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  • kenadverse Level 1 Level 1

    my battery is dropping even worse than the 3gs -  at least on that i had a way to switch of 3G thats draining it badly. i only ever switched it on when i need it ..

  • Spchow17 Level 1 Level 1

    Having same fact i have to recharge almost every 36hours.  I used mostly voce and text and still have battery issues.   I will have to go complain to apple

  • MacBook it works Level 1 Level 1

    Mine dropped 5% in 12 minutes of usage. As a right now 2:30 minutes of usage and 8:14 minutes of standby, it eat 49% of battery.  It will maybe give me 4 hours today. And I'm not doing much on it, so far no call, one text, and few emails. Try using Siri couple times and reminder once (unsuccessfully).


    That's my update.

  • foreshay Level 1 Level 1

    I called up Apple and they said they would be willing to send me a new phone.  I explained that my buddy and I each got the 4s this past Friday and his battery life is amazing compared to mine ( the only difference is he has sprint).  He suggested I call a local Verizon store to see if they had any iphones available (they didn't).  I would have to wait 5 days for a new phone to arrive from Apple (which would leave me without a phone) and I'm not close to an apple store.  I just wish Apple would make a public statement about this and get the ball rolling on a fix.

  • tonypich Level 1 Level 1

    Hi everyone, I had the exact same problem, and following the below steps has solved my problems. My 4S battery life is now amazing (i.e. in my case, the email account was the issues). Here is a quick list of things to try:


    • Reset Network Settings: Tap on “Settings” > Reset > Reset Network Settings
    • Disable Bluetooth: Settings > General > Bluetooth > “OFF”
    • Disable unwated Notifications & apps: Settings > Notifications > Turn OFF for anything you don’t need
    • Disable Location Service: Settings > Location Services > Disable selectively for services you don’t use
    • Disable Timezone Adjustment: Tap on “Settings” > “Location Services” > ‘System Services’ > Setting Time Zone to OFF
    • Disable Ping: Settings > General > Restrictions > Enable Restrictions > Ping > OFF
    • Disable Diagnostic & Usage Reports: Tap on “Settings” > General > About > Diagnostic & Usage > Don’t Send
    • Disable Email accounts by heading to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Account Name > Delete Account. Once done, reset network settings (the first tip up there) then reboot your device and re-add your accounts back from Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Add Account.
  • cls24 Level 2 Level 2

    Well after all the changes, mods, redos and full charge with trickle, I have been using the phone on and off for 8 hours and am at 91%.  Still not as good as the iPhone 4, but I can certainly live with 10% to 15% a day compared to yesterday when I needed to charge it every 6-8 hours.

  • JonGoldman Level 1 Level 1

    Well I figured it out (at least for me).  After wiping the phone out and doing a factory restore, things were doing great until I added my calendars.  I subscribe to 5 of them all hosted on our Snow Leopard Server running iCal (and AddressBook) services.


    After I added the 5 calendars and set them to retrieve at 15 minutes (same interval as my iPhone4), I started losing power like crazy - 30% in 90 minutes.

  • KimoChristy Level 1 Level 1

    @ Jon.... that is wrong. You shouldn't experience poor battery performance just because you're refreshing calendars. Especially if your previous iPhone didn't do this. I think we need to hear from Apple on this situation. They need to issue a statement and let us know what's being done to correct this. I didn't even make it 6 hours through the day before mine died. Using WiFi and talked 27 minutes on the phone.


    APPLE can you hear us?

  • MacBook it works Level 1 Level 1

    That would be great. I think Apple is working on a possible solution. It seams that every major iOS release battery is an issue among users. I might get 5 hours today, and I think my problem is reminders working on location, it might be better to set reminders to use time/date instead.  Although lots of app can use notification as well, I changed some of my setting, will see tomorrow test. Today is pretty poor.

  • kaleibear Level 1 Level 1

    I've done all of these solutions. I basically have my phone to where I can just text call use Siri and some apps I downloaded. I always turn off my apps every time I use them. My usage says I've used it for 7 hours which I haven't just a couple texts 1 min phone call and this post.

  • Scarface. Level 1 Level 1

    Ok! A reply from the Topic creator and I think I might have found a nice solution! I became fed up and backed up all my stuff and then initiated a full restore and when it was all said and complete, I then backed up from a backup previously to the restore and so far after 10 minutes of light use, I'm still at the same percent I was at when I unplugged from the backup restore. I have to say this is a HUGE improvement in battery performance then what I was experiencing and recommend anyone with light use and poor battery performance to try this out. Note: I have pretty much everything running, suri, emails, location services etc. I'll start to experiment with heavy use now and let you guys know the results.

  • foreshay Level 1 Level 1

    So you suggest doing a full restore from iTunes , then doing a reset to restore an iCloud backup?

  • radio50 Level 1 Level 1

    The following happened on my old 3G phone and it may apply here too.  I had an email account set to "Fetch."  Somebody had sent a 12 MB attachment and the phone kept trying to download it on cellular and failing.  A few minutes later it tried again and failed.  This went on all afternoon and killed my battery.


    I changed that account from Fetch to Manual (there are two places you need to do this:  Fetch>Manually and Advanced>Manual), and I haven't had the problem since.  BTW, my 4S seems to have decent battery life so far <fingers crossed>.


    Since I also have an Exchange Server account I left "Push" on.  The above applies when "push is off or for applications that do not support push."  Apparently "Fetch" on the other account was the problem.

  • JinC. Level 1 Level 1

    For those concern about the battery life. I suggest to turn the Sire and Icloud if you don't use them. see what would happen next?

  • steviej18 Level 1 Level 1

    I too have noticed something was strange with the battery.  After I read several of these posts, I decided to start playing a movie.  While at 82%, I checked the percentage after the movie played for about an hour and noticed I was then down to 22%!  I already have several of the features turned off, but noticed even with the Diagnostics in the "Don't Send" position, there were a ton of entries posted.  I let the battery run all the way down to 1% and then plugged it in and will check tomorrow after it charges overnight.  I also noticed that charging seems like it takes longer too than my 3GS did. 


    I had synced from iTunes and it seems a majority of these situations are related to this, but not 100%. My wife just upgraded to the 4S too from a non-smartphone, so I did the "Set up as new iPhone" with hers - we will have to see how that turns out.  I think tomorrow, I will reset the 3 e-mail addresses and if no major improvement, I will reset everything. 

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