1 Reply Latest reply: Oct 9, 2012 11:35 AM by Christian A. Burkert
pollyd Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I charge my iphone 4s overnight, but the battery starts draining as soon as I unplug the charger. Took it to Apple Store and they did diagnostics test and restored it, but it didn't help. I have reset some things on the phone to make sure I'm not using too much battery power as well. Nothing helps. It's still under warranty so I know I can get a new phone. Just curious if this is common with iphone 4s. Will this happen again?

  • 1. Re: iphone 4s won't hold charge
    Christian A. Burkert Level 2 Level 2 (300 points)

    Hi there,

     

    how many percent of charge are you losing over what amount of time?

     

    if Apple has diagnosed your iPhone and did not replace it, then it is unlikely to have a damaged battery.

     

    So the key to prolonging battery life is finding "secret" power comsuming processes, such as

     

    Power consumption can increase significantly if your iPhone often loses contact with either WLAN, cellular network or both and has to reestablish the data connection.

     

    also it has been suggested here that sending diagnostic data to Apple in the background (you are asked to allow that during the initial setup of your iPhone) has some influence on battery life.

     

    should you use your iPhone mainly for phone calls, have you considered shutting down cellular data entirely or reducing cellular data usage to 2G by disabling 3G connections? 3G (UMTS or HSPA) connections do drain the battery. Also you could limit data usage to WLAN only by disabling cellular data at all. If no data service is needed at all, you could finally disable WLAN as well.

     

    Should Facetime not be used regularily, disabling it can help save some battery power.

     

    Hope this helps,

     

    Chris