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Old Nov 1, 2012, 05:32 PM   #1
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6.01 Battery Thread

I understand its still day 1, and that people won't know their battery situations for a few days, but I wanted to at least start a thread so people can discuss what they are seeing.

I haven't updated yet because I have never had more amazing battery life on my phone, I average about 10 hours of usage and 30 hours of standby with moderate usage. My iPhone 4S was barely 5 hrs usage and 10 hrs standby, so I am hesitant to update just yet.

Basically I average about 1 hour usage per 10 percent battery burned.

So when you start getting a feel for the battery life in 6.01, feel free to share, I am sure I am not the only one who is waiting to update...Thanks.
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Old Nov 1, 2012, 05:41 PM   #2
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Old Nov 1, 2012, 05:46 PM   #3
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Used 5 percent in 2 hours since I updated. Sent about 20 or so iMessages.
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Old Nov 1, 2012, 07:44 PM   #4
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More power hungry phone and features but basically same size battery. Our only true fix to this problem is a mophie or similar. If there was a known battery draining bug in iOS they would have patched in the update. Oh well..it is what it is.

For the size of the battery they did a good job. They better get smart and upsize the battery next year though.
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Old Nov 1, 2012, 07:50 PM   #5
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Seems same after 1 hr usage. Dont think it messed w any internal settings or firmware.
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Old Nov 1, 2012, 09:56 PM   #6
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i'll report back in a few days.

first thing 6.0 screwed up was idle charge over night after a 100% charge. i could wake up with 5.0 and still have 100% showing, and be able to use it for a while before it dropped to 99%

with ios 6.0 i'd wake up with anywhere from 95 to 99%, and going idle overnight from say 50% would drop me to 35% or less; so thats something i also have to look for...

battery life is the only thing thats annoyed me with 6.0, well that and the crashing apps left and right.
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Old Nov 2, 2012, 08:28 AM   #7
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ok, its still happening.

ios sucks. screw apple.
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Old Nov 2, 2012, 08:35 AM   #8
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ok, its still happening.

ios sucks. screw apple.
Have you tried restoring?
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Old Nov 2, 2012, 05:34 PM   #9
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yup. i did that the first time.

perhaps i'll do it again with 6.0.1 but these updates that bork functions are annoying as heck. it really does just make me want to upgrade my phone, and in doing so, i sure as heck dont want to go with apple again due to their screw up.

they did the same thing with my 3GS and the poor updates there...
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Old Nov 2, 2012, 08:20 PM   #10
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I noticed my battery life has improved. Normally by this time at night, I would be down to less than 50%. Right now, I'm still sitting at 70%.

Same amount of activities. Check emails, Facebook, flipboard. I don't play games or music on the iPhone 5 but I definitely see an improvement since updating to 6.0.1
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Old Nov 2, 2012, 08:25 PM   #11
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It's murdering my battery. I completely drained the phone in under 4 hours this morning with normal use (I usually go all day with the same usage or more). Reset the network settings this evening. Waiting for it to charge to see if that helps. I had the same issue with my iPhone 4 after an iOS update and it worked then.
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Old Nov 2, 2012, 09:13 PM   #12
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My battery life was fantastic on 6.0. Far worse on 6.0.1.
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Old Nov 2, 2012, 09:17 PM   #13
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I had a good battery life with iOS 6 now with ios 6.0.1 is even better.
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Old Nov 2, 2012, 11:48 PM   #14
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I am very happy with it and all on LTE ... Lots of calls, nessaging, push iCloud, whatsapp, Facebook , safari , YouTube

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Old Nov 3, 2012, 02:27 AM   #15
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I decided to update, so far I am 3 hrs usage, 12 hours standby and I have 72 percent left. Seems to be the same, if not slightly better than previous.

I am happy and surprised at the same time. I love getting 10 hours of usage our of my phone
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Old Nov 3, 2012, 05:05 AM   #16
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Pretty good battery life if I do say so myself.
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Old Nov 3, 2012, 07:34 AM   #17
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I'm impressed with the battery after this update, it wasn't too terrible before, but an extra 3 hours doesn't hurt

This was my light usage day, I've yet to have a heavy day work isn't busy on Fridays so don't use the phone much
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Old Nov 3, 2012, 10:25 AM   #18
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Is there any way to roll back to 6.0.. because this is just ridiculous. theres not reason my battery should be this low already.
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Old Nov 3, 2012, 10:40 AM   #19
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Is there any way to roll back to 6.0.. because this is just ridiculous. theres not reason my battery should be this low already.
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And you're not even on cellular? That's horrible yes.
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Old Nov 3, 2012, 10:43 AM   #20
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Is there any way to roll back to 6.0.. because this is just ridiculous. theres not reason my battery should be this low already.
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Do a clean restore with iTunes. Don't install your old backup after restoring. Set it up as a new phone.
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Old Nov 3, 2012, 11:54 AM   #21
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I think we shouldn't have to do any restore etc with updates. Apple philosophy of things should just work is crap now. My post 6.01 update did wonders for battery life at home with wifi but on lte was bad!!! Went from 98% to 73% in 3 hrs and I wasn't even doing much

The world of apple is changing n don't think its premium is going to save it with quality issues like this
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Old Nov 3, 2012, 12:20 PM   #22
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How the hell can people get these awesome battery lifes???

My iPhone 4S is 1 year old now and when i first installed iOS 6 battery got better but than took a dive for the worse. Now i get 13 hours of total tops with 6-7 hours of usage and 90% of that usage is whatsapp.

Is it the problem of whatsapp? I need to get at least 18-19 before hitting 10% with 8-9 hours of usage to get through a day. This isn't heavy usage either. I even turn 3G off when i'm in college campus since there aren't any 3G receptions. so half of that time 3G isn't even on.

location services and all are also under control. what's the problem?
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Old Nov 3, 2012, 01:39 PM   #23
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I would suggest for anyone having problems with battery who didn't set there phone up as new to restore as new. And keep your brightness at least less than half way. My battery life is a lot better after the restore
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Old Nov 3, 2012, 01:52 PM   #24
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from 100% --> 76% over night

im pretty choked right now.
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Old Nov 3, 2012, 02:36 PM   #25
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I would suggest for anyone having problems with battery who didn't set there phone up as new to restore as new. And keep your brightness at least less than half way. My battery life is a lot better after the restore
Sliding the brightness to about 30% dramatically improved the battery life for me. You get used to the duller display after a bit. It shouldn't be this way, but it is a solution that is a work-around.

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