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Topic # 114579 24-Feb-2013 09:04 Send private message

There seems to be a lot of chatter about 6.1.2 causing battery drain issues with their iPhone 5

http://discussions.apple.com/community/iphone/iphone_hardware

What are the experiences people here in NZ have with 6.1.2

I am thinking of staying on 6.1.0 for the time being.


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Master Geek
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  Reply # 770045 25-Feb-2013 18:42 Send private message

Yes I've noticed it on mine. After around 2 hours its down to around 80% with no use at all, it would normally be still at 97-98%

Hope they fix it soon.

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  Reply # 770066 25-Feb-2013 19:41 Send private message

You sure it's ios? This should be moved to the android forum! :-)

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  Reply # 770074 25-Feb-2013 20:07 Send private message

We had to upgrade to 6.1.2 for work to get over the exchange bug issue. Now my phone suddenly seems barely able to make it through a day, previously 2 days easy. No other changes made to apps usage etc...so yes I think its either a spectacular coincidence or yet another bug laden iOS update. BTW that's on an iPhone4.





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  Reply # 770077 25-Feb-2013 20:21 Send private message

Stupid cook announced people should download Google maps ...

I think if he is genuine he should allow us to go back to ios 5 ... when jobs the iron fist was in charge

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 770082 25-Feb-2013 20:35 One person supports this post Send private message

scuwp: We had to upgrade to 6.1.2 for work to get over the exchange bug issue. Now my phone suddenly seems barely able to make it through a day, previously 2 days easy. No other changes made to apps usage etc...so yes I think its either a spectacular coincidence or yet another bug laden iOS update. BTW that's on an iPhone4.



It's either
A. An amazing coincidence
Or
B. A dazzling display of common sense.

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Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 783188 18-Mar-2013 05:12 Send private message

scuwp: We had to upgrade to 6.1.2 for work to get over the exchange bug issue. Now my phone suddenly seems barely able to make it through a day, previously 2 days easy. No other changes made to apps usage etc...so yes I think its either a spectacular coincidence or yet another bug laden iOS update. BTW that's on an iPhone4.



Same issue here and is't an Iphone4. It began draining with no apparent reason. I was able to last 2 days, now, barely able to do 12 hours! What is happening with version 6.1.2? I have application upgrade almost every day, but, even if I stop every application, it drains!


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  Reply # 783189 18-Mar-2013 05:20 Send private message

Not much help I know, but my iPhone 5 seems the same as it was.

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  Reply # 783250 18-Mar-2013 09:08 Send private message

My 4S is draining faster than normal.

Like others, my uage hasn't changed but the idle usage of battery is far worse than ever before.




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  Reply # 783252 18-Mar-2013 09:13 Send private message

Check your apps that could be still running, change the setttings for all these apps that could be running in the backround.

Oh wait... this is apple...
If you want real control... GO Android ! hahah

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 783253 18-Mar-2013 09:15 Send private message

iPhone 5, same problem.

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 783266 18-Mar-2013 09:28 Send private message

Hi - a couple of factors that can often cause higher battery use than normal (for me) after syncing with iTunes is that it decides to sign in my iPhone to my iTunes account allowing all my apps to 'phone home' all the time to check for updates. Go to Settings > iTunes Store and sign out to save some battery. I also like to check my mail manually (which also saves battery) but sometimes it decides to change settings to fetch after syncing with iTunes (altho' not so much under iOS 6.x.x) so I go back into my Mail settings and ensure everything is set to manual under there (also under the Advanced tab).




Cheers,
Mike

iPhone photo/general blog - here


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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 783338 18-Mar-2013 11:16 Send private message

I bought 2x iPhone 5 Yesterday. 1 for the wife and one for me. Updated the IOS and yes the battery life is really bad. on Moderate use the battery drains way quicker. I upgraded due to the exchange bug but that might haven broken something else in the process. I did look at some websites in regards to saving the battery.

http://www.imore.com/how-fix-battery-life-problems-ios-6-or-iphone-5

One of the steps it says to turn off location. DONT DO THIS. You can turn off apps that use location at the bottom. The location needs to be on in order to find your phone if you lose it.

But some of the things there seems to help.

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  Reply # 783363 18-Mar-2013 11:55 Send private message

I have no issues on 6.1.2 with battery drain.
I'm not connected to Exchange and don't run BlueTooth... so it's all smooth sailing here on a 4S.

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 783380 18-Mar-2013 12:28 Send private message

Dunnersfella: I have no issues on 6.1.2 with battery drain.
I'm not connected to Exchange and don't run BlueTooth... so it's all smooth sailing here on a 4S.


Yeah I don't think it affects 4S seems to be only iPhone 5 not sure why.

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Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 784542 20-Mar-2013 15:41 Send private message

Gilbeurt:
scuwp: We had to upgrade to 6.1.2 for work to get over the exchange bug issue. Now my phone suddenly seems barely able to make it through a day, previously 2 days easy. No other changes made to apps usage etc...so yes I think its either a spectacular coincidence or yet another bug laden iOS update. BTW that's on an iPhone4.



Same issue here and is't an Iphone4. It began draining with no apparent reason. I was able to last 2 days, now, barely able to do 12 hours! What is happening with version 6.1.2? I have application upgrade almost every day, but, even if I stop every application, it drains!



Found my problem, the automatic clock setting when changing time zone was on. Removed it (General->date & Time -> Automatic : I deactivated. I wondering if an upgrade did put back this setting to auto. I am now back to normal battery usage.

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