iPhone IOS6 Less Battery Life for 4S?

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by Silverdragon, Sep 21, 2012.

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Less Battery Life After Installing IOS 6

  1. Yes I can tell I do have less battery life After IOS6 installed

    50.0%
  2. No It seems the same amount of battery life After IOS6 installed

    25.0%
  3. I'm not sure yet

    25.0%
  1. Silverdragon, Sep 21, 2012
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    Silverdragon macrumors newbie

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    I updated to IOS6 the day it came out. The only problem I had was during that WIFI outage that took about 30 to 40 min for Apple to fix.

    But now as a few days has gone by, I have noticed the battery life in my 4S going done much faster then the previous IOS. I don't have bluetooth on, and don't have but 2 Push Notifications for news, I don't use it to check email.

    Not sure if I'm just imagining things or what?

    Anyone else notice battery life down? Or is it just me?

    Thanks for any help-
     
  2. risc macrumors 68030

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    I voted "yes" to less battery life _but_ that was after doing an upgrade. My battery life was so bad in desperation I tried a full restore from iTunes. This actually fixed my problem.
     
  3. Silverdragon thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So after you updated to IOS6 the battery life got that bad that you had to do a full restore? :confused:
     
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  5. Silverdragon thread starter macrumors newbie

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    On what device? My 4S must be haunted :eek:
     
  6. flanny macrumors newbie

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    I tried out the new update today and my iPhone only lasted till noon before it was dead without using it at all . Lucky I have my morphie case that's got a battery charger in it so I could make it threw the day
     
  7. Wilson1313 macrumors member

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    What about the option for better battery life?? For those who are having issues, make SURE you do a full charge cycle- night and day difference for me (fully charge, fully discharge until the phone won't turn on, then fully charge). Currently at 68%, whereas on iOS6 with similar usage I'd be around 35-45%.
     
  8. BFG86 macrumors 6502

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    It seems like the percentage drops quicker on ios6 but im not sure yet. doing a full charge and will let it go down and see how long i used it for
     
  9. cynics macrumors G3

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    Mine did very bad today but I was in a low signal area. I'm going to gauge it for a few more days/weeks before I pass judgement.
     
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  11. Silverdragon thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, I should have thought of that- Would have helped. Thus why I am still a newbie to the Forums.... sigh...:eek:
     
  12. therealjustin macrumors member

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    I did a clean install(restore) of iOS6 on my iPhone 4 and after 51 minutes of continuous screen and wifi usage looking at all the new features, combined with just over 4 hours of standby time, I am at 93%.
     
  13. Silverdragon thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the info, think I will take my 4S down to 0% and charge over night to see what happens, before I do a redo -
     
  14. risc macrumors 68030

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    Yes - I'm pretty sure that's what I said.

    The day I installed iOS 6 I left the house with 100% charge. When I got to work it was down to 80. I charged and went to lunch. At lunch I could literally watch the % drop. By the time I got back from lunch (1 hour) the phone was at 70%.

    So I thought screw this and did a full restore.

    Battery life is now back to normal.
     

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