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Terrible Battery Life on iPhone 5/6.1.3

1686 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: Apr 29, 2013 4:53 PM by combined RSS
danmcq Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Apr 19, 2013 8:24 AM

Since 6.1.2 and now 6.1.3 my iPhone 5 battery life has been terrible. Previously, I would still have ~70% battery life at the end of the day with light use, now I'm regularly below 50% with no change in my own usage. Anyone else having the same experience?

iPhone 5, iOS 6
  • Neil carvalho Level 1 Level 1 (60 points)
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    Apr 23, 2013 12:35 AM (in response to danmcq)

    The problem not only persists with your iphone 5,but will all apple devices which have updated to ios 6.1.3

    Tips for saving battery life

    1)minimise brightness and turn on auto brightness

    2)turn off location services

    3)turn off bluetooth and wifi

    4)turn off 3G and try t use 2G or edge

    5)close all running apps

    6)charge iphone only when the battery reaches 20%,this wil help preserve your battery life



  • JimHdk Level 7 Level 7 (21,575 points)
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    Apr 23, 2013 6:11 AM (in response to danmcq)

    Something may have gone amiss in the upgrade to iOS 6.1.3 on your device.


    To correct this follow these steps:


    1. Backup your device using iTunes or iCloud.
    2. Use iTunes to completely restore your device as new.
    3. Setup your device and monitor battery usage to see if it is normal. If not, you may have a hardware problem - if so, contact Apple support.
    4. Restore your device from your backup above.
    5. Check battery usage to confirm that it remains normal.
  • JimHdk Level 7 Level 7 (21,575 points)
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    Apr 23, 2013 6:41 AM (in response to danmcq)

    It's hard to grasp because the vast majority of iPhone users are having no battery problem at all with iOS 6.1.3. If you are having problems then there is something special about your iPhone. Take some action to solve this problem or determine if it is a hardware problem. Don't count on any software fix.

  • combined Calculating status...
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    Apr 29, 2013 4:53 PM (in response to danmcq)

    now now children The only around it is to carry an extra power pack


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