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iOS 6.1.3 battery drainage

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  • Papasin73 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 26, 2013 12:24 PM (in response to stpaul88)

    It makes me sick when I read all the posts. Battery drain issue is a real problem....99% people have the battery drain issue. Your lucky if you don't. Is Apple trying to get you to buy the iPhone 5? But iPhone has battery issues too? It's a mystery why our battery's drain so fast! I tried everything!!! Nothing works!

     

    Please Apple fix the problem!

  • jxc422 Calculating status...
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    Mar 26, 2013 12:36 PM (in response to Timurjonchik)

         As with most everyone else here, after "upgrading" to 6.1.3 a few days ago I have been experiencing major battery drain (about 1% every 7 minutes or so). I have read through the thread in its entirety and have tried all of the reasonable solutions posted but still have had no luck. Since I have never experienced this (although it seems that there are typically bugs after updates) is there a timeframe for Apple to respond to the claims that there is actually a problem?  Are we outliers of no significance? Do I just stay near an outlet and wait for the next update with Nirvana's "Drain You" playing incessantly in my head? Just wondering.

  • Lawrence Finch Level 7 Level 7 (24,455 points)
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    Mar 26, 2013 12:45 PM (in response to Papasin73)

    Papasin73 wrote:

     

    It makes me sick when I read all the posts. Battery drain issue is a real problem....99% people have the battery drain issue. Your lucky if you don't. Is Apple trying to get you to buy the iPhone 5? But iPhone has battery issues too? It's a mystery why our battery's drain so fast! I tried everything!!! Nothing works!

     

    Please Apple fix the problem!

    You've got it backwards. Less than 1% have a battery drain problem. Greater than 99% don't. If 99% had a problem there would be literally millions of posts about it, given that there are over 300 million iPhones. What is misleading is the fact that the 99+% who do not have a problem don't log onto a forum and say "I have no problem." It's only people who DO have a problem that post about it. This makes it look like it's a lot of people.

  • Lawrence Finch Level 7 Level 7 (24,455 points)
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    Mar 26, 2013 12:52 PM (in response to jxc422)

    jxc422 wrote:

     

         As with most everyone else here, after "upgrading" to 6.1.3 a few days ago I have been experiencing major battery drain (about 1% every 7 minutes or so). I have read through the thread in its entirety and have tried all of the reasonable solutions posted but still have had no luck. Since I have never experienced this (although it seems that there are typically bugs after updates) is there a timeframe for Apple to respond to the claims that there is actually a problem?  Are we outliers of no significance? Do I just stay near an outlet and wait for the next update with Nirvana's "Drain You" playing incessantly in my head? Just wondering.

    You've tried everything, including turning off your email accounts, rebooting and turning them back on, killing all of the apps in the Quick Launch ribbon, Restoring the phone from backup, Restoring the phone as new, and it still drains the battery, even after restoring as New and not adding any email accounts, apps or other content? If that's true then your phone is broken; take it to an Apple store for replacement.

  • Thom_D Level 3 Level 3 (970 points)
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    Mar 26, 2013 12:52 PM (in response to Papasin73)

    I agree that there is a problem, but I think that this time around it is a smaller percentage that are having the battery drain problem associated with iOS 6.1.3  I have an iPhone 4S, 32 GB, AT&T and had battery drain problems with one of the iOS 5.X updates.  I did the battery discharge and full recharge, reset all settings, and have always used fetch rather than push email. 

     

    With the iOS 6.X updates, I have had very good to excellent battery life, iOS 6.1.1 did seem to have a higher than average battery drain (FOR ME) than I had seen in the others.  6.1.3 seems to be fine as far as the battery goes for me as well.

     

    The one thing I have noticed in my very unscientific study of this problem is that the majority of people who have this problem did an over the air update, or backed up to iCloud.

     

    I would recommend that you do your updates through iTunes, before you do the update, kill all the apps running in the background, reset the phone so that it is in a clean state (as far as memory goes) and then reset it again after it updates and you have completed your restore from your backup.  Then run the battery all the way down to dead and charge it over night.  This will reset the battery counter, which actually  seems to be part of the problem.

     

    I am not saying that there is not a problem with the OS and that this has to be frustrating for those that have it.  I am just saying that this has worked for me and I have really good battery life for a smartphone in general.  The screen draws a lot of juice, just using it to surf the web uses the battery a lot, if you use push email for work, that will also use a lot of battery.  Once they finally develop a battery that holds a lot more charge than we are seeing today this might get better, But for now smartphones, Apple's as well as all the others will continue to chew through batteries like they are going out of style because they are doing so much with a tiny battery.  Or we can go back to big bulky phones that have nice big batteries. The technology will eventually catch up.  Until then we sadly need to either carry a backup battery/charger or not use all the cool features that we have been promised on our phones.

     

    I am looking forward to Google finally making Google Now available to iPhone and I am sure it will eat my battery alive because it will need to use location services which means GPS.

