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5.0.1 update--even worse battery life

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  • peterfirst Calculating status...
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    Apr 27, 2012 5:23 PM (in response to art_in_motion)

    hello all

     

    i've tried your suggestion to reset all settings, but it seems it doesn't change my phone battery life. i wanna ask you, how can you get 0.5-1% decrease per hour? do you have your celular data on?

     

    my battery status is like following:

    when no cellular data and no wifi : 0,5%-1%/hour

    airplane mode : less than 0,5%/hour

    when wifi on and cellular data off : 2-3%/hour

    wifi off and cellular data on : 5-6%/hour

     

    is it normal? i've tried this all in standby mode. I bought this phone feb28th with bundled xl (indonesia), at that time, even when my wifi off and cellular data on, it could last 1,5 days. then i change it into another provider (im3), here comes the trouble, it last only 20 hours of stand by time. so is this provider have something connection with my phone?

     

    Regards,

     

    Peter

  • sumit22349 Calculating status...
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    Apr 27, 2012 8:33 PM (in response to art_in_motion)

    I DNt no abt any other phones but after the update frm 4.3.3- 5.1

    Is good enough and have never experienced the battery drains infact

    My battery life is much improved then it was before. And now I can use

    It as long as I need to without charging

  • Burrlander Calculating status...
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    May 2, 2012 3:26 PM (in response to art_in_motion)

    I updated my ipad 2--battery life was wonderful before, now I have to charge everyday. Also, it messed with my music and all my playlists disappeared. 

  • CJ115 Calculating status...
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    May 6, 2012 9:22 PM (in response to art_in_motion)

    From what I can see this has actually worked for me.  I'm giving you my steps first - I know I always appreciate the info I'm looking for right up front!

     

    DO NOT USE WIRELESS TO DO ANY OF THESE STEPS: 

     

    1. Tethered to my computer and started itunes.

     

    2.  Deleted ALL applications -iphone and ipad because some work for both.  (I don't know that this helped but I was attempting to figure out if a recent app update was causing the problem and it is now fixed so, I'm including it in my steps).  Try it without deleting them and if it doesn't fix your battery drain, then try what I did.

     

    3. Backed up iphone to itunes ( NOT ICLOUD) without apps - itunes will warn you that you are deleting them and do it anyway.

     

    4. Restore phone.  Ignore the warnings.  Itunes will download ios 5.1 to itunes.  It was a 3 hour download on my verizon wireless card but only 14 minutes on my home network. 

     

    5.  Once it downloads to itunes, it will then update your phone and reset it.  It took 14 minutes to download the software and then another 10 to install it to my iphone4.  When it was finished, I not only had 100% battery, but I also have a new battery charging icon!  38%-100% in 24 minutes.

     

     

    Let me tell you I have tried just about every "fix" I found on the internet.

     

    I drained my phone to 0 and charged it over night, while turned off, to 100%.  I didn't add a single thing to my phone - no icloud, email, wifi, location services, apps, contacts - nothing.  My phone drained to 89% within 30 minutes of turning it on and me just unlocking it to see what the battery percentage was. 

     

    The first 4 times were done directly from my phone.  The 5th time was from itunes - because I only had 38% battery left and I wanted to delete all my apps, just in case one of them was to blame (I recently read that, and they all have been updating continuously it seems) which then I was following up with not setting my location/time zone settings, just incase I did it the last time I reset my phone. 

     

    I realize there are some people that have found different things that seem to work for them, but none of them worked for me.  The physical differences in my battery icon being changed & being back to from 38-100% after 24 minutes plugged into my computer make me hopeful that this actually IS the fix!

     

    Good luck!

  • CJ115 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 6, 2012 9:26 PM (in response to peterfirst)

    DO NOT USE WIRELESS TO DO ANY OF THESE STEPS:

     

    1. Tethered to my computer and started itunes.

     

    2.  Deleted ALL applications -iphone and ipad because some work for both.  (I don't know that this helped but I was attempting to figure out if a recent app update was causing the problem and it is now fixed so, I'm including it in my steps).  Try it without deleting them and if it doesn't fix your battery drain, then try what I did.

     

    3. Backed up iphone to itunes ( NOT ICLOUD) without apps - itunes will warn you that you are deleting them and do it anyway.

