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TempusThales Level 2 Level 2 (165 points)

Apple has acknowledged the issue and have released a beta of 5.0.1 to the devlopers that includes fixes for the battery issue.  Read this article. 

 

www.macrumors.com/2011/11/02/apple-confirms-battery-life-issues-with-iphone-4s-s oftware-update-coming/

 

iOS 5.0.1 beta contains improvements and other bug fixes including:

- Fixes bugs affecting battery life

- Adds Multitasking Gestures for original iPad

- Resolves bugs with Documents in the Cloud

- Improves voice recognition for Australian users using dictation

- Contains security improvements


iOS 5.0.1 beta introduces a new way for developers to specify files that should remain on device, even in low storage situations.


iPhone 4S, iOS 5
  • 1. Re: iOS 5.01 fixes battery issues
    appleeddies Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yesterday I upgraded to 5.0.1 and now battery life is SIGNIFICANTLY WORSE. Yesterday 20 min of web surfing took it down 1%.  This morning, after the upgrade last night, 20 min of surfing took it down 10%.  That's 10 times worse!

     

    Please help!  How do I go back to 5.0.0?

  • 2. Re: iOS 5.01 fixes battery issues
    frkytoy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have the same troubles... My battery life prior to iOS5.0.1 was ok but since the update my phone goes to 98% withing 10 mins and an hour later with about 10 text messages, i'm at 92%!!! Someone please help! I had the iPhone 4 and had no battery troubles so my set up is exactly the same. I need to get back to iOS5.0 if possible!

  • 3. Re: iOS 5.01 fixes battery issues
    Smitty97007 Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)

    Well there's a thorough and accurate test if ever there was one.    Have you checked which apps are running in the background?  Have you made sure your Locations Services settings make sense?

  • 4. Re: iOS 5.01 fixes battery issues
    gerpet Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    is there any way to go back to IOS5.0.0??!!!

  • 5. Re: iOS 5.01 fixes battery issues
    appleeddies Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes, to my knowledge all settings on my phone were identical before and after update. Nothing new was installed or used.  All notifications are the same and all location settings are the same.  I've restarted and have done a hard reset. Nothing seems to help.  This thing is now leaking like a sieve.

     

    Please don't blame the customer.  By the number and rate of posting there is clearly an issue with 5.0.1. Personally, I'd highly recommend that anyone who has acceptable battery life not upgrade.   I'm extremely dissapointed with Apple.  The #1 goal of an upgrade should be to not make things worse.

  • 6. Re: iOS 5.01 fixes battery issues
    Smitty97007 Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)

    I'm not blaming anyone - all of you are, though.  And this site only shows a very miniscule percentage of iPhone owners overall.  I'm just saying my battery life is outstanding after the update.  So clearly it's not ALL on the phone/software.  You are so funny with all your ranting.  I'm pretty sure Apple's goal was to make things worse...

  • 7. Re: iOS 5.01 fixes battery issues
    KWHiggins Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    My battery life seems to be worse with 5.0.1 as well.  No scientific testing, I have the same settings as before the update, with the same apps running in the background as I always do.  I've been off the charger for just over 2 hours, sent about 10 text messages, checked mail 3 times briefly, and I'm down to 92%.  I believe there may be a bug or two to be caught in a future update. 

  • 8. Re: iOS 5.01 fixes battery issues
    dianewms Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have an iPhone 4 and I wish I'd never "upgraded" to iOS 5.0. The battery drains at the rate of 1% per MINUTE! I got the 5.0.1 patch last night and SAME THING! What good is it to have a phone where the battery drains at 1% every few minutes? Prior to the 5.0.1 upgrade, the phone completely froze on me. No buttons worked. Couldn't even turn it off. Put it in my purse and checked it 20 mintues later where it was in sleep mode, but drained by 15% more. I only have emal running and maybe one other app. What do I do?

  • 9. Re: iOS 5.01 fixes battery issues
    graham025 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    lol this thread

  • 10. Re: iOS 5.01 fixes battery issues
    dwayner Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Not funny if it was your phone.

     

    There are issues with 4s and 5.01.  

     

    I wish I didn't upgrade to 5.01.   I was content with 5.0. 

     

    My wife's  1 year old iPhone 4 iOS 5.0 with tons of features turned on is way better than my 4s ios5.01 with 95% features off. 

  • 11. Re: iOS 5.01 fixes battery issues
    Howard Hanchett Level 2 Level 2 (470 points)

    I'm sorry guys that the update did not fix your battery issues.  I can only relate to you my experience.  My iPhone 4S replaced a Motorola Droid, 1st generation.  My place of work does not allow employees to have cell phones. At the end of the day, my Droid still had about 90% charge while sitting in my car.  The iPhone 4S was another story.  Same period of time unused sitting in my car was between 65% to 70%.  The amount of charge left seem to have something to do with the number of emails I receieved through out the day.  The more emails, the lower the amount of charge left.  Today, when I got in my car to check see if there was any difference after the 5.01 update I was very surprised.  The reading was 93% with three emails.  The update seemed to work for me.  At least for the time being.  I do hope that this battery issue gets fixed to everyone's liking soon.  As an aside, I do not see any difference in the battery performance in my iPad 2 since the update.  The battery was just OK before, nothing like the 10 hours Apple claimed.  It seems to discharge at about the same rate.

  • 12. Re: iOS 5.01 fixes battery issues
    abu hafiz Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    The IOS 5.01 is not doing any good to my battery..it drains faster than usual and now whenever i am typing on safRi, it lags. This is annoying when you are typing quite fast. I hope that such problems will be fixed sooner rather than later like what apple is known for doing.."taking your own sweet time". This is my first ever ios update since i recently switched from a bb to the iphone 4s..very disappointing.

  • 13. Re: iOS 5.01 fixes battery issues
    maurofromcampobasso Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yesterday I upgraded to 5.0.1 and after completely recharged, battery life is LONGER. From 7:30 a.m. of this morning till now (10:30 a.m.), 3 app download, mail, localization and wifi activated, and 10 min of web surfing took it down only 4%!  Before upgrade, the same time an using, took it down 12-15%!  I'm satisfacted!


  • 14. Re: iOS 5.01 fixes battery issues
    byographic Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    it has made worse for me it was doing well with iOS 5.0 than i've upgraded because the latest software should be the best one and suddenly i have all the battery issues that many where complaining about

     

     

    any idea?

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