1. RevJar's Avatar
    So I did the OTA upgrade yesterday for my iPhone 5 to 6.1.3. Everything went good but by the time I went to bed with moderate use, my battery was at 5%. So far, it's been unplugged for 1 hr, 21 min and the battery is down to 77% with very minimal use. Suggestions on how to make this better? Reboot? Restore? At this point, I'll make it to lunch with 50% and not done anything.
    03-20-2013 10:32 AM
  2. bahandi's Avatar
    If you haven't rebooted by now, do so. iPhones need battery pulls too to set things right sometimes.
    03-20-2013 05:53 PM
  3. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    So I did the OTA upgrade yesterday for my iPhone 5 to 6.1.3. Everything went good but by the time I went to bed with moderate use, my battery was at 5%. So far, it's been unplugged for 1 hr, 21 min and the battery is down to 77% with very minimal use. Suggestions on how to make this better? Reboot? Restore? At this point, I'll make it to lunch with 50% and not done anything.
    Restore as new via iTunes.
    03-20-2013 06:04 PM
  4. Jaguarr40's Avatar
    Restore as new via iTunes.
    Now for some reason I have got great battery life. Oh! wait a minute I did not update because the 2 bug fixes as I posted in the Sticky does not phase me. No need for me to update until there is a real reason to and my battery life on 6.1.2 is just fine.
    03-20-2013 08:06 PM
  5. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Now for some reason I have got great battery life. Oh! wait a minute I did not update because the 2 bug fixes as I posted in the Sticky does not phase me. No need for me to update until there is a real reason to and my battery life on 6.1.2 is just fine.
    If there's an update to the operating system, I'm updating, but I'm one of the people who haven't had any issues with battery life.
    03-20-2013 08:13 PM
  6. plantemichel's Avatar
    Same for me I'm on my iPhone 4S running 6.1.3 so far so good 😜
    03-20-2013 08:42 PM
  7. hydrogen3's Avatar
    If you haven't rebooted by now, do so. iPhones need battery pulls too to set things right sometimes.
    Battery pulls?
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    03-21-2013 06:01 AM
  8. bahandi's Avatar
    Battery pulls?
    Yup. That's essentially what the battery pull on a BlackBerry was, a reboot. I realized that when I had to reboot my iPhone for the first of many times.
    03-21-2013 07:16 AM
  9. Tanbam's Avatar
    So I did the OTA upgrade yesterday for my iPhone 5 to 6.1.3. Everything went good but by the time I went to bed with moderate use, my battery was at 5%. So far, it's been unplugged for 1 hr, 21 min and the battery is down to 77% with very minimal use. Suggestions on how to make this better? Reboot? Restore? At this point, I'll make it to lunch with 50% and not done anything.
    Anyone who does the OTA update is asking for trouble. Nothing is better for an OS than partial, diff updates, especially when the OS is set up like this one with lots of randomization.

    If you want to upgrade your phone, do it the right way and use iTunes to perform a complete update. Even better if you set it up as new and don't restore any of your old OS's leftovers.

    Of course, if keeping a history of all of your text messages is worth more than having a battery that lasts more than a couple of hours, then just keep doing what you're doing...
    03-21-2013 09:45 AM
  10. jclisenby's Avatar
    I was holding out on 6.1.1 because I had amazing battery life, better than any phone I had before. I finally made the update, and my battery has gone to crap. Been up and using for 2 hours, I'm at 82%. In the same situation before the upgrade, I'd be no less than 90%.


    Tappin and Talkin from my iPhone 5
    03-21-2013 09:51 AM
  11. hydrogen3's Avatar
    Anyone who does the OTA update is asking for trouble. Nothing is better for an OS than partial, diff updates, especially when the OS is set up like this one with lots of randomization.

    If you want to upgrade your phone, do it the right way and use iTunes to perform a complete update. Even better if you set it up as new and don't restore any of your old OS's leftovers.

    Of course, if keeping a history of all of your text messages is worth more than having a battery that lasts more than a couple of hours, then just keep doing what you're doing...
    Why is a OTA update asking for trouble?
    03-21-2013 10:01 AM
  12. jclisenby's Avatar
    Why is a OTA update asking for trouble?
    Realistically, it's not. There are some here who believe any update should be a full and clean install. That's simply their opinion. OTA updates are safe, easy, and rarely cause issues.


