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  • nardello Level 1 (0 points)

    How did you do that?.. I've download the firmaware, but when i reset my phone, i tunes doesn't ask me which firmaware can install?


    Can you please give me every step? Thanks in advance!!

  • cocktail5555 Level 1 (50 points)



    If on a Mac I believe you hold the alt key while pressing the restore button. That will bring up the finder window to select the firmware you want to use. It's either that the the command key.

  • Paul france Level 1 (0 points)

    See your version behind your iphone ,mine is A1429 , i ve loaded the ios 6.0.1 10A525 .


    If you ve got the GSM version A1428 ,you need downloaded it for GSM version


    This is the link :



    After plug your iphone to itunes and push touch "option" on your keyboard and click on restore as the same time.


    Choose your Downloaded Firmware and its ok.


    It work perfectly for me :-)


    Don't forget to save your iphone before .

  • nardello Level 1 (0 points)

    OK, i've a windows, i think i've to use shift key.. i select the folder firmware that's right? Now i try and let you know... Thanks!

  • producer–steve Level 1 (5 points)

    How can you determine which version of the iOS to download GSM or World? I'm got a UK contract free IP5. Would that be World?

  • Paul france Level 1 (0 points)

    There is 2 versions of iphone :



    This is writing behind your iphone in small letter.

  • sonneberg Level 1 (0 points)

    I have downloaded the file and unzipped it but see no file to restore?

  • sonneberg Level 1 (0 points)

    seems like the download worked but I see no file to restore from

  • nardello Level 1 (0 points)

    Me too! can't find the file to upload!

  • superjones Level 1 (0 points)

    A fix? Last night, my battery percentage dropped from 100 to 97 with 10.5 hours of stand-by and about 25 minutes of miscellaneous checking the phone. Prior to that, it would drop up to 10% overnight doing nothing but remaining idle. Read on...


    I believe the problem to be two-fold: one, after the iOS update, the OS no longer communicates withe battery properly (e.g. fluctuating battery levels when turning the phone off and on again); and, two, there is a possible "problem" with how often and for how long Spotlight service processes run. I thought of Spotlight because ever since OS X 10.7 was released, its md* processes would run up to five times per hour (sometimes more) and use 100% of a core for up to 3 seconds each time even when my MBP is idle (in addition to helpd and other processes running for no good reason). This is not as big a problem on my MBP as it has a much more efficient CPU and a beefier battery. On an iPhone, if this same behavior occurs then it most certainly could be a problem when it comes to the aggregate of Spotlight process CPU usages and CPU times.


    To match what I have done, begin with an iPhone reset (hold down the sleep/power and Home buttons simultaneously until the Apple logo appears) to correct the OS-battery communication. Next, consider implementing some of my settings that have been chosen and adapted over every generation of the iPhone family (I've owned and used them all):


    -Brightness: approximately 33% with Auto-Brightness enabled.


    -Fetch New Data: Push enabled; Fetch hourly or manually (have seen iCloud Push issues in the past if Fetch is manual rather than at least hourly); and, via Advanced settings, leave iCloud at Push and all other non-time-sensitive email accounts set to Manual.


    -Turn ALL System Location Services off. These only provide Apple with detailed (personal) location information for their ads and the "Cell Network Search" and "Setting Time Zone" services are notorious battery hogs across all iOS devices. If you set your date and time automatically (using cell or wifi depending on device) and use the far superior Google Maps app (or other mapping/navigation apps) then you are set. Leave Location services enabled for other apps - especially Find My iPhone - on, or disable some that you do not want enabled (e.g. Camera). Some apps like SiriusXM require that they be able to use your location.


    -Limit what types of and how many notifications are displayed. I limit mine to Phone, Messages, Calendar and Chess With Friends. Push notifications are a slow drain on battery.


    That's how my phones are configured to save battery where and when possible.



    Now the change that made the difference for me: unless you use it, disable Spotlight Search by unchecking all items that can be indexed. This is why we have Siri, and if I'm not overly lazy, I will go through the trouble of completing a couple taps and a swipe or two to find what I need. Disabling Spotlight seems to have been the change that made the difference with battery drain for my iPhone 5.



    Completely charge and then reset set the phone again if any of changes that I suggested were implemented.


    Finally: NO, I cannot explain why Spotlight doesn't seem to cause noticeable battery drain on anything other than the iPhone 5. You'll be arguing only with your screen if you start with me on this point...



    P.S. Charge your battery only when needed (below 20% - ideally below 10% or 5%) and run a full-cycle battery charge/discharge/charge and phone reset (aka calibrate it) every month or so to keep your iPhone's battery healthy.

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  • paulfromhere Level 1 (0 points)

    It is what it is. It turns out that the iPhone 5 battery life cannot be improved beyond what we're getting. We all need to learn to live with it or return it and go to android, which I don't thing is any better. When Apple claimed same battery life for iP5 as iP4, they ...


    Anyway, don't waste time trying fixes, other than the usual battery saving advice of lowering brightness, turn off LTE, bluetooth, or wi-fi when possible. Nothing else will fix it better than those.


    And it isn't worth spending any more time on this topic.


    Buy a battery extender if you have to.



  • Ohlie Level 1 (0 points)

    I have the same energy problem.

    It is awasome, because the iPad2 doesn't loose the energy at standby.


    I hope apple will do their job to fix that problem soon.


  • atdguy Level 1 (0 points)

    lol to PauFromHere.... 


    I started this discussion and thread and appreciate everyone joining in the discussion to validate we are indeed having a NEW problem.  Some were having battery issues before 6.0.2.  I was not.  It litterally started the minute I loaded 6.0.2.  So, to simply say "oh well" is, well, rather short sighted.   If apple can cause this issue with an IOS change, they can certainly FIX IT with an IOS change.


    After 10 pages of posts in just a few days, i'm hopeful Apple will have gotten the message:  There is a real problem that was 100% introduced by their software update in 6.0.2.  Monkeying with all the various settings may improve battery life, but is not a solution to a problem they created.  And the reason we have all these settings is to have FUNCTIONALITY we actually paid good money for.  Sadly, we are talking about wifi and battery life here, not some new magical feature that no other product has or is breaking a new technology trail.


    I believe time is running out for Apple -- they gotta get back on track or risk becoming a "me too" product company. Or worse, a product company you avoid because their quality has sunk below a reasonable level (forget about paying extra for it!)


    Thanks again everyone for taking the time to post.

  • Paul france Level 1 (0 points)

    I have downgraded on 6.0.1

    And the battery have the same Problem.

    Since i have upgrade in 6.0.2 battery have draining Problem.

    I think this is a battery Problem and not an ios Problem.

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