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iOS 6.1.1 Didn't fix the Battery drain (4S)

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  • harper5 Calculating status...
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    Feb 18, 2013 9:44 AM (in response to ratputin)

    Your suggestion does help considerably, not completely fixed but it does help, thanks

     

     

    I've done my share of kevetching, and now, thanks to a poster in another thread (sbailey4) I can stop. I tried all fixes mentioned EXCEPT a complete restore and nothing helped UNTIL I used:

     

    Settings > General > Reset  > Reset All Settings


    All I lost was my home screen background. Exchange/iCloud/Email/Calendar Accounts are working and my battery life is back to pre 6.1.1 consumption.

     

    Hope this helps someone else...

     

    Rat

  • sbailey4 Calculating status...
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    Feb 18, 2013 6:05 PM (in response to GHawk2030)

    Ghawk, it does sound a bit extreme but the reality is it is not and can be done in a few minutes and without iTunes. It does not delete your apps and data. Perform the process and when the device reboots select "set up as new". Run through the wizard and when it finishes booting you will be back where you were with exception that your wallpaper will be default and any wireless networks will have to be added back as needed. That's all there is to it.

     

    To complete the entire solution, once you finish this process, its recommended to let your device run until it shuts itself down (spinning star) then charge it undisturbed for at least 1.5 hrs past when it shows 100% (preferably overnight). That calibrates the battery to the software and typically yields the best results performing both processes.

  • GHawk2030 Calculating status...
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    Feb 18, 2013 7:18 PM (in response to sbailey4)

    Thanks...the "Reset All" seems to have bettered my battery performance. Now, on to the battery calibration process.

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    Feb 19, 2013 10:26 AM (in response to TaintedScream)

    I found a solution in a different post!  For me the upgrade to 6.1.1 caused major battery loss. The problem is a bug with the Exchange calendar syncing.  Go to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Exchange, and then turn off calendars.  I was loosing 25% battery per hour before I turned this off.  Supposedly if you wait 30 seconds you can turn calendars back on and the problem will still be resolved, but for today I'm just going to keep it off completely just in case since I don't have my charger at work.  Now I'm back to my normal battery loss of 2% to 3% per hour.

  • pdroth Level 5 Level 5 (4,815 points)
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    Feb 19, 2013 10:27 AM (in response to clayfromco)

    6.1.2 was just released which fixes that bug.   I'm downloading now

  • Derrell and Dianne Riley Calculating status...
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    Feb 19, 2013 5:36 PM (in response to marco-palo alto)

    My husband & I both have 4s's.  Since the update to 6.1.1, our batteries are draining quickly & running hot.  This is a serious problem!  He's on a business trip & is having to turn his phone off between uses because he can't charge it constantly. This is unacceptable.  Is Apple working on this?  How can we undue the update?  We were ok with battery life before the update.

  • Idevice_User Calculating status...
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    Feb 20, 2013 12:44 AM (in response to TaintedScream)

    IOS 6.1.2 really fix battery drain problem for Iphone 4s? someone to confirm

  • harper5 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 20, 2013 10:16 AM (in response to Idevice_User)

    I agree the new update did not fix the problem.

    I have made three phone calls and two text messages in four hours and it is at 76%.  Two weeks ago, my battery would last two days with my usage.  Now it is dead every evening. 

  • ratputin Calculating status...
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    Feb 20, 2013 10:25 AM (in response to harper5)

    Have you tried General >Reset > Reset All Settings? That worked for me on iOS 6.1.1.

  • P a m e l a Calculating status...
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    Feb 20, 2013 1:10 PM (in response to TaintedScream)

    Not just u. I also have battery issues AND constant crashing

  • P a m e l a Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 20, 2013 1:11 PM (in response to TaintedScream)

    This was my post.  

     

     

    So I had the 6.1 with no problems. Get 6.1.1 update n I dl it n install. HUGE MISTAKE.

     

    My battery drain way faster than ever. I use battery saving techniques etc to no avail. It's horrible. On top of that, my phone crashes constantly. I restored, soft reset, hard reset, restored, repeat, repeat, blah blah.

     

    Apple has no clue how to fix it yet won't replace it. I'm stuck with a phone that I can talk on maybe an hr straight on a good day. And no apps will stay open for longer than a minute. Am I the ONLY one having this problem,.,.

  • P a m e l a Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 20, 2013 1:14 PM (in response to pdroth)

    I hope it works. Doing dl now. Not sure if it will fix my crashing issues tho. Haha

  • Derrell and Dianne Riley Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 22, 2013 3:50 PM (in response to sbailey4)

    We are going to try the reset tonight on our 4s's.  My husband turned off all calendars (iCloud, gmail and hotmail as 1 post suggested.  We downloaded Apple's "fix" 6.1.2 and it resulted in no improvement nor did turning off the calendars.  I'm surprised there have been no further posts since Wed.  It is frustrating that Apple isn't fixing this issue, and that we are having to rely on other users to find solutions.  Our phones are unusable without constant access to a charger.  Is anyone else continuing to have problems or did the reset fix it for everyone?

  • Derrell and Dianne Riley Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 22, 2013 4:02 PM (in response to sbailey4)

    My husband just did the reset, but could not figure out where "reset as new" is.  Where is that command and wizard located?

  • deggie Level 8 Level 8 (44,870 points)

    It is Restore as new in iTunes, not reset. It will give you the option of restoring from your backup or as new.

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