     

    4. Restore phone.  Ignore the warnings.  Itunes will download ios 5.1 to itunes.  It was a 3 hour download on my verizon wireless card but only 14 minutes on my home network.

     

    5.  Once it downloads to itunes, it will then update your phone and reset it.  It took 14 minutes to download the software and then another 10 to install it to my iphone4.  When it was finished, I not only had 100% battery, but I also have a new battery charging icon!  38%-100% in 24 minutes.

  • CJ115 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 6, 2012 9:28 PM (in response to pepper62)

    DO NOT USE WIRELESS TO DO ANY OF THESE STEPS:

     

    1. Tethered to my computer and started itunes.

     

    2.  Deleted ALL applications -iphone and ipad because some work for both.  (I don't know that this helped but I was attempting to figure out if a recent app update was causing the problem and it is now fixed so, I'm including it in my steps).  Try it without deleting them and if it doesn't fix your battery drain, then try what I did.

     

    3. Backed up iphone to itunes ( NOT ICLOUD) without apps - itunes will warn you that you are deleting them and do it anyway.

     

    4. Restore phone.  Ignore the warnings.  Itunes will download ios 5.1 to itunes.  It was a 3 hour download on my verizon wireless card but only 14 minutes on my home network.

     

    5.  Once it downloads to itunes, it will then update your phone and reset it.  It took 14 minutes to download the software and then another 10 to install it to my iphone4.  When it was finished, I not only had 100% battery, but I also have a new battery charging icon!  38%-100% in 24 minutes.

  • CJ115 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 7, 2012 2:57 AM (in response to CJ115)

    Update:

     

    It's been at least 6 hours and I've only lost 4%.  I'm running push on 2 emails & wifi but have not added back any apps yet.  I really don't think they are the problem, however the last one I added, OnVoice, I'm going to hold of adding - didn't really like the way it worked anyway. 

  • CJ115 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 7, 2012 10:34 AM (in response to CJ115)

    Sad to say it didn't last.  I didn't make one change to my phone but the battery began to rapidly drain around 10am and it's back on the charger.

  • bradlmullins007 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 8, 2012 2:48 PM (in response to CJ115)

    I think this thread needs to be split up into 2 separate ones.

     

    Those that have battery drain without usage

     

    And

     

    Those that have unusual battery life with usage and I find that those of us that are in this situation there is no cure but I will recommend a phonesuit elite battery case.  They work!!

  • CJ115 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 8, 2012 3:53 PM (in response to bradlmullins007)

    There is a happy ending!  Somewhere between trying all the fixes for the battery issues I've been having and updating to 5.1.1, I my visual voicemail crapped out on me and I couldnt use either  voicemail system. 

     

    Sprint is in charge of the service side of apple and voicemail is part of the service.  So i figured the fix needed to come from Sprint to go along with whatever changes apple made in 5.1.1.

     

    Long story short, I called sprint 3 times to have them reset my voicemail account and each time I got back more of my VVM when I followed it up with a network reset.  Keep in mind I was on my phone that the tech was trying to fix telling him what I wanted.  It's not that hard they just have to try it.  Even ask the same person to do it 2 or three times.  I know it sounds strange but you will see messages you still had before it crashed and then they just disappear.  The next time they reset your VM they'll be there a little longer.  The key is to do the network reset as soon as VM is reset, I think.

     

    After the third VM reset - I didn't care what apps my phone had as long as it worked like a phone.  So I restored it as a new phone which had the newest update.  And my VVM was back.  It tried to disappear on me again, giving me the same error message but I immediately did a network update and it's working great, my battery is great, and it's slowly piecing itself together.  Literally.  My 2 email accounts had their own space for the day and then the last time I checked I had the option for "all email" and thy were combined. 

     

    In sprints defense,  apple has them on an extremely tight leash and even my tech was frustrated with this outage and was happy to try to figure something out.    There is a nationwide outage that they are working together to fix.  He warned me not to be too excited because VVM might not last if they make changes.

     

    Thanks a million Jonathon

     

    Hope this helps!

  • lonestar5353 Calculating status...
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    May 9, 2012 9:03 PM (in response to art_in_motion)

    My battery life is now much much worse after installing the update. I'm very unhappy about this.

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