iOS 6.1.2 Software Update. Batteries Rejoice!
Apple is finally rectifying the whole battery issue that was a result of iOS 6. When iOS 6 came out, everyone wanted to get a piece of it. Apple Maps were supposed to be as great as Google Maps and there were all kinds of enhancements like turn by turn directions that made the upgrade so compelling that I personally stopped everything the minute my phone was ready for it. It took about an hour and a half because the rest of the world was probably downloading it too. That being the case, the rest of the world experienced what I did. Horrible battery drain.
Here is Apple's explanation of the improvements, short and sweet...
Fixes an Exchange calendar bug that could result in increased network activity and reduced battery life.
I love the use of the word "could" in there!
Here's the easiest way to complete the upgrade.
Plug your phone into whatever computer you access iTunes from.
You'll see this, or something like it without MY NAME on it:
You can proceed from here or do it on the phone.
First I suggest doing a backup.
Download and Install
Once BackUp is complete, from your phone:
- Go to settings>General>Software Update.
- Click Download and Install
- Agree to the terms and Conditions
- Click Download and Install.
It should take about 20 min to download, depending on what kind of server or Wi-Fi you are on.Istalling is about another 10 minutes.
That's it. Let me know if your battery lasts forever like it did before iOS6!