Currently Being ModeratedApr 9, 2012 5:15 PM (in response to williamfromwindsor)
I have the same problem. Heard there is an issue with trying to back up an I-Pad and an I-Phone off the same PC. I've tried all the fixes posted on the various websites short of trashing the firmware. Does Apple have a solution!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Currently Being ModeratedApr 25, 2012 7:10 AM (in response to Steve the Deerslayer)
My 3GS is more than one years old and my iphone 4 bought last st 2011. Both were fine until I upgraded to iOS 5.1.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 18, 2012 3:29 PM (in response to williamfromwindsor)
Well, after much unsatisfying research I finally went to the local Apple store and presented my problem, which had been increasing so that the phone would shut off with 80-90% charge remaining, and sometimes during phone calls. The techs there reset the phone (a deeper reset than can be done by us users). They said that if that didn't work, then I needed a new phone, that the problem was "hardware related" (no further explanation). The reset didn't work, so I did a "service trade" (their terminology) for $149. Problem solved.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 27, 2012 12:11 PM (in response to williamfromwindsor)
I'm having the same problem; not sure when it started happening, perhaps when I did the upgrade. I've done everything suggested, reset the phone, etc. So the only solution is to go to the Apple store and get a "service trade"? Is that what I should ask them for, noting that I've tried everything else? Thanks.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 28, 2012 2:35 PM (in response to dianedriver)
Definitely go to the Apple store--they are very helpful. Explain to them what is happening and what you've tried. They will probably want to do a factory restore at the store (be sure to back up before you go to the store), and why not--it's free. But, if you are having the same issue I was, then I'll bet that won't work and you'll need a service trade, unless you let them talk you into a phone upgrade.
I actually was talked into a phone upgrade, but returned it the next day. The service trade cost $149 for a refurbished unit exactly like yours in capacity (mine is 32GB), but for $199 you can upgrade to the 4s model (the 16GB version). If your phone is 16GB it might make sense to upgrade to the 4s, but if your model is 32GB, then the upgrade is $299. They didn't rell me that.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 29, 2012 6:34 AM (in response to williamfromwindsor)
Would they still do a service trade if it is a secondhand iPhone
Currently Being ModeratedMay 30, 2012 9:32 PM (in response to Russrat)
I don't know. They didn't ask me where I got my phone, so perhaps they would. Couldn't hurt to try!
Currently Being ModeratedMay 31, 2012 5:13 AM (in response to williamfromwindsor)
My 3GS 16Gb iOS 5.1.1 keeps crashing also; been going on for 3 months and I've been trying to figure this out (quite frustrating!) All apps are not running, typically has 50% to 75% power remaining, and sometimes happens when I am using the camera (video) and sometimes using an app like Skype IM, plus others -- the whole screeen goes dark and I have to press the silver button to boot it back up again (which takes several minutes now). I want to wait until the next iPhone (5?) comes out rather than buying a 4s now. My guess it's memory or cpu intensive apps, but can't tell for sure. I think it's a bug in iOS. Does anyone suggest how to narrow this down, maybe a monitoring app that can be used and we can exchange notes to narrow this down?
Currently Being ModeratedMay 31, 2012 8:08 AM (in response to lwr01772)
So, once again I restored my iPhone to no avail (in fact, it seems even worse now). Wondering if it's possible to go back to the OS before 5.1.1? I had no problems with that one. What number was the one before this one, just 5.1 or in the 4s, and can that be done. I have absolutely no use for the goodies on version 5.1.1, especially if I can't use them anyway? Thanks.