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iPhone 4S Battery Life: Best solutions and procedures for 1st time user: 1-Do you have a battery life issue (learn first what the usage time spec is about) 2-What can you try to remedy the situation without reading 500 pages of posts

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  • iPhoneTatu Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    This is crazy! No one can read this and do all of these suggestions!

    It's ********. Why should I have to turn anything off?

    My iPhone 4 was perfect battery life! All this crazy disscusssion is none sense.

    Apple has screwed all of us! I'm ******! Battery on the 4s is no good  

    I shouldn't have to turn everything off. What's the use? it's  just a big waste if time.

    Just plain f%ck it!

  • andyfromwest granville Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Just upgraded from iphone 3 to 4s.  I was doing well, and suddenly, after turning on bluetooth to access my headsets, I noticed definite change in battery life.  I just turned bluetooth off, as well as push notifications and location services and battery seems to be happier.  I'll check back in if it is not resolved.

  • themystx2 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm starting to believe the 4S is just a bigger battery hog than the 4 was.  I've used my iPhone 4 into the ground before it met pavement, but it does make sense - the A5 is a dual-core processor with greater battery demands than the A4 and given that the battery capacity is identical across both devices, there is nothing more you can do short of getting an extended battery case to make the 4S have good battery life.  I use Siri, I use location services, I use the heck out of push notifications and e-mail.


    Is this an incorrect assumption?  I lose 1% battery life every 2-3 minutes when I play an intensive game.  Gets worse if it's an online game. 

  • iPhoneTatu Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I've tried everything I've have

    2 iPhones 4s. I know 4 others. Everyone here.

    It just plain *****. I have to plug it in 1/2 into day.

    It is the battery drain.  I hate this iPhone

    My other family members stayed with

    iPhone 4.  I'm going to give it away to my son

    If he will take it. I'm going to go Samsung galaxy 4lte

    With the 80.00 case that doubles the battery life.

    3S will have 1280x720 4.5 larger screen.

    Ice cream. Way better then iPhone if you like games or YouTube


    I've had nothing but apple since 1990.

    All the iPhones.  Everything apple. No more reading resets stories

    Setting auto bright. No more discussing this cause I've been around a long time.

    I'm sick and tired of the lies here about solutions.

    Lies about "my 4s has great battery life"

    Lies! By the time I get down typing this I lost 8%

    About 8 mins. I'm watching Alcatraz!

    This BS Apple pulled on us with 4s

    Battery blows. I'm going Samsung!

  • Fepe Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I think I found the answer to the baterry drain. I been testing setting y setting to see whats causing the poor battery of my iPhones. I been testing my iPhone for a week now and two days ago I turn off the cel network search settings under Location Services and my battery was able to hold for a full day and a half and 7 h off heavy usage (email, texting, phone calls, Facebook, twitter). The main thing was that under standby there was almost no battery drain. I think that this setting was causing my phone to die by 5 pm every day. (I start my day at 6am). Now I'm able to last until the next day with out charging it!


    This is what I did a week ago


    1. reset the phone to factory settings with the computer ( I had to download the iOS since I did the last update via OTA)

    2. Setup 2 exchange accounts with PUSH, and iCloud with PUSH, iTunes match

    3. Turn off ping

    4. Turn off all system service in location services, exept compass calibration ( I use it with waze).

    5. My apps locations services I left on the ones I know I use


    Let me know how it goes!

  • Boosa85 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Will Have to try this as Im having trouble with battery life on my iPhone 4s that Ive only had for two weeks. The battery will hardly last a day and Im not a big user of it.

  • watterson94 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    After trying all of these, my battery still hasn't improved at all. Apple really need to focus on their software before they bring out a new phone.

    Poor behalf on Apple.

  • INNRCHLD Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I agree and over the past three months have also done much of the exhausting troubleshooting offered here on my iphone 5s and I have to ask myself, why am I paying to do all this work? In the forum TOS it seems you may be compensated in some fashion from Apple for spending time here so I can see the motive for that. I appreciate these types of electronics are difficult to make perfect right out of the box but if this were my product and I saw my consumer going through all of this I'd have to step in and offer instructions to expedite an immediate solution or refund them if they desired. Making constant trips to the noisy store, waiting in a long que is even more draining than sitting here dismayed. Waiting on the phone in que for a tech, mailing back a potentially defect phone.. ugh! Perhaps this could be construed as a rant? I feel as though our technical troubleshooting is long past our capability and Apple and our Carriers need to weigh in although the TOS tells me they don't do that. So what do we do to get a product that does what it promised?

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