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



1. michaelmoreno1983

Posts: 8; Member since: Oct 27, 2012

Insert Apple jokes here....

2. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

do these bugs ever stop with iOS! I mean its older than android and yetit seems like their whole OS is in beta stage! sheesh! and these supposed updates bring new problems every time they fix old ones...a device like that would be crap for daily use!

8. nnaatthhaannx2

Posts: 820; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

... because Android doesn't have a single problem....

16. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

You're bang on mate.....absolutely right :D And truly I have seen a very tiny portion of apps having a bit of problem but that's due due to the amateur segment of developers! Android on its own is perfect....well at least their entire bloody OS isn't in beta :D

30. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

First of all android 4.2 has these same problems as stated by this article. Also I 'm on ios 6 and get great battery life. Most people aren't affected. Also meocat multitasking on iphone hasn't changed since ios 4. This if anything is just a bug. Apple is inculding more advanced features though and kept good battery life ie navigation etc.

40. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

if i had a nickel for everytime an apple fanboy defended apple by saying android has the same bugs...i would be like Tony Stark :D

41. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

If your going to criticize something for having a problem if its legitimate fine. You can't then turn around and praise something for being perfect when it infact has the same problem. The article even stated it but I doubt you read it. That is hypocritical and proves that your are biased and are looking for faults in other ecosystem and ignore it when the ecosystem you arguing for has the same problem. Your being dishonest and you know it.

46. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

you're being accusatory, judgemental, hypocritical and defending...a perfect example of a fanboy :D


Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Android perfect? dude come on, it is the most laggy en slowest os i ever laid my hands on. After my ICS device i will never buy a android device again! It is just not a mature os and it has lot's of bugs.

35. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

GB is more mature than iOS6 for sure. What can be more lagging than the need to do a 5 finger smooch of screen for every small thing ... Windows loves 3 finger salute and iOS loves 5 finger smooch :)

19. Nadr1212

Posts: 741; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

There's nothing wrong with my iPad Weird claim?!?

17. MeoCao unregistered

I don't think it's bugs mate, Apple is under intense pressure to make big changes to iOS, and iOS must support multitasking sooner or later. This could be Apple's attempt to add real multitasking to iOS and they may have found out how hard it is.

5. jan25

Posts: 470; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

i wouldn't, Android 4.2 on the Nexus 4 is suffering from battery drain too. although i will laugh at a $600+ phone that isnt as perfect as it claims to be.


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Yet another problem after problem arises, but Apple fans and users dont care nor bothered.

3. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Maybe as always it will become as users fault?

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: 3784; 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 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"

15. thunder18

Posts: 154; Member since: Aug 06, 2009

Perhaps you've not heard of the Razr Maxx?

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


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 :(

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.

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