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iOS 6.1 Battery Drain Problem

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  • rapolu Calculating status...
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    Feb 4, 2013 9:18 PM (in response to Builder1)

    Try to delete your iCloud account & activate it again after reboot, I heard that iCloud fix worked for some people.

     

    I tried that first, it didn't help, then reset network settings, it didn't help either. Finally tried the exchange account fix. That fixed the issue. I know it is frustrating, unfortunately Apple never publicly acknowledge the issues, but quietly they release the fix after few months. Hope they release the fix soon.

  • TracerBullet29 Calculating status...
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    Feb 4, 2013 9:31 PM (in response to ZAPELECTRIFIED)

    Been using iphone 5 for the last 3 months, and after the iOS upgrade the battery life worsened,i see lot of people mentioning tips that work for each one of them but does not seem to be working for all of us.It takes me 3 cycles of charge time to use my smart phone which i use mostly for phone and exchange.Last 2 days i have noticed my battery drops to 50% overnight without any usage and my exchange is on manual push.Now if one were to follow the tips that are mentioned and still might not work, then my smart phone is really not so smart and me just getting more dumber.....come on apple do something before you start losing loyal customers or is it that you have stopped caring......

  • Pug760 Calculating status...
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    Feb 4, 2013 10:09 PM (in response to ZAPELECTRIFIED)

    I'm having the same problem, only my battery seems to drain worse than most of you guys.  My phone died twice thorughout a worknight while being on standby most of the time.  That's twice from 100% to dead in 12 hours with minimal usage.

     

    I attempted to restore through iTunes, but that only deletes everything on my phone and won't revert it back to 6.0.1.  I downloaded the 6.0.1 firmware but am unable to install it, presumably because Apple is not signing it anymore.

     

    I can't even comprehend how Apple could not catch such a problem in testing.  Now I'm looking at how much I can sell the phone for on ebay or something, and how much a newer Android phone would cost.  Actually, the android phone wouldn't have to be too new to still out feature the Iphone 5.

  • donne002 Calculating status...
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    Feb 5, 2013 1:07 AM (in response to mrjk999)

    thanks indeed. Followed this advice and it seemed to have done the trick..... at least for now. Fingers crossed ( if only to stop me making any rude gestures to Apple

  • Matt Hardy Calculating status...
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    Feb 5, 2013 1:20 AM (in response to ZAPELECTRIFIED)

    Just for the record.

     

    Battery drained to shutdown, recharged to 100%

    After some minimal safari surfing and standby I am on 54%.

     

    Usage: 3hrs 8 min (I hardly believe it btw)

    Standby: 17hrs 49min

     

    and 46% drained.

     

    This is way off the selling usage.

    Also, I have screen dimmed.

     

    On another note, I am making mobile apps, and have these android phones..

    Here are stats:

     

    Samsung gio:  from 100% to 'need recharge warning'

    6days 19 hours standby, 3hrs wifi, 6d 17h idle

     

    Sony Xperia: from 100% to 51%

    3days 13h (wifi 34%, OS 28%, standby 21%, idle 14%, screen 4%)

     

    Conclusion, iphone battery is not that good, will continue to carry a spare battery - sigh.

    (the iOS is only juuuust keeping me with iphone)

    OS X Mountain Lion, i7 Air v5,2
  • Matt Hardy Level 1 Level 1 (135 points)
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    Feb 5, 2013 1:22 AM (in response to Builder1)

    You are right, I can live with apple maps, but not with apple battery silence.

  • Lars.munther Calculating status...
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    Feb 5, 2013 1:57 AM (in response to donne002)

    Yes!!!

    Finally after a week of battery drain problem it seems to be gone. I did a mix of suggestions from this thread but i did not need to remove my email accounts. My procedure was the following:

    1) Let the battey drop to 2 % capacity  (took about 2 hours from 100 %)

    2) Set the phone in "Flight Mode"

    3) Let the battary be totally empty and shut down (took about 6 hours!)

    4) Charge the battery to 100 %

    5) After fully charged, but before removing the charger and still in "Flight mode" I did a "Network restore" (I have tried this begore but not from "Flight Mode" and with charger connected. Then it did not work for me ...)

    6) Add to wifi again -> This seems to work. After 3 hours standby and some mail and sms-conversations I still have 93 % capacity left.

