Currently Being ModeratedMar 24, 2012 5:42 AM (in response to juanfhinojosa)
What's your avg standby/usage time? I feel like anyone that gets over 5-6hrs usage without music on has good battery life? Anything over 6+hrs with moderate to heavy usages is great battery.
This is with Push/Location/Wifi on all day. Mail is set to fetch/hr. Brightness at 65-70. I usually lose 5-7percent overnight which seems to be normal after every update. Started off my day at 6am.
After 2 hours of nonstop usage starting at 94% which includes:
Music player for half an hour.
1hr browsing w. a few text.emails sent out
played some draw something and other apps.
Down to 76%. I think this is pretty normal for any moderate to heavy user. Phones usually dead by midnight with at least 5-6hrs usage, 1day standby.
I've seen people with 2days standby 7-8hrs usage times. Pretty crazy, but they're probably light users w. their settings limited and play music a lot. A full restore(set as new phone) and then recalibrating the battery usually works for most people.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 24, 2012 5:48 AM (in response to jmikey)
for what your saying thats what most phones should be doing however after doing a full restore last night & charged to 100 percent.. hard reset, netowrks settings reset and very little on no bluetooh, no icloud, no email, no location settings mine was dead 20 percent before i woke up .. that hardly seems like normal usage.. And for you Apple fan boys on here I did set it up as new nothing changes there is a faulty issue with the sottware and these half *** fixes do nothing for a paying customer who has spent good money for a phone to work as advertised across 12 units now .. its not the phone.. added note iphones get super hot well charging and its been reported that they are actually starting to explode now .. Why is this?.. because the way the software handles the hardware is being overloaded and causing things to fail hardware wise .. Again i state this is all planned and coportate run around oh its the phone do this , oh but dont hold it wrong etc.. because its always the users and never the actual company taking responsibility and fixing the issues that consumers are facing
Currently Being ModeratedMar 24, 2012 10:51 AM (in response to omgletmeplay)
Apple did contact me. Asked me a lot of questions on my use. The installed an App to track battery performance for the week. They asked me to track anything unusual too and took my notes. Results were reported to their engineering department. I was not expecting them to give me some magical answer, but I cooperated to at least try and help be part of the solution. I appreciate all the suggestions that folks have made here - everything from general conservation tips to more aggressive methods. I don't think it is fully solved yet. I love my iPhone and can only speak for myself, but the negative change was on a dime following 5.1 installation. And for all of the conspiracy theorists and just general nay-sayers, I did get the impression that Apple was truly interested in what was happening. The two folks with whom I spoke would of course neither confirm nor deny 5.1 was the cause, but they did seem genuinely interested in investigating it. And they did acknowledge that Apple does monitor these forums to keep a pulse on what's going on. They saw mine here. So it is good to know we are not just putting a message in a bottle. Thanks again for all those offering constructive feedback and suggestions. Perhaps wishful thinking, but maybe there will be a 5.2 or whatever correction, though this time I think I'll wait and check here before doing the install. Peace.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 24, 2012 11:02 AM (in response to RG Runner)
Its called coporate run around they told me that through multiple versions took my logs etc.. never called back said then would waited for me to call back then all they offer is new phones to try and delay me or blamed it on telus then when everything was exhausted they ignored the concern all together it doesnt matter what version what phone its happening on this has been for sometime yet still no fix?.. or are they just not willing to fix it cause it causes phones to malfuction .. They say oh yes we are glad to help yes it could be an issue with the software let me take your logs etc 100 Apple idiots later no reply or reaction and problems still remain
Currently Being ModeratedMar 24, 2012 12:13 PM (in response to Calgarystar)
added note iphones get super hot well charging
This is a different issue, this has not happened for me ever.
Sounds like a faulty phone.
they are actually starting to explode now .. Why is this?
There is a report of one iPhone doing this on a flight.
One, or have your twelve exploded?
because the way the software handles the hardware is being overloaded and causing things to fail hardware wise
And you're basing this on....?
It still amazes me that Apple never listened to you, you seem to have all the answers, no conspiracy at all.
Again i state this is all planned and coportate run around oh its the phone do this
Yeah that makes sense, Apple has built the iPhone to explode!
Maybe they are working for al qaeda?
Was the world trade center brought down by an iPhone? You need to ask the hard questions!
because its always the users and never the actual company taking responsibility and fixing the issues that consumers are facing
You're totally right!
Those updates are nver fixes, they are always adding new bombs and ways to break our iPhones so that we HAVE to update.
(if you didn't read the sarcasm their I pity you)
...never called back said then would waited for me to call back then all they offer is new phones to try and delay me or blamed it on telus then when everything was exhausted they ignored the concern all together ...
They possibly cant read your replies?
Your sentances don't make any sense, your hsould take an english class or write in your own language.
