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SOLVED THE 4S Battery Issue!!! I'm 99.99% Sure I have uncovered it!!! Need Testers!!!

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Jan 16, 2012 6:37 PM

This has been my experience with the 4S Battery, currently I am on my 4th physical iPhone 4S unfortunately.. or FORTUNATELY?! Because I may have the answer?! I hope my solution I'm posting fixes the problem and helps everyone out there! btw this my first post too! I saw an article online about this still not being fixed... hopefully my 2c helps everyone out maybe this fix problem.. would that make me iPhone hero for day? oh boyeee..


Actually, I came to this conclusion about a month ago when I got my iPhone replaced yet again at AppleCare for having a "Faulty Battery"..  I even mentioned this fix I'm writing out to the Genius and actually worked!! My iPhone with the once "Faulty Battery" I took to the Genius's is currently functioning as it should, my battery now last longer than my old iPhone 4 =P ..Too think I was going to downgrade too back to a 4 over this if this "fix" didn't work.. Siri listened to my frustration.. but she didn't understand... as usual... Siri a joke? I hate her, she's ******** and always "out of the office" to put it when I give her a request... That's another thread..


The bug is somewhere in the restore process from a past Device Backup, I haven't tested nor do I want too because my battery works and "if ain't broke..".. but I "Believe" both iCloud and iTunes backups are affected? I could be wrong, it may be just iCloud but I never tested this theory. I do not have the battery issue now but another theory I have is if I do restore my iPhone completely and pull the backup from the clould in theory aquire the "Battery Bug"?


I'm not a programmer/engineer but this has gotta be a simple fix? I was experiencing HORRIBLE drops in battery life with my replacement iPhone 4S, literally up to 10% would just drop just sitting there unplugged.. This only happened AFTER I restored my iPhone back from the iCloud Backup from my stolen 4S. - Which BTW I will be getting that stolen phone back, someone activated it with a new line of service with AT&T, just waiting for the police to give me that call they picked it up from the address AT&T provides! YAY, Justice WIN


Think about it, really what are the chances I would go through 3 new phones with the same "Faulty Battery" issue when my 1st iPhone had NO Problems and had EXCELLENT battery life. It's the backups, period. There's a glitch in the backup Matrix, hopefully Apple or someone smarter than myself can patch this without making it complicated fix like I'm posting... If this doesn't fix your phone you all have defective phones and Apple needs to recall em all..... jk jk


Steps 1-3.


First - Manually Back all your important stuff up!

- When you Setup your iPhone 4S for the 1st time did you create a "Brand New" Device/iPhone and NOT restore a backup made to iCloud? The only thing lost is old text messages by following this method but there's a screenshot feature for those important "must save" texts or 3rd party apps.....


Second - Do a complete Restore of your iPhone to the 5.0.1, I'm going to suggest you download the slightly modified 5.0.1 if you don't have that IPSW handy. If your unsure, find it, delete it and redownload it.


- Personally I backed up everything prior too my mac and the iCloud. I really like that fresh clean OS install feeling ALOT and knowing I didn't bring any potential "bugs" or OS slow downs with me onto my new shiny device.


Third - Spend some love time with your iPhone again.. setup it up with love and connect your life to iCloud. Know that this time things are going to be better time around... I hope for your sake this does work and helps untether your phone from the Wall/USB port it


BATTERY BUG UNCOVERED! Now Step 4 (Optional) - Give your phone a lil kiss and a nice lil squeeze... wisper to it, "it's all going to be ok from now on..." hahaha

iPhone 4S, iOS 5.0.1, I'm using the slightly newer 5.0.1
  • dani4576 Level 2 Level 2 (365 points)

    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.

  • reginap Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    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?


    thank you!

  • reginap Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    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

  • reginap Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Just lost another 2% writing this Message. F****!

  • TooDarkPark Level 4 Level 4 (1,495 points)

    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.

  • reginap Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    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.

  • 1AppleADayNoWay Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    99.99% enthusiasm, 0.01% reality... which weighs more in the end? Solved!

  • Nanis23 Calculating status...

    I don't get this topic

    I never did restore and I have battery problems


    All my hopes for nothing....

  • Stringfellow573 Calculating status...

    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.

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