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iOS 6.1 Battery Drain Problem

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  • roman_s Calculating status...
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    Jan 30, 2013 8:49 AM (in response to ZAPELECTRIFIED)

    Same problem on iPod touch 5. Battery drains much faster

  • fastfreddie1337 Calculating status...
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    Jan 30, 2013 9:51 AM (in response to ZAPELECTRIFIED)

    After performing the OTA Update to 6.1, my battery seemed fine. I set the alarms to wake me up. When I got up, I saw that the battery was sitting at 1%...while on the charger. I have tried charging it with different cables, electrical outlets, and couple of different computers; cleaned the ports using dust-off air spray; and the phone doesn't even hold a charge long enough to reset settings as it never gets above 1%.

     

    I really miss iOS 5. I didn't have any of these issues. First wi-fi and now a dead battery. This is getting very tiresome.

  • fastfreddie1337 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 30, 2013 10:39 AM (in response to ZAPELECTRIFIED)

    It doesn't hold a charge long enought to even reset the network settings while plugged in. The battery won't last long enought to do a restore or factory reset.

  • RedBooster Calculating status...
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    Jan 30, 2013 10:44 AM (in response to fastfreddie1337)

    I'm experiencing the same problem. My new iPad 4 was able to run 2 hours light use (just browsing non-flash web pages) with battery from 100% to 90%. But I upgraded to ios6.1 and recharged whole night to 100%. Today morning I browsed only 52 minutes the battery became 85%. The back of this iPad is obviously hotter than before. Bad APPLE! I tried to restore to ios6.0.1 but the error 3194 can be solved with all online tips. I'M DISAPPOINTED TO APPLE!

     

    Any suggestions how to roll back to ios6.0.1?

  • RedBooster Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 30, 2013 11:02 AM (in response to ZAPELECTRIFIED)

    Thank you Zapelectrified for both suggestions. I tried everything but it's the same. This is a 2 months iPad 4 and I never do any modification (never jailbreak or so). Windows 7 with latest iTunes 11.0.1.12. I tried a few different iPad3,4_6.0.1_10A523_Restore.ipsw. hosts file is clean but keep getting the same error.

     

    I googled online found many similar reports. What happened to Apple? If it wasn't such a big power drain change I can live with it. Also I found my Asphalt 7 game performance is significantly degraded. It barely can play but once a while it loses a few frames.

     

    I will go apple store as you suggested.

  • fance Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Jan 30, 2013 11:05 AM (in response to ZAPELECTRIFIED)

    The approach I used yesterday seems to have the phone in what I would call a "normal" state (ie: it no longer drains to 0% after 2 hours on standy).

     

    1). shut down all apps ie:

    - double-click the home button to reveal the running apps

    - select a running app by holding your finger on it's icon until they all start to "shake"

    - shut each one down by touching the red "-" until there are no more icons in the task bar

     

    2). Reset the network (which forces a reboot)

    - from the Settings "apps" select: General -> Reset -> Reset Network Settings

    - this should force a restart of the device

     

    Unfortunately i did all of these at once so I'm not sure which resolved my problem, but I now have something approaching a usable phone.

     

    FWIW also upgraded my iPad Mini to 6.1 (glutton for punishment I know) and it's been fine (again, I had to shut down all apps as some kept crashing on startup until I killed off everything)

     

    YMMV

  • s0sullivan Calculating status...
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    Jan 30, 2013 1:32 PM (in response to aarongdov)

    Same with my iPhone 4s. Updated OTA yesterday. The phone sat unused for 3 hours on my desk, having been charged to 100% overnight. When I grabbed it to go to lunch, it was at 26% and was really hot! I cleared all apps in memory, chekced nothing was hooked into gps, and walked for half an hour to get lunch, listening to music - by the time I got back, 1% battery left! Needless to say, before this update my phone would last all day no problem. What a mess!

  • Headhunter06 Calculating status...
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    Jan 30, 2013 4:08 PM (in response to ZAPELECTRIFIED)

    Finally, I am one of the lucky ones! While my iPhone 4s battery was draining almost as if it had a hole in it under iOS 6.0 and 6.0.1, with 6.1 I seem to be back the the long battery life I had under iOS 5.1. Not sure what Apple did, but for me it works.

  • fastfreddie1337 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 30, 2013 4:25 PM (in response to ZAPELECTRIFIED)

    Zap, I wanted to give you an update.

     

    This has been an odd turn of events. I had another idea that I thought I'd try. In addition to turning off all signals (Cellular, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth), I decided to turn on Airplane Mode. My phone was sitting at 1% when I started. In 4 minutes, it was at 100%. I have been using the phone to text and check email using my cellular data connection, and it seems to be holding a normal charge now. So, if this works, I'll be able to cancel my Genius Bar appointment for tomorrow morning.

  • s0sullivan Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 30, 2013 5:23 PM (in response to s0sullivan)

    Today: after a full charge over night, starting at 7am minimal usage (email, not on push, a few txts, calendar check etc) it is now 12.20, and I am on 17% battery

  • docjun Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 30, 2013 7:31 PM (in response to ZAPELECTRIFIED)

    i also noticed significant power drain in my iphone 6 after i upgraded to 6.1. but more when my 3g is ON

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