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2580 Views 11 Replies Latest reply: Feb 10, 2009 1:28 PM by EricGinGtown
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 8, 2009 11:06 PM (in response to DigitalGuy)all i can say is, join the club....LOTS of people are having this problem. I just did what everyone said to try. Delete facebook and reinstall it. Try deleting your email account and setting it up again. If that doesnt work, try the hard reset (hold top button and home button at same time). Thats about all i have tried. If this isnt fixed in the next week or so im going to apple to raise some ****.macbook pro, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 8, 2009 11:35 PM (in response to DigitalGuy)huh!!! now im more decided than ever... if it was not nough with the issues i have had.. now this... i though it was just my location... or i thought i left my phone charging without being connected to the electricity power ... but now i know what happen.. i guess im now part of the 2.2.1 club huh... im sure i will have to pay cancell fee soon... if anyone knows any tips to ressolve the battery life issue.... let me know
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 9, 2009 1:54 PM (in response to DigitalGuy)I think it's the mail app in 2.2.1.
If you would like to test this, disable your email accounts through settings and let me know if your battery lasts longer.iMac 1.83Ghz 17" :: MacBook 2.2Ghz 13" :: iPhone G1 8GB, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 9, 2009 9:39 PM (in response to DigitalGuy)the things i said to try above worked for me and actually made the battery even better than it was. right after the upgrade my battery was going down at about 14% every hour. Now i have had it on all day and im still at 87% with wifi and everything on. do what i said above and it should be all good.macbook pro, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 10, 2009 2:39 AM (in response to DigitalGuy)Yip. I'm now a member of this not-very-exclusive club.
What a load of pants!Macbook Pro 17", Mac OS X (10.5.5), iPod Touch 16GB appletv 160
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 10, 2009 6:05 AM (in response to DigitalGuy)I've had the same issue with a dramatic drop in battery life since upgrading to firmware 2.2.1. I'd estimate that battery life is now much less than a third of what it was before. It began happening immediately after the FW upgrade so I have no doubts that this is what caused the change in performance. I've noticed that the back of the phone is always "warm" now. This tells me that the processor is always cranking away in the background on something even when in standby. I haven't yet figured out what it is. The first thing I'm trying is to turn off the location services.
I hope Apple releases a fix for this bug soon. Otherwise I'm going to have to reset my phone to the original FW.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 10, 2009 6:07 AM (in response to DigitalGuy)Issue NOT resolved, but UNSATISFACTORY workaround identified.
In my case, the recent 2.2.1 update causes the mail service, when in "Push" mode, to open a cellular connection and NEVER CLOSE THE CONNECTION. This was NOT the case previously.
I troubleshot this through observing that my "Usage" and "Standby" times (Settings >> General >> Usage) were within 7 minutes of each other. IOW, the cellular connection was only in a disconnected state for 7 minutes! I then began disabling / enabling every related service until I identified the "Push" setting as the culprit. This also explains why the phone was always very warm.
THE FIX for me was turning off "Push" (Settings >> Fetch New Data >> Push), and setting "Fetch" to 'Hourly'. My battery now lasts all day.
I state that this is an UNSATISFACTORY workaround, because I HAD PUSH AND NOW DON'T, because of a firmware change on Apple's part. IOW, I want Push AND long battery life!
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 10, 2009 6:17 AM (in response to DigitalGuy)i haven't had any problems before or after 2.2.1. i have push on , set every 15, play adrenaline pool, use phone, check emails and respond, sms... my battery lasts from 8 am to 5pm. which i think is pretty good compared to the other smartphones i've had.PC, Windows XP, IPhone 3G 16Gig 8Gig Ipod Touch 1st. Gen. 2nd. Gen
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 10, 2009 11:16 AM (in response to DigitalGuy)i do agree that having to work around a new update is ridiculous. They do realize they have a problem and are trying to fix it believe me. I have push, wifi, 3g, everything on now and it all seems to be working fine with battery doing ALOT better. did you try doing what i said above? I also have MemStatus app (search memory status in app store, its 99 cents and that clears the phones memory tons more than some of the other apps), so that apps aren't running in the background. that will also help. hope this helps some people.
-Kylemacbook pro, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 10, 2009 12:09 PM (in response to Dynamite DJs)Hi Dynamite. I agree 100% with you. I also have PUSH on all the time, WiFi on all the time, Location On, BlueTooth on, music around 02 hours a day, lots and lots of mails (in/out), etc; and my Battery goes fron 07:00am up to 09:00 pm and still have 50% left at the end of the day. If I leave the screen on all the time, it will last up to 05:00pm with 10% left.So the big difference for me is Screen on or Screen off.HP pavilion, Windows Vista, iPhone 3g Black, 16 GB with OS 2.2.1
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 10, 2009 1:28 PM (in response to KyleRed)I had the same problem and after calling tech support, I have a solution that worked for me. I was experiencing greatly reduced battery life for 2 days after the 2.2.1 update (about 6 hours with little to no use) I have wi-fi, 3G and Push for my .me account. I also have an exchange email (push), aol email, imap email and 2 gmail addresses so I really didn't want to delete and re-install all of these email addresses like the previous poster recommended so I called tech support first.
On to the fix...
The tech support person had me reset my network settings by going to:
Settings>General>Reset>Reset Network Settings
(make sure you have all of your wi-fi passwords because you have to re-enter them once you do this reset)
I did this yesterday afternoon and when I got home I put it on the charger overnight. I woke up this morning at 7am and I still have 3/4 battery left now at 5pm.
Hope this helps!
-EricMacBook, Mac OS X (10.5.6)