1. Garz's Avatar
    I'm finding beta 3 battery life to be worse than beta 2. Draining faster. About equal to my GNex, which was not the case with beta 2. Not a big deal, since we are still in beta mode. But noticing quite a bit worse battery life on my 4S with beta 3 than with beta 2.
    My battery has been excellent on iPad 3 and 4S
    07-18-2012 12:25 PM
  2. BLiNK's Avatar
    I'm finding beta 3 battery life to be worse than beta 2. Draining faster. About equal to my GNex, which was not the case with beta 2. Not a big deal, since we are still in beta mode. But noticing quite a bit worse battery life on my 4S with beta 3 than with beta 2.
    try Resetting All Settings and then fully charge your device. i too was having a slight battery drain until i did this

    now it is definitely comparable to when i was using 5.1.1 (with my typical usage)
    07-18-2012 01:28 PM
  3. ozgurktekin's Avatar

    Wi-fi On
    Internet
    Mail
    Google +
    Phone Calls (a few hours)
    Asphalt 7 (half an hour)


    iPhone4⃣S iOS 6
    07-18-2012 03:05 PM
  4. ozgurktekin's Avatar

    Wifi On
    Safari
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    Asphalt 7



    iPhone4⃣S iOS 6
    07-18-2012 03:07 PM
  5. LCW's Avatar
    i see no reason to wipe all my settings.... like i said, didn't do anything and beta 2 was great on battery... beta 3 isn't so good, but I accept it's a beta.... i'm not going to wipe stuff clean just for that... as my iphone is now my secondary device i'm sad to say (GNex running JB 4.1.1 now primary)... but i will let it drain completely then give it a full overnight charge to cycle the battery...
    07-18-2012 04:36 PM
  6. DomFeeney's Avatar
    As per others in this thread I saw big improvements in beta 2 in terms of battery performance. Unfortunately it's back to beta 1 levels with beta 3.... Not terrible by any means but not as good as beta 2 or 5.1.1




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    07-21-2012 11:41 AM
  7. ghostface147's Avatar
    Beta 3 battery performance is the same for me as in 5.0, 5.1, 6.0 beta 1, 2 and now. iOS 5 beta 5 is still the best for me ever. Odd.
    07-21-2012 12:48 PM
  8. ozgurktekin's Avatar
    If I'm not use the phone, battery life long.. In iOS6Beta3... Boring...


    iPhone4⃣S iOS 6
    07-25-2012 01:37 AM
  9. BLiNK's Avatar
    If I'm not use the phone, battery life long.. In iOS6Beta3... Boring...


    iPhone4⃣S iOS 6
    so your standby is good, got it. i'm not so sure you should be using it if you find it boring

    restore to 5.1.1 - problem solved
    07-25-2012 11:36 AM
  10. Exxod's Avatar
    Beta 3's battery life isn't quite as good as it was in 2. It's not really anything to complain about, but it is noticeable.
    07-25-2012 12:50 PM
  11. Garz's Avatar
    Standby battery life on beta 3 isn't that great but it's bearable.
    07-25-2012 01:25 PM
  12. Exxod's Avatar
    My battery usually drops 1-2% a minute while on the Internet using my 3G. Now, I'm not attributing that all to the Beta 3, but it doesn't help. Too, it drops 7-8% an hour while in standby; and that's with all my apps closed. So, I'm looking forward to what the 4th Beta does in terms of battery life.
    07-31-2012 02:34 AM
  13. dictoresno's Avatar
    My battery usually drops 1-2% a minute while on the Internet using my 3G. Now, I'm not attributing that all to the Beta 3, but it doesn't help. Too, it drops 7-8% an hour while in standby; and that's with all my apps closed. So, I'm looking forward to what the 4th Beta does in terms of battery life.
    i agree. i loose 1% a minute or so while browsing on 3G, little longer on wifi. i unplugged at 6pm and its now 4:20am, almost 10.5 hours, and these are my stats. dont know if its good or not.

    58% battery

    Usage: 4 hr, 23 mins
    Standby: 10 hr, 17 mins

    opinions? if i reboot the phone immediately after being unplugged from 100%, it will be a slow drop to 99/98. if i dont, it will drop to 99% within minutes. sometimes it goes to 97% and i reboot and it goes back to 100%.
    07-31-2012 04:23 AM
  14. BLiNK's Avatar
    i agree. i loose 1% a minute or so while browsing on 3G, little longer on wifi. i unplugged at 6pm and its now 4:20am, almost 10.5 hours, and these are my stats. dont know if its good or not.

