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iOS 6.1.2 Battery Drain on iPhone 5!

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sleepypanda18 Calculating status...
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Feb 20, 2013 7:22 AM

Updated my iPhone 5 to iOS 6.1.2 a few hours ago, and I feel that my iPhone 5's battery life has gotten ALOT worse than when it was on iOS 6.1.1 (although battery life was pretty bad there too). Phone was 100% after a full battery charge, 95% after recieving a 3minute call (WiFi & cellular off). Played Subway Surfers for a few minutes, battery went down from 95% to 89%. Phone is now currently on 71% with ---- USAGE: 35 minutes STANDBY:  1hour

 

-NOTIFICATIONS / PUSH NOTIFICATIONS ARE ALL OFF EXCEPT FOR MESSAGING AND PHONE CALLS

-iCLOUD OFF

-BRIGHTNESS AT ITS LOWEST

-NO ACCOUNTS SYNCED ON MAIL

 

Also, phone is a bit warm. This hasn't happened with the previous iOS updates. I updated through iTunes by the way.

iPhone 5, iOS 6.1, White & Silver || 64GB
  • D9183921 Calculating status...
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    Feb 20, 2013 7:59 AM (in response to sleepypanda18)

    Same with me.  Still have battery issues on my iphone 5 with iOS 6.1.2.

  • DarrylR Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Feb 20, 2013 8:05 AM (in response to D9183921)

    Don't charge your battery to 100% try 50% sometimes. Apple has a 1000 cycle at 100%

  • Giomusic Calculating status...
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    Feb 20, 2013 8:08 AM (in response to sleepypanda18)

    after updating my iPhone 5 to ios 6.1.2 battery consumption is quite a bit worse is it possible that with each update instead of improving the performance of the battery instead of the worst, I ask the Apple to provide as soon as possible to resolve this battery problem since after the firmware update can no longer return to the previous ios version. Thank you and hope for the best ......

  • DarrylR Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Feb 20, 2013 8:23 AM (in response to sleepypanda18)

    No one know what is being put in a update. Who know what they use in a update might not be good for battery life. it is impossible to correct a battery problem with a update.

  • grantoconnor Calculating status...
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    Feb 20, 2013 12:18 PM (in response to sleepypanda18)

    My battery life if definately worst after IOS 6.1.2 , after 49min of usage the battery has dropped to 89%. It was way better on IOS 6.1.1... lets hope apple releases another update to fix this issue.

  • kapa11 Calculating status...
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    Feb 20, 2013 12:27 PM (in response to sleepypanda18)

    I am going to make it as brief as possible my 1 month experience with my brand new Iphone 5

     

    -Januarry 11 - I purchase the Iphone 5

     

    -First day the phone battery lasted on stand by for more than 24 hours

     

    -Second day, I upgraded the software for IOS 6.1

     

    -Battery issies begun. Battery on stand by last 4 - 6 hours

     

    -I took the Iphone to Apple Store, they say everything is OK, that I had too many apps or that I should have make the restoration process from  "New Iphone" instead backing up.

     

    -I do the New Iphone thing and the battery now lasts more than 24 hours on Stand By

     

    -Then Comes 6.1.1

     

    -Battery drain problems are back

     

    -Restoring the Iphone as NEW does not works this time. I have to charge 3 times a day my Iphone 5

     

    -Yesterday 6.1.2 addressing to fix this bug

     

    -I do the upgrade. Worst than before, battery drains 10% in 10 Minutes in Stand by!!

     

    -I cant make the battery to fully charge to 100%, no matter how long I plug it, even overnight, after 8 hours, I was expecting a 100% charge, but it was at 97%!!!! With all apps closed, WIFI and Bluetooth OFF

     

    -I do the whole restoring process from NEW again. - NOTHING!! - It has been only 3 hours since i Umppluged it and now I have 33% and thats because I charge it on my car on my way to Work, about 30 minutes.

     

    -6.1.2 its even worst that 6.1.1

     

     

    WTFF!!!!!!!  IS APPLE DOOMED?

  • R@ngerman195vs Calculating status...
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    Feb 20, 2013 2:13 PM (in response to sleepypanda18)

    Perhaps it is just me, but i noticed the same thing - worse battery drain then before the update to 6.1.2.  HOWEVER, for grins and giggles, i did a restart on both my iPhone5 and iPad3 and the battery drain has dramatically improved.  Its now looking good on my devices...

  • ehurt152 Calculating status...
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    Feb 20, 2013 2:34 PM (in response to sleepypanda18)

    I came from android to try apple and love it! But the battery drain has to go. 6.1.1 was ok but this new one 6.1.2 literally stinks!

  • Boykidz Calculating status...
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    Feb 20, 2013 5:34 PM (in response to sleepypanda18)

    SAME !! I WAS LIKE WTFF !! I discharge my phone on 2.30am and wake up 7.30 left 78% (With 3G on) Then 8.30 going out see my phone is 70% and now 9.30 is 67% with WIFI on !! WTFFF !!!

  • steve19800 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 20, 2013 8:31 PM (in response to sleepypanda18)

    What have you done Apple to this phone!! Each update brings new problem. Just enjoyed 'good' battery on 6.1 for few weeks and now it's a disaster, have never experienced this horrendous battery life before 45 minutes of usage battery drops from 100 to 85!! 1 hour-ish standby. Even on standby it drops very fast. Phone warms too when not used. What is happening?!?

  • marcifromky Calculating status...
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    Feb 21, 2013 8:44 AM (in response to sleepypanda18)

    I never had a problem with my battery until I upgraded to 6.1.2.  I noticed the first day that the battery seemed at a lower percentage than normal after a day but didint think anything about it till last night.  My battery was fullly charged yesterday morning, I played a couple of games, and did some internet surfing.  About 10pm last night, I got a 20% battery warning.  This surprised me, because I never got that warning unless I had gone over a day without charging my phone.  I immediately turned every app off, however, I could literally see the battery going down.  In about a 10 minute period, doing nothing but holding the phone, the battery went from 19% to 16%.  I'm restoring my phone to see if that works, hopefully it will.  Apple had no other suggestions when I went through the help section.

  • fyc-tx Calculating status...
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    Feb 21, 2013 6:45 PM (in response to marcifromky)

    so did it fix the problem as I've noticed the same problem for last couple of days. I didn't think of it much yesterday but the same thing happened today, 3-4 hours after fully charged I get a 20% battery. I was thinking about calling the iphone support but am afraid of restarting and loosing all the data. Please suggest.

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