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Apple's iOS 7.1 update leads to complaints about battery life and Bluetooth connections

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Apple's iOS 7.1 update leads to complaints about battery life and Bluetooth connections
Noticing a drop off in the battery life of your Apple iPhone after installing the iOS 7.1 update? You're not the only one. Message boards and forums are loaded with complaints from those who wished that they never even heard of the latest iOS build. Besides a drop off in battery life, the update seems to also play havoc with Bluetooth connectivity and is causing random re-boots. One person said that he used to get 24 hours with the battery on his Apple iPhone 5s and is now having to recharge his phone after 12 hours.

According to Yahoo Tech, there is something that might help fix some of the problems. If you re-install the iOS 7.1 update via iTunes, it might help clear up some of the problems brought on by the OTA update. And it isn't just one particular iDevice with the problem. One person posted about the lack of Bluetooth connectivity he has with his Apple iPhone 5s, Apple iPhone 4s, Apple iPad mini with Retina display, and Apple iPad Air since the update. After last Monday's release of the new iOS build, 26% of iOS powered devices have now updated to the new build.

Have you noticed any problems with your iOS device following the update to iOS 7.1? Did you try re-installing it using iTunes? You can tell us all about it by dropping your comment in the box below.

A number of iDevice users have complaints following the update to iOS 7.1

A number of iDevice users have complaints following the update to iOS 7.1


source: Yahoo, HuffingtonPost via Metro

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posted on 16 Mar 2014, 16:48 6

1. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Bluetooth as usual never gonna solve in iPhone. I mean you know we can't share between iPhone to other phones. And battery Oh God smaller size, forget about whole day.

posted on 16 Mar 2014, 17:23 1

2. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Maybe it is time to just bite the bullet on a Mophie Juice pack? Battery life seems to be a never-ending issue with iOS since v. 7.0.0

But Bluetooth should not be an issue. Time to look forward to iOS v. 7.1.1?

posted on 16 Mar 2014, 19:21

17. Finalflash (Posts: 3206; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


Can't really blame them, every time ANYONE including Google updates their OS someone somewhere has battery draining problems. Although, for iOS users it is a bigger issue I guess because they can't even temporarily revert.

posted on 16 Mar 2014, 19:38

25. Sauce (unregistered)


22.5 hours since my last charge, and at 11% at the moment.
-Moderate use only:
--Messaging
--Browsing
-Screen brightness @ 70%
-1 hour use of Bluetooth for music in the car (from music lib, not streamed)

Tell me again, about this battery problem haha.
Normally, I charge my phone every night before bed, and my batt lasts me throughout the whole day, unless I'm power using it, or am constantly on it.
For most smartphones this size, this is great.
I also have screenshots of in depth battery statistics, if you're interested.

posted on 16 Mar 2014, 19:49

27. tedkord (Posts: 12207; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


7 hours 50 minutes off charger
2 hours 55 minutes screen on (auto brightness mostly)
1 hour of streaming the latest episode of The Walking Dead (at 100% brightness)
2 phone calls from my dad
Tons of junk email checked and deleted
Probably 15-20 SMS
About 15 minutes of playing Peggle

61% battery left.

posted on 16 Mar 2014, 21:22 4

39. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Oh OK, never mind.

posted on 16 Mar 2014, 21:48

44. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


That shut you up. Proves you're a blind hater.

How many accounts do you have btw?

posted on 16 Mar 2014, 17:33 1

3. stealthd (unregistered)


Haven't had a problem with my 5s on 7.1. Bluetooth has been normal, as well as the battery.

posted on 16 Mar 2014, 19:24 2

21. darkkjedii (Posts: 22025; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Same for me. Basically smooth sailing, dependable iPhone it was on 7.0. Here's to 7.1.1, and on to September baby.

posted on 16 Mar 2014, 21:35 2

42. sprockkets (Posts: 1611; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


It's always working well for you of course lol

posted on 16 Mar 2014, 17:40 1

4. darkkjedii (Posts: 22025; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Nothing that wasn't there before. It fixed what it said it would, and my battery life is exactly the same. Good, not awesome, effectively gets me thru the day. I'm a realist every since that monstrosity called the G1, I've learned to carry my charger, or have a car charger. All these iOS users looking for unbelievable battery life on their iPhones need to wake up. As long as I get to the gym, after my work day with 50-60% left I'm good. Bigger iPhone bigger battery, plain and simple. Step it up Cook.

posted on 16 Mar 2014, 18:10 2

9. Diezparda (Posts: 874; Member since: 23 Oct 2013)


"Bigger iPhone = bigger battery", yeah i like that... Unlike iPhone which i really hate, i love the iPad because it was a tablet with the largest battery ever at market today. At heavy usage it can survive for 2-4 days for gaming, simply love it.

