Currently Being ModeratedNov 20, 2012 8:21 PM (in response to mibeal)
definitely not normal... i have the same problem with my iphone 4S 32gb thats just 4 days old. crap.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 20, 2012 8:26 PM (in response to mibeal)
Are you in an area of good cellular signal? Generally the thing that impacts the battery the most is the phone constantly searching for a stronger signal. It is not unusual for the 100-99% drop when unplugging the phone. While the phone is connected it charges. Once it reaches 100%, it stops charging and won't begin again until the phone drops a small percentage. You probably caught it as it was in its non-charging phase.
My iPhone 4S will usually drop about 3% per hour and I find that to be my normal. However, I am not a real power user. It sounds as if something is stuck running. Do you get email on the phone?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 20, 2012 8:31 PM (in response to ChrisJ4203)
as for me, there is 1% drop every 5 mins.... wifi mostly turned off at all times, location services off, 3g, cellular data, push, fetch is also off, and etc.... i tried full charging my iphone last night used it for an hour, so it was at 86% when i fell asleep.... turned on Airplane mode. when i woke up 8am today,,, my battery has dropped from 86% to 35%,, that is 7hours inactivity.......... and big loss of battery charge.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 20, 2012 8:34 PM (in response to amd_infinium05)
Then you need to do a restore on the phone. Did you set the phone up as a new device when you got it or restore from a backup. It sounds like something is stuck and should correct itself when you restore as a new device. If your battery dropped that far with the device in Airplane mode, there is definately a problem. If the restore as a new device does not work, then you need to see about an appointment with the Genius Bar and have the hardware checked.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 20, 2012 8:39 PM (in response to mibeal)
this is software problem, what iOS is your 4s now? coz i heard some news, even 4s that brought now a days comes in iOS 6, iOS 6 is ridiculous, terrible, frustrating iOS apple ever made!
Currently Being ModeratedNov 20, 2012 8:40 PM (in response to ChrisJ4203)
i did restore yesterday,,, even in DFU mode..... i had to restore in DFU mode,,, finished installation and did a erase content and settings.... YES i set it as new device, so itunes would not have to ask to restore from a backup...
what is Genius Bar?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 20, 2012 8:42 PM (in response to paoshee)
hey paoshee, It has 5.1.1 last saturday ( nov, 17, 2012).... i noticed in 3 days.. the battery is draining fast.. so i was hoping an update could address this problem.... I am now on 6.0.1 for two days already i think... and its the same thing going... NONE of those firmwares made my battery run dry normally.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 20, 2012 8:46 PM (in response to amd_infinium05)
Well, something else is wrong if your battery usage is as bad as your earlier post. The Genius Bar is in the Apple store and that is where you get your iDevices checked for hardware issues. I forgot to ask where you are located. If you do not have Apple stores there, you must have an authorized service center.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 20, 2012 8:48 PM (in response to ChrisJ4203)
im from cebu, philippines.. we do have apple stores here.. but i havent heard of Genius Bar, i really think theres a problem with the phone... just imagine 7 hours of inactivity and i lose 50% battery charge.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 20, 2012 8:53 PM (in response to amd_infinium05)
I understand that is does not sound correct. You need to go to the Apple store to have the hardware checked. Not sure if they call it the Genius Bar there, but no matter what, go to the store. They are the ones that will handle warranty issues.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 20, 2012 9:08 PM (in response to mibeal)
so if you already try restoring in a new phone, this sould be an hardware problem, you have your warranty, apple is changing a product when their product having hardware problem, of course for software they fixed it thorugh iOS update, and your a filipino, walang apple store dyan na mag papalit ng 4s mo, san mo ba nabili yan? Globe, smart?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 20, 2012 9:16 PM (in response to paoshee)
bought the iphone in Singapore (Singtel)... i'll be in singapore december 20.. probably have the unit replaced. tsk..... this is hassle.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 20, 2012 9:48 PM (in response to amd_infinium05)
really hussle, can you detailed the chargins cycle? how long do you charge it? and how long you can use it until pop ups the low battery?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 20, 2012 9:54 PM (in response to paoshee)
i already had 5 cycles of it since saturday..... full drain (iphone went off itself),, charge it to 100%, leave it about an hour at 100% before unplugging.... 100% stay on for 30 mins ,,,,, then 99%,,, then a drop of 1% every 5-8mins in @sleep / standby... annoyingly true.... when it reaches 10% low battery pop-up.. take note only below 30mins of call each day,, average of 50 sms each day... not so wonderful right?