1. iEd's Avatar
    To me even prior to iOS 6 location services is a batt killer. I only turn it on when I have to. GPS for driving and when traveling with airlines for certain location based apps. I'm interested in how location services affects iPhone 5 batt
    09-20-2012 11:14 AM
  2. carrickfergus's Avatar
    Installed OTA over existing. Battery life is as good as, or better than, what I experienced on 5.1
    Same here.
    09-20-2012 11:20 AM
  3. Kdgladwell's Avatar
    So far I have been on standby for 6 hour and 17 minutes and have had 1 hour and 5 minutes of usage and my battery is at 83%. So far it is some what better then before with 5.1.1.
    09-20-2012 11:32 AM
  4. reeneebob's Avatar
    I know others have mentioned this and not sure if it make a difference but were the updates done after a restore (wipe) or just over the existing version?

    Maybe a restore/wipe would help?
    I didn't do a restore. I updated through iTunes over the existing os.




    I have jawbone shards coming out of my gums ! from using Tapatalk.
    Last edited by reeneebob; 09-20-2012 at 11:35 AM.
    09-20-2012 11:33 AM
  5. IoannisTs's Avatar
    It Ate up 13% in 2:00 exactly while all sensors are off, searched the web for 15min and played music for 30 mins !
    Horrible !
    09-20-2012 01:15 PM
  6. Roo Zilla's Avatar
    I noticed crappy battery life, so I turned off location services for Passbook, and that seemed to have resolved it.
    09-20-2012 01:19 PM
  7. iMark's Avatar
    Usage time since last charge:
    Usage - 1 hour 30 minutes
    Standby = 3 hours 31 minutes
    09-20-2012 01:41 PM
  8. skhdivers#AC's Avatar
    Mine is about the same.
    09-20-2012 02:44 PM
  9. bigsmoove's Avatar
    just from some light WWF and txt's ... i'm at 52% on wifi, and loc services on ... hmm i dont recall this going that fast yesterday. i read letting it die down to 0 then a recharge may help on an earlier post...perhaps i'll give that a whirl
    09-20-2012 02:52 PM
  10. sau124's Avatar
    I have 5 hours solid use (mostly iMore forum app) with 18 hours stand by and still have 32% remaining... not bad I would say
    09-20-2012 04:58 PM
  11. CrzyP's Avatar
    I'm not looking good. The new auto-brightness is so bright. May have something to do with it.
    09-20-2012 05:18 PM
  12. yaynative's Avatar
    I'm at 54% with 4 hours 54 minutes of usage.
    09-20-2012 05:20 PM
  13. nikkisharif's Avatar
    I really haven't seen any difference in battery life.
    09-20-2012 07:02 PM
  14. carrickfergus's Avatar
    Not bad...
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    09-20-2012 07:24 PM
  15. zerog46's Avatar
    I'm doing great. OTA update.


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    09-20-2012 08:12 PM
  16. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Battery life has indeed improved for me. It wasn't bad before the update, but I have noticed a marginal improvement, thus far. Hopefully, the improvement will continue.
    09-20-2012 08:13 PM
  17. taguluchi's Avatar
    Installed OTA over existing. Battery life is as good as, or better than, what I experienced on 5.1
    Me too I'm actually getting better battery life than before and I never updated to 5.1 I stayed on 5.0 befor updating to iOS 6
    09-20-2012 08:16 PM
  18. mweb67's Avatar
    I did the update early this morning and started with 99% and am still with 32% 14 hours later!! Much better!!
    09-20-2012 08:22 PM
  19. NetworkLabs's Avatar
    On my iPod touch 4G White 8G, it seems to be doing amazingly! I haven't noticed hardly any battery drain in my device. So I think mine's good.
    09-20-2012 08:59 PM
  20. PilotPhil81's Avatar
    My battery seems better after the update.
    09-20-2012 09:10 PM
  21. dancing-bass's Avatar
    Wifey updated her 4s today and says it's really slow now. She wants to downgrade. Thoughts/input/advice? I know very little about iOS, but I'd like her to stay happy with her phone. Would a full drain and charge cycle help? I think she plugged into iTunes for the update.
    09-20-2012 11:41 PM
  22. NYC718's Avatar
    Pretty happy with this.

    Last edited by NYC718; 09-21-2012 at 01:18 AM.
    09-21-2012 12:41 AM
  23. Heckler's Avatar
    I didn't think it could be possible, but my battery life is worse than before! Took it off the charger at 7am and it was at 32% at noon with less than average use. I was messing around with the new iP5 I bought my wife this morning so I really haven't been on my iP4S hardly at all. I guess I need to go thru all the settings and try to maximize the battery, but this is ridiculous. Maybe it's jealous?
    09-21-2012 03:38 PM
  24. meskin84's Avatar
    I have experienced the same thing! Terrible battery since the update! It has mostly been in standby, I am going to back-up phone and completely reset entire phone and start as new phone, then start back-up. Hopefully that will make a difference.
    09-21-2012 03:47 PM
  25. carrickfergus's Avatar
    My 4S is quicker, and the battery life is superb.
    09-21-2012 03:51 PM
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