iOS 6 Poor Battery life for iPhone 4 and 4S users - The release of the iOS 6 has seen mixed responses. In some areas, it is an absolute pleasure while in others, users are really unsatisfied. Another problem has sprung up which was common iOS 5, excessive battery drain.
Using the iPhone 4S, you will notice that it will lose battery even when you have it on standby mode. In addition, it feels quite warm when playing background apps. Although a number of people have put the blame on the Apple Maps App, this does not seem to be the problem as some users have not even used the maps app once and still they experience a similar problem.
iOS 6 Poor Battery life for iPhone 4 and 4S users
The Apple discussion board thread has over 200 entries discussing this flaw. There are even some rare solutions but still it’s a problem that does not have a solid fix.
Here are some comments from the Apple Support Boards:
Only1jb: “Used my 4S the same as every other work day. Usually come home with about 60 percent. Came home today with 17 percent.”
John Smith 1882: “100 percent at 8am this morning when I took it off the charger. 0 percent within four hours. No calls. No GPS, no Internet use, but battery was dropping one percent every few minutes. I turned off location services, no change.”
LocalBus: “Thinking of switching back to 5.1.1 now!! 9am to 10:30am the battery drain is 100 percent to 52 percent!!!!! Something is very wrong.”
These are dozens of concerns and the suggestions offered include turning off location services, maps, passbook, etc. but still not every ones problems are solved with these suggestions. This problem is being discussed on other forums as well, MacRumors forums has a user named DArsenault who said:
“Battery life on the 4 is terrible. Since I’ve upgraded my phone drains rapidly when it’s not even in use. My phone dropped from 63 percent to 30 percent in about an hour of just sitting on my desk unused.”
There are some users who have not experienced battery drain issues but since there are a number of users who have, it is high time that Apple came up with a fix. We expect some solutions to be out soon. Are you experiencing battery drainage on iOS 6? Feel free to comment.