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iOS 6.0.2 update remedies Wi-Fi leaves battery problems

Today you might have noticed your Apple mobile device receive the iOS 6.0.2 update, which during the install process explains that it fixes a Wi-Fi bug. We’ve heard plenty of complaints about the iPhone 5 and 4S experiencing Wi-Fi problems, but this is the first time Apple has officially addressed the issues and offered a solution within a software update. If you have started the download then you’ll know that the file size is 983.2MB for the iPhone 5, although it would likely be a similar size for other devices running iOS 6 as well.

Apple made it clear that the iOS 6.0.2 software update contains other bug fixes and improvements, but only listed a fix for Wi-Fi on the update window as seen in the image below. You can go to Apple’s official security updates page found here, which lists software updates for a range of devices throughout 2011 and 2012. It is worth noting that the latest iOS 6.0.2 update is not yet featured on this page, but you should expect the release notes soon.

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It wouldn’t be the first time we’ve heard about problems with iOS 6 and the biggest had been Apple maps, which has since been helped with the release of an official Google Maps app for iOS devices. We recently heard about a lot of performance problems with the iPhone 5 and 4S running on iOS 6.01, which can be seen in over 100 comments on this page. We also heard from a lot of PR readers about iPhone 4S battery life problems back in October, and even after the iOS 6.0.2 update today it seems that some people are still complaining about battery issues.

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Does your iPhone have battery or Wi-Fi problems after iOS 6.0.2? Personally our iPhone 5 runs fine without any Wi-Fi or battery issues, and we can say the same for two iPhone 4S models in this office. It is fair to say that thousands of people are experiencing issues, so we’d love to hear from these people after they install the iOS 6.0.2 update. Has your device improved?

Written by Daniel Chubb

Daniel is the CEO of Dansway Communications LTD and founder of product-reviews.net; a top blog dedicated to breaking tech news, hands-on reviews and delivers real solutions to everyday consumer electronics hang-ups.

Daniel now spends his time keeping an eye on the latest technology and business trends. Also developing other blogs/news sites in the entertainment and business industries.

Contact Daniel Chubb: daniel@product-reviews.net

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atan
atan

the problems seems worsen.

nipponjin
nipponjin

Agree, no improvement, no probem with the battery though…

Jeve Stobbs
Jeve Stobbs

After charging all night, my phone was dead by noon and it was mostly in my pocket all day.

Dan
Dan

My battery got much better with this update.
I had no problems with battery until about a day after downloading the new Google Maps. Then for the first time my battery went from 90% to 22% overnight. A couple hard resets did not fix. Then this morning did the 25 minute update to 6.0.2 and my battery is better than ever. 5PM and just went from 100% to 99%.

Kev
Kev

This may sound silly to some with battery issues but I had a problem with my phone bout a week ago so I reset everything on the phone to factory!! When I installed everything my battery was terrible, :/ it drained so fast… I had no issues with battery before. When I reset my phone the battery was about half charged so thought that could have been the issue, I charged the battery to 100% then reset again then battery was back to normal 🙂 maybe worth a try. And good luck. Could you leave a comment to say its… Read more »

Jeremy Pomerantz

6.0.2 has reduced my battery life to half as long as 6.0.1 on my iPhone 5. It didn’t improve anything for me, only worsened things. I didn’t have wifi problems but had updated for any other fixes.

Daren
Daren

My battery went from 100% to 0% after 2 hours with all notifications and location services off – so I am now in from work and have the phone on the charger for at least 1 hour and it won’t turn on at all…..

notadreeme
notadreeme

no wifi improvement, not sure about effect on battery life

ping pong dong
ping pong dong

battery improved with update

Terry
Terry

downloaded this update today and battery problems immediately began. Went from 90% to 45% in about 30 minutes!

F u apple
F u apple

Just updated… No improve on the wifi problem almost.

Bill D
Bill D

I had no battery issues before 6.0.2. I dowloaded it yesterday and my phone won’t hold a charge longer than 3 hours now. Avoid this update!

JFK.
JFK.

Its incomprehensible… WiFi is always on, iPhone does never disconnect, thus the battery is draining… Apple you screwed my day.

AJ
AJ

personally i found my battery life has actually IMPROVED since installing the new update. Usually my phone would drop to 90% in around half an hour but it’s still strong at 100%.

Tyler Matney

Yes my iPhone drops 10% in 30 minutes with location and push off and brightness dim to an acceptable level. All I do is check Facebook and Twitter for a few minutes.

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