iPhone 4S, 5 problems continue after iOS 6.1
It can be hard to gauge just how widespread the reported iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 problems are, which users still discuss in great numbers after the iOS 6.1 update. You only need to take a quick look at the official forums to see a large number of Apple handset users complaining, but are the majority of iPhone owners happy with performance and do they lack issues with both the iPhone 5 and 4S?
We have been hands-on with every iPhone since the first generation and seen problems come and go, which in most part arrive after a software update like iOS 6.1. Resetting an iPhone 5 / 4S would remove any problems in most cases, although this isn’t the case for a growing number of users after installing the iOS 6.1 update.
When this year started we heard about some scary problems with iPhone 5 / 4S battery life and how we’d heard from some people seeing massive battery drain. They were talking about almost a total battery drain within a couple of hours, which you can read about in the article via the above link.
Since that date the iOS 6.1 update released and aimed to fix a number of problems, although a quick look at Apple’s support community shows problems with calls going to voice mail, no sound from ringtones/music/notifications, and the iPhone 5 battery life issues are continuing for a number of people.
These are just a few of the problems being reported by users on the official forums. We have also seen a few people manage to find a fix for iPhone 4S / 5 battery life problems, which one user stated their handset seemed to be “accessing Wi-Fi continuously” and that they weren’t sure but thought “calendar alerts” had been to blame. This helped their iPhone return back to normal from a battery that used to drain in a few hours.
It is worth noting that we have installed iOS 6.1 on both the iPhone 4S and an iPhone 5, which are both operating normally with good battery life. This doesn’t excuse the fact that the forums are filled with people having problems, so this is an issue that Apple needs to either fix or educate their customers on.
How has your iPhone 4S / 5 been performing since installing iOS 6.1?