iPad iPad Air battery life on iOS 7.1 abysmal

Discussion in 'iPad' started by KhunJay, Mar 15, 2014.

  1. KhunJay macrumors regular

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  2. cababah macrumors 68000

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    How did you install the update? OTA? If so, I would try a full restore to iOS 7.1 via iTunes and see if that fixes it.
     
  3. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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    When you install the update it may have enabled Bluetooth. Disable this and see how it runs.
     
  4. luckylisp macrumors 6502

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    Ah thanks for this! My battery was draining much quicker too and I see now Bluetooth was indeed on.
     
  5. KhunJay thread starter macrumors regular

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    I connected to itunes and it updated from there...did not erase and do a fresh install and backup....is that what you're suggesting?

    I turned off bluetooth immediately after update...infact I keep wifi off when not in use....only use it for reading and internet browsing...no video, music or gaming.
     
  6. cababah macrumors 68000

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    I was referring to backing up your phone to iTunes and then do a restore of the phone to iOS 7.1 and then load your backup. That's how a lot of people end up updating their phones when they experience issues from a OTA update.
     
  7. KhunJay thread starter macrumors regular

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    Uh ok....but I did not do an OTA update in the first place...I connected to iTunes. And this is to do with my iPad not iPhone.

    Would you suggest I do the same thing as you outlined....backup and restore?
     
  8. cababah macrumors 68000

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    My bad, sorry. I still would recommend doing a full restore to iOS 7.1 after you back up. Try that and hopefully that will fix your battery drain issue.
     
  9. iosuser macrumors 6502a

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    It seems battery life improved with 7.1 on all my i devices - iPhone 5s, my Air, and 3 rMinis wife's and kids'.

    This is from my Air. Just OTA 7.1 update.
     

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  10. Yahooligan macrumors 6502a

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    Same with mine. WiFi, Bluetooth and LTE data on. When I got down to 8% I had 4 days 7 hours standby and 1 day 11 hours usage. This is much better than 7.0 was for me.
     

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