Apple recently rolled out the iOS 6.0.2 update for the iPhone 5 and iPad mini to fix Wi-Fi issue. There have been a number of complaints related to malfunctioning Wi-Fi connections on both the iPad and the iPhone, specifically when WPA2 protocol was in use. The bug causing Wi-Fi connectivity symbol becomes grey and makes it impossible for users to connect to their home networks. So, it was reported that the iOS 6.0.2 update could be a welcome update for many users.
It is good that the Wi-Fi issue is now fixed with the update, but there is another adverse effect of the update – draining battery too fast! Many tweeters have reported this issue.According to a detailed post at TidBITs the update is draining battery life quicker than usual. It is reported that the issue may be related to the updated devices now working harder to scan for Wi-Fi access points.
The TidBits author Adam C Engst wrote “I started the day with a full charge. However, 90 minutes later, at 2 PM, I was down to 55 percent – an 18 percent drop – without having used the iPhone at all. Another 90 minutes later, at 3:30 PM, I lost another 12 points to drop to 43 percent, and as I write this at 5:30 PM, I’m down to 28 percent, a 15-percent drop in two hours.”
For now, no word from Apple regarding this issue has been out. We hope they release a fix soon or release the new update iOS 6.1 as a whole and squash the whole battery issue.