Surprise! Another iOS update accused of causing battery drain

Surprise! Another iOS update accused of causing battery drain
At this point, it feels more like the iPhone just doesn't have the battery life that Apple claims it does, because it seems like every iOS update gets accused of causing battery drain. When iOS 5 was launched, it was not only accused of causing battery drain, but in a surprise, Apple admitted that it actually was causing battery drain. Then came iOS 6, and iPhone 4S users started complaining about battery drain. It seems that was fixed with iOS 6.0.1, but now with iOS 6.0.2, the calls are coming fresh.

It has been assumed that the purpose of iOS 6.0.2 was to fix a bug reported by iPhone 5 users who say their devices aren't staying connected to WiFi, and fall back to cellular data networks, using large amounts of data. Now, the guess is that the fix to this bug is the cause behind various reports from users seeing their batteries drain faster than normal. 

Not a lot of people have been reporting battery drain issues, so it's unclear how widespread the problem is. No statement from Apple about the claims. iOS isn't alone though. Word has it that Android 4.2 is causing battery drain, and Google hasn't made a statement about that either. 

source: Ars Technica

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46 Comments

33. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

This is what happens when Apple really has to work rather than "Yap".

32. windy

Posts: 22; Member since: Oct 28, 2012

I don't have any problems on my iP5. Even I can say that the battery is more durable with the last update.

26. Quezdagreat

Posts: 428; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

I am not having a battery problem with my battery

28. Quezdagreat

Posts: 428; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

Typo iphone

22. uncskeet

Posts: 30; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

Im glad this came up because I was just telling my wife even with 6.0.1, the same day PA announced 6.0.2, that I'm noticing battery drains faster than 6.0.1 (I'm a trucker on vacation so had time to test). Originally I had 9 hours on super heavy usage, then 6 3/4 after 6.0.1, & now, 5 1/2 (I'm consistently using it for my things & all times are averaged). I hope a fix come because iOS is for me the only great way to go.

23. uncskeet

Posts: 30; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

Typo in the beginning. I meant it also drain worse from 6 to 6.0.1.

18. thelegend6657 unregistered

I think there isn't much difference between android 4.2 and 4.1 . What 4.2 add are mostly just gimmicks , happy user of android jellybean here

27. jan25

Posts: 470; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

that's because it is still Jellybean treated with some extra features. just because you don't use those features doesn't mean they are gimmicky.

14. joaolx

Posts: 364; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

No problems with me. I updated my ipad mini and still lasted me 12 hours. Basically two days of heavy usage.

21. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

lasted you 12 hours and for heavy usage good for 2 days? wut?

36. joaolx

Posts: 364; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Yes meaning that the usage of battery life is 12 hours but i used it 12 hours for two days.

39. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

still don't get it bro..

42. joaolx

Posts: 364; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Really? I used for 12 hours but i didn't use it 12 hours on a row. It was for 2 days. So it was on for 48 hours but used it 12 hours.

24. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

lier™®©

37. joaolx

Posts: 364; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Why the hell would i lie? It sometimes lasts a little more than 12 hours.

38. joaolx

Posts: 364; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

I don't know why I have so many thumbs down because i have no need to lie. But, whatever, this website has always be full of fandroids. I am also a fandroids and apple fan, i just hate to see you guys hating one thing.

43. true1984

Posts: 871; Member since: May 23, 2012

my acer gets me about 14

11. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

It's better to call it a worm rather than a bug, eh? :))

29. thelegend6657 unregistered

"Issues"

34. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

i don't want to explain my point for it will ruin the joke. But okay, for you. "worm" for a reason that when a worm is found on an apple, it is assumed that it is rotting :(

4. sucram6791

Posts: 3; Member since: Apr 20, 2008

it'll always have better battery life than android

6. Ericzhf

Posts: 18; Member since: Nov 27, 2012

Are you sure?

7. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Android is on many different smartphones with different battery capacity while iOS is only on few models of iPhone so how can you say that it always have better battery life?

10. bucky

Posts: 3797; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Bad battery for the iPhone is less than 4 hours screen time with everything on. Good battery for android is 3 hours screen time with everything off and babysitting.

12. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

From where did you get those numbers? Just dreamed up from nowhere?

20. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

I like how yall 2 didnt induldge the anti Android folks too much...lol. Kudos. I would like to hear what one of them says about the Maxx phones and battery life. I would even throw the GS3 and One X at them. The DNA too. The RAZR HD's....

45. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

Ok...I'll mention that to my buddy who had to use my DROID because his i5 died and couldn't make it into the evening when we went to the football game. Thing is, now with the iDevice w/ LTE, if you're in fringe areas (his work is in a fringe area), you CAN'T download an app (or natively) to drop the radio to 3G so it'll stop searching for LTE! On top of that he didn't have his special lightning cord, (he left it at home) so NO way to charge it on the fly. This happened twice already for him, so now he is getting used to putting it in Airplane mode when he gets down to 10% or so, so he's not left with a dead phone. Two more words...DROID DOES :-)

44. ebubekir26

Posts: 337; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

dou you even know how powerful the battery is on for example the Galaxy Note II ? since you are in this site now search for 'Samsung Galaxy Note II ' and you will commit suicide

9. GoBears

Posts: 456; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

Haha that's because it's so boring you don't want to use it.

13. johnnh

Posts: 37; Member since: Dec 18, 2012

long live the battery good luck ios fanboy droid razr maxx hd P.s.: I can write p.s. for 3 days with all my juice, you might say "iDon't"

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