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iOS 6.1 Battery Life

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  • Ron Yochum Level 1 Level 1 (120 points)
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    Feb 4, 2013 7:28 AM (in response to Michael Ginsberg)

    iOS 6.1 BATTERY FIX

    Previous battery would last about 4-5 hours.  Fix returned battery life to normal.

     

    This has worked for at least 4 of my iPhones.

     

    1.  Completely update ALL apps on computer.

    2.  Completely update ALL apps on iPhone.

    3.  Physically connect iPhone to computer and synch.  MAKE SURE TO MAKE A BACKUP.

         -  force a backup by right-clicking on the iPhone and select "Backup"

    4.  Transfer all apps from iPhone.   Right click on iPhone in iTunes and select "Transfer Purchases".

    5.  Open iPhoto (or your photo app) and backup all of your photos.,

    6.  In iTunes, click "Restore to Factory Settings".  It will take a little while.

    7.  When restored, you want to restore from the most recent backup.

     

    That should do it.

  • uberandrew Calculating status...
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    Feb 4, 2013 1:05 PM (in response to Michael Ginsberg)

    Unfortunately I'm not having the same experience.  After upgrading to iOS 6.1 on my iPhone 5, the battery drains very quickly and recharges really slowly.  In fact, if I use the phone with my LTE connection while it is plugged in, battery recharging cannot keep up with the drain, and it continues to lose power while plugged in!  I hope this is resolved soon, because I have to keep my phone plugged in at all times in order to use it when connected via LTE.

  • TekMachina Calculating status...
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    Feb 4, 2013 5:32 PM (in response to Ron Yochum)

    This worked perfectly for my 4S.  Thank you!!!!

  • spidykudz Calculating status...
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    Feb 5, 2013 3:35 AM (in response to Ron Yochum)

    hi there! just want to ask if how long will the battery life if implemented your fix?

    And do you think this is normal battery life:

     

    16%

    Usage: 5h 13min

    Standby: 9h 9min

     

     

    Thanks in advance!

  • Handsome Simon Calculating status...
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    Feb 5, 2013 5:43 AM (in response to spidykudz)

    In my opinion your battery is 'normal'. Considering my was about the same. However,  for the last week days my battery seems to have improved.... A little. I managed to get about <30% by 6pm.... Which is considered good by the standard of this lousy battery.

     

    I really doubt there will any fix to the battery issue.....sad

  • spidykudz Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 5, 2013 6:17 AM (in response to Handsome Simon)

    Hey there! Thanks for the reply..

     

    Im trying to monitor my iPhone 5 after upgrading to iOS 6.1 today using cellular data only. IMs on, location services on, 3G on, WhatsApp, Viber..

    Used it 100% from 10:30am till 1% at 8:25pm, and Usage is 6h 5min, Standby 10hr,0min..

     

    Do you think this is the normal or the standard battery life that we should be getting?

     

    I think the 'heating' issue kinda fixed with the update also, coz before when using 3G while location services is on, then capture pictures, within 5 shots, i can feel that the phone heated up already, but now i did'nt feel that its heating up..

     

    Any point of views in your side?

     

    Cheers!

  • sbailey4 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Feb 5, 2013 9:57 AM (in response to spidykudz)

    You didnt mention what device or what type of usage but you can do the math to see where you stand. Example below for 4s:

    9.15/200=.045 % used in standby  5.25/7.5=.7% user (average 3G and wifi assumed) 100%-(.045+.7)= 25% should be remaining based on spec. You are at 16% so a little low in this example but again you didnt state what type of usage. You have to divide by type of use spec for the type of usage to get more accurate results.

     

    Apples Posted specs for iPhone 4s:

    • Talk time: Up to 8 hours on 3G, up to 14 hours on 2G (GSM)
    • Standby time: Up to 200 hours
    • Internet use: Up to 6 hours on 3G, up to 9 hours on Wi-Fi
    • Video playback: Up to 10 hours
    • Audio playback: Up to 40 hours

     

    That should give you an idea  of how your device is performing based on Apples spec . And this is max so  keep that in mind

    spidykudz wrote:

     

    hi there! just want to ask if how long will the battery life if implemented your fix?

    And do you think this is normal battery life:

     

    16%

    Usage: 5h 13min

    Standby: 9h 9min

     

     

    Thanks in advance!

  • sbailey4 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Feb 5, 2013 10:42 AM (in response to spidykudz)

    Ha ok I see you  have iP5 so here are the specs for that:

     

    • Talk time: Up to 8 hours on 3G
    • Standby time: Up to 225 hours
    • Internet use: Up to 8 hours on 3G, up to 8 hours on LTE, up to 10 hours on Wi-Fi
    • Video playback: Up to 10 hours
    • Audio playback: Up to 40 hours
  • Ron Yochum Level 1 Level 1 (120 points)
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    Feb 5, 2013 2:00 PM (in response to Michael Ginsberg)

    After a restore, It worked for about 24 hours, then it went back to draining.  I figured out that FACEBOOK seems to be sticking in some mode that causes it to use data non-stop.  I'm removing Facebook for now and doing a complete restore again to see what happens.

  • sbailey4 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Feb 5, 2013 2:40 PM (in response to Ron Yochum)

    probably can just remove fb and not do another restore. Then of you re install FB again turn off the notifications (for FB)  and see how it works

  • paulosba Calculating status...
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    Feb 6, 2013 7:31 AM (in response to Michael Ginsberg)

    I full charged myne iphone 5 at 12:00 am at 7:00 am the battery drained 100%  7 hours in standby and it got a full draine!!!!!!!! what's happening with apple?????? is it the LTE that is draining the battery??? can they correct it ?????

  • sbailey4 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Feb 6, 2013 7:49 AM (in response to paulosba)

    Sounds like you have a hung app of some sort running rogue. If using exchange email acct remove the acct,reboot and add it back. Maybe turn off some iCloud services you dont need or just turn off iCloud as a troubleshooting tip to see what's causing the drain. Any GPS app or FaceBook or skype? Clearly something is running as the phone wont use that much power just standing by.

  • Ron Yochum Level 1 Level 1 (120 points)
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    Feb 6, 2013 7:50 AM (in response to sbailey4)

    So far removing the FaceBook has cured the issue.  Still at 99% from last night.   FaceBook app seems to be causing the issue for me. 

  • paulosba Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 6, 2013 8:02 AM (in response to sbailey4)

    No, it started when I updated to ios 6.1, untill that it was running perfectly well..... the apps running in the back are the same......so it can´t be the draine motive.....what I noticed was that with LTE on, the battery drains much faster .... and the 3G on the battery draines more slowly, but still faster than the previous IOS.

  • sbailey4 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Feb 6, 2013 12:15 PM (in response to paulosba)

    I understand but sometimes during the upgrade process an app or email account can get corrupted. So stating the same apps used to work before the upgrade dont mean that they arent causing an issue. Try what I mentioned above and see if it helps you. Usually its the update process itself  that causes the issue not the actual iOS itself.

    paulosba wrote:

     

    No, it started when I updated to ios 6.1, untill that it was running perfectly well..... the apps running in the back are the same......so it can´t be the draine motive.....what I noticed was that with LTE on, the battery drains much faster .... and the 3G on the battery draines more slowly, but still faster than the previous IOS.

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