As you may all know, it was not too long when Apple released the iOS 6.1.3 firmware update. The update was intended to fix a security flaw that enables one to bypass the lockscreen and access the device. A new lockscreen security bug has been found on its place. However, it seems that another concern has been raised regarding the iOS 6.1.3 update. As it turned out, those who have upgraded to iOS 6.1.3 have been experiencing reduced battery life.
Users have who have upgraded to iOS 6.1.3 have been posting their battery woes on the Apple Technical Support forums and on Twitter. They have noticed that their battery drains in a rather rapid rate after they have updated to the latest firmware. There is even one user that reported that he has been losing 1% of battery percentage after a few minutes. As one user named Timurjonchik wrote on the Apple forums:
Last night I updated my iPhone 4S to iOS 6.1.3 and now it drains my battery in extremely fast manner. 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
The problem seems to be widespread with people complaining that they missed their morning alarm because their battery went dead. The problem also affects users regardless of their mobile network or iPhone model. A member named TMercier added on the forum:
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
There have been some solutions offered in order to mitigate the problem, such as performing a hard reset and cycling battery charges. However, this seems to be not a solid solution for most folks, as they don't see any sort of improvement. If you are someone who's experiencing problems with iOS 6.1.3, another thing that you can try is to disable some unused feature of your iPhone. Some of the things that you can disable is WiFi and especially Bluetooth. If you have LTE enabled but you don't have a good coverage in your area, you might want to disable it instead.
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