1. MrszBerry's Avatar
    Idk maybe it is just me. But is anyone noticing rapid battery drain in 6.1?
    01-29-2013 12:53 AM
  2. tuffy100's Avatar
    Haven't noticed anything yet. But it's only the first day, give it time to settle in.
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    01-29-2013 01:56 AM
  3. dictoresno's Avatar
    nope. im actually doing pretty good so far.
    01-29-2013 03:48 AM
  4. Mike Navarro's Avatar
    Idk maybe it is just me. But is anyone noticing rapid battery drain in 6.1?
    My battery drains a lot faster with this new update.
    01-29-2013 04:45 AM
  5. bamf-hacker's Avatar
    No issues here. I have been listening to a pod cast, and playing temple run 2 both for about 15 minutes and I am still at 100%

    I will do a full day usage run today.
    01-29-2013 05:44 AM
  6. Sekelani Zwambila's Avatar
    I'm getting a little better actually. 6 hour usageClick image for larger version. 

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    I was getting 5 hours max usage before
    01-29-2013 06:53 AM
  7. swarlos's Avatar
    Here's mine since updating last night and this wasn't even a complete charge.




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    01-29-2013 07:48 AM
  8. dictoresno's Avatar
    I'm getting a little better actually. 6 hour usageClick image for larger version. 

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    I was getting 5 hours max usage before
    That's pretty bad. My best usage times for my iPhone 5 was like 14 hrs of use, 1 day 22 hours standby or so. Here's a screenshot of when I still had 25% left. I can't find my 1% screenshot.

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    01-29-2013 07:54 AM
  9. finn5975's Avatar
    Keep in mind all of this could be construed as misrepresentation. If one person is providing a screenshot of his/her usage, but is running their phone at full brightness, while surfing the net and watching youtube for majority of his usage, on a weak 3G signal..........of course the stats are going to look worse that the other person who keeps their screen as dim as possible, while streaming music for majority of his usage (which keeps the screen low to off), on wifi all day.

    With so little accompanying information in threads like this, it makes it nearly impossible to accurately tell if someone is seeing "adequate" battery life or not.
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    01-29-2013 08:13 AM
  10. John Yester's Avatar
    Yup Brightness, some many applications, push vs fetch. Wifi and non WiFi can all be different..The list can go on and on....


    When ever in doubt head into Apple and have the device checked out. other then that use it and top it off when needed
    01-29-2013 08:24 AM
  11. Ipheuria's Avatar
    Almost a day on my iPhone 5 with my regular usage. This is amazing compared to what I was getting on the betas. However I decided that to truly test the battery life I was going to do a fresh reload of iOS 6.1. So if you are really frustrated with the battery life. Then download the iOS 6.1 ipsw and in iTunes do a Option+Restore(Mac), Shift+Restore(Windows). This will do a fresh reload instead of an upgrade. Then when it asks if you want to restore from the backup choose setup as new. It's a pain to redo all your settings I know but then you will be sure that some corruption is not messing up the OS. Then if after that your battery life still sucks take it in to the Apple store.

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    01-29-2013 09:48 AM
  12. poisoned10's Avatar
    It's still really early into my usage with iOS 6.1 but so far it seems to be slightly better. I was getting good battery life on 6.0.1 and skipped 6.0.2 from hearing so much about battery issues.
    01-29-2013 10:14 AM
  13. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Idk maybe it is just me. But is anyone noticing rapid battery drain in 6.1?
    Not me. Thus far, it is on par with the way it was prior to the update. If you're noticing a big problem with it, re-install iOS 6.1 via iTunes.
    01-29-2013 10:25 AM
  14. jclisenby's Avatar
    Battery for me since the update has been amazing. The drain is almost 1/3 slower than I was on the previous OS. I'm liking 6.1 a lot.
    01-29-2013 01:30 PM
  15. Sekelani Zwambila's Avatar
    That's pretty bad. My best usage times for my iPhone 5 was like 14 hrs of use, 1 day 22 hours standby or so. Here's a screenshot of when I still had 25% left. I can't find my 1% screenshot.

