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  • Vincentthu Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm using an iPhone 4S and with iOS5 I had to recharge it every 2 days.

    Since iOS 6 I need several recharge a day and my wifi is not working anymore (Greyed out - that's another problem). My solution : Deactivate "cellular data" and deactivate 3G. I removed GPS too and SIRI and all options are deactivated. Notifications are turned off. Now it's better but my phone is as usefull as a Nokia from the 90's.

  • lcroke0002 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have been to the Apple store twice, one genius thought it was a software issuea and the other said it was only a coincidance that I was having problems after upgrading to ios6. Nevertheless my phone has been set up twice as a new phone (via DFU when I was at the Apple store), and set up twice as a new phone from iTunes, all to no evail. I have run 3 battery cycles and turned off/on all types of apps (Apple and non-Apple). Battery and heat issues still exist.

     

    Fast forward to last evening, recieved a call from an Apple tech who monitors the boards and he had me install a battery profile on my phone - he admittted that this was a software issue and was also not surprised a genius immediately defaulted to it being a hardware issue. Tonight I will speak to him again and send the file the profile is creating.

     

    Hopefully, this gets resolved quickly.

  • Grayum Baker Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    My ATT 4S has shown two battery problems since I installed iOS6.  The first was a heat issue.  It wouldn't happen every time, but often after recharging, the phone and wall plug would be hot.  I've had an iPhone since the original and have never had this problem.  Second, not holding a charge.  This is so strange as many of you have already described.  Not only does the battery deplete faster, but sometimes it seems to "rapid" deplete.  This also doesn't happen every time.  For example, I was home all day yesterday and my battery worked normally.  Then, last evening it started draining almost 1% every minute or two.  I read an article earlier in the day that recommeded Reset All Settings and force quitting all active background apps.  I did that late last evening and still had the problem.  I turned off Siri.  Still draining.  At bedtime I turned the phone off while recharging.  This morning the battey seems to be normal again.  Like one earlier post said, I'm glad to find I'm not alone with this problem.  Thanks to all who have shared your problem and ideas.  Now we wait for the software fix.  First we had the map problem and now we have "batterygate."

  • 1gomiller1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    For what it is worth, I might have isolated my problem to an ICloud sync issue with Calendar and Contacts.

     

    Not sure if it will work for everyone.

     

    And of course, I am not syncing now.

     

    I am working with Apple on this issue.

  • netsoup Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I really have not had a problem with maps at all.  It has room for improvement, but I think the "wrong directions" issue was blown up by the media taking the worst examples, and I've had issues with the google maps getting it wrong before too. 

    After google was found to have been using the WiFi sniffers to capture and record MAC addresses, user names, passwords, emails, and anything that wasn't encrypted to analyze who was doing what with their street cars, or, triangulate people's "position at a given time, along with information about what they were doing", I'm happy for alternatives.  This wasn't even people using their map app, just anyone in proximinty of their street cars who hadn't locked things down.

    I am certainly willing to give the new maps a go.  I feel Apple's customers expect more regard for their privacy than google gives, but maybe it's just me.

    Anyone still having battery issues that hasn't filled out the form AWArea posted earlier at http://www.apple.com/feedback/iphone.html, I encourage you please fill it out.  The more people and info they have the faster this will be fixed right.

  • TracyLynnT Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    My battery is life is back to normal after deleting my Facebook account from the intergrated FB feature (Settings, Facebook, click your name, Delete Account). I started thinking that since the FB integration updates your contacts and calendar it is probably constantly receiving data. My battery seems to be back to normal after doing that. I was also using the new Maps app a lot over the weekend because I am a Realtor and was out showing property (BTW - I hate the new maps app, Google finds businesses by name almost 100% of the time and Apple's app does not). I have shut down the Maps app so that could also be a factor. I see where several people have said they fixed their battery drain by reinstalling the iOS6 update thru iTunes, but I updated mine originally thru iTunes, and noticed the battery drain the same day. I went through right after I updated and made sure everything I always had done on my phone to save battery life was set like I like it (brightness, mail to no fetch, no synching with iCloud, turned off iTunes match, etc). I also do not use Siri so I know that did not contribute to the battery problem. I truly think it was because of FB. Since changing that, my phone has only dropped 6% in 3 hours and I have talked on it a couple of times. I have a 4s.

  • FxHumerus Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Having the exact same issue.  Losing 1% roughly every 3 minutes.  Have turned everything off (location services, bluetooth, closed all apps, etc...)  Running an iPhone 4S 16gb with IOS6.  Phone is 2 months old.