    Tappin and Talkin from my iPhone 5
    bahandi and hydrogen3 like this.
    03-21-2013 10:10 AM
  13. pr1nce's Avatar
    I'll be updating to iOS 6.1.3 later today. I always update OTA and have never had a problem. Battery life is good too.
    03-21-2013 10:30 AM
  14. hydrogen3's Avatar
    Thanks my friends. I thought so just wanted to make sure.
    03-21-2013 04:44 PM
  15. john_v's Avatar
    This might sound really dumb, but did anyone having faster battery drain think to check the screen brightness setting? I just updated this afternoon, and noticed that it set my screen brightness to max and turned the auto sensor off. I know for a fact I had it set to half brightness with the auto sensor on.
    03-21-2013 05:01 PM
  16. John Yester's Avatar
    No battery issues here. Same as before update.

    iPhone via iTunes

    iPad via OTA
    03-21-2013 05:04 PM
  17. taz323's Avatar
    Battery has been good here, since update.
    03-21-2013 05:50 PM
  18. jclisenby's Avatar
    This might sound really dumb, but did anyone having faster battery drain think to check the screen brightness setting? I just updated this afternoon, and noticed that it set my screen brightness to max and turned the auto sensor off. I know for a fact I had it set to half brightness with the auto sensor on.
    Nope. That's not it. Brightness is just as low as always. I really don't know what the issue is.


    Tappin and Talkin from my iPhone 5
    03-21-2013 06:06 PM
  19. projectman's Avatar
    This might sound really dumb, but did anyone having faster battery drain think to check the screen brightness setting? I just updated this afternoon, and noticed that it set my screen brightness to max and turned the auto sensor off. I know for a fact I had it set to half brightness with the auto sensor on.
    I experienced the same thing. But for me, the first impression was unbelievable long-lasting battery life as I went for about 2 hrs with it at 100%. Kinda figured there was a problem on that one. But later it began to go down and then it went down really fast. I then took a look at my brightness settings and found them to be nearly pegged out. I have seen that happen on other updates as well. After resetting the brightness I think it is safe to say I am experiencing improved battery life. But that could be my imagination. Time will tell...or something like that.
    03-21-2013 06:45 PM
  20. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    It's only been a few days yet so I don't want to say anything definitive about battery life, it takes at least a few days to a week for battery life to settle and it will suffer after updating the OS, but I am noticing lesser battery life as of now. I'll post a more accurate and true comment on it next week after the OS has really settled.


    Blazin' tappity tap tap 2 you!
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    03-21-2013 08:31 PM
  21. jclisenby's Avatar
    My phone was at 20% today by 1PM. It hasn't gotten that low any earlier than 6 or 7 PM before I updated. I'm hoping it'll come back up...


    Tappin and Talkin from my iPhone 5
    03-21-2013 08:55 PM
  22. john_v's Avatar
    I did the upgrade early this afternoon and it was dropping really fast. After I figured out that the brightness was cranked and set it back, battery seems to be back to normal.
    03-21-2013 08:59 PM
  23. Tanbam's Avatar
    Realistically, it's not. There are some here who believe any update should be a full and clean install. That's simply their opinion. OTA updates are safe, easy, and rarely cause issues.


    Tappin and Talkin from my iPhone 5
    Why would you assume that simply updating only files that change as being as good of a way to update an operating system? There is much more likelihood to run into random troubles that way then by installing the entire OS.

    Your last statement could also read, "OTA updates are safe, easy, but sometimes cause issues" and still be correct.

    My phone is important to me, so if I'm going to do something major like an OS upgrade, I'm going to do it the "right" way.

    How many time so you see an App Store app update have a disclaimer about some users reporting crashes or other unwanted behavior after updating an app that are fixed by deleting the app and reinstalling? Is the full iOS immune to these kinds of issues?
    BLiNK likes this.
    03-22-2013 09:47 AM
  24. Timhewitt's Avatar
    Why would you assume that simply updating only files that change as being as good of a way to update an operating system? There is much more likelihood to run into random troubles that way then by installing the entire OS.
    There is no truth to this claim, just idle speculation.
    jclisenby likes this.
    03-22-2013 09:49 AM
  25. Chri5123's Avatar
    So I did the OTA upgrade yesterday for my iPhone 5 to 6.1.3. Everything went good but by the time I went to bed with moderate use, my battery was at 5%. So far, it's been unplugged for 1 hr, 21 min and the battery is down to 77% with very minimal use. Suggestions on how to make this better? Reboot? Restore? At this point, I'll make it to lunch with 50% and not done anything.
    Try recharging right up to 100% and seeing if it happens again. My battery since the upgrade is fine - I think although your post made me a bit paranoid I will keep an eye on it. I am on the iPad 2.

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    03-22-2013 10:29 AM
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