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iPhone 4s Battery Life?

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  • JonGoldman Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Oct 16, 2011 5:32 PM (in response to cls24)

    I have to charge at least 1x a day mid-day; I'd be thrilled to only charge at night again.

  • senzism Calculating status...
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    Oct 16, 2011 5:53 PM (in response to Scarface.)

    I've also definitely noticed worst battery life on the 4S in comparisson to my 15 month old iPhone 4.

     

    In addition, it takes 2hrs straight to charge the 4S from 0-100%. My iPhone 4 used to take around 1hr to fully charge. Slightly disappointed about this.

  • edward from hawthorn Calculating status...
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    Oct 16, 2011 6:35 PM (in response to Scarface.)

    Experiencing the same problem.  What is the best solution? Cheers.

  • cls24 Level 2 Level 2 (400 points)
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    Oct 16, 2011 6:55 PM (in response to senzism)

    I found a lot of issues in settings, things turned on, fetch turned on,  too much in location services, turned PING off in settings, and more.  Also people have been saying there is an iCloud / MobileMe issue and to turn off each item individual, reset the phone, then turn them back on one by one.  Also seems in some of the emails sync of calendar and notes are turned on, so I turned them off as well. 

     

    Doing a full charge / top off with Battery Magic and will test again tomorrow.

  • thebossone Calculating status...
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    Oct 16, 2011 8:10 PM (in response to Scarface.)

    I'm relieved to see that so many other people are having major battery issues as well.  I lost 23% in about thirty minutes this morning -- using the regular NOTES app!  I wasn't surfing the web, playing games, or anything like that.  Just typing in the Notes app. 

  • laurafrompleasanton Calculating status...
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    Oct 16, 2011 8:19 PM (in response to Scarface.)
    • Talk time: Up to 8 hours on 3G, up to 14 hours on 2G (GSM)
    • Standby time: Up to 200 hours
    • Internet use: Up to 6 hours on 3G, up to 9 hours on Wi-Fi
    • Video playback: Up to 10 hours
    • Audio playback: Up to 40 hours
  • Iphone 5 lover Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Oct 17, 2011 12:58 AM (in response to Scarface.)

    Im having all the same problems as you guys, losing 3-5% every ten minutes on light usage so i rang apple and they have gotten me to restore it and do some tests and if it's still bad they're going to give me a new one

     

    --

    Legitimate name **** up...

    for now

  • rpitsnogle Calculating status...
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    Oct 17, 2011 7:31 AM (in response to Scarface.)

    I just found another thing that might be draining the battery... Diagnostics & Usage...

    It was set to Automatically Send(don;t remember if I agreed to that or it is the default) but the shocking part is if you look in the 'Diagnostic & Usage Data' you will find many, many sends per day...on mine, about 30 per day...

    I changed it to 'Don't Send' and will see if that helps...

  • I3arbie Calculating status...
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    Oct 17, 2011 7:47 AM (in response to Scarface.)

    I'm worried about my battery life as well... It was a huge investment for me to upgrade from the 3GS to the 4S and for example, I fully charged the battery overnight, woke up and took the phone off the charger to go to work at about 8:45 a.m. it's 10:40 a.m now, I have not used the phone at all and it's gone from 100% to 87% without using it... My 3GS battery life was even better than this.

     

    I read somewhere that the battery "comes to life" after a few drains and recharges. I sure hope that's right...

  • cls24 Level 2 Level 2 (400 points)
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    Oct 17, 2011 8:13 AM (in response to Scarface.)

    rpitsnogle is right, I also found under 'Diagnostic & Usage Data' about 300 sends to Apple in a 3-day period, so I also turned that off to see if it makes a difference.

  • richardfrombellingham Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 17, 2011 9:52 AM (in response to Scarface.)

    My battery is draining quicker than I expected as well.   I did hear that the Siri "Raise to speak" feature causes additional battery drainage as well due to monitoring the accelerometer.  This is unconfirmed but I'm going to try turning that of today for troubleshooting.

  • Barefootdoc Calculating status...
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    Oct 17, 2011 9:58 AM (in response to Scarface.)

    Same here....came visiting the forum here to see if anyone else was noticing significant battery issues.  Glad to hear I'm not the only one - looking forward to a solution.

     

    Cheers

  • JonGoldman Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Oct 17, 2011 10:00 AM (in response to Scarface.)

    I'm in the process of restoring and installing my apps/ringtones/music etc. from scratch to see if that makes a difference.  Real pain, but I figured I'd give it a shot.

  • tony934 Calculating status...
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    Oct 17, 2011 10:06 AM (in response to Scarface.)

    I seen a youtube video saying that you should "forget" your network settings and redo everything. Not sure if it actually works or not... I personally haven't had a battery problem. If anything, the battery life is 100x better than my 3gs.

     

    To "forget" your network:
    Settings --> General --> Reset --> Reset Network Settings

     

    Then you basically just re enter your wifi's password.

  • bwulfe Calculating status...
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    Oct 17, 2011 10:14 AM (in response to Scarface.)

    I'm also having SERIOUS issues with 4S Battery Life.  I'm fairly certain that it is not an iOS 5 related issue; since I am a developer and have run the Beta on an iPhone 4 for a couple of months.  I had some shortened battery life issues with the first few Beta Releases; but the last few (including Gold Master) on my iPhone 4 worked great and I noticed little if any problem with battery life. 

     

    I backed up the iPhone 4 and restored the 4S to that backup.  I also double checked all of my settings.  Normally (pre 4S) I could go most days without ever recharging the phone.  Today; with very light use, I am down to 77% with just 3 hours since turning it on.  I haven't made a single call, and have only checked a couple of web links & taken a few photos all day. 

     

    Outside of iPhone 4 vs 4S, the only real change I have made is upgrading to a 64 GB model.  I doubt that this is the root cause of the reduced Battery Life.  I can only guess that this is a 4S firmware related issue; or that a post beta addition to iOS 5 (Siri?) is sucking battery life dry.

     

    I've also noticed problems with the phone having difficulty remaining on wifi networks and forgetting network logins; despite instructing the OS to remember the network / password.

     

    Very odd / annoying problems that one would have hoped would have been worked out in advance.  (IF employees were leaving the ptototypes in bars again; you'd think that there wold have been enough of these in the wild to detect such a problem, prior to shipping.

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