10 Replies Latest reply: Sep 23, 2012 11:18 AM by EZLOST APPLE
RichardJones Level 1 Level 1

Just using the Twitter app for 30 mins took about 7% off. When sitting idle with the screen off, it seems to hold the battery ok, but pulling data in using Safari or the Twitter app is where I'm noticing quick drops. Going to try Spotify for a bit and will report back later.

MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2012), Mac OS X (10.7.4)
  • wag36 Level 1 Level 1

    Yes on my iPhone not my iPad though!

    It's a new update with more for the chip to process and phone/battery to get used too

    Hopefully it will balance itself out soon enough

  • diesel vdub Level 7 Level 7

    Are you capable of searching?  There are already multiple other threads related to iOS6 and battery life.


    Like with all other iOS updates there will be a number of users that complain of faster than "normal" battery drain.

    There will also be a number of users that rave about the "new and improved" battery life.

    There will be the vast majority of users that notice no difference.

  • RichardJones Level 1 Level 1

    What a helpful response. Thank you for educating me in how to use the internet. The fact that putting the keywords from the title of this post into the intial interface that the Apple Discussion's site presented, threw up no releated topics,  led me to post this.


    This is the first time an iOS update has given me a vastly different battery life I wanted to see if any other iPhone "4" users had a similar issue considering this is a new OS.


    Again, thank you.

  • EZLOST APPLE Level 1 Level 1

    Same here IOS6 is killing my battery life. I also have never noticed any sort of change from an update like this.

  • RichardJones Level 1 Level 1

    6:15pm and I am down to 25% battery life on an average use day (bit of music, bit of browsing). I would usually be on around 50-60%. Having to charge it now for the evening as I am out. Never had to do that before in 2 years.


    The updates for the iPhone 4 have been tweaks. To be crippled with a poorly performing battery is very disappointing. Hope there's a fix in the next week or I might to try and find a way to roll back.

  • diesel vdub Level 7 Level 7

    Try doing basic troubleshooting as described in the User's Guide, which is reset, restart, restore (first from new then from backup).  I'm almost positive that one of those steps will resolve your battery drain issue.


    If it does not, likely culprits are a badly coded app (or app update for iOS6), hardware issue, or a possible issue in iOS6.


    However, until the basics are ruled out, claiming it is an iOS6 issue is simply jumping to conclusions.

  • AbacusPete Level 1 Level 1

    I have an iphone 4. Similar problems. Check Settings/Privacy/Location Services/System Services (scroll to the bottom) ios6 turned these all on for me.  I turned off Genius for Apps, Location-Based iAds, Traffic, and Maps from Location Services.   Also check Settings/General/Cellular, I turned off iTunes, Passbook Updates, & Reading List. My battery life has seemed to improve.

  • debugy2k Level 1 Level 1

    Yea, major battery drain after upgrade.  I usually charge it up 100% then unplug it and use it as an alarm for the morning and by around 2pm should still have 80% left.  Now at 12pm only got 50%.  Draining way too fast. 

  • Stema001 Level 1 Level 1

    Well, in my opinion the battery life with iOS 6 on iPhone 4S is now much better!


    1 % left and I have 8 hrs and 17 minutes usage and 1 day 7 hrs standby time. (I browsed the web, sent some E-Mails with pictures & received some text E-Mails, made some calls, used iMessage, Siri, Facebook, iCal, Contacts and other apps like Dropbox. Also I have 2 E-Mail accounts on "Push" and iCloud activated with all its features, except iCloud Mail and iTunes Match!)


    With iOS 5.1.1 I hardly reached 6 hrs usage time.

  • EZLOST APPLE Level 1 Level 1

    I took his advise and did a rest this worked great every thing is back to normal battery life is great again. This will reset ring tones/ alarms and some setting but my battery is back to lasting all day with iPod on almost 7 hrs a day.