    58% battery

    Usage: 4 hr, 23 mins
    Standby: 10 hr, 17 mins


    opinions? if i reboot the phone immediately after being unplugged from 100%, it will be a slow drop to 99/98. if i dont, it will drop to 99% within minutes. sometimes it goes to 97% and i reboot and it goes back to 100%.
    so you are saying that at 58% remaining you have those stats??
    07-31-2012 10:36 AM
  15. Roose00's Avatar
    opinions? if i reboot the phone immediately after being unplugged from 100%, it will be a slow drop to 99/98. if i dont, it will drop to 99% within minutes. sometimes it goes to 97% and i reboot and it goes back to 100%.
    Im not on the beta. However I believe the percentage is an estimation based on usage or what it thinks you are using. On 5.1.1 JB if I respring the percentage will go back up again as much as 4% if I have been using several apps consistently. just my .02
    07-31-2012 10:56 AM
  16. scottalg's Avatar
    i know there is monitoring software and other variables that could make an impact with each build during these betas which will make it difficult to judge

    however, i am pretty impressed so far: currently at 30 Min usage with 2 hours of standby 98%

    i hope it stays this way or get better come the GM
    Like the sounds of this...hope iOS6 does really fix some of the battery issues
    07-31-2012 04:25 PM
  17. LCW's Avatar
    It bugged me a bit at first - ie. decent but far from great battery life on my 4S running iOS 6 - but in reality it is kinda moot when I think about it... since i'll probably end up with an iphone 5 (or whatever it ends up being) with iOS 6 on it
    07-31-2012 11:54 PM
  18. dictoresno's Avatar
    so you are saying that at 58% remaining you have those stats??
    correct. and if i do 10 mins of texting, words with friends or check FB, i can watch the battery drop a percent every 2-3 mins. THAT seems a little high.

    im now at 56%

    Usage: 3h, 47min
    Standby: 8h, 41 mins

    worse than yesterday.
    Last edited by dictoresno; 08-01-2012 at 12:15 AM.
    08-01-2012 12:12 AM
  19. dictoresno's Avatar
    strange. right after typing my last message here, i was using my phone to about 45% then all of a sudden, it jump directly to 37%. nothing in between. it just seems like the battery really sucks....i have no idea why it would jump like that. only thing i did was reset network settings and reboot earlier around 65%.
    08-01-2012 04:46 AM
  20. Exxod's Avatar
    correct. and if i do 10 mins of texting, words with friends or check FB, i can watch the battery drop a percent every 2-3 mins. THAT seems a little high.

    im now at 56%

    Usage: 3h, 47min
    Standby: 8h, 41 mins

    worse than yesterday.
    Facebook, especially the app, eats up quite a bit of battery and uses a big chunk of memory. Your usage time is still decent though.
    08-01-2012 11:30 PM
  21. dictoresno's Avatar
    i reset my network connections, and let it drain all night. fully charged it today. it sat at 100% for about an hour before moving.....no reboot required as usual to correct the reading. so far so good.
    08-02-2012 01:49 AM
  22. Exxod's Avatar
    This is about the best I can get.
    08-05-2012 03:24 AM
  23. dictoresno's Avatar
    This is about the best I can get.
    wow, thats crummy. my current stats are

    Usage: 4h, 28m
    Standby: 10h, 39m
    Battery: 57%

    not bad, started the night off really well. once i hit the 80's, it starting coming down quicker.



    on a side note, i just restored my ipod back to 5.1.1 and set it up as new, manually synced the apps back from itunes. if the battery life doesnt seem to get better, my phone may follow suit. this losing 1% per 3 mins when texting needs to stop.
    Last edited by dictoresno; 08-05-2012 at 05:01 AM.
    08-05-2012 04:51 AM
  24. dictoresno's Avatar
    oh and this is the second day in a row where my battery jumped abnormally. ill probably revert back to 5.1.1. it went from 46% directly to 37% out of nowhere and today went from 56% to 50%. something is whacky with the battery indicator i think. anyone else notice this??
    08-05-2012 05:45 AM
  25. BLiNK's Avatar
    anyone have any comments/thoughts on the beta 4 battery performance yet?
    08-07-2012 04:36 PM
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