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iOS 6.1.3 battery drainage

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  • SmallTrader Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 5, 2013 11:17 AM (in response to jwolfers)

    Hi Jwolfers,


    I hope the fix worked for you. On my IPAD4 with 6.1.3. I have managed to "fix" the battery problem by turnning all iCLOUD settings, push, claendar, hard reset and restore.


    It worked for one day and the prolem came right back after that. There is an inherent problem with 6.1.3 . There is no way so many people on this board and other forums encouter corruption problem during over the air update,


    Apple is doing major damage to its own reputation by keeping silence !! For me and many other people, the 6.1.3 iDevices now are just expensive paper weight. What good can it be when the thing does not last 3-4 hours on full charge even when on standby !

  • jwolfers Calculating status...
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    Apr 5, 2013 11:42 AM (in response to SmallTrader)


       I agree with you about Apple keeping quiet about this problem. I do believe there is something wrong with this last update. I know it corrupted my firmware and then had my modem dropping on/off. This was diagnosed by an Apple Tech. However, he didn't seem to be aware that this was going on for everyone. I hope my problem is fixed, but I won't know for sure for a few days. As of right now, my phone is at 90% and it is 2:40pm. I have used it about 1 hour 10 mins. and standby for 7 hrs 15 mins. So not too bad, but we shall see....fingers are crossed

  • Jajaba Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 5, 2013 7:47 PM (in response to Timurjonchik)

    @SmallTrader and jwolfers


    Sorry to burst your bubble but this battery issue is very minor and not widespread at all.  In 15 days there are only 27 pages of posts here, most of which are repeat posters. Considering their are well over 250 Million IOS devices that are IOS 6.1.3 compatible their is a very insignificant 'failure' rate with the 6.1.3 update.  If this battery problem occured on even 1% of the updated devices it would be worldwide news on TV, print and tech / news websites.  There would be millions of people screaming bloody murder!  That is obviously not happenning, if it was you would not be able to avoid hearing about it in the media.


    A good example on this support forum is the thread on the Retina MacBook Pro and IR (image retention).  There is a percentage of displays from one of the vendors (LG) that shows the IR issue.  In the first 3 months after the rMBP was released there were over 500 pages of posts which bogged down the system so much Apple had to reset the thread, now there are another 500+ new pages. and it is just starting to gain traction with a few tech news sources.  Keep in mind that the rMBP is a very low volume product by IOS standards, approx 100,000 units per month vs.10 Million + per month of IOS devices.


    I believe a very low percentage of unfortunate people here have some unique combination of things that when combined is causing the low battery life issue with 6.1.3.....   It would be interesting to know how many people with this battery issue have an iPhone 5 only with no other Apple devices that interact through IOS / OSX / iCloud?   Not interested in iPhone 4 or 4S's unless they are new production models less than 1 year old, there is a good chance many of the original 4 / 4S's will have battery issues due to age.

  • RJV Bertin Level 3 Level 3 (950 points)
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    Apr 6, 2013 1:37 AM (in response to Jajaba)

    I agree with you, except for 1 thing. A phone of this price should come with a battery that maintains a significant autonomy quite a bit longer than 1 year. NB: people with a usage pattern that makes they have to charge at least twice a day won't come complain when all of a sudden an update forces them to charge at that frequency.

    NB2: an OS update shouldn't make a tired battery apparent all of a sudden either (nor should it reset battery calibration data!)

  • Simon Bretherton1 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Apr 6, 2013 3:28 AM (in response to Timurjonchik)

    I just got a new 3GS (don't ask) and the battery was dying 1 percent every few minutes, I turned off App Store and icloud, (useless , I know), and it's now stable. But I need icloud between my mac ipad 2 etc, I hope they fix this soon.......

  • ikbendada Calculating status...
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    Apr 6, 2013 4:06 AM (in response to Jajaba)

    To support your post...


    I prefer to read forums rather than write on them.

    But since 6.1.3 my Iphone5 battery drains in 6 hours with 3g/4g on. And I am not using the phone, just in standby. 3g/4g turned off and the battery lasts as long as before (and doesn't heat up the phone either!).

    2 months old, only syncing with Imac at home. Not a heavy user, but a battery drain without using the phone is frustrating!


    Hope this post will add to the many we need for a fix!

  • JFH11 Calculating status...
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    Apr 6, 2013 5:06 AM (in response to Timurjonchik)

    Heres something interesting, changed my battery because I thought my battery issue hardware related. Still suffering with severe battery drainage despite a completely brand new battery.

  • Papasin73 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 6, 2013 7:50 AM (in response to mpantunes)

    I agree...have the same apps, never crashed until 6.1.3 update. It's so upsetting to see Apple NOT really doing nothing about this!! 6.1.4 will have issues. Apple has lost it. Stocks may be up a little but they we're bad in February. Lowest its been in a long time.



    Keep up the great work Your company ***** now!!

  • jwolfers Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 6, 2013 8:17 AM (in response to Jajaba)



    Thanks for the Apple history lesson, but whether you believe this battery issue is widespread or not isn't the point. Many people are having the same problem and if their batteries deplete rapidly after an update, something needs to be addressed.


    As for me: last night when I plugged my phone in at 11:30pm, I had 76% battery charge left. So in my case I had a corrupted firmware issue from the 6.1.3 update. I don't know what has happened to everyone else. My hope is that Apple with figure out the steps to fix the problem, because eveyone is trying something different. Some with success and others only a temporary success. I do not believe it is a true battery issue, it is a software/firmware issue.

  • mrklas Calculating status...
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    Apr 6, 2013 9:12 AM (in response to Timurjonchik)


    (IPAD3 wifi+gsm)Upgrade from 6.0.1 to 6.1.3=Battery problem,itunes problem,wifi adhoc problem.

    Downgrade is now disable.

  • DarrylR Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Apr 6, 2013 9:20 AM (in response to mrklas)

    Apple has confirmed that it will be releasing the iOS 6.1.4 with VPN update later this month. In the coming days the developers will receive the beta.

  • LDoza45 Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Apr 6, 2013 9:29 AM (in response to Jajaba)

    Jajaba... THAT IS NO HELP at all to us. If you don't have something constructive to add to this thread go somewhere else.


    PS. It seems There are MANY MANY threads re 6.1.3 and 4S ... and I could care less about any problems with phone5 y'all.


    Well FYI I went in and upgraded to 6.1.3 AFTER going to iCloud settings ...turning ALL OFF and saving to phone and then back on after upgrade. So far so good.


    PS as seen somewhere else..also be sure you have CELLULAR DATA transfer off.

  • DarrylR Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Apr 6, 2013 9:47 AM (in response to LDoza45)

    Well this thread will be ending soon. The new thread will be iOS 6.1.4 Battery Drainage.

  • stuartfromyealmpton Calculating status...
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    Apr 6, 2013 1:01 PM (in response to ikbendada)

    Exactly the same issues as you. .  I also have for the first time used the forum.  I hope apple will do something soon as I can not use mobile data.

  • SmallTrader Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 6, 2013 1:04 PM (in response to DarrylR)

    What really gets me is this is far  from an isolated problem given many people are complaining in many forums. May be it is the firmware may be it is the firmware itself, who knows. The fact is 6.1.3 have turned many iDevices into toasters and paper weight.


    Personally I have sent complaints through official apple web link. Apple has chosen to remain silent instead of acknowledging there may be a problem and it is investigating. This shows that apple doesn't care.


    For the record, my iPad 4 is less than a month old and it is completely vanilla with standard software which comes with the iPad only. I did not have the battery problem until the 6.1.3 upgrade.

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