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  • Tawnii Level 2 Level 2 (190 points)

    Early adaptors will always purchase the day a new product comes out but that is their right. Battery issues can be managed but regardless of smart phones it will vary by usage. There is no right or wrong here just management for how you use the phone for yourself. Eventually we all figure out how to make it last the way we want and how to use the phone to manage the battery life.

  • rphunte42 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Weber Baker wrote:

     

    After posting my issue I did the following. I shut off everything - I mean everything. I put the phone into airplane mode for a day! No wi-fi, bluetooth, data, phone, nothing running. Though drastic, the problem went away, telling me it was not a hardware/battery issue.

    I then turned the phone service back on, no notifications, mail, just phone. Again, no problems - battery life was good.

    I then turned email push back on. No hange - good battery like before.

    I then turned on applications with notifications that I had had for a longtime and no problem. Finally I reactivated location services. No battery issues.

    Doign this, slow and tedious though it was, I found that the problem came from a Best Buy app. I had purchased a new ipad and the best buy Find and Lock protection. This app, being a universal app, automatically went to my phone as well, even though it was not covered by the protection the Best Buy system offered.

    When I turned the app back on, the problem returned. I deleted the app from the phone and no further issues.

    This app does not cause this problem on the ipad. But that was it.

    I would suggest you delete that app and enable iCloud Find my iPhone (does iPad too).  It doesn't cause any trouble here.

  • 5PCMBP Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    As of today Sat. 7/28/12, there are 845 pages containing 12,661 replies/comments to this battery issue. But I'm sure its just Operator Error.

  • 1AppleADayNoWay Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    You're right, it's all in the maths!

  • rphunte42 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    5PCMBP wrote:

     

    As of today Sat. 7/28/12, there are 845 pages containing 12,661 replies/comments to this battery issue. But I'm sure its just Operator Error.

    I don't believe there is a single cause, but rather a collection of unrelated problems.  There were some problems that were shorts between the SIM card carrier, and the SIM card of those who cut full size SIM cards down to fit in the 4S.  There were INDICATIONS of a problem with some chip runs of the radio chip.  There were, it would seem, a bad batch (or batches) of bad batteries, and some applications that didn't terminate right, and still drew CPU time constantly.  Some people had problems traced to iCloud access that didn't seem to start correctly.

    THen there were people who expected a battery in a smartphone to last as long as one in a feature phone.  Others who believe that every user should get, at a minimum, at least what the specs say, forgetting that they numbers aren't 'all at once', but 'each'.  In any case, the drastic reduction in traffic leads me to believe that the problems have been corrected.

    Now we can wait for the next iPhone, and start all over.

  • sliyk Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    i think my problem is a bit different from everyone here

    i left my phone under the pillow while it was tethered via usb to my laptop and fell asleep when i woke up it was very very hot, i managed to cool it down but since then i have noticed that the battery has started draining very very fast i cant seem to think why it was fine before

  • Jameson! Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)

    Did you drool all over it?    ;-)

  • Tawnii Level 2 Level 2 (190 points)

    sliyk wrote:

     

    i think my problem is a bit different from everyone here

    i left my phone under the pillow while it was tethered via usb to my laptop and fell asleep when i woke up it was very very hot, i managed to cool it down but since then i have noticed that the battery has started draining very very fast i cant seem to think why it was fine before

    This situation I would take to the local Apple store. They can look at the phone and the battery.

  • firnue Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I've just claimed my iPhone warranty regarding intermittent no service issue (especially when no 3G signal around), the iPhone heat up issue, battery drain (which is caused by no service and heat up issue, ends up only 4 - 6 hours when it drains so quick). I've tried all iOS (5.0.1b, 5.1, 5.1.1), reset everything (network, all content), DFU recovery, or any other suggested steps written in the web -- which seems to fix the problem, but at the end of the day, the problem goes back.

    Now, I got an iPhone replacement -- it takes more than 2 weeks to get it, and for the last 1 day, the iPhone looks very promising.

    Current status: 5h 55m, standby 1d 1h and I'm on 44%. On average, it's like ~2.2% drops per hour. I consider myself a light user while testing it.

    It's iOS 5.1.1, build on May 2012 when I run serial number check. No 128K USIM available in my country and using 32KB SIM seems to be just fine.

     

    The settings I used which some of them I found on the web:

    Location Services only turned on Compass Calibration.

    Notification enabled for services that I need (no weather, no stock)

    Turned off "Send Diagnostics & Usage".

    Turned off Bluetooth

    Turned off automatic date & time adjustment.

    Turned on PING restriction.

    Turn off iCloud for everything (only turned on the contact when I need to update contacts), no mail setup yet (I'm using Sparrow).

    Vibrate only on silent. Brightness ~40%.

    Wifi ON, 3G ON.

     

    I recall my first month with the iPhone was just fine.. Probably there was an occasion where it gets very hot, the phone somehow went bad, and it's irreversible

  • Hamudee Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi All , I am facing quite strange problem regarding iPhone 4S battery drainage.On standby , battery is showing awesome response like if I'd charged it at 3 pm it would be almost full till 11pm but as soon as I start using it , the battery drains upto 20% per hour.Kindly see , if anything can be done. :/

  • Jameson! Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)

    You need to clarify for us......   When you say 20% per hour, are you using it the entire time?   20% per hour will yeild you 5 hours of continuous usage, which is good.  

    Hamudee wrote:

     

    Hi All , I am facing quite strange problem regarding iPhone 4S battery drainage.On standby , battery is showing awesome response like if I'd charged it at 3 pm it would be almost full till 11pm but as soon as I start using it , the battery drains upto 20% per hour.Kindly see , if anything can be done. :/

  • Hamudee Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    No , this is not the percentage of continuously usage.

  • Jameson! Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)

    So again, please clarify.......    How much are you using it in that hour where it drops by 20%?

  • Hamudee Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Almost 20 mins

  • 1AppleADayNoWay Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Can you be less specific? Or maybe use less words as it's all very confusing! If you're actively browsing, you should maybe lose 6% for 20mins. But if your battery indicator is inaccurate, then you may be mislead into thinking you're losing more for instance.