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  • 2,490. Re: iPhone 4s Battery Life?
    cameranerd74 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Not to sound like a broken record... but I too am experiencing this. My battery drains very quickly, even when the phone is idle. I have several friends with iPhone 4 (non-S) models and they all rave about the battery life. Right now I am kind of frustrated.

  • 2,491. Re: iPhone 4s Battery Life?
    dot-Mac Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I turned off LOCATION SERVICES and DELETED my iCloud account.  Battery life is perfect. 

    Going to turn iCloud back on and see if it drops.

  • 2,492. Re: iPhone 4s Battery Life?
    hellosatya Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    "It's safe to say Apple is already aware of the problem"


    How  do you know ?


    I think users in this forum just asking for acknoledgement from Apple. They just need to come and acknoledge the problem idicate they are working for a fix.


    I recently went to Apple store, and they said, they dont have any such complaints, and they dont know any such issue. And they simplely replaced my phone.


    It is safe to say, after replacement, my battery  is way better... got almost 3 to 4 time boost with same apps and settings.


    You just need to come out of the box of thinking just a software problem. iPhone4 users also upgraded to iOS5 but I'm not hearing any such issue on this scale from iPhone 4 users.


    So you need to think this might a h/w or s/w problem and expect apple to acknolege the issue.

  • 2,493. Re: iPhone 4s Battery Life?
    wqerwqerwqerwqer Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Tomorrow at 3PM Pacific time.

  • 2,494. Re: iPhone 4s Battery Life?
    mfrobbie2009 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    My iPhone 4S has poor battery life. Overnight i loose anywhere from 15 to 25 percent battery. I have done a restore and did it as a new phone and still have problems. My iPhone 4 had a better battery life.

  • 2,495. Re: iPhone 4s Battery Life?
    angus cooney Level 1 Level 1 (105 points)
  • 2,496. Re: iPhone 4s Battery Life?
    IPMem Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Apple is not going to come out and admit the problem. They just started running a whole new series of TV ads, and made the phone available in 22 more countries. Admitting this battery life issue would make worldwide news, just like "antenna-gate", slow sales, and affect their stock price. Not gonna happen.

  • 2,497. Re: iPhone 4s Battery Life?
    dom99 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have been watching this thread for a few days now since it was 72 pages. Got my iphone a week ago today and find the battery tends to last about 1.5 days so not too bad.


    My gripe is that it ALWAYS shows much more "usage" than I have actually been doing, for example used the phone for about an hour today, but it shows as being used for 4 hours and standby 10 hours.


    This isnt right because its only been off charge for 11 hours and not 14. I think there is something going on so that it thinks it is sleeping but also something is using it so its showing in use and in standby at the same time.


    Definitly a bug here with the software I hope they sort it out. This is my first experience of any sort of smartphone (had a samsung tocco lite) and even though I love the phone, I wish it lived up to the specs battery wise. I was very close to going for the samsung galaxy note but as my fiance had just got a 4S, I also ordered a 64GB 4S to use features like imessaging and facetime.


    We are considering what to do whether to return or not to return. I would like to see apple acknowledge this and within the next week come out with a fix. It must be simple and they must have known about it before release, its quite hard to miss!!!!!!!!!

  • 2,498. Re: iPhone 4s Battery Life?
    pmudditt Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
  • 2,499. Re: iPhone 4s Battery Life?
    dot-Mac Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Even if Apple releases a fix, has the constant discharging/recharging of the battery damaged it permanently?  Lithium batteries aren't forever.

  • 2,500. Re: iPhone 4s Battery Life?
    stellamaris5 Level 1 Level 1 (90 points)

    What? Where? Link please. Thank you.

  • 2,501. Re: iPhone 4s Battery Life?
    RockPainTrain Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Alright it seemed like maybe my battery was dying a little quicker than I had expected so I read through this thread and applied some of the fixes. I refused to turn off anything I actually wanted to use as that's a big part of why I got this phone. So what I did was, Turn off the following,


    Under Location;


    Diagnostics & Usage

    Location Bases iAds

    Time Zone Settings



    Under Restrictions;




    Under Notifications and Calendar;


    Notification Center Off


    Other than that I have all Locations on, my brightness set at ~70% with Auto Brightness off. I have Exchange email with push on sync with my gmail and iCloud for everything else (Contacts, Reminders, Calendar, Notes, etc). What I did was 2 Full Cycle Charges the past 2 nights with the Battery Doctor Pro app and that seemed to help quite a bit. After doing the full cycle charge last night I turned my phone off, and back on. After sitting all night and using it like normal today (a combination of wifi browsing, music, 3G browsing, texting and using Siri here are my stats. Hope this helps some!



  • 2,502. Re: iPhone 4s Battery Life?
    MikeD1017 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have been watching my location services closely since reading your post and I am noticing the traffic location will go active for long periods of time for no reason. I have not used maps or any GPS apps and yet the traffic location is active right now, perhaps this is related to the same bug? I'm going to try turni g this off as well and see if it helps my battery life.

  • 2,503. Re: iPhone 4s Battery Life?
    tt92618 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    How  do you know ?


    I know because people in this forum have reported Apple engineers reaching out to them in order to collect more information.

  • 2,504. Re: iPhone 4s Battery Life?
    wqerwqerwqerwqer Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    More exclamation points don't help. 


    I seriously doubt they knew about the issue ahead of time.  Anyone who works as a professional with software will tell you that you can alpha and beta test, field test, QA test, etc as much as you possibly can, but you won't find all the bugs until you ship.  If your assertion that Apple knew about this was true, then you are suggesting that they released it like this knowing about the bad press they would get, and knowing about the call center overload they would experience.  History does not suggest that companies do such things and I don't think this is an exception. 


    Microsoft, Apple, Google, Sage, etc, etc all release software occationally that has issues that only appear after release.  Apple isn't going to have a public discussion about this.  They are aware of it, and when they have a fix they will release it as an update via iTunes.  That's how it's worked since 2007. 


    I understand that having an issue like this is frustrating - I didn't like it when my phone died on Saturday night.  But I turned off the offending services, charged my phone and got on with life.  I'm not going to spend time driving to the Apple store to return the phone or exchange it, because that would be cutting off my nose to spite my face.  Not productive. And honestly if my choice is living with semi-crippled location services for a few days, or living with an Android phone for two years, I'm sticking with iOS - that's a no-brainer.  I'm confident that this issue will be resolved within the next few days, just like I'm confident that when they release OS X 10.8 and iOS 6 there will be issues.  When Microsoft ships Windows 8 there will probably be issues too.  That's just the nature of complex software.