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iOS 6.1.3 battery drainage

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  • thai_iphone4 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 4, 2013 7:49 PM (in response to gvachhani)

    All the fanboys here think we are crazy.

     

    Basically they'll say:

     

    1) It's your settings

    2) an app is "hanging"

    3) corrupt data when you restored (even though they don't know what that means)

     

    Truth is iOS 6.0 was fine, it all went nuts after 6.1. It is an iOS problem. It has a problem. It is a real problem.

     

    I get you. But don't look for sympathy here. They'll try to give you some tips when the tips don't work, all they will tell you is "well. My phone is fine. It lasts 8 hours on 100%".

  • thai_iphone4 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 4, 2013 7:51 PM (in response to gvachhani)

    Oh wait. If you have an iPhone 5 they will tell you to take it back and get a new phone. It MUST be the phone. :D

  • gvachhani Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    May 4, 2013 8:04 PM (in response to thai_iphone4)

    I agree with you back in ios 6.0.2 I used to leave fully charged and come home at 60%. Now with 6.1.3 same settings I can barely get from 6 AM to 12 PM. I extended some of it by turning off push and many notifications. but it *****. I feel like my iphone 4s is a phone from 2004. What's the point of paying for unlim internet and for a smartphone if you can't use the features.

     

     

    The sad thing is, even with this I'm still probably going to stick to Apple for future cell phones

  • thai_iphone4 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 4, 2013 8:17 PM (in response to gvachhani)

    Yes. I understand your frustration.

     

    It is nothing that you did as a user. All you did was update your phone and nothing else. Now it's going crazy.

     

    These forums are full of fanboys that will tell you it's only is, the other 100 million people who updated have no privlems, so that means there is no problem.

     

    Basically, you and all of us who know there is an issue will just have to tough it out.

     

    I will tell you to hang in there until iOS 7.0. I think their .0 releases are OK. Then don't ever update it. That's the only thing I can say at this point because there is really no fix for this problem.

     

    There are work arounds that may make it a bit better for a while, but no fixes.

     

    Don't listen to the pile of BS replies that is about to come. They don't care about you or me. They are like Trekkies only about Apple stuff.

  • thai_iphone4 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 4, 2013 8:25 PM (in response to gvachhani)

    It may be that, because now they have to support multiple devices, their blanket iOS updates work for some devices and causes problems for other devices. Maybe the chances of having an issue with an iPhone 5 are less than us with an iPhone 4S.

     

    Maybe this is apple's way to make us buy their new phones. Just like they totally screwed people with the iPhone 3G. Remember when iOS 4 came out? It made the 3G useless. They then "fixed it" but if you talk to a 3G user they will tell you their phone was never the same again.

     

    You can stick to Apple iPhones if you want to; but to be honest; if you just look at only the things you care about the most there are cheaper devices and last really all day long that work beautifully. They just do what you need and that's it. Like the Lumia 720, or maybe even the upcoming HTC First?

     

    Some people just do Facebook with their iPhones. They could get an HTC First. I'm sure it'll last all day long. Who needs dual quad core and super graphics to do Facebook and LINE? And browse the Internet. Specs are boloney.

  • sbailey4 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    May 5, 2013 7:08 AM (in response to thai_iphone4)

    ok so why do you have iPhone if it blows so bad? There are a LOT of other options. Just saying. Also just because some people have trouble  from time to time doent not mean that its broken across the board. If a reset or restore solves a particular issue for a LOT of folks then how is iOS itself broken? You think the restore actually rewrites the code to remove the faulty code? Its 99% of the time due to the update process itself with an app or email communicating while the update going on and getting hung. Could that be better? Probably so I will give you that. But the reality is sometimes its not. Best option is to close all apps, reboot then perform the update OTA or with iTunes with no apps open. BTW personally I only had 1 update since iOS 5 that I had to reset settings to solve a hung app issue just after the update process. A simple reset all settings solved it. And there have been a lot of updates since then. 5.0.1, 5.1, 5.1.1, 6.0. 6.0.1, 6.1, 6.1.1, 6.1.2, 6.1.3.  Have 2 devices and the other one never an issue. So point is if iOS was itself broken how do so many never have any issue whatsoever? But others (probably you) have issues every time. Something dont add up there

     

    As for "big news" on CNET, Apple can sneeze and the CNETS's of the world will write about it. Probably because  iPhone is so popular and they get major hits to their site whenever Apple is mentioned. Good for their business.

