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Old Feb 23, 2013, 04:24 PM   #1
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iPhone 5: Amazing battery life after 6.1.2 update?

Hey folks!

I was wondering if anyone has been experiencing amazing battery life after the 6.1.2 update. We're talking an estimated 30-40% improvement from before, based on my nonscientific estimates.

I was carrying around a little Zimri Juicepack when I went on all-day adventures around the city, because I'd frequently have to top off a bit near the evening. But since 6.1.2, I haven't topped off using the Zimri once.

I wonder what bug/issue Apple might have worked out to fix this? It's not the Exchange issue, as I don't use Exchange accounts. Either way, I'm happy to see really good battery life now, and I hope it sticks!
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Old Feb 23, 2013, 05:14 PM   #2
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All day adventure around the city, are you like 8 or what
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Old Feb 23, 2013, 05:22 PM   #3
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just a ploy to get ppl to update their phones so they cannot be jailbroken.
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Old Feb 23, 2013, 05:26 PM   #4
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All day adventure around the city, are you like 8 or what
No need to mock the OP if he/she been on adventure. You do not have to be a kid to go on one. Maybe you should get out a bit more and discover the world outside your front yard.

To the OP I am glad to see the battery life has improved for you. I have noticed it myself. However do not know what bugs or whatever it is apple fixed. Main thing is. It helps so its all good.
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Old Feb 23, 2013, 05:35 PM   #5
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No need to mock the OP if he/she been on adventure. You do not have to be a kid to go on one. Maybe you should get out a bit more and discover the world outside your front yard.

To the OP I am glad to see the battery life has improved for you. I have noticed it myself. However do not know what bugs or whatever it is apple fixed. Main thing is. It helps so its all good.
I agree.

And to the OP, I've updated too but not sure if I've even noticed a better battery life.. maybe I just haven't noticed.
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Old Feb 23, 2013, 05:39 PM   #6
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All day adventure around the city, are you like 8 or what
Is there something wrong with liking to be out of the house? Would it be safe to assume to that you live at home with your parents with no friends?

I have noticed a significant increase in battery life.
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Old Feb 23, 2013, 05:43 PM   #7
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I think you may have me mistaken with the op.
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Old Feb 23, 2013, 05:57 PM   #8
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I have also noticed a somewhat increased battery life with 6.1.2. And I'm not using Exchange accounts in push mode, nor did I have any processes run haywire before (I regularly check using Xcode Instruments). So there must be something else they've done. Oh well, I won't complain

And btw, I also love going on adventures around cities!
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Old Feb 23, 2013, 07:23 PM   #9
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All day adventure around the city, are you like 8 or what
The nice thing about being an adult is being able to do whatever the heck you want.

If, as an adult, you forget this, you have already lost.

Get out there and live life. Getting stuck in a mundane routine is the worst thing that can happen to you!
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Old Feb 23, 2013, 09:00 PM   #10
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I'm glad to read a thread that doesn't say that battery performance is shot to hell since updating to iOS 6.1.2. I've held off updating both my iP5 and iPad4 because of reading many complaints here at MR.

Since I don't use Exchange and have always had great battery performance out of the box and thru current iOS 6.1, I wonder if there's any point in updating my devices. Generally, "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" applies more often than not, IMHO. Thanks to this thread, I'm rethinking my decision. Drat.

Also, adventure on! You never know what you might miss otherwise.
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Old Feb 23, 2013, 09:19 PM   #11
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iOs 6.1.2. is jailbreakable
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Old Feb 23, 2013, 11:07 PM   #12
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my battery life on my iphone 5 is absolutely awful still but on my ipad, much better
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Old Feb 23, 2013, 11:29 PM   #13
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I got very good battery life too.
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Old Feb 24, 2013, 12:38 AM   #14
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I think you may have me mistaken with the op.
No one is mistaking you with the OP. OP sounds like the one with a life. You sound like a grump.
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Old Feb 24, 2013, 11:04 PM   #15
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Yes i feel the battery life is much better, but not that 30-40% you were talking about.
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Old Feb 24, 2013, 11:39 PM   #16
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Am experiencing improvement in battery life too.
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 12:32 AM   #17
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I'm getting much better battery life with 6.1.2 as well, can easily make it through the whole day. I did have two Exchange accounts as well as my Gmail account.
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 08:07 AM   #18
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Yeah I can definitely see an improvement. I thought it was the exchange issue they fixed but either way its great
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 08:34 AM   #19
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My battery improved too.
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 10:43 AM   #20
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Except that the 6.1.2 update can still be Jailbroken.
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Old Mar 6, 2013, 03:36 AM   #21
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iPhone 5: Amazing battery life after 6.1.2 update?

I had my IP5 jailbroken on 6.1.1, noticed that the apps kept on crashing when I would first open them up, did a full restore and updated to 6.1.2 last night, now I am considering whether I should JB my phone again or just leave as is. I have also noticed that some of my apps keep timing out on update so I am getting quite annoyed with this.

The only reason I had my IP5 jailbroken was to use the color keyboard which I am very fond of, now I don't have it and don't want to JB my phone again just because of a fancy keyboard which for some reason I cannot find any app on normal appstore that will do this.
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Old Mar 6, 2013, 08:29 AM   #22
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My battery life with this update is considerably worse. I have shut off everything and it still keeps dropping rapidly. Two charges in a nine hour period with normal use.
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Old Mar 6, 2013, 09:06 AM   #23
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I made a thread stating the 5 is much better in battery life than the 4S. It's probably because of the update? I used to charge my 4S at least twice a day. My i5 barely hits 50% by late night. And I haven't changed my usage.
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Old Mar 6, 2013, 03:30 PM   #24
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A bunch of people might suddenly (temporarily or not) have noticeably better battery life, while a bunch worse, while a bunch still nothing really noticeable one way or another. There's really nothing in particular one way or another, just how it is based on how people use their phone, where they use it, what they have on it, etc., etc., etc.
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Old Mar 6, 2013, 03:51 PM   #25
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I love going out to the city and enjoying the day. That guys talking about being 8 must have no life.

Anyways, I'm still on 6.1, don't really want to update because I will have to install all my Cydia apps again. I don't have them backed up to an account or something. But if I keep hearing about good battery life, I think I just might !!
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