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iPhone 4S 5.0.1 Update Improves Battery w/ Settings Reset

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  • Waynejd Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    Hi all, just adding my two cents worth,


    5.0.1 seems about the same as 5.0 for me. I did do a rest all settings after getting the phone and I think I'm getting pretty close to what Apple says usage will be.


    With most of the time on wifi apart from about 5 hours on 3g here's what I've done - a number of short calls, half a dozen text messages sent and received, read and received about a dozen emails, location based reminders current for about 3 hours, around 2 hours online and using twitter and Facebook, played games for about half an hour, and about half an hour playing with settings and Siri - my usage is:


    Standby time = 1 day, 12 hours

    Usage time = 4 hours, 50 minutes

    Battery left = 39%



    My seetings are:

    Mail: iCloud and Gmail accounts both set to 15 minute fetch

     iCloud: mail, reminders, contacts, calendars, notes, documents, photo stream

     Notifications: phone, messages, reminders, calendar, cnbc, mail, twitter, find friends

     Location: maps, siri, weather, reminders, twitter

     Sytem services: all off but Mobile Network Search is on.


    Will let you know the final result when battery drains.

  • Mooks85 Calculating status...

    I did a restore and set it up as a new phone. I am now waiting for it to drain, but personally i think i am getting better battery life than before.  here are my stats so far:


    Usage: 2 hours 3 minutes

    Standby: 12 hours 21 minutes


    Battery is currently at 67%.  I think that seems normal...anyone think otherwise?


    I will let you know the end results once i get below 20%

  • rogerfromwil Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have updated to 5.0.1 but did not execute a reset of the settings.

    Looking at the statistics now, I have 34% left with 2hours 40 usage and 1 Day 11 hours standby. Not sure, but I guess this is normal operation, isn't it?

    I do not have experience with it, since this is my first iPhone...

  • macnimation Calculating status...

    I have the iPhone 4 . Updated to iOS 5.01 ten minutes ago. Battery at 100%. In the time it has taken me to write this post on my phone my battery is now at 95%. Not good.

  • Waynejd Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    Try the reset, it does seem to make some difference.


    At 39% remaining I had gone 1 day, 12 hours on stand by with a usage of 4 hours, 49 minutes.


    Currently I have 8% remaining with 2 days, 30 minutes on stand by and a usage of 6 hours, 30 minutes.

  • Bac582 Calculating status...

    Try allowing your battery completely out. To the point the shuts of on it's own, then give it a full recharge.

    I did it last night and this morning my phone has been of the charger for 20 minutes at least and I'm just now at 99% on moderate use (facebook, twitter, safari). Hopefully it stays this way all day!

  • ppwsean Calculating status...

    Does this work for iOS 5.0.1 in 3GS?


    I did the same according to your instruction but I did not have an option to to setup as a new phone. After my phone reboots, the message shows 'Phone Restored' then prompt me to go through the normal phone setup.

  • Waynejd Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    Okay, here's the bottom line before heading to bed and leaving to recharge overnight.


    Battery remaining = 1%

    Standby time = 2 days, 2 hours and 15 minutes

    Usage time = 7 hours


    All in all I'm pretty happy with that and see, to be getting what the specs say as far as usage goes.


    I noticed that a 10 minute call today used 2%, that would equal about 500 minutes to use 100% which comes out at just over 8 hours - pretty much what apple say to expect.


    Hope everyone else gets sorted.

  • sflomenb Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)

    If I reset my Settings, what exactly will this reset? Will I have to redo all my iCloud settings?

  • Klaus.k Calculating status...



    do you have an exchange email acount on your 4S?


    I use an exchange for work on my ipad 2 and my 4s. After 5.0.1 my ipad2 drained in 8 hors to 62% which it never did before with same settings.


    My wife has a 4s as well and she and I took our phones off the charger at the same time yesterday morning. After 5 hours and only 32 minutes usage on mine the battery was down to 48%. Hers was down to 92% and she had probably 15 apps running in the back including skype.


    Since I already got my 4s replaced twice i really think it has something to do with settings, exchange or iCloud or I just happen to get a faulty battery 3 times....

  • JensUK Calculating status...

    hi Davidch. Great tips. thanks. I am now at 60% and 2hr 13min usage, 23hr 13min standby. Looks about right.

  • sflomenb Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)

    Do I absolutley have to restore as a new phone? Or will just resetting the Settings suffice?

  • sflomenb Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)

    If I were to do everything that you said, how long would all of this take?

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