Should I update my iPad to the iOS version 6.1.3?

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by dacoolest, Apr 2, 2013.

  1. dacoolest macrumors regular

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    Hi, i just bought an iPad and it has iOS 6.0.1 running. Should I update to the latest iOS version? my friend has told me to not to update because the new update is buggy and has a battery draining problem. Is that true?

    Thanks.
     
  2. annaharris macrumors member

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    Yes definitely, I just updated my iPad with iOS 6.1.3 it's working good.
     
  3. thadoggfather Suspended

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    If you want to not have the option to jailbreak in the future, go ahead and update.

    I've read 6.1.3 crushes battery, probably not worth updating. There's no new features, either.
     
  4. dacoolest thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for both replies. Yes, I have heard the same and thats why I'm worried. I have 6.1.3 in my iPhone and I feel like that the battery usage has been increased since the update.
     
  5. TheRainKing macrumors 6502a

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    If your iPad is working as you want it to then I wouldn't bother updating. You won't gain anything, you'll just lose the ability to jailbreak and some battery life from the sounds of it.
     
  6. Tsepz macrumors 65816

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    Go ahead

    I've been running 6.1.3 on my iPad4 since release and have not had any issues at all except the Facebook app crashing now and then, but that's been happening even before I got the 6.1.3 update. The battery issues seem to be affecting iPhones rather than iPads, IMO.
     
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  8. djransom macrumors 68040

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    6.1.3 is brutal on my ipad 4 battery.
     
  9. pdawg macrumors regular

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    Have had more severe, seemingly random battery drainage on iPad3 after upgrading to this version than I have ever seen since original iPad. Went from 100% to 13% battery after only reading a book and checking FB for a few hours (using home wireless). Does not happen every day but has happened several times. Also noticed overheating during this time period, and I'm one of those people whose iPad3 never had any issues whatsoever since purchase date.
     
  10. blitzer09x87 macrumors 6502

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    well, i haven't had any bad experience with iOS 6.1.3, so i'd say that you should upgrade.
     
  11. MrMacMack macrumors 6502a

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    Battery issues are because of FaceBook app and not from iOS 6.1.3. Login to the app choose settings and don't allow push notifications for the apps connected to your account.

    Also helps to optimize your notifications in settings > notifications
     

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  12. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    Well. Not good.

    Battery issues and buggyness claims are bogus. I've updated on day 1 every single time for every one of my Apple devices. Never an issue. Ever. Except the issue I have with people with too much free time on their hands who claim these bogus things.
     
  13. MrMacMack macrumors 6502a

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    What bogus things?
     
  14. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    Battery life is worse. It's buggy.
     
  15. MrMacMack macrumors 6502a

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    Gotcha. Yeah, so we're on the same page then. Cool. :)
     
  16. tazz3 macrumors regular

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    my ipad 4 came with iOS 6.1.3. and my battery life is awesome.
    i charged my ipad 4 on monday and its not staurday and its at 50 percent.
    i use my ipad4 mostly at night after 11 pm for like an hour a night
     

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