iPhone 5: Amazing battery life after 6.1.2 update?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by zorinlynx, Feb 23, 2013.

  1. macrumors 68040


    May 31, 2007
    Florida, USA
    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!
  2. macrumors regular

    Jun 26, 2010
    All day adventure around the city, are you like 8 or what
  3. macrumors 6502

    Jan 3, 2012
    just a ploy to get ppl to update their phones so they cannot be jailbroken.
  4. macrumors 65816

    Jan 3, 2011
    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.
  5. macrumors member


    Dec 30, 2012
    Down under land
    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.
  6. macrumors regular

    Sep 6, 2011
    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.
  7. macrumors regular

    Jun 26, 2010
    I think you may have me mistaken with the op.
  8. macrumors member

    May 7, 2009
    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!
  9. thread starter macrumors 68040


    May 31, 2007
    Florida, USA
    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!
  10. macrumors 68000


    Mar 6, 2009
    Atlanta, GA USA
    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. :)
  11. macrumors regular

    Jul 13, 2011
    iOs 6.1.2. is jailbreakable
  12. macrumors 6502a

    Feb 4, 2012
    my battery life on my iphone 5 is absolutely awful still but on my ipad, much better
  13. macrumors member

    Feb 1, 2013
    Buffalo, NY
  14. macrumors 68020

    Apr 12, 2011
    No one is mistaking you with the OP. OP sounds like the one with a life. You sound like a grump.
  15. macrumors 68000

    Jun 2, 2006
    Yes i feel the battery life is much better, but not that 30-40% you were talking about.
  16. macrumors regular

    Jul 28, 2011
    Am experiencing improvement in battery life too.
  17. macrumors 6502a

    Oct 21, 2005
    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.
  18. macrumors member

    Feb 15, 2013
    Yeah I can definitely see an improvement. I thought it was the exchange issue they fixed but either way its great
  19. macrumors 6502a


    Dec 23, 2012
  20. macrumors 6502

    Oct 18, 2012
    Except that the 6.1.2 update can still be Jailbroken. :rolleyes:
  21. macrumors newbie

    Mar 6, 2013
    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.:confused:
  22. macrumors newbie

    Sep 25, 2012
    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.
  23. macrumors 6502a

    Aug 31, 2011
    Miami, FL
    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.
  24. macrumors Core

    Oct 17, 2011
    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.
  25. macrumors regular

    Nov 9, 2012
    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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