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5.0.1 update--even worse battery life

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  • climber01 Calculating status...
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    Dec 13, 2011 5:11 AM (in response to michaelfromgibsonia)

    I'm new to the forom but having the same issues.  I'm also having the "searching" for signal issue.  I switched from blackberry to iphone about 5 months ago and I was living in dreamland until 5.0.1 release.  The day of the "upgrade" i started having issues with the phone and now on my second iphone.  Immediately upon activating this "new" phone, I started having the same identical issues.  It's obviously a software issue. 

     

    I have called apple support twice and neither times they acknowledged their software is the problem.  ATT business support is more open and honest- they informed me they are getting on average 15 calls per day per technician about the iphone issues!!!!  Shame on you apple management for playing ignorant.  You just lost another customer as I'm done with you, your ipods, macs, and ipads.  We have many apple products but I will not buy another one in the future.

  • xenocea1 Calculating status...
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    Dec 13, 2011 6:20 AM (in response to michaelfromgibsonia)

    michaelfromgibsonia wrote:

     

    I have been critical of Apple on this thread on several occassions.  While I am certainly not excusing all of their behavior to date I do want to address the timing of the release.  If Apple woke up a realized that it's culture and leadership are the root cause of a problem that led to inadequate testing and this issue then taking the time to get this right and fix those root causes is the right thing to do.  Said a different way, especially after releasing a "fix" that made things worse for many, it is prudent to take the time to get this right.  Again that does not excuse all past sins and the lack of communicaion now. 

     

     

    Agreed, but the question remains is are there even doing anything about it?

     

    With two beta of  5.1 already been released, and yet there is still no mention or an update in regards to the battery issue.

  • EdiMC Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 13, 2011 6:31 AM (in response to xenocea1)

    Hey guys!

    Same problem here (Portugal).

    Put the iPhone to charge yesterday. Unplugged it at 2.30AM (100%) and went to sleep.

    Woke up at 11h, surprise, surprise: it drained 29%!! This is not normal! It cannot be!!

    At 5AM I woke up and took a peek at the clock - 97%, "This is great!", I thought... At 11 - 71%...

    With NO USE, ALL apps off (not one in the background, I always check by double clicking the Home Button), 3G off, Wi-fi off, push off, fecth mail off, diagnosis off, Siri off, Location Services off, everything you can imagine: OFF!! ****, It makes me wonder why on earth I want an iPhone for???! God forbid playing a game or watch a movie!!

     

    Just a terrible disapointment and it's better than it was, so you can see that it was REALLY bad!

    Already did restore's in DFU mode, not in DFU mode, reset network conection, reset data, bla bla bla, bla bla bla...tried this to:https://discussions.apple.com/message/16970221#16970221)

    No success...

     

    I can't understand what's going on because, it's 14:15PM and  The battery is at: 66%, which means a loss of 5% in 3 hours...everything off, no calls or text messages, pretty much the same as during the night...so why this inconsistant behaviour??!! I don't get it...I just don't!!

  • iNerd iAm iSebastian Calculating status...
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    Dec 13, 2011 6:33 AM (in response to Morbo42)

    The A5 procceser uses more power on the 4S and that makes the average battery on standby 200 houers and the 4 300 houers

  • TEfromboron Calculating status...
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    Dec 13, 2011 7:29 AM (in response to iNerd iAm iSebastian)

    The problem with the statements of 200 hours standby is that none of us are getting anywhere near that. I restored the phone as new and loaded no apps, per Apple Supports request and got barely 10 hours of battery with the phone sitting unused on a table.

  • Davepj10 Calculating status...
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    Dec 13, 2011 8:33 AM (in response to iNerd iAm iSebastian)

    Dear Apple and random dude in south Africa.

    If you told me that iOS 5.0.1 changed my iphone 4 into an iphone 3G I'd believe you.

     

    I have an iphone 4... Not a 4S. So the A5 processor theory doesn't mean anything to me.

     

    It is 100% clear.  With iOS 5.0 on my iphone 4 battery was perfect.  With iOS 5.0.1 on my iphone 4 battery is crap. Period.

     

    And I repeat. I have an iphone 4. Iphone 4, not 4S. An iphone 4 without the A5 so you can't use that "it requires more power" theory.

     

    iOS 5.0.1 has caused the following:

    Battery drain issue, 2-3% every 10 minutes of use - prior: incredible battery life.

