1. redbeard's Avatar
    i am not usually one to complain about battery performance but this is ridiculous
    Sure is, I can't remember really ever having battery problems with an iPhone before, it was great on 6.01, battery life went to hell the second I updated to 6.1, so I know 6.1 and 6.1.2 introduced a nasty bug that's killing the battery for many people. I used to be able to charge my phone at night, and unplug before going to bed, and my battery would last all day at work and well into the evening under heavy use, now I find myself having to put it on the charger by noon.

    Since Apple still has not addressed this, and there's a wall of silence in the media about it, I'm seriously considering the GS4, if they can fix what I don't like about the 3, bye bye Apple.
    03-07-2013 10:20 PM
  2. BLiNK's Avatar
    Sure is, I can't remember really ever having battery problems with an iPhone before, it was great on 6.01, battery life went to hell the second I updated to 6.1, so I know 6.1 and 6.1.2 introduced a nasty bug that's killing the battery for many people. I used to be able to charge my phone at night, and unplug before going to bed, and my battery would last all day at work and well into the evening under heavy use, now I find myself having to put it on the charger by noon.

    Since Apple still has not addressed this, and there's a wall of silence in the media about it, I'm seriously considering the GS4, if they can fix what I don't like about the 3, bye bye Apple.
    crap by noon??!! i'm with you in the GS4 camp - kind of. i just wish it came out around when the next iPhone did too!

    i may wait it out and see what Apple brings but like you know we have to kinda lower our expectations lol
    03-07-2013 11:36 PM
  3. LCW's Avatar
    Running 6.1.3 beta... Can't complain... Been pretty good...

    am i the only one experiencing 6.1.2 battery woes??-imageuploadedbyimore-forums1362719786.719240.jpg
    03-08-2013 12:16 AM
  4. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    @ BLiNK & redbeard: I'm interested in seeing what the SGS4 has in store also....the ONLY 2 things that make me really leery about android is the malware & privacy issues. I'm also very interested in seeing the next iPhone(5S?) as well. My upgrade is avail (since Dec) but I'm in no rush as my 4S is functioning up to what is expected & more for my personal needs
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    03-08-2013 06:34 AM
  5. Jaguarr40's Avatar
    **Ditto I could not agree more. I am just going to sit back and wait as my upgrade is in Dec. as well. I think we got our phones around the same time. Unless an OS forces a change or I opt for a new iPad ( don't know which yet) I will be keeping what I have.
    03-08-2013 09:28 AM
  6. redbeard's Avatar
    crap by noon??!! i'm with you in the GS4 camp - kind of. i just wish it came out around when the next iPhone did too!

    i may wait it out and see what Apple brings but like you know we have to kinda lower our expectations lol
    Yup, my usage times have been cut in half by iOs 6.1, wish I never upgraded. I feel like I've tried everything, I've restored as new several times now, I've even tried turning off LTE for a whole day, nothing has helped, I also have brightness turned almost all the way down, never use bluetooth, etc..

    So I'm out of ideas here, I bought the phone in november so I don't think Apple will return it anymore, and I don't see any help on the horizon. I had major issues with Android and the GS3, battery life being #1, go figure. And having to wait forever for updates to the OS was driving me nuts, along with the flimsy plastic Samsung uses, and of course, the low resolution screen. I expect the GS4 to get a 1080P screen, if it gets a much more sturdy casing, along with a more efficient LTE radio, and ships with the latest Android software then it's going to be an option for sure. I just don't want to leave the iPhone, I know it so well, and have so much invested in the iTunes ecosystem, would be a shame if Apple just runs people off because they don't care to fix major glitches like this. Ball is in their court.
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    03-09-2013 04:50 PM
  7. redbeard's Avatar
    @ BLiNK & redbeard: I'm interested in seeing what the SGS4 has in store also....the ONLY 2 things that make me really leery about android is the malware & privacy issues. I'm also very interested in seeing the next iPhone(5S?) as well. My upgrade is avail (since Dec) but I'm in no rush as my 4S is functioning up to what is expected & more for my personal needs
    Yea that is something that concerns me too, I just cannot comprehend why my battery life was so good on 6.01, and so bad on 6.1, and why Apple has not released a fix for it yet.
    03-09-2013 04:52 PM
  8. Bosox20's Avatar
    Are you sure it isn't tweaks you have? Because to me it can't be a blanket "it's the iOS 6.whatever" if many people have great battery life with it and some don't . How can an os affect some phones and not others? It must be what you have installed Just my opinion.

    Also a phone is meant to be used. So what if you can't make it all day on a charge. Buy an extra charger and give it a jolt during day. No biggie
    03-09-2013 06:16 PM
  9. redbeard's Avatar
    Are you sure it isn't tweaks you have? Because to me it can't be a blanket "it's the iOS 6.whatever" if many people have great battery life with it and some don't . How can an os affect some phones and not others? It must be what you have installed Just my opinion.
    What tweaks? You mean apps I downloaded from the Appstore?

    Like I said, the day 6.1 came out I updated, and then saw my battery get cut in half, this was after setting up as a new phone with zero apps even installed. I don't know why it only affects some people, I do know it is affecting lots of people though, even the poll done on this site showed like twice as many people had their battery degrade after upgrading to 6.1 rather than improve.

