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iOS 6 iPhone 4s battery drain

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  • BatmanX Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Nov 20, 2012 1:23 PM (in response to WindsorDaPanda)

    Battery Drain.jpg

     

    My iPhone 5 IOS 6.0.1 with LTE OFF is about the same

    I can't make it through an 8 hour work day without it dying.

    We should start a contest to see who has the worst battery drain HAHA. I think that will get Apple's attention once they see their servers are flooded with Crappy Usage Results PICS! Buhahahahaha!!! Let's make it so!

  • raistocho Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 20, 2012 1:40 PM (in response to Greg Bastug1)

    drain.jpg

    Mine a little better. Anyway this capture is from a good battery day. Shameful.

  • SimonA1357 Calculating status...
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    Nov 20, 2012 1:59 PM (in response to Greg Bastug1)

    My phones crashes and it goes from 100% to 0% power in 15 min..

     

    Any help? Please, my iphone is useless.

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  • SimonA1357 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 20, 2012 2:00 PM (in response to SimonA1357)

    Crash crash crash!

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  • BriansBrain Calculating status...
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    Nov 20, 2012 2:06 PM (in response to Greg Bastug1)

    Please keep this mind. The lithium batteries are very problematic, especially if you're recharging them constantly. Do yourself a favor, let the battery completely drain prior to recharge if you can. Also, take the i Phone out of any cases you may have it in when recharging.  Yes, I know this will be a real pain in the *** and all, but it's better for the phone.  And if any of you are like me, have had the phone over a year, it may not be covered and you'll have to get a new phone. Mac hasn't come up with any changes as of yet, which in itself is alarming. Protect yourself the best you can.

  • amd_infinium05 Calculating status...
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    Nov 20, 2012 8:23 PM (in response to BriansBrain)

    i have this same problem tooo.

  • JacobMcC Calculating status...
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    Nov 20, 2012 10:06 PM (in response to Greg Bastug1)

    TURN OFF CELLULAR DATA.

     

    Tried everything else and this works ..turn it on to check your email or go on the internet, otherwise this is the only thing that will work.  The ONLY thing that will work.

     

    Haven't even had cellular data in like two months because I haven't paid my phone bill, but when I turned off the cellular data last week my battery problems were fixed.  No problems as of yet with my Ipad 3 battery life.

  • watterson94 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 20, 2012 11:27 PM (in response to JacobMcC)

    I have a problem with turning off data and turning it on when I need it. Most of the time, I have it turned off but when I need it on, it doesn't connect to the internet. Apple claimed that they had fixed this in the 6.0.1 update.

  • becooceb Calculating status...
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    Nov 20, 2012 11:56 PM (in response to WindsorDaPanda)

    Before 6.0.1 my iphone 4S like the first picture (setting: nothing was turned off).But after the update of 6.0.1, battery lasted just 8 or 9 hours, so I did DFU process then now my iphone is like the second one (setting: nothing is turned off except icloud safari syn.)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  IMG_0422.PNG

     

     

     

     

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  • BritniCG Calculating status...
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    Nov 21, 2012 7:03 AM (in response to becooceb)

    I'm SOOOO frusterated with this issue! I've had my iPhone 4 for over a year now, I've never had problems with it. 2 days ago the battery life started draining ridiculously fast.

    My phone:

    Usage : 3hours, 27 mins

    Standyby: 3 hours, 33 mins

     

    I TAKE THE LEAD HERE!!!!!!!!! Sooooooo annoyed and ****** off with Apple, I use my iPhone for work, all day and night. It's taking it's time with e-mails, texts as well as dialing out, answering/ending calls.

     

    A simple text saying "I'm on my way, I'm running five minutes behind" has turned into "Um in my way, Robbin about five Jonah's behind"..... Really not enjoying this lag BS and what it's turned my messages into .....Seriously Apple....Step it up and fix this issue!!!!!!!!!!

  • KasperTheFriendlyGhost Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 21, 2012 11:04 AM (in response to BritniCG)

    And here are my experiences and observations.

