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iOS 5.1 Battery Issues Even Worse

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omgletmeplay Calculating status...
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Mar 7, 2012 2:55 PM

Ok. I just updated my iPhone 4, 32gb to iOS 5.1, the brand new update released today with iPad 3. Now the battery is dropping FASTER THEN EVER! Literally able to watch it tick downwards at a rate of 1% per 5-10 mins of mild use! WTH!

I'm merely cheking of app updates. And looking at the settings and I can watch it tick downward. This is horrible. It's never, EVER been this bad with any iOS device I have owned.

Apple released yet another update supposedly resolving the lingering battery issues and yet again they have made them worse. iOS 5.0 was slightly worse then 4.3. iOS 5.0.1 was worse then iOS 5.0 but now with iOS 5.1 they have managed to destroy the battery of my iPhone 4 more then ever before. I understand the, mildly better then iPhone 4, iPhone 4S is the new primary device but iPhone 4 users should still be considered when "improving battery life".



iPhone 4, Other OS, Updated to iOS 5.1
  • bbfc Level 3 Level 3 (845 points)
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    Mar 7, 2012 2:57 PM (in response to omgletmeplay)

    Have you tried 'restoring' your iPhone 4?

  • bbfc Level 3 Level 3 (845 points)
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    Mar 7, 2012 3:03 PM (in response to omgletmeplay)

    This not normal behaviour. I would take it to an Apple store if it is draining that fast.

  • troelsit Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 7, 2012 3:04 PM (in response to omgletmeplay)

    Return it and have it replaced...

    It runs smooth here

  • Kwopau Level 4 Level 4 (1,725 points)
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    Mar 7, 2012 3:47 PM (in response to omgletmeplay)

    omgletmeplay wrote:


    It looks like I will have to. The OS runs great, better then before, however the battery life has never been this bad. Will apple replace my iPhone 4 because iOS 5.1 messed it up? It's not a 4S so how would they do that and give me a 32Gb version? I will have to go tomorrow because I cannot get to the store today before they close.

    If apple finds your battery is at fault, they will replace you a new phone. They will give you the same model, same size you had. so therefore an iphone 4 that has a 32 GB.

  • SouHaib Calculating status...
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    Mar 7, 2012 9:55 PM (in response to omgletmeplay)

    OMG ios 5.1 is worther i used to have battery drain problems on my ios 5.o.1 with my iphone 4 but now is getting long should i wait until i can be able to use my iphone welll....

  • apachee98 Calculating status...
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    Mar 7, 2012 11:01 PM (in response to omgletmeplay)

    Yes take it back to Apple. I had my iph 4 replace due to the battery issue when upgrading to ios 5.01. they did a test on the ph and found the battery was good but the IOS was at fault. So they said I could either replace the ph with there version of IOS 5.0 or try  to re update my ph with there ver of 5.0. I chose the new replacement. It worked and my battery life has been desent. Now mind you I have the full warrenty on the ph. but they will replace your ph if the update is messing it up. I know because I wasnt the only moron there who updated to 5.0.1 and had issues.

    And for those who up dated, you should wait till all the complaints and issues have been ID'd. Im waiting because I dont wanna have to replace my ph again. But if i do this time, I am making dam sure they upgrade it to 4S. Give it a couple days and see how many complaints come in before upgrading.

  • joefnj2002 Calculating status...
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    Mar 8, 2012 9:56 AM (in response to omgletmeplay)

    I updated to 5.1 and today with a fully charged batterry not even being used it drained down to 30% by noon time. . Come on Apple fix this **** issue with the battery life already.

  • Nanika Calculating status...
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    Mar 9, 2012 5:52 AM (in response to omgletmeplay)

    Same issue for me on 3GS -- battery was fine until 5.0, but 5.1 made it much worse. Full drain in 7 hours with no use at all. Have already disabled everything that might tax battery life (i.e., no notifications, email only on demand, location services on demand, wifi on demand) and this last upgrade was shocking! I really didn't anticipate WORSE.

  • Benjamin Mann Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Mar 9, 2012 8:14 AM (in response to omgletmeplay)

    Let me add my name to the list of iPhone 4 customers who have now suffered a rapid decline in battery life since downloading OS 5.1   No question the last two days have been much much worse.


    Apple please sort this out.  On top of the ridiculous Lion OS, your products are begining to fail.  Listen to us.

    Sort it out quickly.

  • Gustavoste Calculating status...
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    Mar 9, 2012 10:48 AM (in response to omgletmeplay)

    I´m having the same problem here, iPhone 4 and the battery life got much worse after updating to 5.1.


    Since I live in Brazil taking it to an Aple Store to hopefuly get it replaced is out of question, so I really hope for a software fix for this!!!!!

  • Aggie Chick Calculating status...
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    Mar 9, 2012 11:11 AM (in response to omgletmeplay)

    Mine is worse too.  It doesn't even charge fast anymore also.

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