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  • 8,850. Re: iPhone 4s Battery Life?
    rphunte42 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Sorry to disabuse you of this notion, but NOT ALL USERS HAVE BATTERY ISSUES!  Mine works just fine, and so do others, unless you believe that all the articles about the 4S written by various people over the world are just lies.  I have read several that actually brag on their battery life compared to earlier phones they owned.  ME for one.

    Does that mean no one has battery issues?  Certainly not.  Some have pretty obivous hardware issues, and others seem to have 'rogue tasks' running that sap the battery and run up the 'usage' figures beyond reason.  Others seem to have unreasonable expectations.  If you are in the first two categories, you certainly deserve a fix, whether hardware, or software.

    sucheta8184 wrote:

     

    We are ll having these issues with the battery on iPhone 4s..

    If this goes on to persist after we have done everything to save our battery life to pull least 8-12 hours..

     

    Apple should take a call and conside replacing all our phones..

    They are not cheap and the purpose of using the instrument for all purposes are not met..

    Just using it as a phone is not the reason we bought them..

     

    All the show of various things we could do is trully phenomenal..

    We bought them for that..

    But if the battery cant support this usage..

    It is a total let down...

     

    Its time for Apple to decide how they could go about making the right changes and decision..

    Coz clearly, most iPhone users are not very pleased with spending this much money for a lost cause...

  • 8,851. Re: iPhone 4s Battery Life?
    rphunte42 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    I can well imagine that if a user moves around on the fringe of usable 3G service, and his phone won't stay on 2G, but continues to search for a usable 3G signal, cranking up the transmitter all the time to reach a 3G tower, that forcing the phone to 2G would save appreciable battery power.

     

    Tamarillo wrote:

     

    I just saw some reviews in german, they mention the 2G-3G toggle and also a stabilization of the drain, but not a "dramatical" improvement.

  • 8,852. Re: iPhone 4s Battery Life?
    rphunte42 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    So, you have about 7 hours since full charge, and you have only used only 21% of the battery?  I hope you realize that most users would consider that really wonderful.  Projecting, you would need to recharge about 3PM tomorrow.  Surely once a day recharging isn't too much effort. 

    I'll file this one under 'unreasonable expectations'.

     

    AliAR wrote:

     

    I took out my iPhone 4S from the charger at about 8:20AM (my timing) and right now it is 3:40PM and I currently have 79%. I had 3 phone calls, one for 40 seconds, another for 59 seconds, and the third for 13 minutes, which results in a total of 14 minutes and 39 seconds call time. This is the only thing I did with my phone so I didn't open any apps and all apps are closed in the background. There is clearly a huge battery drainage problem with my iPhone and I tried about everything that says in this post.

  • 8,853. Re: iPhone 4s Battery Life?
    AliAR Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    @marc-man Do you still think I should replace my phone?

  • 8,854. Re: iPhone 4s Battery Life?
    rphunte42 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Thanks for dispelling some of the myths running around here.

     

    One additonal point of information.  Your iPhone is designed to make sure you can't deep discharge your battery, so it will shut down when it reaches a point about 20% above the deep discharge point.  Note this is the same point used to maximize life of the Toyota Prius battery pack.  The iPhone manual suggests the first full charge discharge (until the phone cuts off), cycle in order to calibrate the meter function.

  • 8,855. Re: iPhone 4s Battery Life?
    nilesh73 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Try this it workd for me

     

    i faced the same situation but after searching over internet i'v found the solution to fix my battery life.

    I hope this wil help you and every one who faces same battery drain issue
    solution:
    settings>general>date and time>set automatically>turned off. that's it.
    set manually your location.

     

    it solves the battery drain issue for me now i am 7hrs standby on 92% battery indicator.

     

    form this video i got the solution

    How to dramatically improve Iphone 4S Battery Life

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-Sc091sDbU&feature=related

  • 8,856. Re: iPhone 4s Battery Life?
    AliAR Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Before December 20th, I had 3-4% battery drainage on standby in 7 hours during my sleep. You think 20% is good compared to 3-4% for 7 hours overnight? I guess not. Still think my battery is "great"?

  • 8,857. Re: iPhone 4s Battery Life?
    marc-man Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)


    AliAR wrote:

     

    @marc-man Do you still think I should replace my phone?

     

     

    I'd agree with you that losing 20% battery while phone is in Standby for 7 hours is unreasonable and I don't think your expectations are too high but no point getting upset by other users comments :-)

     

    Have you tried a DFU restore yet? http://osxdaily.com/2010/06/24/iphone-dfu-mode-explained-and-how-to-enter-dfu-mo de-on-your-iphone/

     

    I would advise you try that and set-up as 'new phone' before persuing a replacement.

  • 8,858. Re: iPhone 4s Battery Life?
    rphunte42 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    You are rude, and your comments are not appreciated. 

    Perhaps something is now running that wasn't before.  I probably should even suggest anyting to help you since you don't want help.  Have fun.

