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  • Tony Carreon Level 1 (40 points)

    guess i have to join this club.


    didn't seem to have battery issues before 5.0.1 (iPhone 4s), but now - wow. full charge last night. picked up the phone and unplugged it when i got up at 630 this morning. it's now just after 2pm and i'm down to ~30%. no calls. connected to wifi all day. haven't played any games or videos. phone's pretty much just sat on the desk and a few web pages when i watched some news this morning.

  • ACR1221 Level 1 (0 points)

    So ios 5.0.1 has actually made my battery worse. Dropped 5% in 9 minutes oh with no use. *** Apple, 4s is my first iPhone and I regret getting it. I've already had my original 4s replaced due to the battery and this doesn't seem to be any better. I'll gladly have my old broken blackberry back! What's the point of having an iphone if I can only STARE at it because the slightest use will drain the battery life?

  • romny Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi I have an iphone 4S 64GB from AT&T. My iphone works perfectly I think that there is no problem with the phone, it's just that the phone is too powerful and uses too much energy but it would last longer depending on how you use your phone. It's like my computer when it's on battery and if you use it too much or if you use it in high performance of course it's gonna die faster but if you are not too addicted to your iphone I'm sure your battery would last longer.

    I don't know if you guys understand what I'm trying to say...

    And please don't compare an iphone 4s with any other phone cuz this devise has no competition out there with any other devise comparing the speed or graphic or durability this is the best phone in the world.


    Ive noticed that if you compared to iPhones 4s

    Go ahead and turn the battery percentage to one of them and use the other one with it off and you would see that your battery would last longer...

    I think that this battery percentage is annoying lol cuz when I have it off I see my phone last longer! :)

  • Toy_Yorkie Level 1 (0 points)

    I am new here. The reason I went to this forum because I am very disappointed with iphone 4S battery drainning so fast after upgraded to ios 5.1. The ios 5.0 st least worked a little better than ios 5.1. This is worse than antenna issued with iphone 4. This is my business phone and I could not babysit this phone. I have been using 3G, 3GS and 4 and this is my worse experience with the 4S. I like iphone so much but this battery issue will ruin apple reputation. I have less than 30 days if no cure for this in a few days, I may have to return the phone to AT&T and trade with Samsung Galaxy S2 even though I do not like it. I have no choice and I need reliable phone for business.

  • nk70 Level 1 (0 points)

    I had updated my iPad to 5.0.1 , same problem. It was better with 5.0 . In fact much better with 5.0 than the 4.0 updates. Can anyone help me to return back to 5.0?

  • as41 Level 1 (0 points)

    Mines been draining too - not so much in standby but with light use my usage stats have gone down significantly since the update ! Is there anyway of downgrading back to 5?



  • KC7GNM Level 4 (2,805 points)

    as41 wrote:


    Mines been draining too - not so much in standby but with light use my usage stats have gone down significantly since the update ! Is there anyway of downgrading back to 5?



    NO! Why does everyone keep asking the same question about downgrading when the answer is always no. Apple will not do it so why even ask.

  • CarinCary Level 1 (0 points)

    I agree my battery life hasn't gotten any better with the upgrade.  My partner and I have been comparing the battery life and her battery life lasts three times as much as mine.  We have been comparing the usage and standby times are there is a huge difference.  This is the worst iphone battery life I have ever experienced.  So I truly think that Apple needs to look into this fix, because it didn't fix mine even restoring the phone and re-installing with the upgrade.  So IOS 5.0.1 didn't fixed the battery!!

  • mdon874 Level 1 (0 points)

    Im gutted that the update has made it worse!! :( 20% loss overnight

  • erikfsn Level 1 (80 points)

    I got the 4s when it first came out and its battery life was slightly shorter than my 4. Now with 5.0.1 it is better than my 4 was.


    I wonder why different units are behaving differently. Maybe a hardware issue since they're all running the same software?

  • Seancarpe Level 1 (0 points)

    Ive updated to 5.1.  Under usage in general settings, my phone says its been 30 mins since last full charge, and I'm at 90%. That's 20% an hour.  That update did nothing.


    One of the major reasons I bought this phone is because Apple promised it would great battery life. I feel lied to, duped. I rely on my phone and and am now at risk of being cut off during a regular business day. I refuse to disable features I've paid for to achieve a reasonable battery life. I believe Apple has a duty to delivery what was promised. They gotmy money, now I'd like what I paid for. 


    I've long been a lover of Apple products. And that's because Steve Jobs had a commitment to perfection. This is a far cry from perfection, an not at all what I expected from Apple.

  • oscarr95 Level 1 (0 points)

    I own a 3GS that was on iOS 5.0 without any battery draining issues. I just upgraded to the 5.1 update about 30 minutes ago and my Battery immediatley decreased from 100% to 92%, this is after it just came of a full charge 2 hours prior without any usage. This is without doing any calling and just doing about 5 minutes of brownsing to validate that the network was not impacted after the update. The 5.1 update created an Battery Issue when one was not present before. APPLE, please fix this....

  • KipGrosso Level 1 (0 points)

    I agree, please help... My battery performance is

    Horrible since the upgrade... Come on Apple, I know you can do it...

  • stevejobsfan0123 Level 8 (40,262 points)

    I understand that so many people are having this 4S battery issue, and I do think that Apple should have waited a while before releasing it. However, Apple still sells iPhone 4, and if I were you, I would definitely consider one of those before going to an Android phone... YUK!

  • eyekostman Level 1 (0 points)

    iphone 4s worse with ios 5.1 than 5.0

    went to apple store genius bar, was told to do a hard reset as 5.1 software was probably corrupt on my phone. Reset entire phone, deleted all data, restarted it as new phone, synched/restored my data...drumroll please, battery life still horrific !  I think this is no "software issue " at all but a hardware problem.  Considering apple just sold like 10 million new phones, I dont think they want to exactly have a recall. At this point dont know what to do..perhaps I will need to go back to store and get refund ?  This phone has so much up and running even when minimizing half the apps etc it would need a nuclear power plant to power it

    This ***** !

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