Major iOS 6 Problem Can’t be Fixed

by William Usher on
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No matter what version of the iPhone you have, you could be in for a rude awakening regarding the battery consumption once you update to the latest operating system from Apple. According to new user complaints, the iOS 6 and many of its high-end features can drain the battery up to 1% every minute. The fixes for this issue are also a little less than savory.

Previously we reported on the battery drain issue for iPhone 4S and iPads when utilizing the iOS 6, and at the time there were no hot-fixes for the problem. But in a detailed article giving a complete rundown of the situation, the vices and some solutions, Computer World lays it all out for mobile users. According to their findings, users have taken to the forum boards, talked face-to-face with store representatives and talked over the phone with Apple staff to try to fix the problem, all to no avail.

In short, there is no official fix for the quick battery drain at this time. However, there are workarounds. You can disable active apps on the phone such as Facebook or Twitter, limiting anything that works as a data drain on the phone. Some users have reported that by disabling Facebook the battery life no longer drains as fast. Of course, you would be limiting yourself to what you access on your phone.

Another alternative is to turn off cellular data and 3G. By deactivating these features and doing a manual restart you’ll be able to get more life out of your iPhone or iPad while using iOS 6. If you want to use any features that require 3G or cellular data, you’ll have to turn them on and restart, do what you have to do and then turn the features off again before restarting the phone. It’s cumbersome, but it works.

The problem, however, only seems to be present with factory unlocked phones, as those with carrier locked phones don’t seem to be having the battery drain problem in quite the same way.


Categorized as Apps, iOS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, News

  • mihaimm

    I have absolutely no battery issues on my factory unlocked 4S. If anything the battery is better than with iOS5.

  • http://twitter.com/planetOGLE planetOGLE

    There is a quick fix for the battery drain issue posted here, currently testing it. Granted erasing settings is annoying, but if it works it will be great.
    http://www.theage.com.au/digital-life/mobiles/fixing-iphone-5s-battery-and-data-drain-bugs-20121002-26x8n.html

  • Leah239

    I have no issues with this either and I am running this on the Iphone 5.

  • NikP

    Initially I had problems, my iPhone 4 when crackers after the instal and i could see the battery being used. In 1 hour it drained the battery! Still, after a little thought i realised it was synching like crazy, the back of the phone was very hot etc. So restarted the phone, went on wifi as my O2 broadband limit was used up! and charged the phone. No problems since.

  • Jen

    I hadn’t had any issues and I have iPhone 4S.

  • Guest

    Too many, lazy ass bloggers, with limited real life stills are draining too many batteries by having people wade through their click bait.

    I’ve run ios 6 for months on numerous devices. No battery issues, no exchange issues, and most people love the new maps. Makes me wonder what the anti-apple hoopla is all about, definitely not research related. Just knee jerk blaberings.

  • Guest

    Too many, idle-handed bloggers, with limited real life skills are draining too many batteries by having people wade through their click bait.

    I’ve run ios 6 for months on numerous devices. No battery issues, no exchange issues, and most people love the new maps. Makes me wonder what the anti-apple hoopla is all about, definitely not research related. Just knee jerk blaberings.

    • Guest

      No way, He is just true about it. I factory unlocked my IPhone last night and the battery is speedly draining. By the way, its APPLE, would you expect more?

  • trexuphigh

    Too many, lazy ass bloggers, with limited skills are draining too many batteries by having people wade through their click bait.

    I’ve run ios 6 for months on numerous devices. No battery issues, no exchange issues, and most people love the new maps. Makes me wonder what the anti-apple hoopla is all about, definitely not research related. Just knee jerk blaberings.

  • Gs3

    This is why you get a gs3. Better battery life than the DROID razr maxx by far and by far better than any Iphones. I’ve been off charge for 14 hours now and I’m 73% with steady use including Pandora for a 45 minute drive to and from work

  • http://www.facebook.com/jeff.t.mueller Jeff Mueller

    Yeah, he just made this up – LOL – just because “you” didn’t experience any issues means there isn’t any right? Narcissism…look it up.

    DO NOT UPDATE to iOS 6….you’ve been warned.

    Check these two threads:

    https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4310494?start=1065&tstart=0

    and

    https://discussions.apple.com/message/20006797#20006797

  • Dennis

    Not one battery issue other than me not being able to put this awesome phone down.