Currently Being ModeratedNov 11, 2011 5:54 PM (in response to davidch)
One other note. After the phone reboot just go through the default setup ( i.e lang, wifi, Siri, etc) and choose "setting up new phone". Don't restore. That will just reinstall potential corrupt settings. Your apps and data will still be there as before. Really hope this helps some folks. My personal 4S is sitting @58% after 14hrs and moderate use.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 11, 2011 7:14 PM (in response to davidch)
System settings are the following
mail: push for iCloud, hourly on imap account
iCloud: mail, reminders
notifications: phone, messages, reminders, calendar, cnbc, mail, twitter, find friends
location: maps, siri, weather
sytem services: all on but location based iAd and setting time zone turned off
Currently Being ModeratedNov 12, 2011 6:35 AM (in response to davidch)
day 2 ... stil seeing very good performance. i charge overnight and after two hrs of mostly standby and one quick phone call this morning, the battery is still holding 99% charge. the only other recommendation, i have for folks still having issues in addition to the steps above, is to do a full discharge of battery after the 5.0.1 update is installed. i did this once shortly after i received the phone, but did not need to after the update. however, i have seen on some other forums that this resolved the issue after the update.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 12, 2011 7:42 AM (in response to davidch)
Cool, i read on other blogs to "restore as new phone as well" im in the process of letting it drain completely then full charge. I will add "restore as new phone" into the full charge
thanks for the updates
Currently Being ModeratedNov 12, 2011 9:41 AM (in response to freddymk5)
you don't really need to completely restore as new phone, but reset all settings in my experience and do a full drain and recharge. it is located settings -> reset -> reset all settings. this clears all the basic settings (i.e. wallpaper network, etc) back to default, but still keeps all of your apps, email and data as they were. when it reboots though choose "setup as new phone" after you go throught the basic questions (i.e. lang, location, siri ) setup. your apps, data will still be there as before.
still midway through my second day (east coast) and after nearly 5 hrs of standby and 30 minutes of data usage, battery is at 93%.
ps: does the mk5 refer to a golf... i have a mk6 tdi
Currently Being ModeratedNov 12, 2011 9:42 AM (in response to davidch)
I did the very same thing and my battery is GREAT! Getting same results as you are.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 12, 2011 10:21 AM (in response to mauijiminar)
aloha and great to hear this worked for you. i am very pleased so far after a day and half.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 12, 2011 12:48 PM (in response to davidch)
ok cool, doing it now.......yep MK5 (MKV) is my lady. MK6?, how is it?
im kicking around the idea of maybe trading in for the Golf R
Currently Being ModeratedNov 12, 2011 1:04 PM (in response to davidch)
Thanks Davidch...I'm doing a reset. BTW....I noticed my calendar is not syncing anymore! ARGH. I had called apple about this and spent 5 hours on the phone with the high level tech guy. he had manually fixed something on my computer so it would work and thanked me for identifiying a bug. Now that I've updated to IOS5.1 (or whatever number it is), it's not syncing anymore. UGH!
Currently Being ModeratedNov 12, 2011 1:47 PM (in response to davidch)
Nope. This thread got my hopes up and just wasted more time.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 12, 2011 3:18 PM (in response to xclo)
sorry to hear that. you are the first out of 7 that i have helped that were having the standby drain that did not work using this specific process to fix. i would suggest trying the reset-all again and be sure to drain the batter completely and do a full recharge. if that does not work, i would suggest taking it into apple store for review.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 12, 2011 3:22 PM (in response to davidch)
Oh, well I still have to drain the battery and do the full recharge.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 12, 2011 3:30 PM (in response to davidch)
update end of day 2
my personal iPhone 4S has held a 71% charge after 10.5 hours of standby and and 2hrs of data usage. it has definitely appeared to have fixed the problem for me. another one of the users that i help do the same process early yesterday, has also confirmed similar performance for day 2. they are down around 65% but had another half hour of data usage over me... so very similar overall. it now seems to outperform both of my previous iPhones at the point (Original, 3GS) when they were new.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 12, 2011 3:26 PM (in response to xclo)
Try turning off location. I only turn it on when I need it and my battery life is good now.