Currently Being ModeratedOct 29, 2011 8:47 PM (in response to Bigmike015)
Have same problem. Very disappointing. Love the phone hate the battery life. I have no solution and I have tried many corrections. Just bought charger for my truck and drop the phone on when ever driving. Still looking for solution. Any help from apple would be great
Currently Being ModeratedOct 29, 2011 9:32 PM (in response to Bigmike015)
Ditto here in Switzerland. I have been an iPhone develoer for the part couple of years (starting with the 3G); I sincerely hope that there is a software fix for this. With my 4S I was pretty close to fully charged last night (20:30); getting up this morning at 6:30 (the time now) I am into the "red bar" zone. Apple, we hope you're listening...
Currently Being ModeratedOct 30, 2011 3:55 PM (in response to zjc455)
So I did a factory restore and with no apps loaded, no email, etc. the battery consumption seemed pretty. It dropped 2 percentage points over ~4 hours.
As soon as I enabled Exchange email push, fetching my Gmail, my apps, etc. the battery dropped about 10% in less than an hour and is back to what I would consider poor performance compared to an iPhone 4 with same usage patterns.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 30, 2011 6:38 PM (in response to Bigmike015)
The battery drain problem on my iPhone 4S was definitely related to Location Services. You'll want to make sure that you have the Location Services status bar icon enabled to help you determine at a glance if the service is hanging on your device. I've posted more details on my blog.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 1, 2011 11:00 AM (in response to powerguru)
Been there, tried that.
I've even reset my device brand new, no restore from cloud, no restore at all actually. No extra apps, No email/calendar reminder profiles, disabled location services (and all advanced location options also in case they somehow stayed on), Siri disabled, no wifi, no bluetooth, no auto diagnostics. I then fully charged to 100% (got stuck at 99% for almost two hours before finally ticking over to 100%)..I then put it in airplane mode and shut off the display panel. Six hours later it was at 71% remaining - a 29% drop doing as much of nothing as I could get it to do short of shutting off.
Bottom line, what ever the problem is, it's core to the device. My iPad2 with IOS5 does not exhibit this behavior.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 1, 2011 11:43 AM (in response to Bigmike015)
I have everything shut off (except power to the phone) and not checking or receiving anything and it drops at least 10% per hour. If I turn wireless or something on the battery is worthless.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 1, 2011 1:14 PM (in response to Bigmike015)
I am losing approximately 12-15% of my battery per hour and am having to recharge it my mid-afternoon in case I need it for my train ride home in the evenings. This is using it for no phone calls but for texting.
I've turned off the location services selection which has been suggested but am still losing my battery.
HELP! At this point, the phone is requiring charging during the day with little to no useage so I'm afraid to make calls with it unless I know I'll be able to charge it later.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 1, 2011 1:43 PM (in response to Bigmike015)
No question its the software. I recently downloaded the OS5 to my iPhone4 and the battery life was cut by a 3rd without changing one setting. Just got the new 4s and same battery life.
I expect a software fix within the next 2 updates. Not a big deal.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 1, 2011 3:13 PM (in response to Bigmike015)
THE FIX FOR BATTERY PROBLEM
This what you have to do.
1) Deleted all email accounts and then turn off phone and back on add one by one mail accounts. Make sure every thing is deleted.
2) Then go to SETTINGS/GENERAL/RESET and press REST ALL SETTINGS
3) Then go to SETTING/LOCATION SERVICE go all way down to SYSTEM SERVICES and turn of SETTING TIME ZONE
4) Final drain iphone battery to 0% and let it get a full charge. Let it fully charge and don't stop it or you have top start all over.
Then you shoukd have a good battery. I'm doing 7 hours of used which is what Apple say the iPHone should do.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 1, 2011 3:41 PM (in response to Bigmike015)
Turn off the wifi when you're not using it...also adjust the location service settings, keep it REAL simple...
this is a software issue that APPLE, as usual, isn't addressing proactively and will come out and release a new version in a few weeks and brush it under the rug....
I've had the same issues and have to just keep the WiFi off when I'm not at home (so it's not constnatly looking for a signal, unsure), and not have the location services running in the background...defeats the purpose, I know, but just a quick fix until APPLE gets ther $hit together..
Currently Being ModeratedNov 1, 2011 4:40 PM (in response to Bigmike015)
I'm experiencing poor battery life as well, although I am somewhat of a heavy user I suppose.
A couple of examples:
Earlier today, around 1:30/2PM, I charged my 4S to 100% and at 7PM it was down to 70%. I only checked emails, used Safari briefly, and checked Twitter a couple times, all over 3G.
Just now I spent approximately 35 minutes on Safari (reading articles on 4S battery life) on my 4S and watched my percentage drop from 69% to 60%. I'm on my home WiFi network.
I just turned off the time zone setting and hope that will help a bit.
I would also like to see an official statement from Apple regarding battery drain.