Apple iPhone and Apple iPad users are complaining about battery drain problems on iOS 6.1.3
posted by Alan F. / Mar 27, 2013, 10:22 AM
1% every 7 minutes which is a tad more than 8% per hour. At the extreme, some have reported that their battery went from full to dead in just 3 hours. There have been a number of home remedies that have been suggested including one that some have apparently had success with. It involves running the battery all the way down, and then plugging in the wall charger for four hours. By letting the cell run down to zero, it shuts off any processes that are running and recalibrates the battery gauge. The idea is to free up some running processes that might be stuck.
Another issue that continues to affect Apple iPhone and iPad users is the one that "grays out" the connection to Wi-Fi preventing users from connecting to a Wi-Fi signal. This also seems to affect Bluetooth connectivity. Apple does have a fix for that, which it has posted. Making sure that the Airplane Mode is off, Apple says to restart your iOS device, update your iOS device and restart network settings by tapping on Settings > General > Reset > Reset Network Settings. After that, restore your device in iTunes and that should take care of the problem. If not, you need to contact Apple.
Returning to the battery drain issue, surely Apple is aware of the problem and hopefully iOS 6.1.4 will be sent out soon to repair the problem. Have any of you Apple iPhone or iPad users experienced shorter battery life since the update to iOS 6.1.3? Let us know by dropping a comment in the box below.
source: Apple (1), (2) via CNET
i have iphone 5, updated to 6.1.3. I dont have huge battery drain like others, but yeh battery life decreased. Furthermore, no problems with wifi connection, just having some problems with 3G but maybe it is fault of my carrier
posted on Mar 27, 2013, 10:30 AM 5
Posts: 164; Member since: Mar 13, 2013
which Carrier you have?
posted on Mar 27, 2013, 10:37 AM 0
Posts: 83; Member since: Mar 18, 2013
surely Apple is aware of the problem and hopefully iOS 6.1.4 will be sent out soon to repair the problem. yes sure after each update performed by apple the problems are growing instead of decreasing
posted on Mar 27, 2013, 10:36 AM 6
Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011
At this stage its like a degenerate disease,iOS updates are being pushed through almost by the week now to cure new faults and errors,but each cure is an ifan placebo as in fact the iOS as a whole is getting worse and more buggy with each release
posted on Mar 27, 2013, 7:17 PM 0
Posts: 95; Member since: Jul 05, 2012
IOS 6.1.4 will resolve the battery drain issue,but will create some other problems for which IOS 6.1.5 will give a resolution and it goes On and ON
posted on Mar 27, 2013, 10:46 AM 17
Posts: 44; Member since: Mar 05, 2013
Apples..simply not juicy anymore..
posted on Mar 27, 2013, 10:48 AM 20
Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013
Don't worry, we still have more Apples, like : Japanese Fuji Apple, Granny Smith etc.
posted on Mar 27, 2013, 10:52 AM 14
The fix involving letting your battery go completely dead is insane, who can afford to give up their phone for that amount of time? Is that a one time deal or do you have to repeat the process periodically?
posted on Mar 27, 2013, 10:49 AM 1
Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012
Apple has gotten really good at screwing up their phones. I still wonder why someone would buy an iPhone 4S for $99 on contract when they could get a newer and better phone for the same price (RAZR HD, SIII)
posted on Mar 27, 2013, 11:04 AM 8
Posts: 152; Member since: Apr 04, 2012
Oh ya they are so bad for releasing fixes to what people complain about... I dont think any other phone company pushes out fixes faster than apple does. and people buy the 4s because they want an iphone but don't want to spend extra for the 5. Not that hard to understand.
posted on Mar 27, 2013, 1:39 PM 1
Posts: 118; Member since: Nov 14, 2011
I beg to differ. The ICS update for the Epic 4G Touch has caused my phone to shut itself off constantly. The only way to get it to turn back on is to remove the battery and restart. The phone is still on and burning battery while it is "off", it just won't turn the screen on, and in the battery meter, it showed that the battery died (which it didn't). I've fine through 3 replacements, all with the same problems. I'm hoping JB comes soon to fix it...
posted on Mar 29, 2013, 12:58 PM 0
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