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  • fer931 Level 1 Level 1

    Absolutely agree with you Lawrence.

  • new4u02 Level 1 Level 1

    "You haven't explained why every release that has ever come out has had some reports of battery life problems (see below). I had NO problems with 5.0, but DID when the patch came out. I was able to resolve it on my own, using an approach that is described in this and several other threads by several different people. I'm reasonably sure that there is no intrinsic problem with iOS 6, but it's just the same issue that occurs to a few phones as part of the update process. I say a few because according to trade press 150 million users have updated so far. If there was a problem affecting even a significant minority you would see a thread like the one I linked to above.


    My reason for posting is in the hope that some people, rather than waiting for a fix that may never come, will be proactive and diagnose and solve the problem themselves. From this and other threads many others have. But you have a choice. You can sit on your hands and hope, or do something.


    Here's a sampling of the pre-5.0 history of battery problems:


    Battery Meter/Life Problems with 4.0.2

    4.0.2 guzzling my battery. Your's too?

    4.0.1 battery life

    Battery runs out very quicky in iOS 4.0.1

    Battery nearly nonexistant after 4.0 upgrade

    Dead battery after few hours on standby using 4.0 software

    3.1.3 battery problem

    OS 3.1.3 battery issues

    3.1.3 upgrade - shortened battery life?

    Battery life cut after 3.1.3 update on iPhone 3G

    3.1.3 Firmware is a battery killer - how do I back out this upgrade?

    Poor battery life with iPhone 3G running 3.1.2

    3.1.2 EXTREME battery drain - what gives?

    3.1 Battery nightmare

    iPhone 3GS with fw 3.1 – battery life gets even worse

    Battery Issues with 3.0.1

    BATTERY drain with 3.0

    upgrade to 3.0 drains my battery

    Battery Drain after Update 2.2.1

    Battery Life Radically Decreased after 2.2.1 Firmware Update"



    Are we not seeing a pattern here?? Every update, same issues, how come they cannot get a grip on what is going on and come out with an iOS version that DOESNT need an "update" to correct the battery issue?!

  • Lawrence Finch Level 8 Level 8
    Mac OS X

    This isn't something massive. There is something wrong with your phone. Not with the release. Where do you get 1/2 the people having the same complaint? Approximately 150 million people have upgraded to iOS 6. Do you see 75 million complaints? There are reports of battery problems after every release, going back 5 years. If anything the number for iOS 6 is much smaller than for most other releases.


    The fact is that updating can expose a battery issue. It doesn't matter what you update to; it happened updating 1.0 to 2.0, and 2.0 to 2.1.2, and to 3.0and to 3.1, and to 3.1.2 and 3.1.3, and 4.0, and on and on. While you don't notice it because they are spread out in time, there are also reports of sudden battery loss not associated with any update. The problem can always be resolved with a little effort on your part. If you don't want to try progressive steps that have been posted innumerable times in these forums just restore the phone as a New phone using iTunes. The problem will go away. If it doesn't your hardware is defective; take it to an Apple store and they will exchange it. If it does go away restore your backup from either iCloud if you use that or from your computer. If the problem comes back you have a corrupt backup, which is probably because you had corrupt data in some app on your computer. Then you can either try to identify the app, or just restore as New again and add your content back individually.


    If you wait for a fix from Apple you will most likely be very disappointed.

  • new4u02 Level 1 Level 1

    That is awesome that it worked out for you man! seriously, it is! Hopefully my issues will be resolved soon as well! I do believe it's been tweaked tho because since the initial rollout, my passbook (tho usless right now) was not working, and now it is! (updated over wifi and took 45 mins to do so and since then have restored my phone 2x)

  • OGPangster Level 1 Level 1

    Are you trolling Lawrence? You are the only one on this thread having great battery life on this thread. Everyone in my office with iphone 4 and 4s upgraded to iOS6 and is having the same battery draining issues. Worst, my iphone 5 that has been wiped out twice and restored from the cloud is also having this problem. You may be correct about people complaining about battery life dropping after a major update but you are incorrect about Apple not fixing it. Last year, Apple issued 5.1 to fix battery life among other bugs. People are asking for help, not for someone else to brag they have better battery life.

