In an earlier post we reported on some of the issues following iOS 4.3 upgrade that people were running into; with one of them being battery life being reduced. Now reports are indicating that you should be able to get battery life back to normal simply by switching off Ping on your iOS device.
iOS 4.3 brought us some new and improved features, including home sharing for iOS devices and personal hotspot for iPhone 4, but both iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad owners have experienced battery life issues as well following the upgrade. Now it looks like one of the main culprits for the drain on battery life is Ping; the social music network that Apple launched back in fall 2010 where you can share with friends what music you like and follow artists you like.
Now, to get your battery life back, switching off Ping should be a good start. Here is a quick guide to turning it off.
Turning off Ping on iOS 4.3 devices
Turning off Ping is a simple thing to do and should hopefully restore your battery life back to pre-iOS 4.3 upgrade.
Go to ‘Settings’ –> ‘General’ –> ‘Restrictions’ –> if you don’t have any restrictions in place already, tap on ‘Enable restrictions’ which prompts you to create a 4 digit passcode for future use when accessing restrictions –> Disable Ping by tapping on the the switch.
Your battery life should hopefully now be back to normal again, although you will have lost access to the music social network Ping on your iOS device.
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