Currently Being ModeratedFeb 12, 2013 1:26 PM (in response to cokedawg)
Do you have an Exchange/ActivSync account on your iPhone?
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 12, 2013 1:59 PM (in response to deggie)
Yes, for corporate. I recently added a CardDAV account for Google contacts, because I deleted my "personal" exchange account (Gmail) and re-added the proper Gmail account with same login etc. This way, I can delete my Gmail app because my folders/labels are already built in. I'm not sure if the Gmail pre-configured account was an option for iOS 5 when I first bought the iPhone 4S- it was set up for me by the Verizon rep.
However, I just switched the account structure two days ago (one day before the iOS 6.1.1. release) in an attempt to improve battery life (and two reboots) AND also get the benefits of the native Gmail account e-mail structure. So, I was having the battery/overheating problem before I switched the structure (when I had two Exchange accounts, one personal/one corporate).
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 12, 2013 2:01 PM (in response to cokedawg)
This problem was first seen in iOS 6, then was worse in iOS 6.1.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 12, 2013 2:07 PM (in response to deggie)
iOS 6 was seamless for my phone and I experienced no issues. When I converted to 6.1, the battery retained about 30% of its usual lifespan-- and overheats. 6.1.1 hasn't improved the situation.
I think I remember seeing that article...do you recommend I delete my corporate Exchange account and add it back again. That's definitely a workaround solution of which I was hoping 6.1.1 would fix the loop/sync problem.
Might give it a shot..
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 12, 2013 2:45 PM (in response to cokedawg)
I'm fed up with Apple and their nonsense. 6.1.1 made things worse, now my email just hands up, especially Gmail. I have deleted and re-added the account to no avail. Even Exchange will just hang minutes trying to send or get messages. Also causing worse battery life.
You suck apple. Stop trying to make the coolest products and just make something that works, like you used to.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 12, 2013 7:12 PM (in response to cokedawg)
Remove it and put it back on but DO NOT use your Exchange calendar.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 12, 2013 8:15 PM (in response to cokedawg)
I did the 6.1.1 update yesterday and it did not work. I have AT&T. I do not have an exchange account. Now what... my phone dies in 6 hours with minimal use.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 12, 2013 8:25 PM (in response to deggie)
Deggie, I removed the Exchange account and added back in as you suggested. For now, it seems the calendar sync issue is gone. And the battery life is holding better...but tbd throughout the next day. I have to use Calendar sync for my company though.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 12, 2013 10:59 PM (in response to cokedawg)
My o2uk iPhone 4S is now very hot after overnight charging on 6.1.1
Never experienced this on any firmware since iOS 5 when the device was new, I need to go back to iOS 6.1 ASAP as it was fine for me
Why can't you just do it right?
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 13, 2013 9:52 AM (in response to deggie)
Since I deleted the Exchange Account, rebooted, and added it back for my company, my iPhone 4S has been working great on iOS 6.1.1. Today is a very different story: my Exchange calendar is synching correctly and not looping anymore. I induced a full cycle charge this morning and have used my phone very sparingly with 95% left as of 12:50pm including a few texts, notifications, etc.
I recommend trying this approach and using the link Deggie provided. Be sure to wifi backup your phone to iCloud (or through iTunes/local hard drive). Also, make sure you have your contacts saved to one of your Cloud accounts for restoring later when you delete and re-add the Exchange account.
I don't know if the delete/add Exchange account approach will work for everyone, but it definitely did for me.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 13, 2013 10:18 AM (in response to deggie)
Does this involve Gmail Exchange accounts? Or just Microsoft Exchange accounts?
I use the exchange version for my gmail account on my iPhone 4S so I was just curious. I have actually gotten better battery life since updating to iOS 6.1 and haven't notice a difference since updating to iOS 6.1.1, but that was last night so it may be to early to tell. I did leave my phone unplugged last night and it had only drained from 100% to 90% after 7 hours sitting on my nightstand turned on but locked.
I think there is a correlation between updating Over The Air rather than through iTunes and the battery life issue. Most of the battery issue stories I have read were from people that updated OTA. I have always done my updates through iTunes and have only once had a problem with my battery, but a full cycle drain and recharge fixed it.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 13, 2013 10:24 AM (in response to Thom_D)
Thom_D, my problem came from Microsoft Exchange using it for my corporate account. Deleting and reinstalling (and reboot) fixed the problem, stemming from a calendar looping/sync issue. I also was using MS Exchange for Gmail, but there's a better solution: the Gmail iOS account (delete MS Exchange and replace with integrated Gmail iOS account). The caveat is you'll have to add a Card DAV account for your contacts. This is Google's way of sticking it to Apple, and leaving just one functionality short of full integration (like not providing Google Maps for iPads yet, etc). Card DAV is very easy and you won't notice any difference. http://support.google.com/mail/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=2753077
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 13, 2013 10:26 AM (in response to cokedawg)
I have thought about this, but I really like being able to see all my email accounts in the consolidated inbox. If I end up with a problem, I will give this a shot.