iPhone iOS 7.1 battery drain iPhone 4S

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  1. uscfan, Mar 12, 2014
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    uscfan macrumors newbie

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    While the performance increase on iOS 7.1 appears genuine - I'm experiencing serious battery drain on my iPhone 4S (64GB model).

    I have parallax disabled as well as background app refresh disabled.

    I updated from iOS 7.06 to 7.1 via USB cable attached to my Mac Pro and the latest version of iTunes running on Mavericks latest version as well. I had closed all apps and done a reset before connecting to iTunes where I did a backup and sync prior to updating.

    The drain I'm experiencing is during usage, not standby as much. When I use my standard apps (mail, safari, txt, etc.) I'm seeing the battery drain about 1% per minute. I'm not using GPS or bluetooth.

    I followed one suggested on Apple Forums to drain battery to about 40%, then do another hard reset. Doesn't seem to help.

    Anyone know of similar issues or what to try next?
     
  2. CKohkah macrumors 6502

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    I'm noticing it on my iPhone 5. I had great battery life on 7.1 Beta 5 but I'm noticing a huge difference on the release build. Something is up with it... I drained 10% in a matter of minutes without even using my phone.
     
  3. steven oreally macrumors newbie

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    Experiencing the same on my 4S... 7.1 is starting to piss me off
     
  4. VanillaCracker macrumors 68030

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    I have the same exact drain problem. My 5s drains slightly faster in standby now, and much faster in use.

    I just did a restore and loaded my apps back onto it last night, but it didn't help. Next I'm gonna try to do another restore and set up as new. If that doesn't work then god help us all.
     
  5. Am3r1ca16 macrumors 6502a

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    Oh god. We get this thread after every iOS release.
     
  6. viperGTS macrumors 65816

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    I'm noticing drain on my 5s as well. 7.0.6 was definitely better, and this is after a fresh restore. Oh well. :/
     
  7. uscfan thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Apple Investigating

    I got a call from an Apple senior engineer today asking me to install a custom profile that would log my background app activity and send the log file to the engineers for analysis.

    This came as a result of my posting a similar thread on the Apple Support Forums.

    No comments on what the engineer thought was causing the problem but he did ask me how I was using the phone and how long this has been going on (since 7.1 was installed...)
     
  8. bbfc macrumors 68030

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    My 4S is draining like crazy! I might try and set up as new over the weekend.
     
  9. jr866gooner macrumors 65816

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    I took the opportunity to set up as new on my 5c. Slight improvement overall.

    It was a pig to get my camera roll back out of one drive in one go but now ok.

    Gave me the opportunity to have a good app/picture clear out! I'm such a hoarder!!
     
  10. CB1234 macrumors 6502a

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    Wait until 7.2 is out......
     
  11. bbfc macrumors 68030

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    I have restored my 4S and set it up as new. The battery seems a lite bit better, but it still drains quicker than it did on 7.0.x.
     
  12. rburly macrumors 6502a

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    Just to add to the count, I noticed the battery drain after a day or so of 7.1 update. It's similar to what seems to be the average, about 1% a minute while I'm using it. This isn't the case when not using the phone.
     
  13. Mess macrumors 6502

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  14. BettBee macrumors member

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    Do you or God have an answer to the problem?

    And what do people do to fix the problem? Do we replace the battery? Or wait for another release of iOs? :mad:
     
  15. cynics macrumors G3

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    No problems here. I've gotten 7 hours of usage since iOS 6. Verizon 4S.

    I feel it might be a hair less now but only because there is more going on in iOS 7.x...

    I have all the animation and transparency stuff off ( only because I don't care for it) and have background refresh on but only with a select few apps.
     
  16. Am3r1ca16 macrumors 6502a

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    They whine. That's what they do.
     
  17. dannyyankou macrumors 603

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    Get a mophie case. They increase battery life by 100%.
     
  18. ajay96 macrumors 6502

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    I manage to squeeze 7 1/2 - 8 hours most of the days. I'll post results later. I'm on a a Verizon 4S.
     
  19. miragebg macrumors 6502a

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    7.5-8 hours of usage is not possible if the phone is used on 3G
     
  20. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    I've had that on my Verizon iPhone 4 here and there (more often on iOS 5 or 6).
     
  21. xbpr macrumors member

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    I have a verizon 4s and I get horrible battery life one day and decent the next after updating to 7.1. I use my phone the same every day (mainly listening to music at work). I believe the drain is tied to a 3rd party app that's open in the background. I don't use too many 3rd party apps, so it should be easy to test. I'm going to give it a go next week and see if I can't track down the source.
     
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