Obligatory "Awful Battery on iOS 6" thread

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by Richardgm, Sep 13, 2012.

  1. Richardgm macrumors 6502a


    Aug 1, 2008
    But seriously. This is bad.

    iOS 6 GM, iPhone 4s.

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  2. scott523 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 8, 2006
    Saint Charles, MO
    Nothing wrong here. I have 80% left. Usage time is 1hr, Standby time is 6.5hrs.
  3. Gantris macrumors newbie

    May 5, 2008
    Haven't had any issues here. Updated last night, haven't charged in 8 hours and I'm still at 92%. I'm on an iPhone 4 by the way. Don't forget that some of these devices are several years old. Can't expect "new" performance from old batteries.
  4. Tom8 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 28, 2010
    Did you use your phone for 4 hours hours straight, or was it draining while you had it in standby?
  5. sixteen12 macrumors regular

    Nov 14, 2011
    Meh I have 1 hour 46 minutes usage and 4 hours standby and I'm at 85%...seems pretty much the same or a bit better than 5.1.1.
  6. rodgui macrumors member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Here is also very weird. While in beta 4 in 4 hours dropped 5% in GM dropped 17%
    iPhone 4s, full restore, not returned backup. I chose the option of new iphone.
  7. C.G.B. Spender macrumors member

    Jul 10, 2012
    White 4S here and it has 3 hours of usage and half a tank left.
  8. humar macrumors 6502


    Feb 17, 2012
  9. Stuke00 macrumors 68000

    Oct 11, 2011
    No problems for me here. When I first did my restore it stayed awake for awhile downloading my apps, music and movies.
  10. Carlson-online macrumors member

    May 27, 2004
    do you have either of the facebook apps signed in ?

    if so, sign out. i doubled my battery life by doingg this
  11. mikey2004 macrumors regular


    Apr 15, 2009
    Portadown, Norn Iron
    So far mine is much better, standby is at 1 hour 12 mins and still 100%, usually its been down to 95% within 45 minutes.
  12. fins831 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 7, 2011
    Like you signed out of the facebook integration and signed out of the facebook app? Wouldn't it be easier to just close and kill the app in the background?
  13. Wilson1313 macrumors member

    Nov 29, 2008
    Is this the iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S?
  14. mikey2004 macrumors regular


    Apr 15, 2009
    Portadown, Norn Iron

    Since i 1st got the 4s on release day my battery life compared to my ip4 has been shocking. So far so good with this update
  15. Russiaone macrumors 6502

    Jun 7, 2010
    Hope I don't regret writing this, but so far so great on iOS 6. Battery usage seems vastly improved. By that I mean that on 5 my battery would drop even when the phone was not in use. Least it seemed that way.
  16. antrozous128, Sep 13, 2012
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2012

    antrozous128 macrumors newbie

    Jul 16, 2011
    here are my specs... iPhone 4S.
    Should I b disappointed...?
    Logged in on twitter only, no facebook account. Mainly phone calls and twitter browsing... :-/

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  17. blackburn macrumors 6502a


    Feb 16, 2010
    Where Judas lost it's boots.
    On my ipad 2 21% of battery (from 100 to 79) got me 3 hours and 50 minutes of usage with wifi on all day. So it's great.
  18. Wilson1313 macrumors member

    Nov 29, 2008
    Same for me. My father has the 4, and I the 4S and I am always amazed at how much better battery life the 4 has. Looking forward to this update!
  19. Can Inelli, Sep 14, 2012
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    Can Inelli macrumors member

    Feb 12, 2011
    My battery is [messed] up after upgrading to GM. I was in class for 3 hours never used it during that time and all the apps were closed. Battery drained after 3 hours. Any suggestions ? I am thinking of downgrading to iOS 5 :(
  20. JamesHP macrumors 6502

    Feb 6, 2010
    Manchester, UK
    Doesn't feel like the battery on my 4S has changed significantly on the GM compared to 5.1.1; maybe a bit better in standby but the new maps app rinses my battery, especially when using the 3D mode. (I suppose that's to be expected considering it will likely use a lot more processing power than regular maps). Same goes for panorama.
  21. Can Inelli macrumors member

    Feb 12, 2011
    There is definately something wrong with mine. %90 drain in 3 hours without even using the phone and all apps closed. Anyone has a similar case ?
  22. antrozous128 macrumors newbie

    Jul 16, 2011
    I posted a screenshot a few posts above, right after installing ios6 GM. But that was the first cycle under iOS 6. It actually shut off at 7%...
    After a full cycle, it seems to be going better. I'm at 11h of standby, 2:30h of usage and 54% left... So it seems a lot better than my first cycle under iOS 6...

    Give it another cycle.
  23. rodgui macrumors member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Same here on my iPhone 4s.

    I did full restore and after that I selected "new iphone."
  24. pgeric macrumors newbie

    Mar 3, 2012
    Fantastic Battery

    I have been running iOS 6 since beta 1. Right now running the GM on an iPhone 4S and am currently at 77% battery remaining with 5 hours and 14 min Usage, 12 hours and 26 minutes on standby.
  25. Sankersizzle macrumors 6502a


    Jun 5, 2010
    This is how mine has been since the day I bought it under iOS5. Feel privileged that it was at one point better.

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