  • Kalafe' Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hello. My iPhone 64 GB 4S battery doesn't last long either. Before IOS6 I would make 4 hours of usage, but now I barely go over three hours.

    Notifications on as far messages, telephone and calendar.

    Siri on. 

    2 Email accounts on (fetch).

    Location services off.

    Wi-fi off.

    Bluetooth off.

    When idling it loses 4 per cent an hour.

    When I use it... OMG... It looks like a countdown and I get nervous...

    I am scared to death to buy new apps because it could be a waste of money if you cannot use them.

    I tried a light reset. Didn't work.

    I haven't tried the hard one because it 's a pain...

    Apple should address it.

    Regards and thanks for reading.

  • annafromcapon bridge Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    For me the problem seemed to be FB and/or Icloud.  I just logged out of the FB app on my Iphone 4 and turned off all the Icloud stuff except for "Find My Iphone" and my battery is back to normal.  Now I access FB using the Chrome browser.  I leave Safari off most of the time (unless is autoloads when I click on a link in an email, for example).  My notifications and location settings were already at a minimum.  I also drained the battery and then charged it overnight.  Battery is back to the way it was before IOS 6 update.

  • DanH Level 5 Level 5 (4,370 points)

    The reason turning off iCloud works is that it prevents your iPhone from "phoning home" to attempt to sync bookmarks, regardless of your settings. This is a very likely suspect and I hope Apple fixes it pronto.

     

    In the meantime, if you'd like to be able to actually use iCloud, try this:

     

    https://discussions.apple.com/message/19846533#19846533

     

    -dan

  • ChicagoBubba Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Is I reported in my last post (last night) I turned of Cellar Data while at work today. I turned it off just before 7am, and it's now 11:15am and I still have 93% battery remaining with normal usage. This is very close to iOS 5.1.1 power usage. While I can't leave cellular data off when I'm not in a wifi location, this is only a temporary fix. I have never had to disable any service of feature on any of the prior evolutions of the iPhone I've had (1st gen, 3G, 3GS, and 4S).

     

    On a side note, I see many people are willing to just shut things off freely, and I can't understand any justification for doing so. Why buy an iPhone just to cripple it and say you only text and make calls anyway? In that case these people might be better off with a simple flip phone.

  • DanH Level 5 Level 5 (4,370 points)

    I agree 100%, which is why I am liking the solution linked in my post above yours: it allows you to use all of the iPhone functions except bookmark syncing, which is, I fear, broken in iOS 6. I applied the fix about a half hour ago and instead of my battery dropping 6-10% with no use in that time, it is still at 100% with light use.

     

    The good news is that if bookmark sync turns out to be the culprit, it should be a fairly easy software fix, as opposed to having mutliple functions draining the battery. Have a look in Settings/General/About/Diagnostics & Usage/D & U Data and look for lots of webbookmarksd errors.

     

    -dan

    ChicagoBubba wrote:

     

    Is I reported in my last post (last night) I turned of Cellar Data while at work today. I turned it off just before 7am, and it's now 11:15am and I still have 93% battery remaining with normal usage. This is very close to iOS 5.1.1 power usage. While I can't leave cellular data off when I'm not in a wifi location, this is only a temporary fix. I have never had to disable any service of feature on any of the prior evolutions of the iPhone I've had (1st gen, 3G, 3GS, and 4S).

     

    On a side note, I see many people are willing to just shut things off freely, and I can't understand any justification for doing so. Why buy an iPhone just to cripple it and say you only text and make calls anyway? In that case these people might be better off with a simple flip phone.

  • kewong Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I too have been experiencing the excessive battery drain and the excessive heat coming from my iPhone4s after I did the iOS6 update. I've been reading a lot of the posts describing the problem and some of the solutions or work-arounds that many of you have posted. I have one more work-around that seems to have worked for me. In my search for a solution, I came across some posts describing the power drain and heat problems associated with the assistive touch feature. With this feature enabled, I noticed that the display screen would not time-out and remain on...causing the phone to be extremely warm and the battery to drain rather quickly. I since disabled this feature resulting in a "nearly back to normal" situation with the battery and temperature of the phone.

     

    Although this may be a temporary work-around and I do miss using the assistive touch feature of the iPhone, I surely hope that Apple is working on a solution to their iOS6 software and will be providing an update soon.

  • Leeski15 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I didnt know about the Restrictions info - have tried that and hopefully it will help - thank you for passing on. 

     

    I was wondering in a paranoid moment that maybe it was Apple's subliminal way of pushing me to buy iPhone5 because the 4S is now driving me nuts with the constant battery drain!!

  • SandroD Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    No, tons of iphone 5 are reporting the same, about 1% drain every 2 minutes

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