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Sep 9, 2012 8:50 AM

Hey Folks, i have a iphone 4s.  Love it.  Love it.  Love it.  Well 2 nights ago I got a message saying that I was close to filling up my HD.  I have a 16 gig iPhone.


So the 1st thing I did was plug the phone into my macbook.  Thus moving all my photos off my phone over to iphoto.  That didn't really clear up too much space so I removed about 10 apps that I don't use.  that freed up about 1.5 gig. 


Ever since then.... my battery life is bad.  Bad in the sense that I had 50% when I went to be and woke up and the phone was dead.  I took my kid for a 1 hour walk this am and lost 16%.  I wasn't even using the phone during the walk.


I searched the forums and saw that maybe I should turn off location navigation (or whatever its called) but that hasn't helped.


Any thoughts? 


Also, I have heard that Apple Support does great things....  think they would replace? 


Lastly, if you were to get a new phone.... are you able to get all the apps you paid for again?





iPhone 4S, iOS 5.1.1
  • brad805 Level 5 Level 5 (7,285 points)
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    Sep 9, 2012 9:02 AM (in response to karlomarx)

    The apps are always yours, even when you download again, they will be free.


    Restore your iPhone on computer with iTunes, at end when prompted, Set Up as New iPhone. See if battery is better. If still problem, make Genius reservation, and take to Apple for warranty coverage.

  • Robert1986nb Level 2 Level 2 (465 points)
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    Sep 9, 2012 6:53 PM (in response to karlomarx)

    apple has an out of warranty replacement if you dont have warranty

  • The Yellow Bird Level 1 Level 1 (100 points)
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    Sep 9, 2012 6:59 PM (in response to karlomarx)

    If your battery has gone kaput!


    1st: Book an appointment with your local Apple Store

    2nd Evaluate your battery life


    Last resort: Service your iPhone by Apple


    Apple - Batteries





  • Tgara Level 4 Level 4 (3,540 points)
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    Sep 9, 2012 7:06 PM (in response to karlomarx)

    Talking about a replacement is premature.  Let's try to figure out why your battery is draining quickly first.


    When my battery was draining fast on two separate occasions, the causes were: (1) a stuck podcast download, and (2) a stuck web page download.  Check the iTunes store on your phone to see if you are downloading anything.  You may also want to go into the store settings and turn off automatic downloads.  On 2, check to be sure all the browser windows are closed.

  • Tgara Level 4 Level 4 (3,540 points)
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    Sep 9, 2012 7:30 PM (in response to karlomarx)

    Karl Marx,


    Comrade Lenin and I agree that the discharge is fast.  However I am not convinced yet that the battery or phone is faulty.  Usually when thse thing happen, it is because of a software problem.  Have you tried shutting down all the apps and doing a reset on the phone?  I would try this first before doing the Restore that Brad suggested.  Do you know how to do a reset?

  • Tgara Level 4 Level 4 (3,540 points)
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    Sep 9, 2012 7:52 PM (in response to karlomarx)



    First shut down all the apps.  Open te multitask bar by pressing the home button twice.  At the bottom of the screen you will see all the open apps. Nap and hold any one of tem until they start to jiggle.  Then tap the red x on each app to force quit them.  When the are all closed, press the home button again.


    Now for te reset.  Here, just simultaneously hold down the home and power buttons, and keep holding tem until you see the white Apple logo.  It takes 5-7 seconds.  Then release the buttons and let the phone reset.  in less than a minute you will see your home or lock screen again.

  • Lawrence Finch Level 7 Level 7 (24,500 points)
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    Sep 10, 2012 7:47 AM (in response to karlomarx)

    The warranty is 1 year, unless you purchased AppleCare with it, in which case it is 2 years.

  • Lawrence Finch Level 7 Level 7 (24,500 points)
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    Sep 10, 2012 7:51 AM (in response to karlomarx)

    It is impossible to shut down built in apps. It's also impossible to shutdown queued Internet transfers from apps that may be shut down. Most likely one of these is your problem. What sometimes helps is to run the battery all the way down until the phone shuts off, which DOES terminate queued data transfers and also recalibrates the battery gauge. After it shuts off and refuses to restart charge for 4 hours with the wall charger (even if it shows 100% in less than 4 hours).

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