     

    On the battery meter, its not 100% accurate, never has been. Its just there to give you an idea where you stand. Also a calibration is needed from time to time to match the actual battery capacity with the software more closely.

    thai_iphone4 wrote:

     

    Thanks for proving me correct again.

     

    So if people complaint of battery issues and data issues after every iOS update, my theory is origin right once again. IOS BLOWS.

     

    Maybe apple can get a clue and push updates that don't require us to reset and restore and do god knows what else.

     

    And what about MY issue? Any thoughts? Why would it be at 99% after 3 minutes. Restart. Then it's back at 100% and stays there for 16 minutes?

  • donniefalcone Level 2 Level 2 (290 points)
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    May 5, 2013 11:28 AM (in response to Timurjonchik)

    After upgrading to ios 6.1.3 my battery life doubled, I dont know about you, but i actually like 6.1.3. better performance and battery life on my old iphone 3gs.

  • Jajaba Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 6, 2013 12:20 AM (in response to Timurjonchik)

    Update:  After reporting about the new Google Now App causing excesive battery drain due to the location sensor indicator (triangle by battery %) being continuously on even after closing the App I discovered how to disable it.  In addition to having the Loacation services 'switch' for Google in Settings > privacy > Location services > Google 'on' which is required to use all the features. Their is also an additional settings menu within the Google App itself, click the Gear Icon > Privacy > scroll down to 'Location Reporting' and turn the switch off.  While there you may also want to turn off the 'On-Divice History'  which stores all your physical location history in a hidden file on your iPhone and can be reported to Google if set to do so.  IMHO this just takes up storage space on the phone and I don't want Google to keep track of where I've been. 

     

    After turning off 'Location Reporting' the Active Location trangle is no longer continuously on and it only appears breifly when searching or finding your location on maps.  So far all the other features seem to still function properly and no noticable impact on battery life.

  • gabrielespinelli Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 6, 2013 12:32 AM (in response to Timurjonchik)

    Q: Apple says one app is "hanging" your iPhone reducing battery life: who is the killer?

     

    A: I analyzed some hundreds of common iPhone applications during the past 2 weeks to see how they work in background and found something:

     

    Try to disable "Passbook" from localization services. This app keeps connecting hysterically in background even if app itself is not launched.

     

    I tested this on several iPhone 5 and iPhone 4s, mainly running iOS 6.1.3 and even 6.1.4 for the last few days: standby battery life is greatly improved on these devices.

     

    Results may vary in your iPhone, but give it a try and let me know.

  • OssieBagh Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 6, 2013 12:51 AM (in response to gabrielespinelli)

    @gabrielespinelli,

    Thanks for sharing your suggestion.

    I tried to implement it, but Passbook is not in my list "settings-privacy-localization services".

    So how do I disable it?

    Or is there no need, as I don't use any Passbook apps ...

    Grt,

    Oscar

  • gabrielespinelli Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 6, 2013 1:05 AM (in response to OssieBagh)

    Oscar can you please indicate your iPhone model and iOS current firmware?

     

    Settings/Privacy/Localization/Disable Passbook is the correct pattern to test.

  • OssieBagh Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 6, 2013 1:21 AM (in response to gabrielespinelli)

    Gabriele,

    My iPhone 5 is on iOs 6.1.4

    I haven't used passbook at all yet. That could be the reason why it's not there...

    Grt,

    Oscar

  • gabrielespinelli Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 6, 2013 1:48 AM (in response to OssieBagh)

    Please try to activate Passbook and then immediately disable it from localization services. Thanks for your collaboration.

  • OssieBagh Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 6, 2013 3:13 AM (in response to gabrielespinelli)

    Gabriele,

    Activated Passbook by adding a coupon and I was asked if localization services could be turned on.

    Now it shows in the list and I disabled it.

    Don't expect it to solve my current battery drain as it was not active.

    If it does, I'll post it here.

    Thnx anyway.

    Oscar

  • ben.ka Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 6, 2013 9:49 AM (in response to Timurjonchik)

    hi all

     

    two steps did the trick for me:

     

    1) Delete icloud account on phone and set up new (not the whole account, just the data on your phone)

    2) Delete exchange account, set up new.

     

    best,

    benj

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