my Iphone 4.  Jamison, What happened? LOL I'm just teasing! I see that not everybody is seeing these good results which is weird but, I can say first hand that a software update did fix the impossible that Jamison was preaching.  Did yours get better Jamison? Thanks

  • 3,356. Re: iPhone 5 battery life is way worse than iPhone 4
    Keja3600 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    yes i'm curious about that too :D

  • 3,357. Re: iPhone 5 battery life is way worse than iPhone 4
    Jameson! Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)

    LOL!!!   I'm not going to run and hide from the issue.

     

    While it's still early and the jury is still out, here are my observations, remembering that my phones have not had anywhere near the poor performance that many have reported.......

     

    1. My wifi performance has improved dramatically with 6.1
    2. I notice the signal strength for cellular SEEMS to be slightly worse (both 3g and LTE) in specific locations compared to before the update.   One less bar for many locations that I frequent.  e.g. I see 3 bars of LTE at my desk, where it was always 4 bars on previous firmware versions.
    3. I have not seen where #2 has made any performance difference, but have not made many calls yet either.

     

    Looks to me that APPLE has tweaked the reception parameters?   If that has solved the battery issue for many, terrific!   But surprising.   I'm hoping that performance won't suffer as a result.

     

    Can anyone report in on LTE/3g voice call performance?

     

    If I was wrong in my claim, I'll surely admit so, happily.   Let's just give it a week or two and see if the problem has really been solved.........

  • 3,358. Re: iPhone 5 battery life is way worse than iPhone 4
    Keja3600 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    we've had a lot of different opinions over time but i agree on this one,lets wait and see if it's really resolved.still on 30% right now so it looks optimistic BUT lets not get too excited.in a week or so we'll know more

  • 3,359. Re: iPhone 5 battery life is way worse than iPhone 4
    sbailey4 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Ha good news everyone fingers crossed. Hey Jameson, maybe Apple still should reduce the size of that BIG map error reporting button and use that space for a tad bigger battery! I bet the rumored 5s means "super" battery. 

     

    Hope this holds out for everyone. So far 6.1 seems to be a decent update. Better battery, wifi resolved for most and folks can use their Netgear routers again. Not to mention that awesome big map error reporting button. Guess Craig Federighi is safe for now.