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Battery runs out very quicky in iOS 4.0.1

3237 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Aug 24, 2010 8:24 PM by stockli RSS
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Aug 24, 2010 2:13 PM
Hello dear supporters.

i'm new here (thats my first messege :)) but i do know a thing or 2 about using the iphone.
(i support all day long in an israeli support forum.)

But I do have a problem:
I've updated to iOS 4.0.1 and since then, the battery runs out so quickly, even in stand by mode i lose about 20% in 3-4 hours.
when i serf on safari and app store, wifi or 3G, i lose like 15% in 30-60 minutes or so.
the same thing when i talk on the phone, listen to music, play games etc.

i've talked to some other guys, they were on 4.0.1 and they downgraded to 4.0 but they still have the same battery problems just like i have. the same problems.

in the other hand, guys who are on 4.0 and didn't update, don't suffer from any battery problems what so ever...

my question is this:
is there any problem in 4.0.1 that leaves a "mark" on the iphone that makes the battery get a little bit hot and run out quickly?

is there any good solution?

iphone 3GS's, some are jailbroken and some are not...

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mac + win XP, iOS 4, iphone 3GS, some are jailbroken and some are not...
  • !phonetrobles Calculating status...
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    Aug 24, 2010 4:27 PM (in response to mr-anderson)
    There is no "BUG". When I went to the Apple store, the tech there told me that "yes" the battery will run out faster with the OS 4.0 because its a larger program to run on a smaller processor. He also did say that eventually people will want all the new 4.0 features and upgrade to an I4. Really????!!!!
    I've been so upset with the whole upgrade that I hate my phone now!
    Hope this helps!
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.4), Iphone 3GS
  • Pony tail Calculating status...
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    Aug 24, 2010 4:44 PM (in response to !phonetrobles)
    I recently updated to iso 4.0.2 on my 3GS and the battery life has only been one of a multitude of problems! And we might want an i4 if they could even build that right the first time. The i4 is a kick *** phone unless you have to hold it to use it! Leave it to someone with money to intentionally make there own tech into crap so you will hopefully buy their new crap! Thanks Bill. Keep up the great work ya tool!
    Dell laptop
  • stockli Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 24, 2010 8:24 PM (in response to mr-anderson)
    Alas, I am having the same standby-battery-loss issues. I leave my phone at home during the day while I'm at work. 8 hours later, I come home and my battery is down to 90%. I didn't use the phone all day and it was charged full the night before.

    I saw another post on the internet stating that the person believes it is the always-on wifi that was added in ios4. So far, it seems plausible.

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    beastmaster 3000, Windows XP, look out, this thing's powerful

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