iOS 7 and Genius Bar Appointment

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ghetto1, Jun 30, 2013.

  1. ghetto1 macrumors newbie

    Jun 30, 2013

    I have a Genius Bar appointment tomorrow for a battery draining issue. I've been before for the same thing and they told me that it's a software issue and to restore and set up as a new phone. I did that. The battery still drained.

    I downloaded iOS 7 when it first came out, because someone signed me on their developer account list after I gave them my UDID. iOS 7 is glitchy as expected, and drains my battery drains. I even restored as a new phone yet again.

    When I go tomorrow, will there be a problem because I have iOS 7? I don't want them to be "revert back to iOS 6" because I really don't have time for that.

    Help please!
  2. NT1440 macrumors G4


    May 18, 2008
    They won't support you if you're running iOS7 and aren't a developer.
  3. Lunfai macrumors 65816


    Nov 21, 2010
    Don't waste your and their time by having iOS 7, they will tell you to restore back and book another appointment. I know you might have battery drain issues either way, but they do not have support for devices running a beta OS, hence they will advise you to downgrade and book another appointment.
  4. siurpeeman macrumors 603


    Dec 2, 2006
    the OC
    if you're going to keep ios 7 on your phone, one of two things will happen: either the genius will refuse to give you support outright or he'll point to that as the cause for your battery drain. if you don't have time to revert to ios 6, cancel your appointment until you have the time.
  5. ghetto1 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 30, 2013
    thank you guys.

    how long does it take?
  6. lordofthereef macrumors G5


    Nov 29, 2011
    Boston, MA
    How do you "not have time"? Plug it into your computer, restore it, walk away and do whatever is keeping you so busy, and come back.

    OR, do all this before bed, when you wake up you have a restored phone.

    My feeling is you are not a dev, got iOS7 illegitimately, and don't quite know how to revert to iOS6. :rolleyes:
  7. ghetto1, Jun 30, 2013
    Last edited: Jun 30, 2013

    ghetto1 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 30, 2013
    My feeling is you are judgmental, make assumptions, and don't quite know what you're talking about. :rolleyes:
  8. Paddle1, Jun 30, 2013
    Last edited: Jun 30, 2013

    Paddle1 macrumors 68040

    May 1, 2013
    They meant that there isn't really time to go to the appointment only to be turned away, simply for having iOS 7.
    I think it's just a misunderstanding. You should probably go back to iOS 6 just to be safe.

    Also, here is a link to a similar thread:
  9. ghetto1 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 30, 2013
    thank you so much for your help! :)
  10. lordofthereef macrumors G5


    Nov 29, 2011
    Boston, MA
    Or... it is simply inexplicable that you don't have time to restore your phone before bringing it in. And you know what? They will tell you the same thing.
  11. ET iPhone Home macrumors 68040

    ET iPhone Home

    Oct 5, 2011
    Orange County, California USA
  12. Carlanga macrumors 604


    Nov 5, 2009
    go to the genius bar appointment, there they will give you the iOS7 Gold Master FW so that all your battery problems will go away and you can enjoy iOS 7 the way is meant to be before anyone else. Just tell them that you don't understand why a beta drains your battery...

    /not really/ :rolleyes:
  13. buryfan macrumors newbie

    Sep 16, 2012
    They will not help you if you have ios 7 installed was on macrumors the other day, downgrade simples
  14. tekkifi macrumors member

    Jan 22, 2012
  15. joshdammit macrumors 6502

    Mar 6, 2013
    I notice you didn't exactly refute his claim, though.
  16. aimee.elizabeth macrumors 6502

    Sep 28, 2012
    Pretty much like everyone else said, revert back to 6.1.4 and see if your battery still has problems, if so then it's hardware and you should take it to the Apple store with 6.1.4. If you go over to the dedicated ios 7 forum, there are threads about how to improve your battery life while you're on the beta. If you can't live with these beta issues and need a stable OS, then I suggest you revert back and wait until later betas or the final release.

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