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  • Inkwisitiv Level 1 Level 1

    I noticed that location based reminders appeared to be working (I tested it just in case Apple had fixed them). I'm glad you posted this comment as it's what brought me to this forum. I "Googled" the issue to see if anyone else had noticed it was fixed.


    I made a comment below about how I fixed the battery drain after the iOS 7.1 update. My location reminders are all, plus many apps that use background services and I'm getting ample battery life.


    Good luck!

  • Nicolebybee Level 1 Level 1

    OOk, something that seems to have helped at least a little on mine is to drain it totally down, letting it shut off.  And then charging it up to 100%.  We'll see after a little more usage but it seems to have helped a bit.

  • zeca_pipocas Level 1 Level 1

    Same here.


    Battery performance went down the drain after update to iOS 7.1

    Just looking at the iPhone homescreen I could actually watch the battery go down from 82% to 79% in less than a minute.


    Using an iPhone 5S 16gb

  • rabhusha Level 1 Level 1

    I think have found a small workaround, don't know if I should call it that. I think the location service is the biggest problem. My weather apps were using location service to update, but instead i configured it to use the 3g data. this seems to have a lot of impact on my phone. It is not draining anaymore.

  • Inkwisitiv Level 1 Level 1

    Hi Again,


    Just to be clear about this issue, I resolved it by:


    1. performing a hard reset of the iPhone. Hold down the home and power buttons together for about 10 seconds until the device restarts; and

    2. If it shuts down but doesn't restart on its own, just start it normally when the **** down is complete; and


    That worked for me.



  • GreyWullf Level 1 Level 1

    I have the same problem.  I too think Location Services and LTE were a big contributor to the battery drain.  I found this quite helpful (


    I did a factory restore on my phone last night and it seems to be better today, it is still draining battery power more than before the 7.1 update but it's not as bad as yesterday.  This weekend I will add back my Apps, it is a long and tedious process.

  • mrsbaer Level 1 Level 1

    Nobody considers the possibility that some apps may need an update to work better with changes in 7.1 and may cause battery drain while not fully optimized.

    After every the ios release we always get a flood of app updates - I fully expect this to be happening this time around also.

  • SaidHouston Level 1 Level 1

    How do I revert back?  iOS7.1 is draining my battery fast!!!  I am using iPhone 5.

  • allrs Level 1 Level 1

    I had a battery issue too after updating my 5s. Tried a hard restart after deleting all apps from the shelf. Didn't help.


    What DID work though was to recondition my battery by letting it run itself completely out until it shut itself off. Then I plugged it in and let it charge all he way up to 100% again.


    Since I've done this my phone is functioning closer to what it used to be.


    A side note: many things get switched on with the update. Bluetooth is the most obvious. Make sure you turn that off. Also, in Settings-General- Background Refresh turn ALL of them off (unless you have some specific need for something).

    Hope this helps...

  • ActIII Level 1 Level 1

    Same issue here with battery,  it drains alot faster with IOS 7.1 on my iPhone 5S.    Hard reset, draining battery to zero and full charge didnt help.   Last thing I have tried is disabling all "push" in the email,  so far it is looking better but still evaluating.

  • icerabbit Level 3 Level 3

    I already got poor battery life anytime using cellular data on ios7 with iphone 5s; despite all the various tweaks that dumb down a smartphone (location, background refresh, push, ...)


    Typically 15% + per hour.


    Now I have seen it drop 20% + / hour on wifi, just doing some browsing and a facetime chat.


    I am forced to plug the phone in while on the road, something we used to have to do when we had limited to no signal with our previous carrier.

  • Inkwisitiv Level 1 Level 1

    Whoops! I must have typed "sh*t" down instead of shutdown. Probably Apple's fault; **** auto-correct.


    Apologies folks.

  • Inkwisitiv Level 1 Level 1

    I think that is a good point, as the problem does not hit everyone.


    As I've said, I did a hard reset and that fixed it for me, but it hasn't worked for others. Some people are saying turn of Bluetooth, background apps refresh etc., etc. but I have all these things on, plus I have notifications on for 29 apps and I do not have the problem.

  • Trucksmith Level 1 Level 1

    Same issue.  Iphone 5 - 16GB.  Battery draining much quicker than 7.0.6.  Have done a reset and a restore and issue remains.  Have also noted that the "little spinning wheel" in the top status bar goes continuously in email.  Lastly, phone getting VERY hot.  I've done all of the recommended battery saving tips, too.  Sure wish I could revert until Apple fixes this. 

  • fullgravity Level 1 Level 1

    Hi Apple,


    I tried to solve this problem with many suggestion found on many forums including this one:


    I tried few basic like :

    1. hard restting

    2. Reset all settings or network settings

    3. Erase all content and settings


    few major time takers:

    1. Restore from iTunes

    2. Restore from dfu Mode

    3. Erase all content and restore old icloud backup

    4. Erase all content and restore my other iPhone iCloud backup


    But after all these attempts I have waisted my whole working day in office and what I got same warm iPhone with signal restart loop, This is very annoying when I charge my Phone to 100%, soon after 30 minutes I drops to 87% and device is so warm like it will blow.


    Problem is with there updates ios 7.1 I have never seen so many updates with any software version in time spam of ios looks like iOS 7 is becoming more unstable than any other iOS .


    I request to Apple or Tim Cook, If things are not working well with any iOS updates, then please allow a4 or a5 devices to run iOS 5or6 which is the most stable version I have ever seen in any mobile platform. I bought this iPhone 5 last year with all my savings of cost around 750$ in India and last month in Feburary I lost my warranty. Now with iOS 7.1 my phone signal gettig restart and battery draining under 6 hours.

    Please give me any suggestion what I do with this Because I have paid a big amount of money on this and I cannot see this thing die just because of your faulty iOS updates



    Mohd Nouman



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