  • new4u02 Level 1 Level 1

    As i can understand where you are coming from, i switched from Android to Apple thinking the "big wigs/Top Dogs" had their sh*t together but seeing how they have to update every one of their releases because of "battery issues" it's really no different than android and they dont have a grip on things and every time someone makes a post stating that every release has to have a backup then that just proves that point even more.


    BUT i will try your theory and restore as new in iTunes (i've done on the phone itself not through iTunes), Maybe your correct in stating something went bad for me and something is corrupt in my "backup" and then i will pry my foot out of my mouth lol, but until then....


    My numbers are not 100% accurate and shouldn't be taken as that, But everyone i have talked to that has this update, DOES have the same issues so that's not a good thing regardless in my eyes,


    Maybe i should stop thinking so highly of Apple anymore and consider them a "contender" again in the phone industry?? That way the bar isn't so high and they can return to normal lol

  • new4u02 Level 1 Level 1

    I dont think he's trying to "brag" so much as telling ppl to "stfu and deal with it until the update", yes lawrence, you are at a higher level than everyone and have 10K+ posts, but that is exactly what i'm getting from you right now. But the point everyone is trying to come accross is, we shouldn't HAVE to wait for an update, that is why we are WITH Apple and not the competition! But then again, i guess they are just yet another cell phone company after all and it is technology, so we just think too highly of them

  • Lawrence Finch Level 8 Level 8
    Mac OS X

    new4u02 wrote:


    My numbers are not 100% accurate and shouldn't be taken as that, But everyone i have talked to that has this update, DOES have the same issues so that's not a good thing regardless in my eyes,

    Well, now you are talking to someone who has much better battery life after upgrading to iOS 6. And I'm happier overall with performance; my apps are much snappier and the delays in loading the calendar have gone away. On the other hand, the iPhone has essentially lost a usable maps app.

  • new4u02 Level 1 Level 1

    Well, now you are trying to brag lol, guess your just one lucky s.o.b. after the update huh? But then again, maybe i would be too if my hand set wasn't defective from the get go? And that's if its the device and not the software. We'll see what happens tonight when i retore from new using iTunes.


    Ok, so 99.999% of the ppl i talk to have the issue.

  • RAlfieri Level 1 Level 1

    Good morning, all.


    Well, just for s**ts and giggles I did a full restore as new and rebuilt from scratch. It didn't really make a difference. I'm still hemorraging power faster than usual as I use my iPhone 4S; however, not as fast as before I turned off Traffic, iAds, and Genius for Apps in Location Services. I also turned off Safari sync in iCloud based on some other posts I read that indicated there was a problem with those services constantly retrying and failing.


    So, it's better, but not as good as with 5.1.1. As you all have indicated, there is a real problem here with the software and we'll just have to tough it through until Apple releases an update.




  • fer931 Level 1 Level 1

    Rob as per our prior post, i did it and for now my battery runs better, so i only enable services when i need it and then turn off when don´t need anymore.  by now it works for my.


  • Twombles Level 1 Level 1

    The apple maps is horrible. Doesn't have any information about the MBTA and most of the time the areas marked on the maps in my area of Boston, are completely wrong.

    In regards to the battery life, I turned off certain locaions services for the iAds and other things but unfortunately my battery life is still in the dumps. I unplugged my phone this morning at 6:30am and with light use at 11:04 am it's down to 51%. No reason for the battery life to be this poor. It just seems like they did no testing and just rolled it out for the sake of rolling it out.

    I also read today that apple is planning to eventually eliminate use of all google apps and well for me personally, if they do then I'm switching back to Android. It seems Apple is just trying to be a huge bully since they hate google so much (IMO)

    Fail Apple =/

  • douglasfrommechanical Level 1 Level 1

    I agree with Jeff4s and the many other comments- the battery life is terrible and unit heats up in use.  I learned this the hard way.  Went to bed fully charged 4G with alarm set.  Battery dead and alarm didn't sound in the morning.  Music Match won't work on the iPad- unless I do a total "Restore"- really!  I think Apple has it's hands full with this update well beyond the massive Maps issue.

  • douglasfrommechanical Level 1 Level 1

    What is the fix you are suggesting?  Restore iPhone and iPad through iTunes?  Will this take care of all the bug issues?

  • Lawrence Finch Level 8 Level 8
    Mac OS X

    Restoring the phone as new will fix the battery problem. It will not improve Maps.

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