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iPhone 4s Battery Life?

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  • denper63 Calculating status...
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    Nov 11, 2011 2:21 AM (in response to Scarface.)

    I'm not sure if my stats are fine.

     

    Battery now at 45%

    Usage: 4 hours, 35 minutes

    Standby: 10 hours, 43 minutes

     

    Looks like it's "acceptable", but maybe not yet "optimal"?

    Any views?

  • troelsit Calculating status...
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    Nov 11, 2011 2:24 AM (in response to denper63)

    It's hard to conclude anything from the usage-statistic.

     

    If you are running a GPS-app like Navigon or TomTom - the unit will last around 1,5 hours on a full functional battery. It might sound like a problem, but is has always been like that with all earlier Iphones.


    Running an active GPS-app is really a battery-drainer.
    So you could actually force a usage-statistics to show 1 hour 30 minutes standby and 1 hour 30 minutes usage with 1% battery left.

  • PiE81 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 11, 2011 2:24 AM (in response to Scarface.)

    Upgrade to iOS 5.0.1 is quite good.

    I can see good improvement, in standby usage above all.

    Usage time was quite good in 5.0.0 but my iPhone 4s battery drained almost 1-2% per standby hour. Too much to reach 200h standby stated in technical specifications.

    This night, I lost 3% battery life in 7 hours. iPhone was in standby mode, no airplane mode, wi-fi connected, 3G good connection was available, some push notifications enabled and one gps reminder.

     

    I think 5.0.1 is a really good improvement in battery life terms.

  • Bazd123 Calculating status...
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    Nov 11, 2011 2:31 AM (in response to Scarface.)

    I upgraded my 4S to iOS 5.0.1 last night and while i have noticed an improvement with the battery, as soon as I move away from a wifi connection and rely on my mobile data (3G) the battery still drains pretty fast. I've lost 10% battery in the past hour and my phone has mainly been sitting on my desk doing nothing, bar me checking Twitter for about 2 minutes.

     

    I'm hoping Apple will look into the issue of mobile data being a drain on the battery. I seem to remember the iPhone 3G having the same issue when it was first released. 

     

    But overall, the update has fixed a lot of other battery issues from what I can tell.

  • P.A.T Calculating status...
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    Nov 11, 2011 2:42 AM (in response to Scarface.)

    My 4S usage states 1 day of Standby

    7 hs 36 min usage (90% of that time over wifi)

     

    I'm down to 11% of battery.

     

    I know this looks rather good, but i recently checked the standby time myself and it went down 5% in 1 and half hours. That means i would have gotten 30 hours of standby on a full charge... that's way WAY less than the 200 hs of standby time stated by Apple.

    Another thing i noticed is that imessagging made my battery drop 3% after two minutes of sending a couple messages.

     

    Opinions?

  • gerpet Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 11, 2011 2:41 AM (in response to Scarface.)

    for me, its worse than ever. the battery life was much better, since i updated 5.0.1 for iphone yesterday.

    battery % was on 92% last night, 3g is not on, wifi also, and now the battery is on 69%. unbelievable!!!

    how can i make it better, please HELP!!!

  • troelsit Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 11, 2011 2:43 AM (in response to gerpet)

    What if you turn off location services? I think the GPS is the heavy drainer

  • gerpet Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 11, 2011 2:49 AM (in response to Scarface.)

    thans! okay, i turned it off, we will see, but this is just outrageous, i have to turn off almost everything, because apple cant make a proper softwer update.

  • Strong Man Calculating status...
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    Nov 11, 2011 2:51 AM (in response to Scarface.)

    I made update my iPhone 4 right now  and I will check the battery life in next 2-3 days and will report to you .

  • gerpet Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 11, 2011 2:55 AM (in response to Scarface.)

    thanks guys!

    the funny thing is this: last night when i saw the new softwer is available, i was thinking not to update, 'coz i was so satisfied with the battery life, since ios5.0. now i've done, im ****ed

  • thomasre Calculating status...
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    Nov 11, 2011 3:09 AM (in response to gerpet)

    Simple.

    The battery problem is an HARDWARE problem.

    Apple would  lose money to tell the truth so they just pretend that new updates (meant to fix jb bugs) are fixing it.

     

    GG @ the new CEO, its time to fire him already.

  • ram130 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Nov 11, 2011 3:09 AM (in response to PiE81)

    Same here. Notice an improvement as well. Left the phone in stand for 5 hours overnight at 15%. Lost 5% when I woke. This was over wifi. So far my stats are 4hr usage and 14 hour stand by. Not bad considering I was streaming online radio for 10mins, I did the update at around 75% since then I've been  trying to drain it properly before my first full charge since the update. Also made couple of calls for 10min total. Check the forum for 10min and lost 6% since typing this. I'm at 5% now. stats now read 5hrs usage and 15hour at 5%. What you think, good or bad?

  • nicho99 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 11, 2011 3:17 AM (in response to ram130)

    Mine does the same 5-6% drain for <10 mins browsing which I would consider far too much.

  • Bluestone72 Calculating status...
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    Nov 11, 2011 3:18 AM (in response to Scarface.)

    I updated mine and noticed...still not quite work.

    specially when I connect to 3g service.

    It drains 10% of battery within 30minutes...

    rediculous!!!

  • troelsit Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 11, 2011 3:36 AM (in response to Bluestone72)

    The only logic explanation to this drain is that the GPS is active somehow. Switch is completely off and see if the drain stops

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