Apple iPhone 4S users say iOS 6.1.1 causes battery drain

Apple iPhone 4S users say iOS 6.1.1 causes battery drain
You might remember that European carrier Vodafone told its subscribers with the Apple iPhone 4S to refrain from updating to iOS 6.1 because of connectivity issues that owners of the handset were experiencing with the new OS build. After installing the update, some Apple iPhone 4S users could not connect to the internet, make or take phone calls, or send and receive text messages. So Apple sent out a repair, iOS 6.1.1 which was supposed to take care of the new problems that popped up. And it did, but at the same time it left behind a whole new set of issues.

iOS 6.1.1 appears to cut battery life and makes the Apple iPhone 4S run hot

iOS 6.1.1 appears to cut battery life and makes the Apple iPhone 4S run hot

Apple iPhone 4S users have been posting on the Apple Support Communities forum that since installing iOS 6.1.1, battery life has been awful and the handset has been running hot. One iPhone 4S user reports that his battery life has dropped since the update from 7 hours to 5 hours while another reports that battery life on his iPhone 4S has dropped to 4 hours since the update. At least the connectivity issues seem to be repaired!

Besides the initial problems that were discovered with iOS 6.1 for the Apple iPhone 4S, other bugs have been discovered with the OS build such as the inability for users to sync with Microsoft's Exchange email service, and another that allows anyone to break into your Apple iPhone even if locked using a passcode. So we should see another update to take care of those problems with iOS 6.1 and the new battery issues that have sprung up on iOS 6.1.1. Apple is said to be aware of the problems which is at least one step in the right direction. Stay tuned!

source: AppleSupportCommunities, Wired via CNET

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41 Comments

1. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Lol. Good 4.8 inch is postponed. myxtyxpyx is pretty happy and proud that Apple is still not able to fix drain issue every since it started to play catch up with android :)

24. lolioslol

Posts: 182; Member since: Dec 10, 2012

IT JUST WORKS!!!! LOL

2. lee480 unregistered

lol. I'm better off with the reliable updates, Sony provides.

7. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Sony's last update on many devices hosed camera.

8. jan25

Posts: 470; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

Sony? Really?

15. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Except when Apple updates something, everyone gets it. When they announce it, we know when we are going to get it.

19. techtruth

Posts: 30; Member since: Feb 07, 2013

why are you so apple biased???????

25. lolioslol

Posts: 182; Member since: Dec 10, 2012

Fascinating. Someone can announce they will kick me in the balls in three days, doesn't mean I want it! LOL....apple

29. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

What's the point of getting an update if you're not able to get all of the features that comes with it? iPhone 4 users are using Maps without flyover, and Apple's biggest selling point of their iPhones, Siri. List 5 "updates" the iPhone 4 got that are actually usable when updating to iOS 6.

37. iushnt

Posts: 3069; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

None.. This is one thing that makes me not to prefer apple..

30. tedkord

Posts: 17182; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Awesome! Everybody gets the new bugs! Proud day for your parents.

33. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

lol every "update" you get on your last gen iPhone makes it nearly unusable. But hey whatever rocks your socks man.

34. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

That's true with every company. Samsung announces and people get it, Sony announces and people get it. Aaah don't remind me of SJ RANT as that's gone with the wind ... don't view OS as a Company when you talk Android :)

40. Izoe

Posts: 149; Member since: Sep 02, 2010

yeah everyone gets their buggs

41. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

But you never get everything. Features get stripped off the further back you go in generations.

3. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

6.1 destroyed 3g and WiFi and now 6.1.1 destroys battery. Apple iPhone,the pinnacle of technology. Apple are probably hoping half of the affected iPhone 4s users just give in and go out and cough another 600 bucks for an iPhone 5!

4. p5yb0rg unregistered

I've used an iPhone for 2 days and returned it. iOS is pure garbage.. The learning curve on it is next to none and the UI feels like a child's coloring book. If you're looking for a real user experience with great battery life, go with Samsung Galaxy S3 / Note II.

13. imsickwithsmartphone

Posts: 153; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Sooo TRUE!!

26. lolioslol

Posts: 182; Member since: Dec 10, 2012

You mean you weren't happy with a pretty novelty app launcher? Shocking!

38. iushnt

Posts: 3069; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

True true..

5. android_hitman unregistered

What? Hell no!

6. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

I was going to post earlier but I was charging my iphone.... This is a lie .. What happens is that we use our iphone a lot and battery tends to drain as Siri is working in the background... Be back gotta charge my iphone again.........

10. jan25

Posts: 470; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

So Apple acknowledges the problem and you dont? You have taken fanboyism to a new level.

22. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Dude, it was sarcasm. Did you not catch the last sentence? Or the first sentence?

39. iushnt

Posts: 3069; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Or both sentence..

42. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

knowing galitoking, that was not a joke.

12. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

No, keep your iPhone on charge...it'll drain away. My friend's 4S are prone crashes every now and then after she update her 4S with 6.1.1.

14. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

"Be back gotta charge my iphone again........." I think... I think he was making a joke. Bravo sir, bravo.

20. techtruth

Posts: 30; Member since: Feb 07, 2013

sarcasm?

21. Izoe

Posts: 149; Member since: Sep 02, 2010

hey that's enough you...Learn to take it in the chin

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