     

    I've never had any problems with my iPhone 4S.

    I then did the following:

     

    1; Upgraded to iOS 6

    2; Upgraded to iOS 6.0.1

     

    Results so far:

    • Wifi doesn't work.Sometimes the wifi-buttom is greyed out, sometimes after restarting I manage to get wifi access, but after a few hours the connection is lost.
    • Some days after upgrading to 6.0.1 I started to experience the battery drain.
    • Now the battery is drained overnight.

     

    I've tried changing the various setting described here, but the only one that seems to work is to turn off the 3G data access.

     

    Since wifi doesn't work turning off 3G traffic is a hopeless non-solution.

     

    Incidentally, it seems that even though 3G access is enabled, thus draining the battery, there is actually no traffic.

  • scubaal Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 21, 2012 11:28 AM (in response to KasperTheFriendlyGhost)

    and another one. I thought I was going mad........iphone 4S was fine prior to 6.x.

    Battery life was always a couple of days or more. After upgrading to 6.x it was ok for a while but in the last week or so it has become woeful. Drains in a few hours. Like everyone else I have turned everything useful off(!).

    Now it has no location services, no notifications and is basically a phone that receives the occassional email - not what you pay a thousand bucks for.

    My wifes 4S has started doing exactly the same thing. Whilst we used to recharge every second day - now we have to plug them in three times a day. If we forget - boom, phone is dead. Yes we have drained the battery. Yes we have hard reset. There is something really wrong here.

    This is on top of the recent debacle with the Apple TV where the update broke all connectivity (wifi and thernet) and the ATV3 had to be replaced by Apple  - theres another thread on that one with 100s of posts from users around the world. Add that to the Apple Maps joke.

    It seems that Apple is taking on shades of Microsoft 10 years ago where you never updated for at least 3 months as it would break something. We've all got sucked into accepting Apple updates when they come out as they 'always work' - not anymore it seems.

    I am advising everyone I know to NOT upgrade their Apple devices for at least 3 months - and read the internet very carefully for problems before they do.

    (network systems engineer - 20+ years)

  • Thom_D Level 3 Level 3 (970 points)
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    Nov 21, 2012 12:08 PM (in response to Greg Bastug1)

    I have an iPhone 4S with 32 GB storage.  I gave in and did the update to iOS 6.0 through iTunes not OTA.  OTA seems to be a bigger problem for most but not all updaters. 

     

    Battery life dropped dramatically.  I did the following:

     

    1.  Restart phone, i.e. hold home and power buttons to reboot.

    2.  Reset network settins.

    3.  Reset all settings.

    4.  Shut off all apps in multitasking tray

    5.  Ran battery down to zero, to the point where the phone wouldn't wake up at all

    6.  Charged battery over night using wall charger. About 9 hours.

    7.  Used phone as normal.

    8.  Ran battery all the way out again

    9.  Shut off all apps in multitasking tray

    10. Charged battery over night again.

     

    Battery life was almost as good as what I had before I updated but wifi still s****d. 

     

    Updated to iOS 6.0.1 and did all steps listed above.  Battery life is now better than ever. 

     

    Discovered that if I set Proxy on wifi network to Auto I am able to connect to wifi networks very easily now.

  • raistocho Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 21, 2012 12:22 PM (in response to Thom_D)

    5.  Ran battery down to zero, to the point where the phone wouldn't wake up at all

     

    With this point do you mean: let the battery "die" to the point of the cell picture? Or to the point of "push the power buttom and nothing happens even the picture of the cell"?

  • Ingridipad Calculating status...
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    Nov 21, 2012 12:56 PM (in response to scubaal)

    That was my plan after 5.1.1 turned my iPad into a paperweight! So I DID NOT UPDATE when 6.0 was released. My BATTERY BEGAN RAPID DRAIN ANYWAY!? So when 6.0.1 came out claiming to fix battery draining issues, I was suckered into it! 6.0.1 DID NOT FIX MY BATTERY DRAIN.

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