Apart from the buggy Maps app, many iPhone 5 users also have encountered some other problems with their devices, especially after updating the device software to iOS 6.1. What we are going to tackle in this page are what users complain about the most.
1. PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: Excessive Battery Drain and Overheating Issue
If you are one of those having the same problem with iPhone 5 battery life draining fast, you may try any of the following workarounds listed below:
a. Switch email settings to manual instead of automatic fetch.
Apple Mail and Microsoft Exchange are causing the problem?
It then turns out that iOS 6.1 update is throwing up some twisted meetings that cause the device to get into a sync loop. When this happens, excessive transaction log growth on Exchange mailbox servers will emerge. Transaction log drives as well as Exchange performance issues are thought to cause the device to run out of disk space. This is likely the basis of Apple support for regarding excessive battery drain on its iPhone 5 as an isolated problem.
b. DO a hard reset on the device.
Other available workarounds that would help save battery life on iPhone 5:a. Adjust/reduce default brightness settings. To do this, go to the Settings menu, then select Brightness & Wallpaper option to adjust brightness settings.
b. Turn off Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and Do Not Disturb services when not in use.
c. Turn the LTE service OFF if 4G LTE service is not available. To do so, go to the Settings menu and select General. Locate and select Cellular option from General menu items and then set the ENABLE LTE option to OFF.
d. Turn off unnecessary Notifications like Mail, Game center, Passbook, Photos, Stock widget, Weather widget, and Reminders.
e. Turn off Location Service if not in use
In some cases, other iPhone 5 users having excessive battery drain issue suggest to do a reset on the network settings as it also helps in saving battery life on their devices. To reset network settings on iPhone 5, go to Settings->General->Reset-> and then select REST NETWORK SETTINGS.
If all the aforesaid workarounds won’t do any good to your case, then perhaps the best thing to do is to wait until Apple releases the next software fix patch.
More iPhone 5 problems with possible solutions and workarounds will soon be posted on this site, so better stay tuned.