iOS 6.1 causing battery drain for iPhone users. How to fix

Several users have reported that they are seeing their batteries drop from 100% fully charged to under 40-50% in a relatively short time. Is your iPhone battery draining too fast? You may want to try the following tips to fix your poor battery problem. Here are some things you can try.

  • Restart your device by pressing and holding the on/off button for a few seconds then slide the slider.
  • Reset your device  by pressing and holding the on/off button and the Home button together until you see the Apple log.
  • Fully charge your device, once your battery is fully charged, keep your phone plugged in for 2-3 hours and then disconnect the power  and use your device until you completely drain your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad’s battery until it shuts down on its own and then re-charge back to full.
  • Turn off features and services that you are not using.  Some of the features that you may want to turn off (a) Siri’s Raise to Speak (Settings > General > Siri) (b) Location Services (Settings > Privacy > Location Services) (c) Push Notifications (Settings > Notifications)
  • Turn off features when you are not using. Turn off Wi-Fi, LTE, Bluetooth when you are not using.
  • Kill power hungry apps (e.g. Skype, Pandora etc). To do this, click the Home button twice and tap and hold on the app, tap  the red (-) sign to close it when they jiggle.
  • If you are using Exchange email account, try removing your Exchange account, rebooting your phone, re-adding your Exchange account.

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