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Apple, let us downgrade to iOS 6.0!

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Feb 21, 2013 2:18 AM

Well, this battery drain issue is coming from iOS 6.1 to me and it seems that it is common on almost every iPhone model (4, 4S, 5, etc). It maybe not the iOS itself, perhaps from this version, the iOS gives some opportunity to some Apps to do some stuff in the background that kills battery. Some of us have this kind of apps and having battery problem, other don’t.

 

My iPhone battery was good prior to iOS 6.1, with 5 hours of usage and even up to 5 days on standby! After upgrade to 6.1, it loses 2~3% battery every hour on standby and only lasts for 1 or 2 hours of usage before dead. It is not as bad as some who lose 10% of battery every hour on standby, but to me, the battery life has reduced to one quarter of past.


I am sure Apple is working on it and iOS 6.1.2 seems to be an urgent upgrade to solve, but I knew it won't solve my problem, because I don’t use the Exchange account and the update aimed to solve that issue.


I think the best solution is that the Apple gives us the choice to downgrade to iOS 6.0 until the next stable version is ready to go. This solution will give the Apple the time to find and solve the problem and gives us our phones back to use.

iPhone 4, iOS 6.1.2
  • iinami Level 4 Level 4 (1,400 points)
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    Feb 21, 2013 2:46 AM (in response to arapr)

    Apple doesn't read this forum, you can tell them here:

     

    http://www.apple.com/feedback/iphone.html

  • diesel vdub Level 7 Level 7 (20,745 points)
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    Feb 21, 2013 5:16 AM (in response to arapr)

    arapr wrote:

     

    Well, this battery drain issue is coming from iOS 6.1 to me and it seems that it is common on almost every iPhone model (4, 4S, 5, etc). I

    After every iOS updates there is a group of users that report faster than normal battery drain, another group reporting slower than normal batter drain (longer battery life), and the vast majority of users that report no change in battery life.

     

    As always, basic troubleshooting from the User's Guide is reset, restart, restore (first from backup then as new).  Try each of these in order until the issue is resolved.

     

    Personally, I have experienced no detrimental affect to battery life from any of the recent iOS versions, if anything my battery life has increased slightly.

  • KiltedTim Level 8 Level 8 (35,985 points)
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    Feb 21, 2013 9:28 AM (in response to arapr)

    Do not restore it from your backup. Set it up as a new phone. Something in the backups is causing the problem.

  • KiltedTim Level 8 Level 8 (35,985 points)
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    Feb 21, 2013 10:47 AM (in response to arapr)

    Well, it's the only way to test it and know for sure.  If you set it up as a new phone and the problem goes away, then there's something wrong in your backup. If the problem doesn't go away, then you have a hardware problem and it will need to be serviced.

  • diesel vdub Level 7 Level 7 (20,745 points)
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    Feb 21, 2013 11:15 AM (in response to arapr)

    arapr wrote:

    This is a real issue, people are not just imagining things. 

    I never said or implied that people were imagining decreases in battery life.  What I implied and will state explicitly is that many users cannot be bothered to try basic troubleshooting to rule out a corrupt file or hardware issue.

     

    If you cannot be bothered to try basic troubleshooting, why are any of us wasting our time here?  You came here seeking advice, it was provided.  Either utilize the advice or stop wasting everyone's time.

  • KiltedTim Level 8 Level 8 (35,985 points)
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    Feb 22, 2013 4:07 AM (in response to arapr)

    Regardless of what othe people have done, if you don't at least try setting it up as a new phone, then you can't fully test it. If you do set it up as new and it still does it, then take it in for service.

     

    If you're not willing to do so, then go look for help elsewhere. You're wasting our time.

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