Currently Being ModeratedMay 22, 2013 1:33 AM (in response to Jackprentice2007)
My battery also stuffed. With normal use I drain 25 percent in 30 min... Insane.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 9, 2013 12:06 AM (in response to Jackprentice2007)
I have iphone 4S with 6.1.3 version. My battery life was awful as well. Even when I turned off all funtions that I didn't need to have turned on, it only lasted 1/2 day. Horrible! I told my kids (who have iPods) and they showed me a quick method to turn off functions that are running without me knowing it. When I turned them off, my battery lasted all day. Now, everyone uses their phone differently, but for me- it really helped. Here is what they said:
1) Double click on the home button
2) The bottom of the screen should show some functions/apps that are currently running
3) Hold down one of the buttons for a couple of seconds
4) All of the buttons should shake with a minus sign above them
5) Simply touch all of the minus signs of the applications that you want to turn off- You can still turn them on the regular way. Everytime you turn your phone off, you will have to turn them off again. This does not delete anything- more of a pause. I turn every one of them off so my phone isn't running so many things at the same time, all of the time.
I hope this helps you all as much as it did me.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 9, 2013 9:31 AM (in response to LL12)
Oh I also started making sure that I locked my screen each time as well.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 11, 2013 2:45 PM (in response to Jackprentice2007)
I have iphone 4 and when i updated my software 6.1.3. I have this problem. I charged my phone in the morning 100% and afternoon it ws 5%. Please help ..
i already turned off notifications, emails and closed all apps after using.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 11, 2013 3:16 PM (in response to Jackprentice2007)
Hi. I had the same problem but resolved it after some advice.
First turn off all apps running ( seeLL12 advice).
Then disable all email services.
Reboot the phone (holding on button and home button)
Currently Being ModeratedJul 11, 2013 7:41 PM (in response to Aamna Mohammad)
I know this is not for everyone, but try restoring your iPhone to factory settings.
I didn't have anything THAT important on my phone, and this battery problem was driving me crazy. Some people say the bug gets backed up too, so when you restore with the latest one you'll still get the problems.
Before restoring, my last charge got 6:34 of standby and 3:47 of usage. Today it got 12:14 of standby and 7:54 of usage.
On both situations my 4S had 50% brightness, auto-brightness off, same type of use, and the screenshots were taken on 1% battery, I just don't know how to post them.
It definitely worked for me, but not everyone is willing to give their iPhone a fresh start. I just hoped the iPhone could get the same battery life my iPad 3 does someday. 3G on, sometimes using wi-fi, it's on 53% with 1 day and 15 hours of standby and 6:21 of usage! :)
Currently Being ModeratedJul 13, 2013 11:45 AM (in response to Jackprentice2007)
All listening: Just turn off battery percentage!!!
And iPhone 4S will not loose 1 percent per minute.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 17, 2013 2:38 PM (in response to Jackprentice2007)
Sorry for my post ! I had tests and disable battery percentage, and it still did not help me, it's still heated and discharged battery by 1% for 3 minutes. My battery is new but maybe i need buy new, or maybe iOS 6.1.3 buggy for iPhone 4S.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 18, 2013 6:48 AM (in response to Jackprentice2007)
Hi guys !
I use Iphones for 3 years, and I never found better smartphone.
Yesterday I bought a new Iphone 4 8Gb.
And guess what problem I faced ?
Yes, the battery is dying in 3 hours !!!
Something incredible !!!
I'm very disappointed, now I'm seriously thinking to swith another platform, that I really dislike, but I have no choice ...
What is the meaning to have cell phone which have to be connected all the time to the charger ?
Currently Being ModeratedAug 7, 2013 8:14 AM (in response to Jackprentice2007)
i have 4day old 4s 6.1.3. my problem also is "DRAINING BATTERY" for the very first time that i use this phon i fully charged but in just 2 hrs my phone is totaly battery drained. and i recharged again before i sleep but saddenly same as before in just 2hrs my phone is battery drain. what would i do for this problem i hope apple care.must be able to post the right way to fix this problem.i spend a lot of time a lot of money for my 4s 6.1.3. i really stressed about this problem. i hope apple care help us about battery problem. god bless us
Currently Being ModeratedAug 23, 2013 10:41 PM (in response to mansanas4s)
man, dude (sorry, had tho do that), don't get "really stressed". Mine is like that, too, and my wife's I think, and other people I have heard. Stay on this discussion and keep us up to date. I was about to call but I would be interested in what they tell you, in that it is 4days old. this is better.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 24, 2013 5:35 AM (in response to Jackprentice2007)
I replace battery on my iPhone 4S and now everything is working perfect. I don't know why my previous battery on my new iPhone was bad but now my iPhone 4S working about 9 hours.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 25, 2013 2:25 PM (in response to Jackprentice2007)
I had same problems. Battery rubbish, phone red hot on charging etc. Contacted apple support - tried reset and downloading IOS 6.1.3 again but nothing helped. Told I could buy a new battery but I argued I hadn't paid £500 for something to last only 14 months.
My phone was purchased direct from Apple online 14 months ago so the phone guy advised me to book in to an apple retail store and request to make a claim under european consumer law.
I have been to the apple store today and after listing my problems I have been issued with a new phone free of charge. Hopefully this one will be problem free!
Currently Being ModeratedNov 4, 2013 5:20 PM (in response to mkh78)
I have had the same problems, plus another problem where the phone just randomly had no service (verizon). went back and forth with them and apple until apple gave me a new phone, as other family members had no problem. the No service problem is rare now, but battery life still awful and phone gets nasty hot. 4S, purchased early this year. I just don't have the time or the patience to persue this any more. if i burn myself, they will hear from my lawyer, otherwise I guess I have to live with it