iOS 5 beta 6 battery issue

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by rick98761, Aug 27, 2011.

  1. rick98761 macrumors 6502

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    Anyone else having this issue? Battery is great when on wifi. When not on wifi, even when wifi is turned off the phone gets hot and burns through about 15% of battery an hour in standby. Anyone else seen this issue? I've restored ( from s backup though, and reset network settings) I may have to just do a fresh restore.
     
  2. frunkis54 macrumors 65816

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    Battery has been terrible for me in beta 5 and 6 wifi hasn't made a difference.

    i forgot how good the battery was in 4 i just tried downgrading to see if i could and im back on 4 and for the last what seems like hour i have been at 97%.
     
  3. rick98761 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I may downgrade also, do you know if you can restore a beta 6 backup to an older beta?
     
  4. vintageapple macrumors member

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    I am also having a terrible time with battery as well.
     
  5. rick98761 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Funny thing is, it was perfectly fine until a few days ago. I haven't really changed any settings either.
     
  6. spencers macrumors 68020

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    Mine battery life is perfectly fine in b6.

    Maybe try a reset?
     
  7. blesio macrumors regular

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    I also don't have any problems with battery life, I can say its on par with 4.3.3 :) I did a full restore without loading the backup from beta 5 as I have had problems with the gallery after upgrading from beta 5 to beta 6.
     
  8. psiess macrumors newbie

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    Same experience here. One day last week (maybe Thursday) battery life got really bad. I'm lucky if I get 6 hours before the battery runs dry, and my iPhone is running very warm.
     
  9. iFiend macrumors 65816

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    No, you cannot. Backups are not backwards compatible, unfortunately.
     
  10. psiess macrumors newbie

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    Question...are those of you having problems with battery life running the Guidebook app?

    I just uninstalled it and my phone cooled down. I'll know in a few hours if battery life is any better.
     
  11. Kyotoma macrumors 68000

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    I've noticed that my battery sucked when I updated OTA. I restored as new to Beta 6 and It seems to be about normal.

    Nope. You can only downgrade to versions of iOS that Apple is still signing, unless you're jailbroken and have SHSH blobs saved from previous versions.
     
  12. morphinkf macrumors newbie

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    same here

    i have exactly the same issue here.
    it worked completely well until i rebooted the device this morning.
    started to become extremely hot from there too.

    doesn't last half a day.... :(
     
  13. rick98761 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well things are weird. Phone was great all weekend. Get back to work and phone gets hot again and battery life goes to crap. Maybe it doesn't like work? I know it's a beta so I shouldn't complain. The nerd in me just wants to know why.
     
  14. Sir Ruben macrumors 65816

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    Mine had slightly odd behavior, would get warm under very general use (browsing etc), and the battery would deplete quickly.

    I restored as a new phone via itunes and put all my stuff back on again and it has been fine ever since. Back to how it used to behave when iOS4 was installed.
     
  15. PaulyD macrumors 6502

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    Mine has been great since doing a full clean restore (went straight to beta 6 after getting a replacement from apple), 6-7 hours usage on beta 6.
     
  16. mms13 macrumors 6502

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    My battery on beta 6 is fantastic, and I'm so sick of seeing these threads.
     
  17. twitt3r macrumors 6502

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    Clearly not everybody has the same amazing experience as you. Besides, if you are so sick of seeing these threads, why do you even bother posting in them at all? :rolleyes:
     
  18. psiess macrumors newbie

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    Really? I'm sick of people who jump in to threads and contribute NOTHING.
     
  19. mms13 macrumors 6502

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    Because people need to realize that battery life will fluctuate from person to person, day to day, on a beta or not, depending on literally hundreds of factors.
     
  20. psiess macrumors newbie

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    I think I'll try a full restore. I removed Guidebook and my iPhone now runs cooler, but battery life is still sub-par.

    I charged it overnight, unplugged at 6:35EDT. Now, at 9:25EDT, my battery is at 46%.
     
  21. twitt3r macrumors 6502

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    So why not tell them that instead of whining about it? :rolleyes:
     
  22. WeegieMac Guest

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    He's asking about backups, not actual versions/ipsw files.
     
  23. BadaBing!! macrumors 6502

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    I'm also having some high battery drain once in while with Beta 6 and the "fix" I found is to reset Network Settings. Once done, I get a nice battery life for a few days. Then I reset again.
     
  24. frunkis54 macrumors 65816

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    Then don't read and post in them. these are legitmite issues with 6 not like the posts saying such and such app is not working.

    i have no issues with 6 besides the battery and it is even better since i restored from itunes.

    for me the battery was terrible when i updated OTA on 5 and 6 but when i restored from the computer on each it seemed to help.
     

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