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    I know it's bad. My iPhone has such bad battery life. I don't know what to do.
    01-29-2013 06:30 PM
  16. swarlos's Avatar
    I know it's bad. My iPhone has such bad battery life. I don't know what to do.
    Have you tried the restore as new device?


    Beamed from my iPhone 5 using Tapatalk
    01-29-2013 06:31 PM
  17. Sekelani Zwambila's Avatar
    Have you tried the restore as new device?


    Beamed from my iPhone 5 using Tapatalk
    Yep. Restored set up has new, removed everything in location services. Killed all the apps in the background. Got two replacement iPhones.
    And STILL BAD BATTERY LIFE
    01-29-2013 06:42 PM
  18. John Yester's Avatar
    Do you go on to Wifi at all through out the day? If it's out there, I suggest you jump on it. That should help a bit.
    I noticed on the on picture you posted nt long ago. You had three bars, does it change often? High or Low.

    Low signal will work the radio harder using the device and even when idle.




    Yep. Restored set up has new, removed everything in location services. Killed all the apps in the background. Got two replacement iPhones.
    And STILL BAD BATTERY LIFE
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    01-29-2013 06:46 PM
  19. swarlos's Avatar
    Do you go on to Wifi at all through out the day? If it's out there, I suggest you jump on it. That should help a bit.
    I noticed on the on picture you posted nt long ago. You had three bars, does it change often? High or Low.

    Low signal will work the radio harder using the device and even when idle.
    This!


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    01-29-2013 06:47 PM
  20. Sekelani Zwambila's Avatar
    Do you go on to Wifi at all through out the day? If it's out there, I suggest you jump on it. That should help a bit.
    I noticed on the on picture you posted nt long ago. You had three bars, does it change often? High or Low.

    Low signal will work the radio harder using the device and even when idle.
    I live in an area with bad reception. Has soon as I get out of the house my reception increases. I make sure everything is off like Wi Fi Bluetooth, personal hotspot etc.
    I'm never really on Wi Fi only when I get home for a few minutes after work then pass out lol.
    01-29-2013 06:49 PM
  21. John Yester's Avatar
    I would put money on it then that it's your reception then. Working that radio will give you what you have been seeing.

    Can you check with your carrier, most have Network Extenders which help with indoor reception issues, normally basements....


    Worth a shot asking them
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    01-29-2013 06:56 PM
  22. dictoresno's Avatar
    ive found that leaving wifi on even when not connected doesnt really effect my battery. also, make sure bluetooth is off. sometimes it can be on by default and not even show the indicator in the notification bar. however, a weak signal definitely will. when youre home, try to stay on wifi as much as possible.
    01-30-2013 03:15 AM
  23. Sekelani Zwambila's Avatar
    I would put money on it then that it's your reception then. Working that radio will give you what you have been seeing.

    Can you check with your carrier, most have Network Extenders which help with indoor reception issues, normally basements....


    Worth a shot asking them
    Ill do that. Does it cost anything?
    02-01-2013 08:37 PM
  24. Sekelani Zwambila's Avatar
    ive found that leaving wifi on even when not connected doesnt really effect my battery. also, make sure bluetooth is off. sometimes it can be on by default and not even show the indicator in the notification bar. however, a weak signal definitely will. when youre home, try to stay on wifi as much as possible.
    My Bluetooth is off. Wi off. Raise to speak off. Siri on and location services on. Always close multitasking tray. I guess it's the reception.


    Sent from my iPhone 5 using Tapatalk 2
    02-01-2013 08:38 PM
  25. poisoned10's Avatar
    My recent usage. I had it plugged in for about 5 minutes while I did a backup on my computer.

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    02-01-2013 08:45 PM
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