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iPhone 4s Battery Life?

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  • ConqSoft Calculating status...
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    Nov 1, 2011 6:25 AM (in response to richardfromweston)

    Actually, they do make a longer charging cable.  I have one.  Also, there's always extension cords.

     

    I'm coming to from Android to the 4s, so I'm happy with the battery life.  If it gets better in the future with a patch, all the better.

     

    I've never had any phone that I didn't plug in overnight though. (even back in the Blackberry days, even though they were know to hold a charge for days)  I'm quite intrigued by all the people that don't do that.

     

    richardfromweston wrote:

     

    Perhaps you should invest in an anger management course or something.  In my particular case there were no outlets near the bed, so I took my 100% charged phone to the nighstand figuring that the charge should last for at least 8 hours since nothing was running except for the clock.  So, Jameson perhaos you could call all the hotels in Europe to put plugs near the bed so this doesn't happen again, or get apple to give a charge cable longer than 18 inches - or how about them fixing their $600 product so it works as advertised (or close to it)?

  • ConqSoft Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 1, 2011 6:24 AM (in response to pertinacious)

    Sound more dangerous for her to hold it, since it could easily fall off the bed while asleep.  Maybe a pendant-style "panic button" would be a better choice for emergencies?

     

    pertinacious wrote:

     

    Tell my 80 year old mother to plug it in? Obviously you don't know how older people operate. She's 5 feet tall in a king size bed, and has trouble getting out of the bed or even rolling over sometimes. She holds her phone in her hands all night, as it is her lifeline to family and emergency services. She's afraid that if something happes, she can't reach the nightstand for the house phone. Have some compassion rather than being a jerk!

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    Nov 1, 2011 6:26 AM (in response to Jameson!)

    There you go again with that anger.  My hope in posting wasnt to solve anyones specific problem, but to get Apple to see that this is a huge issue that needs to be fixed.  I didin't even bother adding to the thread until I saw it had gotten picked up in the press.  BTW - you better hope that mom doesn't live in New England since power has been out in many communities for more that the iphones 8 hour battery life.  I guess you can suggest that mom sleep in teh car so she can keep the phone plugged in all night.  Maybe she could run the engine as well to stay warm so that you wont nneed to be bothered with inane comments any more as well.

  • Jameson! Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)
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    Nov 1, 2011 6:26 AM (in response to pertinacious)

    OMG!   APPLE is not likely to fix the issue today.   Go buy mom a $5 extension cord so she has a working charged up phone to sleep with!   Stop being a helpless baby!

  • mandg Calculating status...
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    Nov 1, 2011 6:35 AM (in response to Scarface.)

    I charged my phone last night, unplugged it on 100% and in the morning it already was on 75% even though I turned off all the location stuff and so on as suggested by many sites and what not. Now it is on 10% after only very light usage throughout the day. Really mostly standby, didn't even touch it for hours.

     

    0:00      100%
    6:30        75%

    2:30        10%

     

    Just some numbers, hope there's going to be a software fix. It'd really be a bother if I had to replace the phone. Btw I upgraded from the 3G, it had better battery life not by a lot, but better.

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    Nov 1, 2011 6:37 AM (in response to ksvero)

    I tried many of the published home remedies for rapid iOS 5 battery drain (Siri, wifi, location services, time zone, etc.)   Each one had no noticeable effect on my clean 4S (settings were not ported from a prior iDevice.)  I was seeing battery drain of about 9% per hour with no usage (charge to 100%, unplug and do not even light up the screen for 5-6 hours.)  Here is what worked for me to resolve my issue as recommended by ksvero in this thread:

     

    1.  Uninstall my gmail exchange account (mail, contacts, calendar sync)

    2.  Reboot the iphone

    3.  Reinstall the gmail account (mail, contacts, calendar) with identical settings including push.

     

    Note:  gMail exchange was my only mail, contacts, or calendar account set up on the device.

     

    I do have wifi sync turned on and have left it on for the duration - it was one of the remedies that I did not try.

     

    I am now at 40% battery life with light usage - last charge was 50 hours ago.

     

    Thanks!

     

  • jouss Calculating status...
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    Nov 1, 2011 6:42 AM (in response to Scarface.)

    One more voice to this trouble.

    One day, barely talk, emails and text mess.

    Battery draiend down to 15% in 11h.

  • Warren austrailia Calculating status...
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    Nov 1, 2011 6:45 AM (in response to Scarface.)

    I had 100% on my  iphone 4 S i was using mobile hot spot and Skype running with iPad 2 And 2.5 hours I was down to 3% apple this is embarrassing I can't return the device either I got screwed I hope you fix this ASAP i own Mac air iPod iPhone 4 and 4s and ipad 2 i won't forget this situation.

  • Mike Grant Jr Calculating status...
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    Nov 1, 2011 6:49 AM (in response to Scarface.)

    Just want to go on record that my battery life on the new 4s is horrid and my old 3gs lasted longer and still does. I have tried some of the fixes and no luck. I'm hoping there is a software fix on the way soon.

  • tombuck1966 Calculating status...
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    Nov 1, 2011 6:50 AM (in response to Scarface.)

    I have owned each and every iPhone since launch day and this is absolutely the worst one yet for battery life. I cannot even get a full day out of it even if I only answer minimal calls and don't use Siri at all. I have the morphie extended battery case and if I use Siri at all or use apps during the day, it not only takes my entire battery for the phone but almost all of the morphie life. I wish I had my old iPhone 4 back and I have never said that whenever I updated. I have never complained about ANY Apple product until now. Siri and the extra speed is not worth having a phone that you cannot use for a day!

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    Nov 1, 2011 7:00 AM (in response to mandg)

    I switched from a Blackberry Storm 2 to the iPhone 4s.  I won't say it was a mistake.  There's a lot to like; but, this battery issue is troubling.  I've had to purchase a case with a built in battery (making the **** thing bigger than my Blackberry was) in order to make it through the work day.  I turn off unneeded applications as soon as I'm done with them, have done the location thing... to no avail.

  • Dimbit Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 1, 2011 7:03 AM (in response to Scarface.)

    Wow, lots of messages here!

     

    Hey, for what its worth I did the following and it improved it a fair bit:

     

    1. Shut off iAds

    2. Shut off automatic time zone

    3. Shut off Calendar notifications

     

    Still not the iPhone 4 but a lot better so far.

  • _Wayne Calculating status...
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    Nov 1, 2011 7:07 AM (in response to Scarface.)

    Oh man, same problem here on a 4S. Deactivating stuff might be a possibility (like automatic time zones etc), I've tried that but no look. The battery is empty within a day. It's kind of embarassing to charge more 600 to 800 EUR for a smartphone which doesn't make it with deactivated features for a day.

  • nikil from abu dhabi Calculating status...
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    Nov 1, 2011 7:12 AM (in response to erfromtkpk)

    Try going to settings -> mail, contact..

    And turn of fetch method from push to 15 minutes.

    This worked for me.

    Battery life has improved.

  • DonQuattro Calculating status...
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    Nov 1, 2011 7:13 AM (in response to Scarface.)

    My wife has an iPhone 4 and we use it as our alarm clock.  It had 75% battery life last night before going to bed and it stayed in stand-by all night.  I woke up naturally this morning and found the battery dead.  Needless to say I got a late start this morning.  How can it go from 3/4 full to zero in stand-by?  I myself have an iPhone 4s and I am flying through battery life--not sure if it's the amount of times I check email and text in a day.

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