  • DarrylR Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Mar 26, 2013 1:01 PM (in response to jxc422)

    If you are losing 1 percent every 7 mins I would not call that a major battery drain. I would say losing  4 percent in a hour is pretty good.

  • DarrylR Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Mar 26, 2013 1:07 PM (in response to DarrylR)

    Typo error 8 percent a hour.

  • joefromplano Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 26, 2013 1:14 PM (in response to Lawrence Finch)

    Lawrence,

     

    I know that there are a few solutions within this discussion. But non have worked. I have tried everything that you just posted and my battery is still draining faster than normal. Also, on another note. If someone wants to post that they are having an issue with the battery after the update and you are not having an issue with any of the updates that have come out. GOOD FOR YOU... That just means that your phone is doing better than the rest of ours. You can not honestly say that you are 100% sure that the update is not causing the battery drain. And that the solutions you are posting will fix the issue. No one is 100% sure of anything in this world, especially when it comes to software. There is always something that is broken when something else is fixed. It is call Job Security. If the software engineer fixed all the isssue, then that person would be out of a job.

  • jxc422 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 26, 2013 1:47 PM (in response to Lawrence Finch)

    Hi,

     

       I have not "restored the phone from back up " or "as new" but I tried everything else that you mentioned. I was hoping to avoid having to restore but if that's the route I have to go, I'll take those measures and post the results.

     

                     Cheers,

                          joe

  • jxc422 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 26, 2013 2:00 PM (in response to DarrylR)

    It's draining about 1% every 7 minutes but that's with the phone not in use. In contrast, last week before the update I would charge my phone at night (and on a day without use) it would still be around 99% when I arrived home from work (roughly 12 hours later). Now my phone is dead before I even get home. This may be an odd issue affecting only a handful of people, but it is clearly real and needs a solution.

     

                          cheers,

                                joe

  • Lawrence Finch Level 7 Level 7 (24,455 points)
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    Mar 26, 2013 2:22 PM (in response to jxc422)

    Joe, That's clearly not acceptable, and it is a real problem. It's a problem that has been reported sporadically for as long as there have been iPhones, however; it isn't something new. Just new to you unfortunately.

     

    One thing to try that some people have reported success with in the past is to run the battery all the way down until it shuts off, then charge it for 4 hours with the wall charger. When it shuts off it kills all running processes, and charging it after that recalibrates the battery gauge. with luck the "stuck" process will not restart.

  • jxc422 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 26, 2013 2:25 PM (in response to Lawrence Finch)

    Thanks! I'll give that a shot before I do a complete restore.

     

                      Best,

                            joe

  • Tim_I Calculating status...
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    Mar 26, 2013 3:57 PM (in response to jxc422)

    i have both iphone4 and itouch, both would run for up to 4 days or more in standby on 6.1.2.

     

    with a few calls a day and running a few apps, maybe recharge every 2 days or so.

     

    immediately after 6.1.3 both devices are using 1.8% of the battery per MINUTE.

     

    the battery is dead on 3 hours.

     

     

    i'm did a restore and reset on the iphone and am waiting for it to restore

    on the itouch i only did a reset and am monitoring the battery .

     

    i guess last resort will be the above advice, let them run completely down.

  • mzcharmeine Calculating status...
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    Mar 26, 2013 7:16 PM (in response to Tim_I)

    Hello,

     

    I have been having the same problems with ios 6.1.3. I have had problems since buying my new Ipad mini back in December with all of the ios updates.

     

    Apple replaced the device once. But the new device is starting to do what the old device did. It is loosing power quickly. Up to thee percent in 15 mins.

     

    I went back to Apple and they did a check on the Ipad mini device and the guy at the store said it was fine. So I am stumped.

     

    I have the Internet turned off. I have notifications turned off. My mail is set to manual fetch. Siri is turned off. iCloud is turned off. Automatic downloads are turned off. The iPad mini is dimmed to 50 percent as well. Basically everything has to be turned off in order for the Ipad mini to function at all. One off the reasons I bought the Ipad mini was to use the very functions I have to turn off.

     

    I restored the Ipad mini back to factory settings and then reinstalled everything via my eternal hard drive.

     

    The restore seems to help for about one day. Enough for the ipad

    mini 's charge to go back down to 0. Then I recharge the Ipad Mini and I have the charging problems all over.

     

    Within about 30 min my Ipad mini is at 95%. Any advice on what I can do to stop this from happen.

     

    My friend  is having the same battery trouble with their IPhone 4 gen with 6.1.3.  She has notifications turned off. Her mail is set to manual fetch. Her Siri is turned off.  Her iCloud is turned off. 

     

    My older cousin is having the same trouble with their IPhone 5 on 6.1.3.

     

    So that is a total of three people.

  • jxc422 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 26, 2013 9:29 PM (in response to Lawrence Finch)

    I tried letting the battery run down and then recharging it but had no luck, so I did a restore through itunes and this finally seems to have done the trick (fingers crossed). Not sure if others will have success with this method or not but if you're running out of ideas restore is a relatively painless and (potentially) effective solution.

     

                      best of luck,

                             joe

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