    Performance issues with Camera, opening the actual app, taking pictures, saving the picture. Take about 5 seconds to be able to take a 2nd picture - prior: opened fast. Quick picture taking. 3 pictures in 5 seconds.

    Performance issues with Safari.  The phone is rubbing slow. Web pages load slowly.

    Performance issues making calls. Suddenly there is a 10 plus  second delay in dialing. Sometimes it doesn't do anything and I have to end call and try again. Prior: not an issue.

    Performance issues all around. Typing slow/delays. Opening apps. Writing emails.

     

    In bares repeating...If you told me that iOS 5.0.1 changed my iphone 4 into an iphone 3G I'd believe you, plain and simple.

     

    I lost 4% battery life, went from 100% to 96% writing this in the past 8 minutes.  So stupid. So ridiculous. Ive been patient for a month now, constantly charging my phone. I gave you a month to fix it. You haven't even acknowledged us.

     

    #iOS5.0.1killedmyiphone4

     

    #iOS5.0.1turnedmyiphone4intoaniphone3g

  • TEfromboron Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Dec 13, 2011 8:41 AM (in response to Davepj10)

    Actually Davepj10, I got better battery life on my three year old iPhone 3G than I get on my new 4S with iOS 5.0.1

  • Beauknowz Calculating status...
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    Dec 13, 2011 8:46 AM (in response to Davepj10)

    You hit the nail on the head Davepj10... I have exactly all the same issues you describe and I am also running the iPhone 4G. Ever since that update... Everything is slowed down and of course the battery issue too. The A5 chip theory holds no weight. I think many more people then apple realizes are experiencing issues but are not reporting them... Maybe they don't realize they have issues. Some friends of mine work in offices keeping their phones plugged in all the time so they dont notice the battery issues.

  • Casual Man Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 13, 2011 9:49 AM (in response to art_in_motion)

    Agreed with and same experiences as Davepj10. All the same issues here, and I have an iPhone 4.

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    Dec 13, 2011 10:43 AM (in response to art_in_motion)

    Come on Apple, staying silent on this is a real class act! You've got to at least put out a notification about an expected update, something of some sort that assures me of a fix. Like the other users out here, I've tried out everything possible under the sun and I can't go without my phone needing a charge every 6 hours. And I'm just using it for emails and brief phone calls. This is the first time ever I purchased an Apple product, and I am really confused about what the hype was all about, given the way you're handling the situation.

  • Limegrntaln Level 1 Level 1 (60 points)
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    Dec 13, 2011 10:55 AM (in response to sid_cali)

    Sid, they have done both of what you're requesting. Just because the notification hasn't come straight to your phone, doesn't mean they haven't acknowledged a problem. They have. And they just released beta 2 of the new software due out soon.

  • sid_cali Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 13, 2011 11:04 AM (in response to art_in_motion)

    Well to what you're saying, I like to say and believe those things too and i have been patiently waiting all this while. But I am facing a severe battery drain problem and it was just too much frustration with the device that i paid souch for, to keep in. So I had to say what I felt. Sorry if it went against some Apple fans here.

  • Jameson! Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)
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    Dec 13, 2011 11:23 AM (in response to sid_cali)

    Apple is sticking right to the strategy they have always followed with product issues.   We can whine and complain all we want, but they won't announce a thing.   Not a chance........

    sid_cali wrote:

     

    Come on Apple, staying silent on this is a real class act! You've got to at least put out a notification about an expected update, something of some sort that assures me of a fix. Like the other users out here, I've tried out everything possible under the sun and I can't go without my phone needing a charge every 6 hours. And I'm just using it for emails and brief phone calls. This is the first time ever I purchased an Apple product, and I am really confused about what the hype was all about, given the way you're handling the situation.

  • Limegrntaln Level 1 Level 1 (60 points)
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    Dec 13, 2011 11:23 AM (in response to sid_cali)

    Not so much a fan, just saying that I'm case you didn't know, or hadn't heard, it's been addressed. Some of the problem is apps aren't compatible with iOS 5 yet. Those always take a while. But the second beta just came out. They need time to test it before they release a mistake. There are 200,000,000 iOS devices out there. And tossing something out untested doesn't make sense either.

  • tednovak Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 13, 2011 11:30 AM (in response to Limegrntaln)

    They have?  I just did a search on Apple's media site and also did a Google search.  No mention whatsoever about any notification of any update or fix.  Not even an acknowledgement by Apple that there is an issue as being described throughout these 1,212 posts and 75,207 views (so far).  Is there a magical communication that I've missed?  If so, can you post a link to it?

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