posted on 16 Mar 2014, 19:01 1

12. darkkjedii (Posts: 22025; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Exactly bruh, my mini 2 only needs a charge like twice a week, and I hammer it with movie watching and playing memory block. Whenever the iPhone gets bigger the battery life will grow. Until then make due with what you have. Power management baby... +1

posted on 16 Mar 2014, 19:22

18. darkkjedii (Posts: 22025; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Why do you "really hate" the iPhone though? It's an electronic device dude, what has it done to garner your hatred? Simply don't use one, if it doesn't float your boat. No Motorola handset on the market does a single thing for me, but I don't hate em lol.

posted on 16 Mar 2014, 21:53

45. Diezparda (Posts: 874; Member since: 23 Oct 2013)


yeah maybe you are right, my bad sorry... I hate it for my personal reason maybe because i have a very high expectation of it, it's the same when Samsung introduced Galaxy S5 (i'm using Note 3, iPod 5 and iPad) i feel very disappointed.

posted on 16 Mar 2014, 19:16 1

15. Sauce (unregistered)


Yo Dark, I'm not sure if you use FB or not. But if you have the app, there is a "string" in the coding of the app drains a s**t ton of battery. Facebook uses this string to completely refresh it's app, over and over even if the app is turned off and not inside multitasking.

If your phone is Jailbroken, you can go inside iFile (Jailbroken file manager app) and edit the code to remove that "string". My battery life has gotten about 15% better.

You asked recently how to jailbreak. If interested,http://evasi0n.com. Follow the instructions and it's as simple as that. Takes 5 minutes. For further instruction and very useful tips, I'd suggest you toss me an email at "dev.santoro@gmail.com". Avid Jailbreaker here, and always glad to help.

Theres another place that will give you good help / inspiration on what you'd want to do on your phone.http://www.reddit.com/r/jailbreak/ ANDhttp://www.reddit.com/r/iOSthemes/

It might seem overwhelming, but I promise, it's the easiest thing in the world once you get the navigation down. Feel free to toss me an email any time for any help or questions man.

posted on 16 Mar 2014, 19:27 1

22. darkkjedii (Posts: 22025; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Dude thanx a lot. I've been asking for some jail break info for awhile, as I've never done it. Will deeply look into it. Thanx for the info bro +1

posted on 16 Mar 2014, 17:59 1

5. UglyFrank (Posts: 1722; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


iPhones don't last 24hours haha

posted on 16 Mar 2014, 18:03 2

7. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Yes they can...dot.

posted on 16 Mar 2014, 19:03 1

13. darkkjedii (Posts: 22025; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


They can dude. Won't have a lot left but they can. Whether I use my note 3 or iPhone 5s, I always plug it up at bed time. I like to start my day with 100%

posted on 16 Mar 2014, 19:07

14. Sauce (unregistered)


I haven't charged mine since last night around 10pm. That makes it 22 hours so far. I'm at 14% battery life atm.

Moderate usage. Just browsing and texting, thats all. Screen brightness at 70%.

posted on 16 Mar 2014, 19:19

16. darkkjedii (Posts: 22025; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


It's clear "uglyfrank" is looking for green thumbs dude. I highly doubt he has an iPhone, just cuz of his post. Most of these android fanboys that relentlessly blast iPhones have never used one. They do it cuz it's the in thing to do for android fanboys. They're followers.

posted on 16 Mar 2014, 19:28

23. Sauce (unregistered)


Exactly lol. My best friend is a major Android head and hates the iPhone, but I constantly show off what I can do with my iPhone (jailbroken of course), and I constantly surprise him. A lot of the time, my "restricted, boring, terrible" (in the words of this community) iPhone can do more than his rooted LG Optimus G, and can do anything his rooted Android device can do haha. The Android non techies have no clue at all.

posted on 16 Mar 2014, 19:34

24. darkkjedii (Posts: 22025; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Dude my best friend is not only the same way, but he's hooked on HTC, with him it's HTC and everything else bites lol. He still hasn't figured out how to limit for mms lol.

posted on 16 Mar 2014, 19:39

26. Sauce (unregistered)


Looool xD

I love Android, as I have a Note 2, but a majority of these envious butthurt android fanboys, make me glad I am part of the iPhone community.

posted on 16 Mar 2014, 20:17

31. darkkjedii (Posts: 22025; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


200% agreed bro. They're an ignorant bunch

posted on 16 Mar 2014, 19:56 1

28. tedkord (Posts: 12207; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


By jail breaking, you removed many of the restrictions. But you don't need to root the Android device for most things.

posted on 16 Mar 2014, 20:25

32. Sauce (unregistered)


A phone is a phone. Get over it. It takes 5 mins, literally, to Jailbreak. Thats all. 5 minutes out of your life lol. Its still an iPhone, from Apple. You act like not having to root at all is such a plus. Give me a break and tug my sausage lol. How hard is it to accept lmao?

posted on 16 Mar 2014, 20:33 1

34. darkkjedii (Posts: 22025; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


"Tug my sausage" LMAOOOOO good one.

posted on 17 Mar 2014, 19:04

57. UglyFrank (Posts: 1722; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


Currently typical g this on an iPad Air, not exactly an apple hater

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