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  • htinkyaw Level 1 (0 points)

    To me,the problem existed since when I bought my iphone 5s just last month, with built-in ios 7.0.4.Since then, my phone would drop like,10% on 3G or 5% on wifi every 10 minutes.I hoped it'd get improved a little in 7.1 but,now on 7.1 it's the same. So,I came to think this much battery drain is just normal.But,according to some people in this discussion,they used to get much longer battery life than me before upgrading to 7.1.So,my battery drain isn't just normal?

    (Just when I am writing this post,my battery percentage dropped like 3 or that normal of an iphone 5s?)

  • Prasanth PN Level 1 (0 points)

    Same problem.. 7 % battery drain per hour with all the usual tweaks already done.

    background tasks off, push email off, location off, etc....

    And, i am not even using the Phone... it's just lying there on the table..


    Apple do something..

  • mc manic Level 1 (0 points)

    I have that problem plus right after the update my iPhone 5s kept freezing and appearing back at the home page. And I keep having timing out internet connections, along with text messages undeliverable. When inputing text the keyboard will drop down and pop back up after the entire screen glitches. For the price I paid I expect better. Remember 20 years ago? When people didn't put things out on the market until they were perfected? Try that, it's better for business.

  • Vijayjcivil Level 1 (0 points)

    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 


  • elbingo Level 1 (10 points)

    my iphone 5s 64GB loses battery in the hour without using it 10%! thank you apple

  • fullgravity Level 1 (0 points)

    I am too victim of this problem, so I have taken out my Sim from iPhone. One guy told very true, 20 years back people releases products when they perfected them, I request you to please follow that. This is bad one update can screw your Phone, really bad please fix call your dev team to work overnight like a lockdown mode...Test million devices with different location manufacturing, Do what it takes since you are a leader most advanced mobile OS. 

  • alberto1978 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have this problem too. I think it started with iOS 7.0.6. Battery life has gone dramatically down. Before 7.0.6, my phone lasted easily 2 days. Now it barely makes it to one day. Apple, do something!!

  • cee_kay_ Level 1 (0 points)

    I have the same issues with all 3 devices. I stopped BT, Push & Localization services and nothing changed. But I noticed that while using wifi the battery is ok while the mobile network causes the high consumption.

  • kap210 Level 1 (0 points)

    Initially, I didn't understand what was going on with the phone. The battery drained significantly faster. Apple please fix this issue.

  • gattacadna Level 1 (0 points)

    This battery drain is real, very real.  I've had my 5s for a while at the then current iOS.  Day is take it off charger around 06:00 AM at 100% and by 10:00 it might be 99 or 98%.  By the end of the day, with my normal use it might be 85-88% never ever below 80%.    After upgrading to 7.1, I cam home yesterday to a phone at 65% and dropping like a rock.


    1. I've done the hard reset - no change.
    2. I did a full restore last night - no change.. The phone has been unplugged less than 1 hour and it's already dropped 3%.
    3. I've not altered any of my settings from whince they were.
    4. I have noticed that every time I turn on the phone, the display is in some wild bright mode, so I reset as I normally keep the display at maybe 50% all the time.  I manually turned "Auto brightness" off  (never had to do so before) so I do not know why the phone keeps wanting to reset itself to uber bright. 


    Is there anyway sane way to back off this 7.1 update?  I've never had a major problem like this before, but then I usually waited a few weeks for the kinks to get worked out too.  Shame on me for jumping too soon.


    Apple Tech.. are you listening? 


  • Brunt001 Level 1 (0 points)

    Agree ...My battery cannot handle more than a few hours now that I upgraded IOS ....I need a fix asap

  • Prasanth PN Level 1 (0 points)

    Here is an update -

    Go to cellular in settings and turn OFF cellular data.

    This has restored my stand-by drain to around 1% per hour. With Cellular data - ON, it is around 8% per hour.


    Also, looks like the culprit is not a 3rd party App but Apple's system services - especially DNS services, itunes accounts & Push notifications.  (This is different from email push which is already turned off in my Phone.)

  • fullgravity Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi Apple,


    I like to inform you that there is an issue with update iOS 7.1 , Could you please give us some freedom here. We cannot downgrade our own devices just because you want to show high count of usage of your latest iOS. We are stuck here with your soo awaited update. Now I cannot take calls "signal bar goes on searching mode" neither my battery lasts not more than 6 hours. I am sitting with this charging cable and factory restoring again and again.


    Why don't you allow us to downgrade to any of stable version we want like iOS 5.1.1, iOS 6.1.3, or any other which is stable and compatible. If you care about jailbreak then patch these iOS with your latest security and allow us to run our own bought devices on your iOS.


    Where is the value, Big amount was not for hardware it was for iOS, If iOS is not good then No Value.



    Mohd Nouman

  • gattacadna Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks.  Will try that option BUT I never had to turn off my cellular data feeds before 7.1.. and it is certainly not acceptable to turn off cellular feeds when it is my main data source.


    Folks, Apple's iOS 7.1, at least on the 5s, has a introduced some level of major battery drain issue.. that is unless it fixed some reporting issue in the iOS 7.01 firmware ...and is now displaying the real status.. Hmmm, which will it be?


    We need to be able to backout or revert to at least the prior firmware levels (for stuff like this)  in a simple, efficient way and sadly, that's not possible.   So we wait... Cheers.

  • Gonzo345 Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm suffering the "hot iPhone" issue too and even more, I've waken up today receiving a e-mail from my data provider telling me that I've reached the 80% of my cell data usage (1200MB) where it's rearly imposible with my  daily use.


    I'm supposing that something happens when the phone is using cell data, something like sendling or receiven data without control, because this hasn't got another explanation.


    Need an update ASAP and don't  tell me to restore again (2309484589 time) or things like that because it isn't what's happening.

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