It’s not the first time users complain about iOS 6 taking the toll on their device’s battery life and once again you are faced with a dilemma. Upgrade to iOS 6.1.3 and brace yourself for significant battery drain and no jailbreak or keep the 6.1.2 version and miss out on new features?
Apple’s iOS 6 rollout was highly expected as it promised hundreds of new features. It did make things leaner but it also made it more difficult for devices’ hardware to keep up the pace. As a result, the last two iOS 6 versions were meant to fix all kinds of bothersome bugs, including low or no Wi-Fi signal, 3G connectivity issues and increased battery drain. iOS 6.1.3 was also supposed to take care of some glitches, although it seems it was only rolled out to make the evasi0n jailbreak obsolete.
iOS 6.1.3 was suppose to improve security for iPhone and iPod Touch, and while it removed the hack evasi0n exploited, according to user reports, Apple did nothing to fix the Exchange calendar bug. Not to mention that for many users, iOS 6 has been causing battery life drainage since day one, forcing many of them to consider investing in an Android smartphone and renouncing the Apple brand.
“Last night I updated my iPhone 4S to iOS 6.1.3 and now it drains my battery in extremely fast manner” reads one user’s post on an Apple forum. “As I started signing in to write this question from my iPhone I already lost 13 percent of my battery. I never had a problem with a battery and I’ve been using iPhones since the first one”. Soon, many other users complained about experiencing similar problems with their battery life after upgrading to iOS 6.1.3.
“I’m not sure if the software varies at all between carriers but I’m on AT&T, not Verizon. My phone would hold 100 percent charge for over five hours on standby. Now within an hour it drains to 85 percent” writes TMercier on an Apple forum. Even after performing a hard reset, cycling charges between 20 percent and full drain and removal of apps in quick-switch, there was no improvement to be noticed. Others have gone as far as removing all content and settings after their device was losing one percent of battery every few minutes.