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iOS 6 iPhone 4s battery drain

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  • Killersgirl Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 23, 2013 2:19 PM (in response to Papasin73)

    Tried this,

    I've found out today and posted on another battery fix thread.

     

    worked!!

     

    here.... page 2, post by me.

     

    I swear it worked!!

     

    https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4907710?start=15&tstart=60

  • sbailey4 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Mar 24, 2013 7:21 AM (in response to Killersgirl)

    Yes you are finally correct. iOS 6.1.2 or 6.1.3 itself is not causing these issues. Therefore there will not be a "fix" from Apple. The issue is a corrupt upgrade,bad app,corrupt setting or poor service area. (cell or data). Typically restoring iOS with iTunes and setup as new will solve the issue until you load the offending app back on unless the poor service area is the cause. Sometimes just performing reset all settings will resolve it. So everyone saying that iOS 6.0, 6.0.1, 6.0.2, 6.1, 6.1.1, 6.1.2 and 6.1.3 still has not fixed my battery issue needs to realize perhaps its not iOS that it the root cause and most likely some other issue. Also realize that iOS 6.1.4 or 6.1.5 or 7 probably wont help either.

    Killersgirl wrote:

     

    Do you guys know what I've found out?

    Erasing all app from your iPhone will fix battery.

    So the problem is the app.

    Try it, erase all app from iPhone, wait an hour, see results on battery

  • 000Troy000 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 25, 2013 3:18 AM (in response to Greg Bastug1)

    LETTING DOWN AMERICAN PRIDE!

    THE COUNTRY THAT HELP WIN WORLD WAR 2 WITH ITS TECHNOLOGY AND DETERMINED PEOPLE.

     

    A COUNTRY THAT KNEW WHAT QUALITY AND CUSTOMER SERVICE WAS.

     

    NOW THE WEAK OFFSPRING DELIVER RUBBISH WITH ATTITUDE AND NO PRIDE IN THE WORK THEY DELIVER.

     

    QUALITY IS TESTING AND RETESTING.

     

    IF THERE IS A BUG AS THERE IS NOW, customers sorry we are working on a fix, sorry for the inconvenience, would be nice.

     

    THIS NO RESPONSE IS HOW THE NOW APPLE LEADERS RESPOND.

     

    WEAK LEADERS WILL DESTROY MARKET SHARE AND APPLE BRAND ITSELF.. I USE TO THINK APPLE =QUALITY

     

    NOW I THINK APPLE = MICROSOFT .... PATCH PATCH PATCH PATCH.

     

    BRING BACK QUALITY AS YOUR FIRST PRIORITY  APPLE OR BECOME JUST ANOTHER COMPANY!

  • 000Troy000 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 25, 2013 3:41 AM (in response to sbailey4)

    LOOK PEOPLE EXCELLENT JOB ON TRYING TO FIX APPLES SOFTWARE UPDATE..

     

    ANYONE HERE GOT A MESSAGE SAYING LOOK GOOD CUSTOMERS THANKS FOR TRYING, YES INSTEAD OF DELETING ALL YOUR APPS AND RE-INSTALLING THE OS OVER AND OVER, CUTTING THE LIGHT DOWN TO 20% ETC ETC.. WE HERE AT APPLE WILL PUT THROUGH A FIX SO YOU WILL GET MORE THAN 4 HOURS BATTERY USE... AND...

     

    WHEN YOU RECHARGE YOU WON'T NEED SPECIAL OVEN MITS TO SAVE YOUR BURNING HANDS AFTER RECHARGING?

     

    ANYONE HEARD WHEN APPLE WILL FIX THIS OS?

     

    NO?

     

    THE WAY OF FUTURE IS HERE, FOR APPLE! GET USE TO IT PEOPLE.

     

    BELIEVE THE NEW MINI IPAD IS GREAT (HARDWARE).. JUST DON'T UPDATE TO THE LATEST (VIRUS) OS FROM APPLE.

     

    WE WILL NOT GO AWAY.. YOU HAVE OUR MONEY!

  • AstroMacMan Level 2 Level 2 (290 points)
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    Mar 25, 2013 1:42 PM (in response to 000Troy000)

    I CAN'T HEAR YOU, YOU'RE TALKING TOO LOUD!

  • Shahd Elfatih Calculating status...
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    Mar 25, 2013 1:54 PM (in response to Greg Bastug1)

    Hi guys,

     

    Here's a COPY from a post in another forum. A lot of fellows in that forum reported positively to the solution suggested by Markbob917.

     

    Hope it helps.

     

    COPY START,

     

    Timurjonchik

    Mar 21, 2013 9:04 PM

    Last night I updated my iPhone 4S to a iOS 6.1.3 and now it drains my battery in extremely fast manner. As I started signing in to write this question from my iPhone I already lost 13% of my battery. I never had a problem with a battery and ive been using iphones since the first one. i miss my morning class because of it because my alarm clock didn't because my phone was dead. Please fix it or have no choice but buy Samsung GS4

    iPhone 4S, iOS 6.1.3

    This solved my question by Markbob917  on Mar 23, 2013 12:32 PM

     

    I can confirm mine is now fine.

    Go to settings

    Mail, contacts, calendars

    Go into iCloud and turn all switches to OFF one by one make sure you save all to iPhone though not just delete

    Then go to each other mail account and repeat this procedure again making sure you select keep on iPhone not the delete option

    Once they're all turned to off check your calendar to see if everything is missing off it and then you need to do a hard reset by holding the home button and the on/off button until the phone turns itself off.

