- 10-21-2011, 05:38 PM #276iPhone Nanite
- 3 Posts
Excessive battery usage?
- 10-21-2011, 06:12 PM #277
I paid attention last night and it definitely is using more power. I kept it on the charger, and it STILL went down from 100% to 48% in a couple of hours. Granted, it was under very heavy use, but my iPhone 4 never LOST battery level while it was plugged in. This time I made sure that the cord was connected and charging.
- 10-21-2011, 08:14 PM #278
- 10-21-2011, 08:59 PM #279
- 10-22-2011, 03:39 AM #280
i .imgur . com/Eyqqb . png
20 Hours and 1 Minutes - down to 11%
Brightness at around 60%
Wifi on all day
Cellular Data On
Bluetooth headset on for like 3-4 hours
2 Hours of Phone Calls
All System Location Services On
Email fetch to 15 Minutes
Boxcar for Tweetlogix
Weather with Location
iCloud on Push
Siri Raise to Speak Off
Watched like 15 minutes on Netflix (Wifi)
Played 20-25 minutes of Shadowgun
Another 10 for each Gravity Guy/ Temple Run
About a hour of Shuffle Music
I'm coming from a rooted EVO where I had to cut things off to get good battery life. I can deff manage with 20+ Hours of heavy use *imo* I haven't done anything special like let it die and charge it fully, I have just used it. One thing is, I had Sprint flag my account for a Business PRL so I have 11115 instead of 51082, I had a hypothesis that the bad battery life on sprint was because of the bad prl.
Seriel - DNP
- 10-22-2011, 07:40 AM #281
I work in a city that gets poor sprint service and there is no way I can get 8 hours out of this phone because of the poor signal. 3G cuts out constantly making the phone work twice as hard. Not happy with sprint that's for sure.
- 10-22-2011, 11:06 AM #282
- 10-22-2011, 11:50 AM #283
I thought my life was ok but yesterday I ran a little test. My wife and I took the kids to a museum so we both were using our phones the same taking and posting pictures, a few text, and a couple calls. I have 4s and she has a 4 with os5. At the end of the day I was dead and she had 75%. I have minimal apps running and have tuned my phone to use as little battery as possible. Her phone on the other hand has everything wide open. This tells me it's not os5 but it's the 4s.
Come on apple step up and fix this issue.
- 10-22-2011, 12:52 PM #284
I disabled facebook push notifications today, going to see how that goes. I am really trying to do everything to make this battery better but it still has the same problems. I can only hope that facebook was my problem and that disabling the push notifications for the application makes my phone battery better!
- 10-22-2011, 01:32 PM #285
- 10-22-2011, 03:05 PM #286
So pretty much we just need to tweak our settings as much as possible, possibly a restore could help, but mainly we need to be patient and wait for the iOS update...so nothing we didn't already know..
- 10-22-2011, 08:56 PM #287
- 10-22-2011, 09:04 PM #288
- 10-22-2011, 11:42 PM #289
Wow. I didn't realize that the battery life on the 4S was considered bad. Coming from an EVO that, with the standard battery, couldn't last a full day with top ups from a car charger, I thought I was doing pretty good. I've removed the Facebook notifications and it's a bit better.
- 10-23-2011, 12:01 AM #290
- 10-23-2011, 01:37 AM #291
- 10-23-2011, 07:40 AM #292
My battery life has definitely improved since I got the phone on the 14th. At first I was really disappointed. But after a couple charges and learning what to turn off on my device, it's definitely improved. Learning how to close apps running in the background helped too. I can last 24 hours with moderate use. When I'm at home, I enable WiFi because my 3G service is awful and was constantly bouncing back and forth between Edge and 3G.
When I had my BlackBerry Torch 9800, I always had to charge once a day, so charging my iPhone once a day isn't a big deal.
- 10-23-2011, 11:32 AM #293
- 10-23-2011, 11:52 AM #294
Hey guys, so I found this at MacRumors.com about battery life I haven't bothered reading through this whole thread yet. But this is what they found and I've turned off all of the settings and it seems to be working out quite well. Thanks let me know...http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=13696918
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- 10-23-2011, 12:33 PM #295
- 10-23-2011, 02:53 PM #296iPhone Nanite
- 5 Posts
To update everyone...
I went to the Genius Bar yesterday. They ran a load of diagnostics and said that they all checked out ok, but he offered to swap out my 4S as he didn't think I'd go there if I didn't have a problem.
So I got a new 4S. Plugged it in overnight and took it off charge this morning. Moderate usage during the day (certainly more than I used the previous one) and it has been off the charger for 13 hours. It's down to 67%. So a huge improvement there!
The previous 4S that I took back was showing figures of "Standby 1hr", "Usage 45min" even though it had just been sat on the desk locked. This morning I had "Standby 1hr", "Usage 3 min". Which is pretty much what I expected. Looks like some kind of fault with it.
Now I guess I'll have to put up with poor battery life, but that will be down to me using it so much which I'm not bothered about!
- 10-23-2011, 09:44 PM #297
So this is what I have after today's use. This is with most things turned off other than Siri and Facebook. Attachment 11060
I personally think its terrible but I will admit its better than my old android. What does everyone think? I plan on a restore tomorrow if I have time. Do you think it will help or would it just be a waste of time?
Last edited by k.trent; 10-23-2011 at 09:47 PM.
- 10-23-2011, 10:22 PM #298
- 10-23-2011, 11:31 PM #299
I was suffering with poor (poorer that I wanted/expected), so I did a restore and set my iPhone 4S up as new. It took me about 3 hours to get everything back the way it was... I lost my text messages... but I think I am glad that I did... tomorrow will start the RLT and I will post the results in a few days...
- 10-23-2011, 11:33 PM #300
I also left most things on. My volume level was stuck for some reason, so I turned the phone off & on again. That seemed to improve my already decent battery life.
We should remember that not all "usage" impacts battery life the same way. 5 hrs. of listening to music is not the same as 5 hrs. of watching Youtube.