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Climberfx Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I have batery drain with the update to ios 5.1.1. I just take the cell of the lock screen and do nothing, and in seconds (300 seconds) i see going from 24% to 9%.

What's going on? I think updates are to solve problems, not get new ones!!!


iPhone 4S, Mac OS X (10.7.3), iOS 5.1.1
  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (251,085 points)

    I see no such problem here.

  • Leann O. Level 3 Level 3 (635 points)

    Let the phone battery drain completely. Make sure the phone turns itself off. Then charge it back up to 100%. This has worked for me in the past when my phone's battery was draining quickly.

  • M4Specter Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm having the same issue. With 5.1, my battery drain was decent. I could go a full work day with decent usage (text, web browsing, app usage, etc.) and end the day with 50-60% battery. After updating to 5.1.1, I can almost watch the battery drain, with no apps running or using the phone.

     

    I had a voice call that lasted about ten minutes and my battery dropped almost 10%. I'm going to do a restore and go back to 5.1. I can't make it through a workday like this. My phone has been off the charger for approximately an hour (100% charge). I've barely used it and it's currently at 93%. Btw, I have an iPhone 4. If apple hasn't fixed this issue by the time my upgrade comes around, I'm going Android.

  • razmee209 Level 7 Level 7 (27,845 points)

    You can't go back to 5.1 if you updated to the new version.  As leann suggested let your battery drain completely and then do a full charge.  

  • ED3K Level 4 Level 4 (1,760 points)

    It's all in your head. You're just looking for something to complain about because it had the word "Improvement" and "Battery" in the update.

  • M4Specter Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm not sure if that was directed toward me, but it certainly isn't all in my head. I experienced a huge battery drain when I went to ios 5. It did seem to slow *some* after 5.1. It was better than it was. I updated yesterday to 5.1.1 and the battery drops quickly. I realize that it doesn't seem to be widespread and it may not be, but it is happening.

     

    If I am not using my phone and have no apps "running" in the background, I'll loose a few percent of battery (which is expected) at the rate of 2-4% per hour.  But, with use, I will drop percentages per minute. It's even worse if I'm using voice. I use my phone for work purposes and have noticed a dramatic decrease in battery going from 5.1 to 5.1.1.  As I have typed this using my phone, which has been just a few minutes and have lost ~3%. Before the update, I would've lost *maybe* 1%.

  • KieranBowley Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I am having the same issue, my phone had 13% and has already gone to 10% while i have been signing in to reply to this. No software added, just updated to 5.1.1 this afternoon.

     

    Going away this weekend and can have y phone like this, this whole battery issue is becoming a joke to be fair!

     

    The 4S was supposed to have a better battery than the 4 and I have had worse battery on my 4S since day 1!

  • razmee209 Level 7 Level 7 (27,845 points)

    Let your battery die out and then do a full charge.

  • Leann O. Level 3 Level 3 (635 points)

    Today I have noticed that my iPhone 4 battery seems to be draining faster than normal. I'm going to let it die and then charge it fully and see what happens.

  • bbfc Level 3 Level 3 (845 points)

    Well it won't be anything to do with the iOS 5.1.1 update as it didn't do anything to the battery.

  • Leann O. Level 3 Level 3 (635 points)

    It's probably all in my head since I have been reading this thread.

  • KieranBowley Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Since when has that mattered? Any kind of update can break anything that wasn't mentioned in the Change Log.

  • KieranBowley Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yeah like we are making this stuff up

  • KieranBowley Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    And now my phone has completely died sitting on the sofa not even being used.

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