If you can't use all of the features that make it the iPhone 4S, what's the point of having it?
At 4 hours 30 minutes since charging to 100%,
Using phone, maps, text, internet, SIRI and all,
I'm down to 78%.
Still better than it was before the update. I'd be below 50% by now.
iPhone 4S, 64 GB, AT&T Carrier, Black, Incipio Plastic Case.
I'm having the same problem as the rest of you are having and I've just given the Apple Care folks permission to send me a new phone. In addition to the problems you all are having, my 4S ***** itself completely off with no notice. Being a person who relies HEAVILY on my phone for my business and my livelihood, and as you can imagine, going an hour or so with no phone calls worries me. When I pull my phone out to find that it's shut completely off smack-dab in the middle of my highest / peak volume time...........well, it's absolutely unacceptable!
FYI, here are the steps I took prior to getting frustrated to the point of calling my 6 Year "Love Affair" with my iPhone quits..........
1) Tried resolving these battery issues with my local AT&T carrier shop (new sim card, complete reset of system, complete reload from back-up etc.). Long story short ~ No Luck ~ Same Exact Issues!
2) Took it back to the AT&T store for a re-look. Like you all, I was told to shut off my bluetooth, WiFi, Siri Location services, etc., etc.. Although it ****** me off, I went ahead and agreed to allow them to "Gut" my iphone's abilities (the stuff I pay dearly for) in the hopes finding a solution for the betterment of the entire 4S community....................No Luck ~ Same issues!
3) Tried resolving the issue through the Apple Store 25 Miles north of here ~ Same exact procedures as above (steps 1 and 2) ~ No Luck. Same exact problems!
3) Installed the 5.0.1 patch ~ No fixes found............
Currently Being ModeratedNov 10, 2011 5:23 PM (in response to boostnma)
I've noticed the same same in regards to the charging. I was ok with my 2nd 4s phone. I upgraded early today and "seem" to notice less battery life with the upgrade. I will charge tonight (through my pc) and try to some tests. I have various screen shots of my phone before the upgrade and will compare. I turn some things off, but as others have said, I bought this phone for its "features". From what I am seeing from Apple's response, both from the Corporate Headquarters and local Apple stores, my next phone will be an Android. I used to love the support I got from Apple, but now they seem no different then any of the major players. I'm not willing to pay a premium price for sub standard products any more.
I will with hold further opinions for 2 or 3 days while I test the upgrade.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 10, 2011 5:29 PM (in response to Scarface.)
I had 10 hours yesterday, and I run Pandora for at least 5-6 hours while I'm at work. Get done with an 8 hour work day and I have 40-50% left on my phone, and that is over the 3g network. Got home and used wifi constantly. From 7am to 11pm, I was able to use my phone without charging it at all, and squeezing 10 hours out of my battery. I'd say that's pretty good.
I got my phone when ATT had them back in stock, so maybe it was more of the first wave of phones that were purchased?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 10, 2011 5:38 PM (in response to Scarface.)
I spoke to apple support today
I asked for hw replacement
But... They will send a certified device (refurbished?????) and I dont accept that
I guessi will ask for a repair (change my battery)
For all that got a replacement did you get a certified phone or new?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 10, 2011 5:44 PM (in response to netofrombrazil)
It was probably somewhere in the user agreement when you updated your iTunes at some point.
Between the, "I will not take legal action against Apple,"
And the, "I agree to be surgically altered into a Human CentiPad."
Currently Being ModeratedNov 10, 2011 6:07 PM (in response to Scarface.)
I have the iPhone 4s with sprint and have noticed that the battery life is horrible. I don't believe it to be in the software since my brother has the iPhone 4 with iOS 5 and his battery life is great. I also have the iPad 2 with iOS 5 and battery life is great with even heavy use. It disappointing for me since i waited forever to get an iPhone and now I can't use it without carrying a charger around.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 10, 2011 6:14 PM (in response to Scarface.)
My wife's iphone 4 lasts way longer than my 4s. For a phone with a bigger battery pack it has terrible battery life. I have updated to 5.0.1 and I can still see the percentage dropping every couple of minutes with minimal use!
Currently Being ModeratedNov 10, 2011 6:15 PM (in response to Dirtbound4Max)
I think you issue is that you restored from backup. It *****, but unfortunately most of my issues with a new iPhone have been related to a backup from a previous one. Whatever the issue you are having is, it will just come right back if you restore the phone from a backup. Sync everything you can and just start fresh.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 10, 2011 6:19 PM (in response to dsjr2006)
Hey have the iphone 4s 16gb, installed ios 5.0.1 charged my phone from 30% to 100%. still my battery drops like a rock, no excess heating, should i do a restore? If i do a restore will i have to activate my phone again? i am with sprint.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 10, 2011 6:44 PM (in response to Zunitttt)
My wife also has an iPhone 4 and I have an iPhone 4s. The iPhone 4 has always had much better battery life than my 4s has until today. I loaded IOS 5.0.1 on both of them and after 3 hours and 40 minutes with 24 minutes of usage, I have 98% battery left. This is looking much more like my iPhone 4, now. My iPhone 4 didn't have a battery life problem, so I never noticed just how long it took for a complete charge to disipate. It was over two days with no problem. My System Activity Monitor app is telling me that I have 60 hours and 33 minutes left (4s) on this charge.
I would say that IOS 5.0.1 is a success, in my case.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 10, 2011 6:40 PM (in response to Scarface.)
Updated my iPhone 4S, and then I charged my battery to full. Once it reached 100%, I put it to immediate use. I turned on carrier data and then went to the gym for an hour listening to Pandora over 3G. Got home, took a screenshot. I'd say this is pretty good battery given the near-hour use of 3G with other options turned on (Push email -- though I got no emails during that hour, all locations except traffic were enabled).
Currently Being ModeratedNov 10, 2011 6:48 PM (in response to natashafromfort wayne)
I had my phone with Sprint too. I couldn't stand it any more with all of the features turned off and battery drained like crazy with excessive heat. I returned it to the store and told my story. The sales guy accepted without charged me anything except I have to pay for activation fee and data usage. Fine with me. I can't deal with that headache anymore and watched the phone lost power even standby. I talked about features turned off meant nothing in there. No emails fetch/push, no notification, no FB, Twitter, calender, weather, ect after 2 resets. Tell me how can I purchase a smartphone and got everything turned off just to save battery and also afraid to make phone call because there might be no talking in the middle of the conversation due to NO POWER? Thanks GOD that I have another smartphone to get by in waiting for the new iPhone shipped to my house.
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