iOS 6.0.2 Users Report Increased Battery Drain

Some iPhone users are complaining of their batteries being drained after applying the latest update, iOS 6.0.2.

A number of users reported the problem on Apple's forums who stress that the new update, which was designed to fix WiFi issues, is draining their batteries faster than before.

One user said: "I can usually get through a day with about 75 percent of my battery power remaining. Today I've gone through 90 percent and I've done nothing special with it."

Another stated: "Today I barely used my phone at all, and I noticed I was down to 40 percent after 3 hours of being off the charger. This is a significant change in battery drain."

A third iOS 6.0.2 updater added: "before with the 6.0.1 I didn't have any kind of problem with the battery, I could have my battery full charged without doing any use of the iPhone 5 the whole night keeping 100 percent. But this morning when I woke up the battery was in 91 percent obviously without using the iPhone during the night."

TidBITS authors Adam Engst and Michael Cohen suggest that the problem is possibly caused by a change in the WiFi behavior in iOS 6.0.2. In particular, the latest update appears to have increased the number of WiFi checks it performs to resolve wireless connection issues.

 

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    In particular, the latest update appears to have increased the number of WiFi checks it performs to resolve wireless connection issues.


    Kinda reminds me of AMD's first Phenoms' flaws. Stability or 10% performance hit.
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  • hence why i'm not updating until a better update is released. Then when my contract is up i'll buy myself the Galaxy S4 (when its released) and deal with the problems with the Android UI. Because every OS on every phone has its own problems. But i'd rather support a company that doesn't try and tear a hole in everyones face.
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  • "Someone is punishing iOS users for not using better judgement and using Android."

    I would say that but that would be childish and Fandroid-like, so I won't say that. It might be true...but it'd be childish, so I won't say that.
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