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How to Fix Bad iOS 7.1.2 Battery Life



It appears that Apple’s brand new iOS 7.1.2 update is causing battery life problems for iPhone and iPad users. Fortunately, for those experiencing bad iOS 7.1.2 battery life, there are some quick and easy fixes to try, one of which will take less than five minutes to perform.

Last week, Apple rolled out a brand new iOS 7.1 update to help squash some of the iOS 7.1 problems that cropped up after iOS 7.1 and the iOS 7.1.1 update. The small 20MB update delivered a trio of fixes including a patch for an encryption issue involving mail attachments. For that fix alone, iOS 7.1.2 is worthy of consideration amongst iPhone and iPad users.


Over the past week, we’ve put iOS 7.1.2 to the test and have found admirable results on the iPhone 5s, iPhone 5, iPad Air and the iPad Air with Retina Display. While we haven’t run into any iOS 7.1.2 problems, battery life or otherwise, other iPhone and iPad owners are reporting a number of issues with the new update including bad battery life.

Like most bugs that arrive with incremental iOS updates not every device is impacted, and those that see bad iOS 7.1.2 battery life don’t always see the same fast draining that is said to be a major problem.

We previously shared how to get better iOS 7.1 battery life, but as more users update we are hearing more vocal complaints that there is something wrong with battery life on this new update. Some of those complaints can be seen in the tweets above.

Most of the iOS 7.1.2 battery life complaints that we’re seeing are from users that are seeing major drops in battery life without a change in use.

For users that are seeing major iOS 7.1 battery life problems, there is one possible fix that can turn your iOS 7.1 battery life around in less than 5 minutes. There are also a few other possible fixes to try before you might want to think about taking the device to the Apple Store or performing a hard reset and starting fresh from square one.

How to Fix iOS 7.1.2 Battery Life

The first fix requires you to reset all of your settings. It’s an extremely quick fix and one that could potentially dislodge iOS 7.1.2 battery life problems in under five minutes.

Here is what you need to do to do that:

  1. Tap on Settings.
  2. Tap on General.
  3. Scroll down and Tap on Reset.
  4. Tap on Reset all Settings.
  5. Enter passcode if prompted.

The iPhone will reboot and clear settings, but will not remove your content such as apps, photos and more. This is a good way to clear out issues without a full reset.

If this doesn’t work, you have a few other options at your disposal. First, you can try powering your device off. A simple flip of the switch, especially if a device has been on for a long time, will often deliver impressive results. It’s not a guaranteed fix, fixes are rarely guaranteed, but it’s a simple thing to try before resetting the device completely.

iOS 7.1.2 on iPhone 5s

If that doesn’t work, and your committed to fixing iOS 7.1.2 battery life issues, it is a good idea to perform a full iPhone reset and set the iPhone up as a new device without restoring from a backup.

The steps are the same as above, but choose Erase All Content and Settings. This will wipe everything from the iPhone, so back up before you do this, even though we recommend not performing from a restore. Setting up all of your accounts and apps is time-consuming, but it may be the fastest way to fix bad iOS 7.1.2 battery life.

If that fails, it’s probably time to take the iPhone or iPad to the Genius Bar at the Apple Store. Who knows, you might have a bloated battery that can’t hold a charge.



  1. William Cain

    07/08/2014 at 7:17 pm

    What I want to know is why the hell this company can’t put out a product that doesn’t have bugs or any problem.Apple is becomeing the G.M. of tech

  2. shaheena

    07/08/2014 at 10:16 pm

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  3. Tom J.

    07/09/2014 at 2:12 am

    this is all utter useless! there is a coding issue in 7.1.2 – period. Even system restore will not fix this. it appears that Apple is aware and prepping a 7.1.3 patch soon. Link to that article as it’s “breaking news”:

  4. Ken

    07/09/2014 at 4:26 am

    Battery life on iOS phones continues to be a problem, and one which has been made worse by each “upgrade”. Guy at the Genius Bar told me there was nothing he could do to improve my iphone 5. I’m getting a little tired of this recurring theme; new operating system upgrade = new battery life issues.
    C’mon Apple – you’re better than this.

  5. JC

    07/09/2014 at 4:56 am

    I read as far as “flip the switch”… common, really? You guys are really special… I love you sight for a laugh now and then.

  6. Frank Rustyak

    07/09/2014 at 7:03 am

    Pick an OS – any OS – and with each successive version upgrade, there will always be people with battery drain issues after the upgrade. Apple is not alone in this. I’ve gone thru a few of these incremental updates on my 5S and haven’t seen any change whatsoever in my battery.

  7. TheTruthSquad

    07/09/2014 at 7:52 am

    Why do this non-sense? Just buy a Samsung phone and change the battery when necessary. Problem solved.

  8. sonyxperiaz2

    07/09/2014 at 12:59 pm

    That’s why I gave up on crapple heck ios 8 bugs?? Haven’t fixed ios 7 yet??? That’s apple for Ya now a bigger iPhone?? Along with more bugs and all you fanboys want a bigger screen well guess what your in for it!! Apple is out for profit not the buyer!!! Android has issues too but I had iPhone 4,4s,5s same Ole junk and all the limitations go android and battery life is OK not great but you can do a lot more better camera more memory added like SD cards I’m on 32 gb plus a 128 gb SD card and 3 gb ram speed iPhone 6 is rumored to be still 1 gb ram that’s why iPhone lag!! All for looks great job there Tim crook oh cook L.M.A.O!! And all the geek lines and waits to get it L.M.A.O.

  9. sonyxperiaz2

    07/09/2014 at 1:08 pm

    Oh one more thing water resistant phones too apple don’t have that!! The list can go on that apple lags on

  10. Allan

    09/22/2014 at 1:37 am

    Your 5 steps to improve IOS 7 battery life issues by doing a complete reset just fixed my iOS 8 issues with my iPhone 5. I’m referring to sluggish Wi-Fi connections after updating to iOS 8…. Somehow get the word out… I’ve told 2 or 3 other people and they all told me it fixed sluggish Wi-Fi

  11. Lamp2698

    09/23/2014 at 3:42 pm

    Tim Cook
    Is a idiot.
    Knows nothing.
    Step down.

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