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Question: ios 8 battery drain issue and Bluetooth issues

My battery drains very fast (100% to zero in about 4 hours with minimal usage), started happening right after I upgraded to iOS 8. Issue started happening both on my iPhone 5S and on my iPad Air after iOS 8 upgrade.

I am also having bluetooth issues on my iPhone 5S, the bluetooth sync in my car behaves very weirdly after I link it up with my phone. It tries to call one of my contacts and then hangs up. It goes in this loop for ever.

Can someone help ??

iPhone 5s, iOS 8

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Sep 19, 2014 11:29 AM in response to raghuseeth1 In response to raghuseeth1

I am having almost the same issue! Music works fine but as soon as it connects bluetooth in my car, the car starts to ring as if an incoming call was there. Nothing showing on the phone about it. And it always shows the same number! I hit answer and it takes a few seconds to hang up.

It was all working fine before the iOS 8 update.

Apple even shipped me a new phone today and the new iPhone 5 I got is doing the same thing.

My wife has iPhone 5c and it has no issues connecting to my car or making and recieving phone calls.


Sep 19, 2014 11:29 AM

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Sep 19, 2014 11:35 AM in response to Krakor In response to Krakor

And I have tried everything I could think of

For battery issue:

soft reset, hard reset, turning off location services, reducing brightness of screen, not looking for wi-fi etc...

For Bluetooth issues:

Deleting the bluetooth link and Re-establishing the bluetooth link, restarting the car system, hard and soft reset of phone

Nothing works... definitely an iOS 8 issue....

Sep 19, 2014 11:35 AM

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Sep 19, 2014 12:13 PM in response to Giuseppe Schirru In response to Giuseppe Schirru

I tried turning handoff off and it still didn't work.

However I did a complete reset and wiped the phone, the problem did not return! Until I did a restore from my backup on iTunes!

So that tells me there is a problem with the latest iTunes backup!!

still doesn't help me!

Sep 19, 2014 12:13 PM

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Sep 19, 2014 1:53 PM in response to raghuseeth1 In response to raghuseeth1

My wife and I both have iPhone 5 units and since the upgrade the batteries are draining incredibly fast. My phone was 100% charged at 0800 this morning and it's now 1345 and I'm at 29% and dropping fast. I've 'Reset Settings' and turned a bunch of background stuff off, etc., etc. This is unacceptable. I can't use my phone without charging it constantly. I have two email push services (Gmail and iCould) and have been just normal iMessage texting. No heavy usage and no phone calls. This needs to be fixed!!

Sep 19, 2014 1:53 PM

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Sep 20, 2014 3:11 AM in response to raghuseeth1 In response to raghuseeth1

I have the same problem , iPhone and my car's handsfree system connect and is paired. But nothing sound out speakers. Tried to reset network on iPhone , delete iPhone from the car and paired them again.

but same result.

everything works perfect before update to IOS 8 , so hope Apple soon come with a update who fix this problem....

Sep 20, 2014 3:11 AM

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Sep 22, 2014 12:32 PM in response to raghuseeth1 In response to raghuseeth1

I am having the same problem with iPhone 5. I had battery drain problems with iOS 7 when they did an update and ios 8 made it worse. Tried everything possible turning stuff off but this iOS 8 I am now charging phone at least 3 times a day. I have literally tried everything and battery is like a timer just clicking down. One would thin since apple admited a problem with battery drain issues this would have fixed it but it made it worse. Great job Apple. I know it is not my battery because the updates of iOS changed it instantly to drain and iOS 8 made it worse.

This is unbelievable they know they have a battery drain problem and put out an update that makes it worse. Forgot this. My iPhone 5 uae to **** down at around 47% or so and I had to plug it in. Now ios 8 it did it at around 71% to me the other day. Just typing this with the brightness turned off and down I just lost over 20% battery life.

LIke I said I tried a restor, a complete wipe of the phone and backed it up and restored it, background app refresh off, locations services off, notifications off, and whAt else is there to do???? i am glad I got portable batteries to charge me back up.

Apple please get this fixed and stop creating problems you know you have and stop making them worse. Maybe they should let users test the new iOS updates along with developers because I feel developers are just testimg their application to see if it works. Let the users report big because obviously develpers are not.

Get it together apple. Now as I end this I lost 30% and going to get a battery pack.

Sep 22, 2014 12:32 PM

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