I think 6.0.1 screwed my 4S battery life

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by RJCP, Nov 26, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Jun 8, 2011
    I'm currently at 25% and have 3h34m of usage and 8h30m of stand by.
    This isn't very good, is it?

    PS in iOS 6 I used to get a really good battery life, probably 2, 3 times more than what I'm getting now.
  2. macrumors member

    Dec 1, 2011
    I am so glad you posted this... I am finding the EXACT same things... since the update, my 4s battery drains so fast. I thought it was just me. I'll be sure to follow this thread.

  3. macrumors newbie

    Nov 26, 2012
    Same experience here guys. I have to recharge at least twice a day to go trough till the end.
    I am honestly disappointed and this is not a normal situation for me.
    Already consider of getting android device.
  4. macrumors Nehalem


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    Yes, cause androids are known for the great battery life:D
  5. macrumors newbie

    Nov 30, 2011
    Same with me... I thought that my i4S's battery is faulty, but i guess not.
  6. macrumors 68020

    Nov 15, 2011
    upgraded my wife (4s) to 6.0.1 and haven't heard her complain. Her phone dies in a day though cause she leaves bluetooth on. I've tested and re-tested this and when it's off she gets great battery life. When it's on, horrible. Oh well, that's her deal.
  7. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 8, 2011
    I think it must be an app killing the battery life. My last 20% of battery have been lasting for 5, 1/2 h now and I still 4% left. I wonder which one was updated most recently.
  8. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 8, 2011
    So, I've calibrated the battery yesterday and I got the following results today.

    Usage: 3h:32m
    Standby: 14h:33m

    I still have 23% left and I've always used the phone at maximum brightness. I didn't do anything heavy in terms of usage, just a few calls and some e-mailing/facebooking/browsing, but for periods of 10 mins maximum.

    What do you more savvy people make of these values? Are they average or should I try to do a system restore and see what happens? In case these aren't right, which values should I be looking at?
    The phone is still under warranty, so I can always go to my local Apple Store and have it checked. It's just that it's Xmas time and both the Regent St and Covent Garden ones will be totally packed and I don't want to go there and waste time.
  9. macrumors regular

    Feb 27, 2012
    Long Island
    My devices are ok but mom's iPad 2's battery life is TERRIBLE!!

    I upgraded my moms iPad 2 to iOS 6.0.1 and her battery life is TERRIBLE now. She used to charge it maybe once every week or two. Now she has to charge it every 2-3 days!! I am seriously getting sick of Apple and losing faith in them. Why are some devices fine but others having issues with battery life? This shouldn't be happening. My mom is so upset she ever upgraded and I have no solutions for her except "I'm sorry". :mad:

    Seems like every time Apple gives us an update of some kind we have to worry now about it breaking something.
  10. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 8, 2011
    It's very odd, isn't it? My iPad 4 battery life actually went up with the 6.01 upgrade. Anyway, I've done another complete discharge/charge today alongside with a system restore. If it doesn't work, I'm taking it to a genius bar.
  11. macrumors regular

    Feb 27, 2012
    Long Island
    Good luck, I hope it works out!
  12. macrumors 6502

    May 22, 2010
    Same here. Mine sucks w/6.0.1 too
  13. macrumors regular

    May 10, 2012
    Hmmmm... My battery life seems to have improved since the update.
  14. macrumors 68020


    Apr 4, 2005
    Dallas, TX
    some people on this site claim their galaxy nexus gets like 20 hours of battery life on one usage lol.
  15. macrumors newbie

    Oct 29, 2011
    Ios 6 pushed me to buy a mophie juicepack! Now when my battery is dead in the afternoon I can flip the switch and be good for the night.
  16. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 8, 2011
    restoring seems to have done the trick...

    67% left
    usage: 1h37m
    standby: 5h51m
  17. macrumors newbie

    May 4, 2012
    Do the battery calibration will fix it
  18. macrumors 6502a


    Jul 31, 2007
    I got a replacement for my original launch day i5 which was get great 7-8 hour battery life on 6.0, which I never updated to 6.01.

    I had it for a few days, and ended up updating it to 6.01. I was getting terrible battery life.

    I had to get it replaced again for other reasons, and I left it at 6.0. Getting amazing battery life again.

    All 3 were DNP serial #'s

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