IOS6 and battery drain + searching and inputting addresses into Apple Maps app

iOS & iPadOS
I've just upgraded to IOS6 and in general I am liking the fixes and small enhancements they've made to VoiceOver. I can finally use my phone without having to restart it every few mins due to VoiceOver crashing. Saying that, it doesn't sometimes read items in the news feed when I'm swiping through them using the facebook app. I have to swipe back again to get it to read the item. I have noticed though that my battery is draining more quickly on IOS6 than it did on IOS5. I have all the same settings. Has anyone else noticed this? Also, how do you search for and input an address you want to go to in the Apple Maps app? I also read somewhere that it is possible to launch Apple Maps by clicking on an address saved in your contacts or something similar but can't find that article again. Thanks



Submitted by Ken Downey on Thursday, December 27, 2012

The battery drainage in iOS6 is terrible. I have seen the phone go from 100% to 10% in twelve hours. I played audio through headphones during part of that time, but's that's about all. Now, even worse, my location tracker is on and is not shutting off, so the battery is going even faster. I won't say I'm mourning the loss of iOS5 anymore. There are just too many good things in iOS6. However, this battery issue is getting quite annoying.

Submitted by Isaac Hebert (not verified) on Thursday, December 27, 2012

okay so you were just using the headset right? did you ajust the brightness to 0 that has a big effect on battery life. then lock the phone when not using it. two much sleep wake dranes the battery. second turn off location services only use the m when needed. that save's battery ife.

Submitted by Isaac Hebert (not verified) on Tuesday, May 14, 2013

First let's start with the battery drane. First let's turn down the brightness since we don't probably need it go to setting brightness then move the slider down by swiping down to turn down the brightness also turn off audo brightness so you have more control. Next let's turn off the push mail since we are not using that at the moment. Go in to settings and then go to mail contacts and calendars and then choose the email account you want to turn off push mail for then wheir it says fech push double tap that thenset that to manual then turn off the push mail wheir it says push on double tap that and turn that off. Next depending on wheir you are if you are in you're home turn off 3G and that will save a lot of battery power right here.If you are outside you're home and traveling turn off the wifi I mean seriously on less you want you're battery draning very fast. Now let's talk about searching for addresses in maps to search for address you can look in you're contacts bydouble tapping the book mark button in mapsNext you can search for addresses by double tapping the search field in maps you can search by intersection, area, landmark, zipcode, business, like movies, restaurants stores, and muc much more. You can also use Siri to search for places and addresses in maps by holding down the home button then when you here the beep then say to siri directions to what ever location or place you are looking for and siri will find it for you.