Stay with 6.1 or move on to 6.3

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by mcooke, Mar 28, 2013.

  1. mcooke macrumors member

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    I skipped 6.2 because I heard it had some issues with the battery life on the iPhone 5. So, I know it is relatively new so a lot of people haven't figured out all the bugs yet, but I want to know!!
    Thanks !
     
  2. ValerieDurden macrumors 6502a

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    I would stay on 6.1, I wish I did battery life at least for me is terrible on 6.1.2, and I am not losing my jailbreak on the off chance that 6.1.3 might fix it.
     
  3. Sean006 macrumors 6502

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    totally agree with above...stay on it till they fix this battery issue with 6.1.2 still no better for me on 6.1.3..i had to buy a mophie case just to survive on the weekends...
     
  4. clauzzz203 macrumors regular

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    Anyone who has battery life issues should:
    1) Restore as new
    2) Restart the iphone the following day by holding Lock and Home together for 10 seconds
     
  5. gglittle macrumors regular

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    Questions: What does 24 hours have to do with it? Why wait till "the following day"?
     
  6. GIZBUG macrumors 65816

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    He meant "the following way"
     
  7. Derek87 macrumors 6502

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    restoring as new and resetting from scratch did very little for me. (i had other reasons to try this)

    6.1.2 definitely has worse battery life than 6.1 ever did. (i skipped 6.1.1)

    my battery life isn't horrible compared to some of the ones i have heard reported. (about 5 hours of "usage" over a day) but its definitely lower than it was previously on my iphone 4 and for 6.0* and 6.1 (7-8 hours) with similar minimalistic things running in the background (very few location services, very few notifications, manual fetch, etc.)

    *6.0.1 was horrible too for some reason but at that time, i was able to restore back to 6.0 since apple was still signing it. could i have a hardware issue?...
     
  8. Sean006 macrumors 6502

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    yeah did this 3 times....still no better..it def effected some users to upgrade 6.1.2 wish i never did..
     
  9. PNutts macrumors 601

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    If you want/need a feature in one of the later versions, go ahead and upgrade. Most folks aren't having issues. If not and you aren't concerned about the security vulnerabilities that were fixed, then don't.

    Typically it's a setting or app that chews through the battery but it can also be weak cellular / wifi signals, etc.
     
  10. clauzzz203 macrumors regular

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    Because by then iOS has time to complete the first-startup background tasks
     
  11. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    What are those?
     
  12. clauzzz203 macrumors regular

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    Task 654, task 987 and of course task 123. /sarcasm
    I honestly do not know/care
     
  13. SprSynJn Guest

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    Is there actually battery issues with the most recent iOS update? Or is this another placebo effect? I haven't noticed any real difference in battery on my 5.
     
  14. clauzzz203 macrumors regular

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    6.1, 6.1.2, 6.1.3 have been the same for me, regularly getting 7-8 hours of "Usage" from my 4 :)
     
  15. Dented macrumors 6502a

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    6.1.3 runs perfect for me on my 4S and if anything the battery's better, at least better than previous 6.x versions.

    I update pretty much as soon as I can to any new ios version - always have done - and have never regretted it. I don't really understand why people get so worked up about these things, it's new software that almost always fixes problems, so go for it.
     
  16. PNutts macrumors 601

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    Some folks have bad battery life and blame the iOS version. Others believe they get better battery life and credit the iOS version. Others don't notice a difference. It's subjective so comparisons aren't useful until some commonality is discovered, e.g., Exchange ActiveSync on 6.1.1, Exchange Meeting bug on 6.0, etc.
     
  17. dictoresno macrumors 601

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    i, like many others here online and people i know, have agreed that 6.1.3 has been horrible on battery life. as i write this, im halfway through my 12 hour shift and im at 59% with normal use. usually, by the time i go home after my full 12, im still between 65-75%. even noticed my ipad mini, which used to be crazy with good battery life, has suffered.
     
  18. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Since there's really no explanation it doesn't really seem like anything even close to an hour would be needed for these "startup tasks", let alone a whole day.
     
  19. inselstudent macrumors 6502a

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    I've never had issues with battery life except when Apple admitted to having delivered a faulty update. I must be so special!
     
  20. Oui macrumors 6502

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    If you can't back up your advice, then its probably best to not give any.
     
  21. clauzzz203 macrumors regular

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    I have a trained eye for such things (experience) and i have reason to believe the tasks go on for one day. No one is obliged to follow my advice
     
  22. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    What would be those observations and reasoning? It'd be good to know if something is in fact taking somewhere in the range of a day or so to start-up/initiate.
     
  23. mcooke thread starter macrumors member

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    I think I'll just stick with 6.0.1 for now. I saw in the details of 6.0.3 something about people being able to bypass your password lock. Does that apply for 6.0.1 or 6.0.2 users?
     
  24. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    The passcode bypass issue that was addressed in 6.1.3 existed in all previous iOS (6) versions.
     
  25. spencers macrumors 68020

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    I don't think you have a grasp on these iOS update version numbers. :p
     

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