100 Apple idiots later no reply or reaction and problems still remain
I think Apple does not offer therapy for your problems.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 25, 2012 2:57 AM (in response to omgletmeplay)
So after 2 weeks of waiting for solution from Apple I gave up and tried tips from this forum.
It was easy to do full restart of the system to 'as brand new' but later of course I had to spend few hours to put everything in order (install soft, put icons in my order, sync all accounts etc.) ...
it was worth to do.
Before my battery least for max 6-8h without usint phone .. now it is like it use to be before update to 5.1 - means my phone works almost 2 days - fully charged yesterday morning and this evening I had to put it on charger with 5% remaining.
I am not happy with this solution (it should come as quick fix from apple) but it works !
Currently Being ModeratedMar 25, 2012 4:16 AM (in response to MaciekP)
Yep I did the same thing . Reset my phone ( didn't do the whole iTunes reset, just the option on the phone) now getting incredible battery life.
Last charged 5:00 Friday afternoon at work , with Bluetooth and wi fi on, and normal usage ( 1 -1.5 call time) 30 tex messages, gaming ( words with friends , chess plus mass effect infiltrator ( 30 mins) web browsing , emails, couple of you tube videos etc, it's now 12:12 on Sunday and it's in 10%! Insane battery life! 67 hours!! :) god knows what it would be like with Bluetooth and wi fi off. In a few words if your having issues - after updating the iOS , do a phone reset, won't lose any data / images etc. one thing I didn't not opt for this time round was iCloud though. Enjoy ;)
Currently Being ModeratedMar 25, 2012 2:48 PM (in response to omgletmeplay)
My 3GS has become a nightmare since upgrading to 5.1. About a month before upgrading I had to have the battery replaced and the replacement was working fine with no problems plug it in bang away it went - since the 5.1 update however the battery will only randomly charge - it will charge one minute and next it'll have the plug icon indicating it's fully charged even if its at 23-24%. I've tried everything - different cables different usb ports, different wall sockets, resets, reboots, full restores.. at the stage now that it'll be hopped off some wall - getting fedup of fully restoring it every couple of days. Anyone got any final suggestions before I hop it off some wall or out a window?
Currently Being ModeratedMar 26, 2012 6:58 PM (in response to omgletmeplay)
I have recently upgraded my iphone 4S to 5.1 , i have purchased it in Feb 2012, Unnecessesarily i have updated it to 5.1 without checking the reviews now my phone is not even giving battery back up of 1 day.Earlier when i am on 5.0.1 it worked well but now it *****. Apple please fix this issue as early as possible. I even tried to restore to factory settings and resynced with icloud but still im having the same problem
Currently Being ModeratedMar 27, 2012 1:13 AM (in response to omgletmeplay)
I just updated my iPhone 4S to 5.1 I have had the phone since it was released & I noticed right away that the battery on the phone sucked compaired to my iPhone 4. After updating to iOS 5.1 my phone seems to be doing much better I did a full charge yesterday it was done at 5am & right now my battery is at 78% before I was charging it everyday at the end of each day. Well I still think the battery life could be better I do believe Apple as atleast fixed the problem some what. I suggest when installing to iOS 5.1 set your iPhone up as a new phone don't restore from a backup.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 27, 2012 3:34 AM (in response to omgletmeplay)
I was happy before the latest IOS version 5.1. Now my Iphone, in 4 hours the battery is empty, this is completly unacceptable! This is a expensive product and dosen't Work!
Why you don't have a option to downgrade IOS 5.1 to IOS 5.0.1? This is really stupid
Currently Being ModeratedMar 27, 2012 12:14 PM (in response to omgletmeplay)
Found this posting on the web for a consumer group in NC, the North Carolina Consumers Council, that at first glance seems to be taking on Apple over the bugs in iOS 5.1, especially with the battery life. Do you think there is any hope for us? Here's what they write:
"NCCC challenges Apple to step up to the plate and make things right with consumers, whether through correcting the issues, replacing devices, or other forms of compensation. It appears from the complaints received in our office that things are getting worse for consumers using Apple products, not better."
I like how they call the Siri Virtual Assistant a "Virtual Paperweight."
Currently Being ModeratedMar 30, 2012 5:34 AM (in response to omgletmeplay)
I didn't have problems with the battery on my iPhone 4 until I upgraded to iOS 5.1. It drops 5-6% per hour if I am using the device and a lot less when ideal. Went through the Apple support and the Apple Store. They reseted the device and that didn't make any difference. They tested the battery and it seems to be alright. They determined it's a hardware issue and wanted me to pay $150 to replace my phone with a referbished one. Whomever came up with the term "Genious Bar" has a very sick sarcastic sense of humar. One of their staff said to me, "when you upgrade the OS, some little bugs stays behind and we need to flush them out!"
I am still fighting Apple Support for answers.