Currently Being ModeratedJan 16, 2012 6:46 PM (in response to Digitaldeity)
I can't believe I'm the only one writing back. I have to admit, I did a factory reset on my phone after noticing the battery problem the forst day I had it. I now have my brightnes on high and 70% of location services on and my iPhone 4S battery lasts me about 16 hours of obsessive use.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 16, 2012 6:52 PM (in response to Digitaldeity)
first of thank you for the help.
I have some qustions though.
It is my first iPhone ever, so since the begining it was a brand new phone, right?
So how could that restore and resetup help me? I jus don't wanna loose anymore time doing restores, and resets. also, will I loose all the apps I've insalled already if I do that?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 16, 2012 7:57 PM (in response to reginap)
Honestly, my motto. If it's broke, fix it the right way the first time. Unless your a true geek, then tinker tinker tinker.. until a SOLUTION occurs/happens/or your inner Apple Genius kicks "on" I feel like I need to go recite the Torna Ra from South Park..
ACTUALLY I am wondering if Apple is holding back a update 5.0.2 due to the pending A5 jailbreak that's due to come out at any moment. It would be very "wise" in the game of Cat and Mouse with the jailbreak community to come out and say HEY, WE FIXED THE BATTERY now update and lose your jailbreak you've waited months and months for.. Check, Apple. Good move if that's the case...
But hey, fix your battery with my guide now. 5.0.2 (if it exists) can be ignored ^__^
UPDATE: I setup my little sisters BRAND NEW 3GS and used my broken backup from the cloud. Her battery on the 3GS is broken almost just as bad as the 4S if not worse.. Prying it from her texting fingers for a couple hours to fix it will be a challenge, but it's more evidence/proof this is Backup/iCloud related and Apple needs to address this somehow.. Squash that BUG!!
Answer to your Questions:
- Setup everything to go into the iCloud, turn everything on, let the Cloud do it's thing without you having to think. It's the number 1. most easy thing you can do. Unless that's not your cup of tea, privacy, photostream having potentially Questionable photos that can't be deleted yet... all your contacts data... My advice, unless you got something to really hide, don't use it.. Most nay sayser have a problem with Mary Jane or whatev letting Miss Suspicious and her Cousin Paranoia in... The Cloud is Good and tis Fluffy and full of 5GB of free data for to keep your stuff safe.
- Setup Find my iPhone. DO IT DO IT DO IT.
- Apps, they go into the cloud too. You can sync Apps to iTunes and they are NOT part of a "backup", so just manually select in iTunes you wanna sync them all. Honestly, they'll all in the clould so there's really no point in wasting space on your computer... I got a Macbook Air with an SSD, Cloud Space? Free? I'll take it!!!
- Are you experiencing battery issues at all right now? Did you have an iTouch or anything you pulled a "Restore Backup" from?
Honestly backups are pretty unnecessary with iCloud turned on all the way, that's the way I like it and it's wonderful. Now if text messages could sync to the iCloud, backups would be not longer necessary and I would be a happy iPhone camper... well kinda, I hate Siri. There are ways around texts though, screenshots, 3rd party apps, or just say whatev/lose em and be confident in your friends they will send more F'd up memorable messages to you in the future... But do Save their crazy MMS's, if you have photostream on, they go to the cloud forever.... mwhahaha.... ^__^ That's all I got for ya. I got some fun tips when the JB comes out but I'm pretty sure I can't throw that around on here....
Funny Fact: I was fired from an Apple Store for unlocking the 1st Generation iPhone for customers after my shifts and had one in my pocket with T-Mobile until my Manager and DM caught on and put the big Apple Legal bible in my face. Meh, I got a job with T-Mobile 2 days later getting paid to setup iPhones on the Network and keep calls over 20min.. mwhahahaha...
Apple, Think Different (but not too differently...) =P haha
Currently Being ModeratedJan 16, 2012 8:57 PM (in response to Digitaldeity)
I did the reset. No backups. Then I syncd my contacts, music and apps from iTunes.
So far I already lost 30% but I was reorganizing everything and sending you this reply
so, yeah, I don't know. Let's see . Thank you anyway
Currently Being ModeratedJan 16, 2012 9:00 PM (in response to Digitaldeity)
Just lost another 2% writing this Message. F****!