     

    I use booth Exchange, Gmail, hotmail  accounts and have ICloud and wifi actived on my IPhone 4s. I had no problems at all with the battery before updating from 6.0.x to 6.1 which I did last week. After that the phone needed to be recharged approxemately every 4 hour until now. 

     

    Thanks to all that sharing your successful procedure for a solution to the battery drain problem. And 

    good luck to everybody that still have the problem!

  • Eskander Calculating status...
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    Feb 5, 2013 3:32 AM (in response to Lars.munther)

    I think that you battery has been ok from the beginning. Man if it takes 6 hourse from 2% to 0% you should be happy.

     

    Mine take 3 hours from 100% to 0% With a completley new battery and everything turned off.

     

    Your batter has been fine. But I will test you suggestion and report back.

  • byfaith62 Calculating status...
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    Feb 5, 2013 5:13 AM (in response to ZAPELECTRIFIED)

    I too updated my 4S to IOS 6.1 and my battery has drained down to less than 50% in less than 2 hours. I did not have this problem before. I don't know what's going on. I was told to do a restore, but the problem still exist. Don't know what to do????

  • Eskander Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 5, 2013 7:10 AM (in response to Lars.munther)

    A Possible Solution for some iPhones

     


    The solution written by Lars.munther seems to have solved my battery drain completely. The phone is not hot and everything is back to normal even when have icloud, gps, wifi, etc turned on. The solution worked on my iPhone 3gs with iOS 6.1. Im highlighting his solution because I had tested every other solutions out there. Lars, thank you for writing that guide.

     


    In case sombody deletes the solution, here is a copy:

    Yes!!!

    Finally after a week of battery drain problem it seems to be gone. I did a mix of suggestions from this thread but i did not need to remove my email accounts. My procedure was the following:

    1) Let the battey drop to 2 % capacity  (took about 2 hours from 100 %)

    2) Set the phone in "Flight Mode"

    3) Let the battary be totally empty and shut down (took about 6 hours!)

    4) Charge the battery to 100 %

    5) After fully charged, but before removing the charger and still in "Flight mode" I did a "Network restore" (I have tried this begore but not from "Flight Mode" and with charger connected. Then it did not work for me ...)

    6) Add to wifi again -> This seems to work. After 3 hours standby and some mail and sms-conversations I still have 93 % capacity left.

     

    I use booth Exchange, Gmail, hotmail  accounts and have ICloud and wifi actived on my IPhone 4s. I had no problems at all with the battery before updating from 6.0.x to 6.1 which I did last week. After that the phone needed to be recharged approxemately every 4 hour until now.

     

    Thanks to all that sharing your successful procedure for a solution to the battery drain problem. And

    good luck to everybody that still have the problem!

  • RJV Bertin Level 3 Level 3 (950 points)
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    Feb 5, 2013 7:21 AM (in response to Eskander)

    The thing that eludes me is : how can one do a network restore when the phone is in Flight Mode (and thus cannot be connect to the internet)?

  • Eskander Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 5, 2013 7:27 AM (in response to RJV Bertin)

    Restoring network settings doesnt have anything to do with your currect connection state. It just resets(deletes) every thing that has to do with networking. For example: wifi passwords, SID, Data downloaded, you current 3g or edge connection etc.

  • RJV Bertin Level 3 Level 3 (950 points)
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    Feb 5, 2013 7:44 AM (in response to Eskander)

    It said network restore (restore of an iCloud backup?), not a restore of the network settings

  • Eskander Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 5, 2013 8:45 AM (in response to RJV Bertin)

    If you mean line 5 of the guide:

     

    5) After fully charged, but before removing the charger and still in "Flight mode" I did a "Network restore" (I have tried this begore but not from "Flight Mode" and with charger connected. Then it did not work for me ...)

     

    then he means "Restore Network settings". There is no way to have an internet connection while flight mode is enabled. I have not restored the phone via iCloud. I just resetted the Network settings while the phone was in flight mode.


  • Builder1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 5, 2013 9:34 AM (in response to ZAPELECTRIFIED)

    After a full nights charge I can say that it appears that deleting my email accounts an rebooting the phone has solved the problem. My battery seems to be behaiving more normally today. Aftare being off the charger for nearly 5 hours I am down to 80% which is good considering I have used about 2 hrs of talk time already today. I am pretty confidant that this may be resolved but we'll give it a bit more tome to see for sure...!

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