iOS 6 battery life - Anyone have anything positive to report?

trigf

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Original poster
Jun 16, 2009
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I see tons of people saying that their battery life has suffered since upgrading to iOS 6, but I've actually seen a very drastic improvement.

My office is located in a basement, where I have one bar of Sprint 1xrtt service (most likely roaming). This is the absolute lowest signal you can get before you have no service. I have wifi in the office, so at least non-cellular traffic like iMessages come through. Sometimes I even get a text if I'm lucky!

My iPhone 4S spends all day searching for that elusive 3g signal, draining my battery steadily. If I don't touch my phone all day, it's usually around 55-60% battery life remaining.

If I use my phone at all during the day, I'm lucky to end up with 30% remaining.

Well I upgraded to iOS 6 a few days ago, and noticed that after moderate usage in my office, my battery was at 76% I tried to remember if at any point I had plugged my phone in to charge, but no, I hadn't.

After a couple more days of usage, I can report that I'm seeing a very drastic improvement in battery life. I've been in the office 2 1/2 hours now (graveyards suck), and my battery is sitting at 97%. That's even after playing some music!
 

Gav2k

macrumors G3
Jul 24, 2009
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Turning of location based system services sorted my issues out
 

ParryD

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May 16, 2010
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I see tons of people saying that their battery life has suffered since upgrading to iOS 6, but I've actually seen a very drastic improvement.
Thanks for your update!

My 4S Factory Unlocked came with 5.0.1; ever since I updated it to 5.1.1 have been experiencing low battery backup. This is one kind of a review was waiting to read before upgrading my device.
 

Appleseeds

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Sep 2, 2012
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Having no issues here. Gets me through the day with battery to spare .
Location services on. Battery life on the 4S seems better on iOS 6 then 5.1.1
 

sim667

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Dec 7, 2010
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Mine seems to have vastly improved since resetting all my settings.
 

ReValveiT

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Sep 20, 2012
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About the same here. iPhone 4.

Currently at : 1 day 13 hours standby and 6 3/4 hours usage (mostly web browsing in Chrome). 12% remaining.

Pretty much the same as I've always had.
 

BSoares

macrumors 6502
Jun 22, 2012
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My battery life is better with iOS6 on the iPhone 4S. I end the day with about 10 to 15% more than I had before.
 
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