iOS 7 GM Battery Thread

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by ethan028, Sep 10, 2013.

  1. ethan028 macrumors 6502a

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    Alright guys. Post your usage times and let's start this up to see if the GM is an improvement over beta 6!
     
  2. jabingla2810 macrumors 68020

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    Used it 9 minutes and its still at 100%!!

    Crisis over, battery life fixed, amazing, at this rate it will last forever!!!!!!
     
  3. digitalfx macrumors 6502a

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  4. ethan028 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Sarcasm? Or is it really?
     
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  6. ethan028 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    There's no need to be sarcastic. It's just a simple thread id like to keep going throughout this week.
     
  7. Armen macrumors 604

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    I dont even care about battery life anymore. I was getting 1 day standby and 11 hours usage out of Beta 6.
     
  8. ethan028 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Lucky you. Especially with those debugging headers.
     
  9. plisvb macrumors newbie

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    Battery life killing me

    Been draining since I installed ios7 GM a few hours ago, I've just turned off "background app refresh" for the weather app. I think that it's constantly finding my location to keep my notification screen up to date. We'll see what happens.

    Another thought is that maybe because there are no apps (other then apple apps) optimized for ios7 yet. They may be a potential battery drain as well.

    Thanks
     
  10. Armen macrumors 604

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    You'd be surprised how much battery life improves when the freaking cell tower near your work is working properly. Everyone who has iphones at work is seeing better battery life lately.
     
  11. Patriot24 macrumors 68030

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    So far it seems just as good as iOS 6 on both iPad and iPhone.
     
  12. digitalfx macrumors 6502a

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    you really think its possible to determine if battery life is better hours after the os is released...wait a few days min then ask the question.
     
  13. nylon macrumors 6502a

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    Battery life on my iPad mini and iPhone 5 actually seems no worse and might be slightly better.
     
  14. Damolee macrumors 6502

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    Too soon to tell, but I will chime in.

    So far impressions are... not good. But that's because i've been constantly downloading all of my vids and photos back in. 6GB worth. Can see the battery just draining down.

    I never set up as new, and didn't want to. Not losing all of this stuff for any OS update.

    If that isn't "the right way" and I get problems, then the back up \ restore process is flawed.
     
  15. ethan028 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Battery life has been good so far....let's hope this sticks out.
     
  16. BvizioN macrumors 68040

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    I don't think the OP demanded an urgent answer! you could wait a day or 2 before you reply.
     
  17. ethan028 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thank you! Someone with some common sense
     
  18. RustyRyan macrumors newbie

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    Battery life seems worse for me. 2% gone in 10 minutes on standby, and that's with background app refresh off. Beta 6 battery life was exceptional so I'm a little disappointed.
     
  19. dictoresno macrumors 601

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    anyone have Words With Friends installed? i have a feeling its been causing a HUGE fast tank of battery life on the betas. It seems to lag very bad on loading, even though it does work. for anyone with battery issues, maybe this is causing it.
     
  20. JaySoul macrumors 68020

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    I don't have it yet but can guarantee Location-based apps will drain the battery and confuse people for weeks.
     
  21. Damolee macrumors 6502

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    3G usage before I got 5-6 hours on average.

    On current usage, expecting 4 and half hours.

    Pretty big hit and iOS 7 is certainly not worth that. Because this is getting forced down our throats soon, I guess my choice is to either buy the 5S or just leave Apple devices behind.

    I will take the cheaper option, so bye bye Apple.
     
  22. darkfiber macrumors 6502a

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    I upgraded my iPhone 4S (64GB) running 6.1.3 (AT&T) to the iOS 7 GM by doing just an update with the Windows version of iTunes and not a clean install/restore.

    After the update was done I played around with it a lot since this was the first time I had used iOS 7 on my devices (I avoided the dev beta's). The device did run a bit warm and the battery did seem to run down pretty quick over the 4-5 hours I have been playing with it. Naturally I am doing all sorts of stuff and running many apps that haven't been updated for iOS 7 yet which is going to drain the battery faster than I normally use the phone. I was running it mostly on Wi-Fi. I closed down all the apps and did a hard reset of the iPhone and am going to give it a full charge and then use it today to see how it goes. Performance on the 4S seems pretty good, I don't feel like the animations slow me down from doing anything. Safari seemed a bit sluggish at times, and it didn't download pages as fast as I remember 6.1.3 (I have a 25-30Mbps Wi-Fi connection). If the battery still seems to drain quicker than usual I will try to reset all settings and see if that helps.
     
  23. tuman macrumors newbie

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    oh man per night battery went down about 8%. drains too fast. will make a reset of all settings and see what ill get there. if the same **** happens, have to downgrade, unfortunately.
     
  24. dasx macrumors 65816

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    I know this might sound like a stupid question but I need to go and my phone isn't still charged (I think).

    In iOS6 and before you could tell if the phone was fully charged by looking at the upper small icon. (See attached image). Is this still valid for iOS7? Just installed GM and it's been charging for some time now and there's still the lightning icon next to it… No plug whatsoever.
     

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  25. RustyRyan macrumors newbie

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    I reinstalled my iPhone 5 and set it up as a new phone rather than restore from backup. Battery life is now very good.
     

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