- 11-03-2011, 03:35 PM #426iPhone Newbie
- 23 Posts
Lol I'm sick of all these little "methods" of improving the battery. I tried all of them and didn't help at all. So I turned everything back on and same battery life. Plus I bought an iPhone not an htc thunderbolt. All I ask is that the end of the day with moderate use I have at least 20-30% left of battery.
Anyways, I've been tempted to buy an app that smart charges the battery like battery doctor or battery boost magic. Im just skeptical about it. Anyone have some feedback regarding the apps?
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- 11-03-2011, 05:28 PM #429iPhone Intermediate
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for me.. battery life on a single charge has been averaging at least 12 to 14 hrs. I noticed it improved after I let it cycle down to where it powered off.. And then fully charged it. So if apple is working on a fix and it improves it more than what I have I will be even happier.
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- 11-05-2011, 03:24 PM #437iPhone Nanite
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- 11-06-2011, 06:34 PM #446iPhone Nanite
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My battery life issues came on suddenly...
I had pre-ordered a 4S and it was waiting for me when I got back after some travel around 18 October. I really didn't understand the big hue and cry about battery life... until Wednesday. The phone had been working perfectly with normal battery life, and I was somewhat bemused about all the reports of battery issues. But then I got home this past Wednesday night, spent some time surfing the web on the phone, then after dinner, retired for the evening. Looked at the phone and the battery indicator was... unusually low. Didn't think too much of it as I had been using it a little more than usual. But then...
In the morning it was completely dead. Charged it for a while before work, then in the car all the way to work. It was fully charged when I got there. I didn't use it at all during the day, but about mid-afternoon, I got a text while in a meeting with a customer. Again - battery unusually low. I also noticed that the phone felt quite a bit hotter than normal in my pocket. By the time I got out of the meeting, the phone was dead - again. Charged it up again in the car for a while. Got home, charged it some more. It was fully charged when I went to bed around midnight. In the morning: dead as a doornail.
Not sure what suddenly brought on the battery life issue after a couple weeks of normal life - but ever since this past Wednesday the thing can't get through half a day without completely dying. The phone always seems to be unusually hot in my pocket, which makes me think there's some kind of runaway process going on. I'm not aware of anything about the setup of the phone that I may have changed that would cause such a sudden decrease in battery life. I've tried as many of the usual tricks as I can stand (obviously the phone isn't very useful I keep it in airplane mode all the time), without much success. Hopefully 5.0.1 gets here sooner rather than later.
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- 11-07-2011, 05:25 AM #449iPhone Newbie
- 18 Posts
My battery life has never been bad in the iPhone 4S, it just runs out before the night ends sometime. Nothing like the 20% loss per hour. I usually get 6-7 hours usage with 12 hours standby before it runs out. However what i did 2 nights ago was drain mg battery till the end and did a full recharge. I closed all running apps, but on full brightness without antilock till my phone dies, so it starts up fresh. Anyway, 2 days into it, I'm getting 9 hours usage and 13 hours stand by AND it hasn't hit 20% battery left. Perhaps it was a bad batch that got the battery-gate. I use remindrs and constantly have appointments in my calendar, I YouTube a lot throughout the day and hundreds of messages etc. all features are on, Siri raise to speech, locational time, push email etc. it is blasphemous needing to disable features
Long story short, drained my battery to recharge it to keep all the ions running. Will uploads pics for skeptical.
- 11-07-2011, 05:32 AM #450
Yes - I had terrible battery issues as well. I called Apple Tech Support and they made an appointment at the Genius Bar at a nearby Apple store to have them swap out my phone for another one. The new one seems to be quite a bit better, but I'm still anxious to get the updated OS so that I can make full use of all the cool features of the phone instead of leaving most of them turned off all the time.