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iOS 6.1 Battery Life

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  • sbailey4 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Feb 8, 2013 5:54 PM (in response to Don Louv)

    Oh ok whatever. Guess there was no chance that you would admit that maybe you were wrong and maybe I did have a little knowledge regarding iOS. If it makes you feel superior calling me names that's fine. I wont fault you for that. So since Apple engineer told you personally that exchange bug and I just guessed it (according to you) makes me wrong and them right?  Even though we said the same thing effectively "delete the friggin exchange account and re add it" which you clearly stated was hogwash and un warranted and BS and would not work.  Now all of a sudden your "unnamed source" said it and it makes it correct and still makes me wrong somehow. Nice logic there. Anyway I am glad you got your confirmation however. And clearly you have no idea what I do know regarding the other items I posted .You call it a guess I call it knowledge so we will just leave it at that. Have a nice life! oh and tell you unnamed personal source thanks for the confirmation! Its nice to know someone at Apple confirmed what i said!

  • Sergo Calculating status...
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    Feb 8, 2013 8:41 PM (in response to Michael Ginsberg)

    I don't have any Exchange accounts and my iPhone5 with 6.1 drains in a day.  Turned off bluetooth, all push notifications.  Still drains.  Phone is currently useless.

  • Don Louv Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Feb 8, 2013 8:52 PM (in response to Sergo)

    That would indicate there is another bug in 6.1   (other than the one I referenced)

     

    Bummer.

  • Inf1628 Calculating status...
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    Feb 9, 2013 4:50 AM (in response to Michael Ginsberg)

    I wont by an iPhone. They've guarenteed a better battery than the older ones and the phone is still on charging. That makes no user happy

  • Pizza98704 Level 1 Level 1 (95 points)
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    Feb 9, 2013 5:46 AM (in response to sbailey4)

    So your saying that's good? Great! Btw, I do play games and listen to music.

  • kimbermz Calculating status...
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    Feb 9, 2013 12:48 PM (in response to Michael Ginsberg)

    per other replies, this is specific to exchange calendaring.  Apple claims to be currently working with Microsoft to identify a solution 

  • kristelttm Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 9, 2013 1:33 PM (in response to Michael Ginsberg)

    What about the fact that I do NOT have any exchange accounts and still am confronted with battery draining since I updated my iphone 4 to iOS 6.1?

     

    Just checked and went from 100 to 51% in 2 hours and 33 minutes :(

  • NCBlonde Calculating status...
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    Feb 10, 2013 2:00 AM (in response to Michael Ginsberg)

    I don't use exchange either and I am having problems. 

     

    I have an Iphone 4s.  Right now, My usage says 1 hour, 12 minutes.  So does my Standby time. 

  • NCBlonde Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 10, 2013 2:19 AM (in response to sbailey4)

    Will doing a Restore from Itunes affect text messages, pictures, etc, since we are not restoring from a backup? 

  • sbailey4 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Feb 10, 2013 9:41 AM (in response to NCBlonde)

    when you restore in iTunes it first asks if you want to backup so select yes. You will have the option to restore the backup or not then. Otherwise yes your txt and pics will not be there However you can sync your stuff back with iTunes if you have your pics on the PC, contacts,etc. You can either restore the backup for just sync your stuff back.

  • sbailey4 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Feb 10, 2013 9:43 AM (in response to NCBlonde)

    You may want to try the options I posted on page 3 of this thread. Before you do a full on restore that process may take care of your issue. And is a fast easy process.

    NCBlonde wrote:

     

    I don't use exchange either and I am having problems. 

     

    I have an Iphone 4s.  Right now, My usage says 1 hour, 12 minutes.  So does my Standby time. 

  • sunargon Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 10, 2013 1:09 PM (in response to Michael Ginsberg)

    mine is iPhone 4 16GB, iOS 6.0.1. i didn't even install the ios 6.1 update ( only downloaded the update from the notification center), but i have been facing battery draining problem after the download. for example, after a full recharge, battery life lost almost 35% in a span of around 8 hours (in standby mode). it was not like that before the download of the update. if i use the phone for around 2/3 hours (browsing, light gaming etc.) battery almost goes down to 10%. i cannot even use the phone for a whole day. how can i solve this issue?

  • paulfromhere Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 10, 2013 2:55 PM (in response to sunargon)

    That makes no sense, but you're correct that you can't re-install 6.0.1.

     

    I have 2 iphones 5 and still have 6.0.1 on one and 6.1 on the other. I think the performance of iOS 6.1 is far worse than 6.0.1. Examples are streaming a wi-fi video consumes 17% on 6.1 and 7% on 6.0.1. Leaving the phone unattended on my night stand has the 6.1 run empty after 4 days 22 hours, with usage of 15 hours 47 minutes. This compares to 6.0.1 which goes 7 days 18 hours, with usage of 4 hours 38 minutes. I have no idea what the 6.1 phone was doing for 15 hours when it was on the night stand, because I did not fire it up. Something seems to be churning all the time and eats up battery as a result. But, it's not the screen and it's not mail, because they are off.

     

    It's probably worth staying with 6.0.1 if you can.

  • NCBlonde Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 10, 2013 3:14 PM (in response to sbailey4)

    sbailey4 wrote:

     

    Wow interesting thread. Would just like to throw it out there that iOS 6.1 itself is not causing battery drain. Most users are reporting improvements. Pretty much every iOS update that comes out is flanked with reports about causing battery issues. There have been a few (iOS5 comes to mind) that introduced so many new items that they did effect battery. So it happens. However typically the issues come from the update process itself, or a hung app or open app when the update starts. iOS 6.1 itself is not the issue. Some common solutions that have high success rates are as follows:

    1: close all apps from multitask tray,

    2: perform settings>reset>reset all settings. This will not erase your apps or data but will default old settings to their new states for the new iOS.

    3: Select "setup as new" if prompted when the device reboots. (it isnt really setting up as new so dont worry).

    4: Allow to drain battery until the device turns itself off

    5: Charge it back up undisturbed for at least 1.5 hrs after it shows 100% (overnight would be best)

     

    If the above steps dont help try a restore from iTunes. Do not restore your backup. Sync apps and such back using iTunes or redownload. The backup may have corruption that will come back to the device.

     

    If still has issues you can verify by restore again  and not loading all apps again and see if the device performs correctly in factory state. If it does then you know the device is fine and  there is some app causing your issue more. Hope this helps. There is hope! iOS 6.1 is being reported as being a very stable update with increased performance and battery life for most users.

     

     

    Okay, I am thinking about trying this.  Will doing Step 2 have any effect on text messages, pictures etc? 

     

    It seems like, if Apple is working on any issues and will offer another update, it might make sense just to restore my phone back to prior to updating to the latest software? 

     

    I know I will have that annoying reminder telling me to update, and I probably won't benefit from whatever things they added to 6.1, but if it would save my battery life, it's worth considering I think. 

  • shinydesert Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Feb 10, 2013 3:26 PM (in response to Michael Ginsberg)

    So sick of all the manufacturers and their "battery life tips" you end up crippling the phone,no LTE,no sync,no this....etc....

    They all want to increase their sales by selling more,which makes sense,but the batteries are way behind the phones.

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