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My iPhone 4S battery life is terrible, Even with iOS 6.1.1

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  • DACCG Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Well, I have found the solution for my iPhone 4S:


    I deleted all the email accounts, made a clean up of apps I wasn't using, resetted all the settings of the phone and let it charging until it reached the full charge.


    Please note that my usage of the phone it's being very diverse: texting (WhatsApp), Mail, browsing (mainly reading news), Instagram and playing music from the music app (however, not for more than 45 minutes in total)photo.PNG.

  • panicp Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Well DACCG, I've also done that and still have terrible battery performance. I suspect I'm not the only one.


    WHERE IS 6.1.2??????????

  • DACCG Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Well, it worked for me. As well, to avoid unnecessary battery drain I try to turn off the 3G off when I am not using it (when on wifi, e.g.) and turning off the wifi when I am not intending to connect to any network.


    Good luck!

  • yosefg Calculating status...

    panicp: Did you turn off calendars? For me, it wasn't the mail that was causing the issue but the calendars.

  • panicp Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes I did. I've done everything mentioned above!! While I appreciate some people might have sorted their phones not all of us have and it's all because of 6.1.1


    I still have significant battery drain.


    The point is WHY should we even have to do all this cr@p just because apple wrote a terrible update? It should be up to them to fix this - not for loyal customers to spend hours scratching their heads.

  • sbailey4 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Excellent news! Glad it worked for you.

  • sbailey4 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Are you saying that these results are bad? And that the restore did nothing to help? This looks pretty decent to me depending on the type of usage. Folks here are not getting but a few hours without having to recharge. At you current rate you are approaching over 38 hrs standby and  over 5 hrs of use before you battery is gone. Maybe I am misunderstanding you post and if so I apologize.

    Maladoi wrote:


    Nice to hear that) But yesterday i tryed to completly reinstall ios in my phone. It looks like plug in my phone to my mac and restore with pressed cmd button. Itunes downloaded near 930 mb and reinstall full ios. So, u can see result below. But i want add that i really didn't use my phone almost and i thing this solution dont work too(((


  • sbailey4 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Where exactly did you see that iOS 6.1.1 was pertaining to a battery life fix? It was to address a cellular /3G issue. No where did it state it was addessing any battery issue. Look back to page 4 at my other post regarding battery life and some suggestions that may help.

    AshLiz03 wrote:


    My IP4S for last week or so, running 6.1, would seem to lose battery faster than usual. So yesterday, I got the "pop-up"

    about update for 6.1.1 and noticed it was related to battery life. So updated.

  • Maladoi Calculating status...

    So u really think, that my battery usage is not bad? Near 20 hrs standby and 2 and a half hours activity (without using any hard software, like a 3d games, even music player). I dont think so, before 6.1.1 it was better. So how u explain that my phone is get hot without any load?

  • LegoVillage Calculating status...

    27 percent batt left 6 hours useage

    over a day idle..

    whats up with you guys? is is cause i dont use exchange??

    your all useing exchange?? idc bout that.. nor do i the vulnerbilty in passlock

    think ill stay here and not gamble to 6.1.2

    ohyeah i4s.. 6.1.1


  • DACCG Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I am using three email accounts, one Gmail, one Hotmail and one Exchange. However, I am only using the email sync, no calendars.

  • LegoVillage Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    DACCG , we pretty much have same battery life..

    i do not use push but always useing kik and googlevoice apps that are always on push


    my question to you is.. are you going to update to 6.1.2?

    since your running fine..?

    i doubt i am for the risk of my own phones personal problems like most above us..

    input would be much valued

  • DACCG Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)



    Yeah, as soon as they release iOS 6.1.2 I will update my phone. It's not running 100% fine tho, I got better battery life on 6.1 than now, and that was without worrying too much, so I will definitely update. I even had an appointment for today at an Apple Store, but I cancelled because it seems to be working almost 100% fine.

    VoIP drains the battery, especially on 3G, that's nothing awkard. Texting a lot drains the battery too so there's nothing wrong if the battery is not as good with these usages.

  • DACCG Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    By the way, another tip to save battery life is to turn off all the location services from the menu 'System Services', if you don't use them obviously.


    To do so: Settings/Privacy/Location Services/System Services (you need to scroll downt to the bottom)

  • LegoVillage Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    also i would like to add.. which service you all have with the poor battery?

    my experience is AT&T, SPRINT ETC..iphones are knock offs even from retail..

    they are slow and just load like heck..

    im Verizon always official A4`s and 5`s



    just really wanted to put that out their.. im out, peace!

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