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  • troelsit Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    With all respect to your experiences I am not convinced that your theory is the problem throughout this thread.

     

    I don't see your point by showing the two pictures. There is a heavy usage-difference.

    We all know that using the GPS (for example TomTOm) will cause the unit to be drained within a few hours.

     

    Listening to music with the display turned off is not so energy-hungry.

     

    So you can't really conclude anything based on your pictures

  • joséfromluquillo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I HAD THE SAME PROBLEM EVERYONE IS TALKING ABOUT. MY IPHONE 4S FULLY CHARGED ONLY GAVE ME 5 HOURS IN STADBY. I WENT TO THE STORE AND GOT A NEW ONE. IT HAS 20 HOURS IN STANDBY AND 2 HOURS OF USE AND I STILL HAVE 68% OF BATTERY. GO AND CHANGE THE ONE YOU HAVE, IT MUST BE A HARDWARE PROBLEM AS STATED BEFORE BY ANOTHER USER.

  • rogerfromfrance Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Robin-Berlin-Germany  wrote:  

        Hi Guys, forget the iOS 5.0.1 FIX its doesnt solve anything.      

        I finally returned my iphone 4s 4 times!!! the 5th time I recieved an brand new sealed one

        and the battery is  best  / ok. look at the stats          

        ITS AN HARDWARE PROBLEM!!!!! 

     

    You're lucky to have got 4 times the replacement of your iphone without the threat of a gun.

     

    However, given that some users here have reported that everything seemed ok at the beginning but a few days after the problems started again, we may have to wait a while to be sure.

     

    anyway, if this is really a hardware problem, Apple can prepare for difficult times.

     

    Since deffectives device seems to be found in all countries,

    Apple will lose a lot of money and its reputation in this case..........

  • rogerfromfrance Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    troelsit wrote:

     

    With all respect to your experiences I am not convinced that your theory is the problem throughout this thread.

     

    I don't see your point by showing the two pictures. There is a heavy usage-difference.

    We all know that using the GPS (for example TomTOm) will cause the unit to be drained within a few hours.

     

    Listening to music with the display turned off is not so energy-hungry.

     

    So you can't really conclude anything based on your pictures

    Yet, the pictures show that on old phone, the ratio standby time / used time is roughly

    equal to 2. What is the case of users who complain and for me too.

     

    While with his new phone, standby  time is more than 1 day for 6 hours used time. Ratio is much

    higher and this is also the case for users who are satisfied with their.

     

    Anyway , i noticed that used time is running all the time even when no apps is running and many

    things disabled. Exept if you turn on into the fly mode then used time remains low after hours of standby....

  • Rayoo7 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    With the longest wait, i received my iphone 4S, great device, but battery ***** as everyone has reported. with bare usage for 1 hour i am loosing 10 to 15 % of the battery, i am an apple freek upto date and now i am so ****** to see this battery drainage. i have swiched off everything which mentioned. and i still see the same problem. now my phone is just another normal phone to make calls only without any featuers turned on. i don't see the reason to have an iphone, with location serive, push siri etc all off.

     

    I have  read some ppl saying even with the IOS 5.0.1 still are having the problem. i really don't want to switch to another smartphone. or go back to iphone 4 with ios 4.3.3  Apple please fix it asap. i really hope its not the hardware issue.

  • nicho99 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    For anything other than rapid drain (i.e 100%-0% within 4 hours and/or severe overheating) is it fair to say that software bug is more likely than hardware? I have an appointment at the genius bar and am within the 7 day period since the phone arrived with me but I don't want to risk switching my phone in case I get the static/no audio/yellow screen problems that I've seen other unless it is definitely a hardware issue.

     

    Do the genius bar have the ability to run a diagnostic program?

  • prkgs982 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    You need to get your phone checked out. There might be something wrong with the battery. Mine had the same issue. I returned it because of the battery defect.

  • prkgs982 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Sometimes it is just the battery condition. I completely understand your frustration. I had the same problem with my iPhone. Tried every tricks and turned off everything plus resets twice without anything on. And my phone was worse than any other smartphones because of excessive heat. So I used the phone with everything turned of for 2 1/2 hours with emails only, I had my battery from 100% to 29%. It was a joke. I couldn't stand it anymore. But at least I had some luck by returning it.

