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iOS 7.1.1 battery life

Anyone else finding that iOS 7.1.1 battery life seems less than it was on the previous version? (iPhone 5)

Most Useful Answer JanSt  May. 13, 2014 at 12:10

It seems many people are under that impression.

The 5s I'm currently using is okay battery wise, but since 7.1.1 camera tends to freeze, crash or even lead to reboot at weird, random intervals. Initially I thought it happens after bursts, but not so. Reboot doesn't fix it. Only reset. Guess how happy that makes me!!!

Also: For the first time on any iDevice I have ever used have I seen apps crash. Music player often freezes in landscape mode etc etc....

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JanSt / MOD  May. 13, 2014 at 12:10

It seems many people are under that impression.

The 5s I'm currently using is okay battery wise, but since 7.1.1 camera tends to freeze, crash or even lead to reboot at weird, random intervals. Initially I thought it happens after bursts, but not so. Reboot doesn't fix it. Only reset. Guess how happy that makes me!!!

Also: For the first time on any iDevice I have ever used have I seen apps crash. Music player often freezes in landscape mode etc etc....

clafairy  May. 14, 2014 at 06:32

I have 4s. My battery goes from 100% to 20% overnight when not in use. Closed Bluetooth and Siri still the same.

JanSt / MOD  May. 14, 2014 at 13:13

I have 4s. My battery goes from 100% to 20% overnight when not in use. Closed Bluetooth and Siri still the same.
1st things first: how old is the 4S? If it's from around launch time, then your battery may simply be dying and iOS 7.1.1 is the final straw (iOS 7.x.x has a lot more going on in the background, e.g.)

Anyhoo...
try to narrow down the number of potential culprits. Disable all nonsense, then reenable one by one and see if there's one thing that is particularly power-hungry.

Also: how long since you updated the OS? Updating the OS wipes data created by the software regulating the battery gauge. It can take a few charge cycles for the battery gauge to work properly again.

Anyhoo II... Do a full reset! 1st back up with iTunes, then factory reset. Then restore from itunes.
After that KILL:

- auto brightness. Booh, disable. The sensor is constantly working. Kill it. Set brightness manually. Handy enough with the control center.

- iCloud. Kill it. At a minimum, kill auto photo uploads and 'documents'... a lot of people had problems with that.

Notifications. Cut them all except for, maybe missed calls & texts. Etc etc...

See where you notice a difference.

Jaychew1  May. 14, 2014 at 13:38

I have an Iphone 5s, my battery drain out very fast even though i never use it . this happened ever since i upgraded to ios 7.1.1. Please help me out with this problem . Thanks

JanSt / MOD  May. 14, 2014 at 14:42

I have an Iphone 5s, my battery drain out very fast even though i never use it . this happened ever since i upgraded to ios 7.1.1. Please help me out with this problem . Thanks As above. Read it. It sems different things work for different people. Or: nothing helps.

Also: like the previous poster you don't offer us much info...
If you only just updated: a couple of charge cycles and reboots might fix your issue...
Else: wait for next 'fix' - iOS 7.1.x is quite the b*mmer imho...

clafairy  May. 14, 2014 at 19:14

Thanks for your reply.have removed and disabled will see how it goes. I have fully charge in the last three days but not holding the charge, the phone is on of the first 4s however it was perfectly fine until the update

JanSt / MOD  May. 14, 2014 at 19:27

Thanks for your reply.have removed and disabled will see how it goes. I have fully charge in the last three days but not holding the charge, the phone is on of the first 4s however it was perfectly fine until the update

Yeah, a colleague of mine has a 4S. When she updated to iOS7.1 battery drained faster than she could charge. Replacement battery helped nothing. Basically, I had to disable all background service on her phone so she can get through half a day...

Gotta say: 7.1 and 7.1.1 are very bad form from Apple. Especially as I found 7 perfectly okay.
I got rid of my trial iPhone 5S today, and: good riddance. With 7.1.1 it felt like the worst Apple product ever. So, I can't imagine what 7.1.x on a 4S feels like...

Leart78  Jun. 1, 2014 at 20:12

Questions:
1 how many cycles have your battery?
2 the iPhone 4s is overpowered it has iPhone 4 battery and double power so it's normal that the battery life it's not the best..
Try a clean restore , disable push email, and background refresh

TJ Skywasher  Jun. 2, 2014 at 12:43

Nope not me, but then I seem to be the exception to the rule. Just stuck my iPhone 5S on charge and it's lasted me a little over 49 hours since I last charged it. I regularly get a couple of days between charges.

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