Currently Being ModeratedJan 16, 2012 9:41 PM (in response to reginap)
It's hit and miss on this.
When I first brought home my 4S last week, I used it for a day without restoring my backup. Battery life fresh out of the box with only push email setup was bad. I eventually restored my backup and under location settings, turned off all but the top two selections in system services. That greatly helped.
Over the weekend, I exchanged my 16GB 4S for the 64GB and again restored from my backup and am at 33% left at 22 hours standby.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 17, 2012 12:43 AM (in response to reginap)
"Restoring" your phone requires you plugging it into iTunes and reloading the 5.0.1 Firmware, not simply going into your settings and hitting "Reset iPhone Settings" from within the phone. That's a soft reset that could fix small bugs like your home screen icons getting all funky and crazy.
- Try doing that, restoring your firmware
- Set up a new iPhone when asked
- Post your results back here.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 17, 2012 3:58 AM (in response to TooDarkPark)
The problem I found, despite being the "same device/model type" the Battery Bug seems to be happening when a "restored backup/iCloud in my case" is used on another device regardless of iPhone Model/Size. Kinda interesting, something with the iCloud or iOS5 is buggin out here... I really wanna squash this too or hopefully make someone's job a little easier with all this provided information...
When I got my replacement 4S after my 1st one was stolen, I set everything up the way "Apple Intendend" with my iCloud Backup Restore Point made from 1st 4S before it was stolen. It was very nice know my data was safe up in the Apple Cloud not lost data
Moral here: I had 2 iPhones with the exact same battery problem from the same iCloud backup used on both newly purchased devices. Hopefully that's some pretty concrete evidence/data for someone hirer up at Apple to investigate.
My Question for you: If you are NOT having battery issues presently with your backup on your replaced device. Did you restore from the iCloud or did you restore from a backup saved to your iTunes?
Next Question: For the sake of testing and geeking out, would you be willing to take note on your present day to day battery use and then follow my guide IF YOU RESTORED USING A iTUNES BACKUP and see if setting up a device in the clould actually "improves" battery life even slightly *** Persoanlly I'd do it, but ya know the Cat and Mouse with Apple for the A5 Chips is about to start and I have a grandfathered tethering plan I'm ITCHING tap into...
Since I have "fixed" my "Faulty Battery" and everything is working properly now, I can go a WHOLE DAY with use/talking/surfing/texting/youtubing/Spotifying and I don't always have my charger... I'll look at my battery, literally I'll say "WOW", it didn't move! That made me happy and has confirmed yet again, this fix works if done properly like I wrote out
I wonder how fast the Ice Cream Sandwich Android Update melts the battery away compaired to the iPhone... Hmmm I smell a flame war, I'll take it to Facebook hahaha
Currently Being ModeratedJan 17, 2012 4:02 AM (in response to reginap)
Monitoring your "Percentage" does actually Decrease your battery life, you know that right? Basically the phone waste CPU cyles to come up with a percentage, it's VERY SMALL, but if you haven't attempted to fix your phones battery with the method I provided I would recommend turning it off the percentage monitor and not caring until those 20% and 10% messages start poping up
When you fix your battery, it does become nice to turn on and see it not move.. just because you turned the screen on for a half a second... Those days are now over, thank god haha
Currently Being ModeratedJan 17, 2012 5:35 AM (in response to Digitaldeity)
I'll turn if off then, but I dont'think it will help either.
about the restore on itunes, it was one of the first thing i tried. I'm already running 5.0.1 (9A406)
Don't know what elese to do, I can'nt even make a small phone call without having my battery drop at least two points in a minute.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 19, 2012 6:37 AM (in response to Digitaldeity)
99.99% enthusiasm, 0.01% reality... which weighs more in the end? Solved!
Currently Being ModeratedJan 19, 2012 7:46 AM (in response to Digitaldeity)
I don't get this topic
I never did restore and I have battery problems
All my hopes for nothing....
Currently Being ModeratedJan 22, 2012 12:02 PM (in response to 1AppleADayNoWay)
Worked for me...
Currently Being ModeratedMar 13, 2012 7:12 AM (in response to TooDarkPark)
I tried replacing my 3gs for a 4s and was told: "There's a penalty of 5% for every month left on your contract"
I kept my 3gs.