- 10-20-2011, 07:10 PM #251iPhone Newbie
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- 10-20-2011, 07:14 PM #253iPhone Newbie
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I was having a horrible time with battery life on my iPhone 4S compared to the 4, but I think I have finally found the culprit.
I tried turning off locations services for Siri and then auto brightness. I also cut down on my push email but none of that worked and frankly none of it was necessary to be turned off on my iPhone 4.
What I think the culprit is was location services for the weather app. Now that it is in the notification center, I think it was constantly updating and checking.
Since then, I am at 46% at 7:15pm after taking off of the charge at 7:30am.
Now THIS is the battery life I was looking for in my shiny new phone!
- 10-20-2011, 07:45 PM #254
I am now down to 65% after 10hrs of moderate usage. Much better than before.
Beamed over the interwebz from my iPhone 4S using Siri.
Last edited by MasterofPuppets; 10-20-2011 at 07:48 PM.
- 10-20-2011, 08:40 PM #255
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- 10-21-2011, 12:31 AM #258iPhone Newbie
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Took my phone off the charger around 8:00am been using it all day..Now 10:30pm..
5 hours of usage
14.5 hours standy
Phone is at 44%.
So far i turned off, the weather app, facebook push, siri, auto brightness, always checking to see what apps are running, time zone, and a few other things and the battery seems to be lasting alot better..The first night, i was at 12% when i ended the night, last night at 20ish, and today about the same time i'm at 44% overall i say its getting much better.
I am now quite pleased with the phone.
- 10-21-2011, 12:52 AM #259
Also keeping timezone off will help you a little, still if there is a problem, then i guess you have a hardware problem.
- 10-21-2011, 03:17 AM #260
- 10-21-2011, 10:42 AM #261iPhone Beginner
- 91 Posts
I went ahead and restored mine, im on sprint and my phone kept going to 1x instead of 3g which i think was causing the batt. to run down. Ill report back later on and see if the restore made the difference. It's actually a pretty painless process as long as you back up and restore from your back up once the OS installs.
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- 10-21-2011, 11:47 AM #264iPhone Nanite
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Currently it seems like there is something that is running a lot more frequently than it should be because even when locked the usage figure goes up - not as fast as the standby figure, but not far off (e.g. 12 minutes extra usage in 15 minutes of standby). Other people I know with a 4 has their usage figures going up only when they are actually using it or slightly going up (e.g 2 minutes extra usage in 15 minutes of standby)
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- 10-21-2011, 01:29 PM #267
I just got my 4s a week ago. My Droid (or Drone) was horrible on battery life. I had a monster battery on it and only then did it seem normal. I was using a lot of power the first few days with the new phone, but then I was downloading a lot of aps. I took my iPhone off the charger 16 hours ago and it's sitting at 64%. I did do some things with it, but nothing earth shattering. My wifi and Siri have been on all this time and I've been receiving emails. Like some of you, I'm currently working on battery life fine tuning.
When I ws shopping for a replacement phone I discovered the 4g phones chew up a lot more juice and after having gone thru 3 batterys with my original Droid, I said no thanks!!! If the new phone is faster and does more then I imaging it can easily use more, though Apple is claimimg there's a better battery in the 4s. I hope to avoid getting one of those add-a-battery-wrap-around cases.....
Last edited by Motorbones; 10-21-2011 at 01:33 PM.
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- 10-21-2011, 04:53 PM #274
- 10-21-2011, 05:06 PM #275iMore Intermediate
- 116 Posts
I took some advice here and I disabled Facebook notifications. See how that goes. I hate Facebook anyway. The thing that bothers me is that we shouldn't have to be doing these kinds of things and we should be able to use our phones however we please without compromising with the battery, whether it helps or not and whether it's A5 or not.