    Once it's come back on go back into settings and mail and turn each switch (or each you want) back to ON.

    Then make sure all your apps are closed lock the phone and leave it for 30 mins and then check the battery hopefully if like mine it shouldn't of dropped at all

     

    This worked for me hopefully it will work for others out there

    See the answer in context

    I have this question too (25) Categories: Basics  Tags: ios, update, battery, drainage, died, 6.1.3

     

    COPY END.

    iPhone 5, iOS 6.1.3, 3 sets
  • 000Troy000 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 26, 2013 4:57 AM (in response to AstroMacMan)

    NOT TALKING TO YOU!

  • Ron Yochum Level 1 Level 1 (120 points)
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    Mar 26, 2013 7:29 AM (in response to Greg Bastug1)

    I've done at least 6 "Set Up As New iPhone", at least 4 DFU restores.  I've also replaced my handset and am on the third one now.

     

    I've narrowed my problem now down to iCloud.  When iCloud is off, my battery life stablilizes.  Right now, I'm going through eliminating each iCloud service till I get the offending issue.  I;ll report back.

     

     

    APPLE, FIX THIS PROBLEM ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !!

  • carboncanyon Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Mar 26, 2013 9:11 AM (in response to Greg Bastug1)

    I think I may have just improved the problem on my 4s by going in General -> Network and turning off Use Cellular Data for iTunes, FaceTime, Passbook Updates and Reading List even though I wasn't even using any of those. If any of you try this, let me know if it helped your devices, too.

  • bkbeachlabs Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 29, 2013 7:00 PM (in response to Greg Bastug1)

    SOLVED

     

    TONS of people are having battery life problems with every new version of iOS 6. It seems that during the update random programs are left hanging (running forever and ever in the background). This has the effect of draining the battery and making the phone feel hot since it is constantly doing so much unneccesary work in the background.

     

    My problem hit when I updated to iOS 6.1.2. And the solution for me was that my email was constantly checking for new messages.

     

    The problem is that this seems to happen with different apps for different people. SOOOOOOO I have kindly collected the solutions that have worked for people into one place. Enjoy, and let me know if it helps!

  • LaurenAshley715 Calculating status...
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    Apr 2, 2013 7:41 AM (in response to Greg Bastug1)

    I just started a contract with sprint and got the iphone 4s im on my 2nd one in less than 14 days with battery issues i have to go down to them today and get another one becuase it goes down so quickly nothing seems to work did my store just get a bad batch of phones?

  • lottathings1 Calculating status...
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    Apr 2, 2013 2:20 PM (in response to bkbeachlabs)

    You're are getting to the essence.   As is the person who sarcastically, but truly recommended deleting all ones' apps.  Think about it.  It's not rocket surgery. :-)  iclouds, location services, push notifications, dropboxes, email, etc.  every app that needs or is allowed to communicate with it's mother ship has to use cellular or wifi (or both for some GPS) - which are the major power burners - is going to drain your battery. 

     

    Especially when you first launch stuff too, like iCloud or Dropbox.  They have to upload or download gazzillions of bytes until they can get to the incremental backup stages.

     

    You want to keep the batt life up - then cut back on all the data going in & out (up/down if you prefer) to those apps which are really useful all day (and spread it out) or those you can turn on when you need them. 

     

    It sounds good to have 15 apps that know where you are and are telling all your friends while keeping your email, backup, and such in sync to the second.  It's makes for a bunch of power hungry little monsters.

     

    W.

  • Papasin73 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 3, 2013 5:49 AM (in response to lottathings1)

    Isn't that kind of the point of having a smart phone? Unless some kid in high school with a smart phone can turn those features off...but what about a person who needs all of those on?

     

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  • raym64 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 3, 2013 12:42 PM (in response to Greg Bastug1)

    I know this won't help everyone, but I finally fixed my battery drain. I'm on 6.1.3. All of a sudden over a week ago, My battery was draining from full to 20% in about 6 hours. I checked every app, turned of all mail completely, turned off mail and nothing worked.

     

    Finally yesterday I noticed that the phone was switching back and forth between wifi and 3g at home. It was alternating about every 10 seconds.

     

    Even though two computers, another iphone, and an android tablet had zero issues like this, by chance I rebooted my router anyway. My problem was solved. I guess constant reconnecting was eating battery power, but no other device in the house was doing it.

     

    I have no idea why only my one phone was doing this and resetting network connections on the phone, forgetting and re-entering the wifi password, etc didn't help at all. It makes no sense to me.

     

    I've now been almost 24 hours and I'm still at 92%

     

    I just figured I'd put it out their for people to watch the 3G/Wifi icons and see if its alternating back and forth.

     

    Ray

  • 000Troy000 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 4, 2013 3:13 AM (in response to Papasin73)

    TRY THIS FIX! it worked for me no battery issues now!

     

    TURN OFF YOUR IPHONE PUT IT IN THE BIN AND BUY A SAMSUNG PHONE.. no battery issues now.

     

    Had no other choice, need a phone that last more then 4 hours for work.

     

    THANKS APPLE!!! 

     

    PATHETIC SOFTWARE DEVELOPERS. NO DOUBT COST CUTTING ON QUALITY STAFF.

     

    TIP GO BACK TWO UPDATES AGO, THAT WILL FIX MOST BATTERIES - THEN SOLVE THE SOFTWARE PROBLEM FROM THERE. YOUR SO CALLED PROGRAMERS  SHOULD BE SACKED!

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