    Also a phone is meant to be used. So what if you can't make it all day on a charge. Buy an extra charger and give it a jolt during day. No biggie
    And that's bs, prior to upgrading to 6.1 I could go an entire day and then some on a charge, now I can't even make halfway through the day, I shouldn't have to buy an extra charger, and have to lug it around because Apple introduced a bug in 6.1 that they still have not fixed, that's the kind of thing I'd expect on an Android phone!!!
    03-09-2013 07:47 PM
  10. Bosox20's Avatar
    Sorry. I thought maybe you were jailbroken. That's why I mentioned tweaks. I am sorry you are having such bad battery problems.
    03-09-2013 08:28 PM
  11. Tanbam's Avatar
    My battery is great. I charged it yesterday and haven't plugged it in yet. It's almost dead, but that's after at least 32 hours. I've been making a point to not charge it so I could see how long it could go.

    iPhone 5 on 6.1.2.

    I don't have the actual statistics for this run since I'd been doing some Cydia installs that have required reboots and repsrings and the usage meters have cleared. This run has included streaming Bluetooth audio to my car stereo, some GPS use trying to find a restuarant, playing some streaming HD video from my NAS, and about 10 minutes worth of talk time.

    As I'd mentioned in an earlier reply, I'm jailbroken and have a few tweaks running that one would think might have some negative effects on the battery, but I'm not seeing any real difference.

    I do turn off a few things, though. I don't use a Google Exchange Server for my email since the device is too new. I use Mailbox instead, and normal imap in the stock email app.

    I have the screen brightness set at about 1/3. All radios remain on at all times and LTE is enabled.

    I turn off "Raise to speak" in Siri settings. I never use that mode to activate it, so I don't the the proximity sensor lighting up every time I move my phone.

    I turn off all "System Services" that are hiding at the bottom of the "Settings - Privacy - Location Services" page. The phone seems to work just fine without any of those.
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    03-10-2013 03:43 AM
  12. BLiNK's Avatar
    question for anyone that is NOT experiencing battery issues:

    do you use a google exchange account? (email, contacts, calendar)
    03-10-2013 11:11 AM
  13. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    question for anyone that is NOT experiencing battery issues:

    do you use a google exchange account? (email, contacts, calendar)
    Yes, I do. Also, the only thing that will noticeably drains my battery is talking via my Bluetooth headset.
    03-10-2013 11:20 AM
  14. CDG's Avatar
    question for anyone that is NOT experiencing battery issues:

    do you use a google exchange account? (email, contacts, calendar)
    Yes I do email, contacts. and calendar.


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    03-10-2013 11:21 AM
  15. Tanbam's Avatar
    question for anyone that is NOT experiencing battery issues:

    do you use a google exchange account? (email, contacts, calendar)
    I use exchange for my work account, but I've stopped using it for Gmail.
    03-10-2013 12:47 PM
  16. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    question for anyone that is NOT experiencing battery issues:

    do you use a google exchange account? (email, contacts, calendar)
    no i don't at all, although I have 2 AOL email accts on my device - both set to fetch hourly & neither one are set up to sync my contacts/cal or notes.
    03-10-2013 02:09 PM
  17. Bosox20's Avatar
    Yes. I have both gmail and exchange set up. I am jail broken with about 15 tweaks and themes. I'm sorry but I have excellent battery life. I wish I could help you. It must be something or some setting you have. It just doesn't make sense.
    03-10-2013 06:35 PM
  18. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    question for anyone that is NOT experiencing battery issues:

    do you use a google exchange account? (email, contacts, calendar)
    I have an exchange account for work but its not google exchange.
    03-10-2013 06:39 PM
  19. redbeard's Avatar
    Yes. I have both gmail and exchange set up. I am jail broken with about 15 tweaks and themes. I'm sorry but I have excellent battery life. I wish I could help you. It must be something or some setting you have. It just doesn't make sense.
    Yea, it's called iOS 6.1, it's only new feature.. horrible battery life!!
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    03-10-2013 08:32 PM
  20. BLiNK's Avatar
    anyone that says this is good, or anything to that effect, needs to have their head checked

    am i the only one experiencing 6.1.2 battery woes??-image.jpg
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    03-11-2013 03:54 PM
  21. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    yeaaaaa....that's not good battery life there BLiNK. After just 4hrs of usage your percentage should only be hovering around 50ish percent. Right now I'm at 4hrs usage with 21h standby and I'm at 52%.
    03-11-2013 04:19 PM
  22. eb_therebel's Avatar
    Check and see if passbook is enabled in your location services. I found that it drains battery like all hell
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    03-11-2013 09:18 PM
  23. BLiNK's Avatar
    Check and see if passbook is enabled in your location services. I found that it drains battery like all hell
    i'm all good there. thank you for the heads up!
    03-11-2013 09:38 PM
  24. BLiNK's Avatar
    i might be having a little luck with turning OFF everything in my System Services

    but then why should i HAVE to put limits on what these devices were intended to do

    am i the only one experiencing 6.1.2 battery woes??-image.jpg
    03-11-2013 09:45 PM
  25. redbeard's Avatar
    anyone that says this is good, or anything to that effect, needs to have their head checked

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    That's about where mine is.. On 6.01, I was getting between 8-11 hours of usage! In fact, my best time was 99% on LTE where I think I almost hit 11 hours usage, over a span of about 38-40 hours!! My battery life went into the toilet the exact moment I upgraded to 6.1, so I really doubt its a hardware issue.
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    03-11-2013 10:37 PM
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