7 Replies Latest reply: Apr 29, 2013 4:53 PM by combined
danmcq Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Since 6.1.2 and now 6.1.3 my iPhone 5 battery life has been terrible. Previously, I would still have ~70% battery life at the end of the day with light use, now I'm regularly below 50% with no change in my own usage. Anyone else having the same experience?

iPhone 5, iOS 6
  • Neil carvalho Level 1 Level 1 (65 points)

    The problem not only persists with your iphone 5,but will all apple devices which have updated to ios 6.1.3

    Tips for saving battery life

    1)minimise brightness and turn on auto brightness

    2)turn off location services

    3)turn off bluetooth and wifi

    4)turn off 3G and try t use 2G or edge

    5)close all running apps

    6)charge iphone only when the battery reaches 20%,this wil help preserve your battery life



  • danmcq Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Neil carvalho,


      This is not a solution. People did not buy their devices only to have to jump through hoops in order to obtain reasonable battery life. Prior to the 6.1.2/6.1.3 updates, reasonable battery life could be obtained while running the device with full functionality.

  • JimHdk Level 7 Level 7 (28,240 points)

    Something may have gone amiss in the upgrade to iOS 6.1.3 on your device.


    To correct this follow these steps:


    1. Backup your device using iTunes or iCloud.
    2. Use iTunes to completely restore your device as new.
    3. Setup your device and monitor battery usage to see if it is normal. If not, you may have a hardware problem - if so, contact Apple support.
    4. Restore your device from your backup above.
    5. Check battery usage to confirm that it remains normal.
  • danmcq Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I think there are some people here that are in denial of the problem. If a device was woking perfectly fine prior to the upgrade, it would indicate that the upgrade caused the problem. Not sure why this is so hard to grasp.

  • JimHdk Level 7 Level 7 (28,240 points)

    It's hard to grasp because the vast majority of iPhone users are having no battery problem at all with iOS 6.1.3. If you are having problems then there is something special about your iPhone. Take some action to solve this problem or determine if it is a hardware problem. Don't count on any software fix.

  • danmcq Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Judging by the vast number of threads related to this exact issue, you are clearly wrong on this one. Stick to what you know, Jim.

  • combined Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    now now children The only around it is to carry an extra power pack