  • joséfromluquillo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I HAD THE EXACT SAME PROBLEM YOU JUST DESCRIBED. RETURN THE PHONE. I WENT TO THE STORE AND AS SOON AS THEY TOUCH THE PHONE THAT WAS REALLY HOT HE TOLD ME IT WAS DAMAGED. THEY GAVE ME A NEW ONE AND ITS BEEN TURNED ON FOR 20 HOURS WITHOUT RECHARGE AND I STILL HAVE 68% BATTERY LEFT.

  • anuragavendran Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi,

     

    We too facing the same trouble.. battery life of iphone 4s is almost 1/8th of iphone4.Too bad..I made 100% charge over last night and just look out in the morning to see only 25% and we used it for 30 mins after 100% charging....

    Same problem for my freinds as well

  • injust Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hello all!

    Here's my 5 cent. I had the same battery drain problem from the very start. After turning off Location service thought that things were going better. Still I was very dissatisfied with a battery life - I could hardly make it through the day with a single charge.

    Today I did a reset and set my phone as a new device (decided to do it to cope with another problem that I had, a 3g connection loss after using wi-fi). But amazingly...looks like it solved the battery problem too. I've been playing with it for over 30 minutes now and the battery stays at 100% which seems fantastic, especially compared to poor performance I've had before. So like many other users stated here - it might help. Give it a try.

     

    Now I wonder if it will be worth to install iOS 5.0.1 when it will come out..

  • poppin_fresh Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I think my 4S might have a bigger issue than s/w. Battery life has been no better than my 2 year old 3GS was, but recently its gotten much worse:

     

    Monday night- left work with over 30% life. Noticed about an hour later phone felt hot, took it out of my pocket and it was dead, no bat left.

     

    Last night- went to bed around 9:30 with over 40% bat life. Woke up at 7:00AM to a completely dead phone

     

    This AM- Plugged dead phone in and got a 20% charge before leaving for work. Get to work 40 minutes later and find phone dead again. I did not open any apps or make any calls during the 40 minutes.

     

    Think it might need a return...

  • StephanGenevaCH Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Day 3 status as follows

     

     

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    Battery will go flat sometimes tonight and will get a full recharge overnight - excellent timing! A dramatic improvement from my initial 4S that could not stand more than 10 hours before battery becoming flat. Still the question remains: hardware, software (iOS and its multiple settings) or both? 5 dollars on option 3 from me!

  • 1AppleADayNoWay Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    troelsit wrote:

     

    The problem in this discussion is the lemming effect and paranoia.

    People don't really know what's good or bad battery is.

     

    My theory is that because people are getting a new phone/toy, they use it intensively for many hours and don't understand why the battery drops that fast.

    Well - it's because you're using it!!

     

    Not said that there isn't a problem, but calm down and don't get paranoid.

     

    I wonder which is worst, paranoia or lying and condescending propaganda? Maybe you should go on and read the Wired article you linked to. They decided to print an idiot who said:

     

    “To go almost an entire day without a change in the meter reading seems unbelievable. Where before I could almost watch the battery drain, now it doesn’t move at all.”

     

    Doing so they lost all credibiility - if they ever had any. People like them and you don't help Apple, its reputation or its user base. Quite the contrary.

     

    There is a real problem, not that every user has it. Then Apple markets the phone as an out of the box flawless - piece of magic - product and charges a very high price for it, so the user base should be very demanding. And Apple's PR spins the product as great improvement over the last one, yet the device is rated for 100 hrs less standby hours than the IP4 and Apple made a poor choice of factory settings, used a dual core CPU and a new 3G chip while disabling 3G toggle, integrated Siri yet chose the same 1400mAh battery. Worst now, Apple gave instructions to its Apple stores to not exchange the phones that are not "defective" - but a phone that doesn't do 6-8hrs in a day IS a defective phone whether or not it has a hardware problem. It is all about merchantability, the end result is what matters and not whether it's hardware or software. If for some reason the phone isn't on par with Apple's claims in terms of usage, or if you have to turn all new features -which distinguish it from the IP4 - off to reach the specs, or spend hours tweaking it, the buyers expectations were simply deceived and he should be entitled to an exchange or a full refund - immediately. Then when Apple lives up to his expectations and their own claim, he can buy back the phone. People don't have to wait - not one bit. It is wrong to stereotype buyers who complain. When you're a heavyweight, you don't ask students and normal people who make you rich and rely on your brand to take a hit for you. You take the heat.

  • rak1793 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have just had my 4s for about 2 weeks. I am experiencing the same problem. I know the batery life on the 4s is much worse than the iphone 4. It seems to be about 50% less battery life. It is supposed to be much better.. the advertising is highly misleading. I'm a little miffed. I hate having to plug this thing up every chance I get.