New iOS 6.1.3 Update Seems To Be Draining iPhone 5 Battery Life (And Other Apple Devices)
Yup, the iOS version 6.1.3 on the Apple iPhone 5 and other compatible older devices may have solved some issues related to the Exchange bug and the lock screen passcode bypass flaw but unfortunately things did not really end there.
After the latest iteration of the iOS platform started hitting iDevices about a week ago, we’ve reported that there’s still a way to bypass the security lock screen via the Voice Control functionality on the iPhone 5 and the oldie-but-goodie iPhone 4, not only that, we’ve also been experiencing a significant drop in battery life on our iPhone 5 here at Pop Herald office– same thing everyone’s been reporting about.
I currently own an iPad 4 but I rarely use it [I can't even recall if it's been updated to iOS 6.1.2] so I’m yet to give iOS 6.1.3 a run on a tablet but I’ve been using the iPhone 5 as an LTE WiFi hotspot for about two months now and I’ve noticed that I’ve been getting less usage out of my iPhone for every charge, as a matter of fact, my battery’s percentage dropped from 87% to 80% after using Facebook for no more than an hour (I use the iPhone 5 as my secondary phone), that’s something I’m used to when it comes to Android phones but that’s a very unusual behavior for the iPhone 5. A friend of mine shared with me that her iPhone 5 started to feel “warmer than usual” whenever she browses the internet via WiFi.
On a positive note, a cousin of mine said that she has started experiencing better battery life on her iPhone 4S after upgrading to iOS 6.1.3 and that it doesn’t get as warm as it used to whenever she played a game. With all the things I’ve been experiencing/hearing, you guys should probably should stay away from it [6.1.3] at least until iOS 6.1.4 gets outed but to those who use the iPhone 4S, I think it’s worth the shot.
If you guys have been experiencing issues with your iDevices after updating to iOS 6.1.3 please feel free to share with us your thoughts by commenting below.
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