3 Replies Latest reply: Jan 31, 2013 6:59 PM by Rvind
LuciaCoffey Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I have an iphone 4GS and loaded the new ios 6.1.  Immediately found that my battery will now only last 4 hrs tops.  I am not using wi-fi or bluetooth.  Are others having this issue?  Can I go back to 6.0?  I can't get through long business mtgs on a full charge.  Unacceptable!

iPhone 4S, iOS 6.1
  • 1. Re: does ios 6.1 cause battery life issues?
    bhazel Level 4 Level 4 (3,495 points)

    there is no support way to down grade but you should try your basic trouble shooting> restart>reset>restore as new

  • 2. Re: does ios 6.1 cause battery life issues?
    LILIANA_87 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    You have better look than me! mine turned off and i cant turn it back on or even charge. All i get is the red low battery screen.

    unacceptable is right!!

  • 3. Re: does ios 6.1 cause battery life issues?
    Rvind Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    My iPhone 5 a few days ago was running iOS 6.0.1. I was rather skeptical of updating it all this while after hearing many tragic battery life stories on iOS 6.0.2 and since my battery life wasn't that great, I thought it'd be a good idea to steer clear of causing further mishap to my battery life. When iOS 6.1 came out, I did some research about the battery life on that firmware version and got mixed stories about battery life. I took the decision to leave it be for the moment.
              Just 2 days back, I discovered from certain other users that if you back up all your data, restore your phone, let the charge run out out and then charge it completely, the battery life took the turn for the better. Since I was restoring my phone, iTunes automatically updated my phone to iOS 6.1. I didn't want it to be updated actually, but it did no damage as what I thought it would.

               Now my battery life is better than before. When I left it idling overnight, it used to lose about 5-7% percent. Now, it just loses 2-3% or sometimes even 1! I think it's the restore option which really rejuvenates the phone