     

    AliAR wrote:

     

    Before December 20th, I had 3-4% battery drainage on standby in 7 hours during my sleep. You think 20% is good compared to 3-4% for 7 hours overnight? I guess not. Still think my battery is "great"? You got to know more facts about users before you post. I suggest you keep your mouth shut and stop criticising people, ignorant a$$hole.

  • 8,859. Re: iPhone 4s Battery Life?
    AliAR Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Great. I will do the DFU restore once I am done with my mid-year exams and I will tell you how it goes. Thanks for being helpful. Greatly appreciate it.

  • 8,860. Re: iPhone 4s Battery Life?
    timmy880 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Battery life is just pathetic. Have turned off everything. Done everything that has been suggested on this thread and still stuggle to make it 7 hours without having to charge it again.

  • 8,861. Re: iPhone 4s Battery Life?
    enx23 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    @rphunte42

     

     

    rphunte42 wrote:

     

    You are rude, and your comments are not appreciated. 

     

    AliAR wrote:

     

    Before December 20th, I had 3-4% battery drainage on standby in 7 hours during my sleep. You think 20% is good compared to 3-4% for 7 hours overnight? I guess not. Still think my battery is "great"? You got to know more facts about users before you post. I suggest you keep your mouth shut and stop criticising people, ignorant a$$hole.

    rphunte42, I find your comments most of the time very unsensitive to the people's problems!

     

    Your comments basically blames most of the time the people and very very few times the iPhone 4S!!! You just assume that people who have problems with the battery of iPhone 4S do not know how to use a phone and what to expect from a phone!

     

    Again, rphunte42, this forum is not about how the people are using iPhone 4S!!!! This forum is about complains regarding the battery life of the iPhone 4S!!!! Here most of the people are comparing the battery life of:

    1) iPhone 4S versus iPhone 4,

    2) iPhone 4S versus iPhone 3GS,

    3) iPhone 4S versus whatever-phone-you-want.

     

    Rphunte42, this forum is not about telling to people who own an iPhone 4S that:

    1) they have unreasonable expectations, and

    2) their iPhone 4S has no battery life problem when they clearly state that they do have one, and

    3) they play games on their iPhone 4s until it dies!

     

     

    Are you RPHUNTE42 expecting or will you get any financial benefits or gifts from Apple in the future? (I have asked this question from you before but I got no answer)

  • 8,862. Re: iPhone 4s Battery Life?
    EdiMC Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    UPDATE:

    Well, would you look at that??!!

    After removing the SIM Card (now i basically have a heavier iPod touch standing there lol), the Waiting/Usage time are now correct and i'm seeing a good battery behaviour...

    Waiting time - 11hours;

    Usage time - 9 minutes;

    Still have 95%.

     

    Could it be the SIM??? It's a new one (already had 2 because of "No SIM/Invalid SIM" issue)...

    This shows that the battery itself is fine, and it's not the problem...

    Now, is it the SIM? Is it the phone (SIM tray, the SIM reader...or something like that)? Or is it just a compability issue, caused by a hardware problem, software problem, or both?

    The main problem is that this isn't easy to narrow down!

    But, at least, now i know for sure that the battery itself is ok!

    If you can, try it and see what happens...

     

    Best regards

  • 8,863. Re: iPhone 4s Battery Life?
    enx23 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    @EdiMC

     

    EdiMC wrote:

     

    UPDATE:

    Well, would you look at that??!!

    After removing the SIM Card (now i basically have a heavier iPod touch), the Waiting/Usage time are now correct and i'm seeing a good battery behaviour...

    Waiting time - 11hours;

    Usage time - 9 minutes;

    Still have 95%.

     

    Could it be the SIM??? It's a new one (already had 2 because of "No SIM/Invalid IM" issue)...

    This shows that the battery itself is fine, and it's not the problem...

    Now, is it the SIM? Is it the phone (SIM tray, the SIM reader...or something like that)? Or is it just a compability issue?

    The main problem is that this isn't easy to narrow down!

    But, ate least, now i know that the battery itself is ok!

    If you can, try it and see what happens...

     

    Best regards

    This shows also that the CPU of the iPhone 4S is not the one to blame for the battery life issue!!!

  • 8,864. Re: iPhone 4s Battery Life?
    turbn8r Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Battery Life...Just my Opinion... (but it works much better now!) Over these past 591 pages I have added a few posts concerning my experiences with the poor battery life problems. On one post I said the ""IR" sensor for Siri was always on even when Siri was off. I think that was a huge contributer to my battery drain. You can check yours with a basic digital camera held in front of the sensor. This lead me to take the phone back to Apple, got it replaced with another 4s which had IOS 5.0 installed. Probably an early iPhone release I suppose. Anyway, I'm not upgrading, no matter what, to IOS 5.0.1 or anything else until I start reading more positive results about battery concerns. I have done all the things mentioned as far as turning off functions etc. but nothing worked on my previous iPhone. This one appears to be working just fine. I think you all are wasting your time with all that you are trying with this phone and its current IOS. Getting aggravated with the phone and each other on here as well. It's just not worth it, is it?