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Afraid to upgrade to 5.0.1....
I am constantly reading these posts about bad terrible and short battery life on the 5.0.1 upgrade. What should I do??? My battery is fine right now and works perfectly with the 5.0 software but at the same time the phone runs the best when having the most up to date software. Any advice? Also the phone stops charging once it hits 100 percent with the 5.0.1? Help! Ha
- 11-27-2011, 12:40 AM #2
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- 11-27-2011, 08:46 AM #5
Hi Infiniti7 !! I can understand your concerns for being leary about upgrading while reading many with battery issues.
I can tell you that both my husband and one of my daughters has the iP4--they upgraded 2-3 wks ago and they both had good battery life before the upgrade, and now still have good battery life on 5.0.1. In fact, i can tell you i've been keeping an eye on my husbands to see how his was reacting, and this morning i checked his usage/standby stats-- he currently at 1h0m usage and 1day2h standby and he's still at 85%.
I'm not trying to sway you either way, i usually looks at things as if it isn't 'broken' they dont try to fix it, but at the same time just pointing out to you that they are doing well with battery life.
If you do decide to upgrade to 5.0.1--there are a few things that you should turn off--
1) settings/restrictions--turn OFF ping
2) settings/diagnostic&usage--"dont send" reports
3) settings/location services/system services-- turn OFF location based-iAds & turn OFF setting time zone
Also, after your done upgrading, i also did a 'reset network settings'
settings/general/reset/reset network settings. your phone will reset the network and reboot. it does NOT wipe out any of your data.
Those are just a few things that i have learned from a couple of friends along the way, that i have set on my iPhone4S and i do very well with battery life. Currently as i type this, I'm at 1day2hrs standby & 3h9m usage and have 49% still avail i also have 3 email acct on my phone and have them all set to "fetch" every hour. (i went from 5.0 to 5.0.1)
Last edited by Pink; 11-27-2011 at 08:49 AM.
- 11-27-2011, 09:38 AM #6
also, i think the consensus is if you Restore as new you get better results?
i do this with every update so i couldn't tell you first handed if it went from bad to good but i can tell you that i have always been pleased with 5.0 AND 5.0.1
- 11-27-2011, 10:09 AM #7iMore Intermediate
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We have dozens of iPhone users and I help/support more via friends and family. None are reporting 5.0.1 problems or at least problems that aren't fixed with good device management.
Looking at your config for reminders, notifications and location services and your settings for apps installed is the key to happiness and privacy. Don't have your phone do more than it needs to in same way you probably don't carry more than you need if you go for a hike or drive.
- 11-27-2011, 10:16 AM #8
- 11-27-2011, 10:17 AM #9
I've also heard a lot of people that have bad battery life on 5.0.1 restore as new but then put their back up right back to the phone and wind up with no improvement. Maybe because something is corrupted or had a bug from the back up and carried over to the new restore that was just done.
- 11-27-2011, 12:39 PM #10
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- 11-27-2011, 08:34 PM #13
I've done the restore from new to 5.0.1 and restored via iCloud then and recently talked to someone in the forums who got nad battery life once they added the google + app .... I deleted mine and the battery life got even better for me ... Just some thought and my 2¢ worth lol
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- 12-02-2011, 04:19 PM #19iPhone Nanite
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I upgraded from 4.3.x to 5.0. I had great battery life with 4.x.x, still hade great battery life with 5.0. Upgraded to 5.0.1 and still have great battery life. I haven't seen any decrease in batttery life since I've had my phone (about a year). I can make it through a day and use the phone quite a bit. By the end of the day it's time for a charge though.