- 11-08-2011, 05:17 AM #451
- 11-08-2011, 06:29 AM #452
- 11-08-2011, 09:21 AM #453
- 11-08-2011, 10:30 AM #454
- 11-08-2011, 10:35 AM #455
My battery life has been excellent, but yesterday something happened to kick that grade down a notch. My usage stats are normally around 6 hrs. of use, 20 hrs. of standby ending up with well over 30% battery after a typical full charge overnight. Yesterday I hit the 20% mark. Still no danger of running out of battery life during a normal day's use, but I'm not sure what happened.
This morning I noticed that the first hour of use brought my battery level to 90%, but the 2nd hour only brought it down to 85%. Same types of usage during both hours, so again it's puzzling.
This recent "issue" of mine doesn't come close to the types of problems other people have been reporting. I just note it here as another data point. I haven't yet fully drained my battery, so I will run lots of video to get that done today.
- 11-08-2011, 12:39 PM #456iPhone Newbie
- 34 Posts
I was recently in a building with very poor signal. I noticed as well that my phone was getting very warm. Then I looked at my battery and I could watch the % fall. Over the span of about 30 minutes I lost almost 20% of my battery as it tried to deal with the poor signal. Ended up turning off the phone to save itself from dying!
- 11-08-2011, 02:56 PM #457
Not sure if this has been posted yet, there's too many pages to read. I did turn off the auto-clock feature, which perhaps helped a little. I have wifi at home and my office, and had the iphone set up to be on both. I found that turning off wifi has improved battery life dramatically, not sure if it's measurable yet, but it feels about 20% better. I don't need wifi often and can easily reconnect if downloading a large file, so for now am leaving it off and hopefully will experience much better batter life.
- 11-09-2011, 11:00 AM #458
- 11-09-2011, 06:54 PM #459
- 11-10-2011, 08:00 AM #460
Just so everyone is in loop.
My phone is running the following
80 Mobile Phone
I dont' know what any of these things do; but I've been awake for 50 minutes and lost 5% battery.
I've turned off the following:
- notification center - NOTHING goes into it.
- All email is set to - manual
- location services - off
- I kill every app when i get out of it
Is this really how iPhone is? or is just a fluke until 5.0.1 comes out?
I came from a blackberry 9700 - which I know has the best battery on the market (easly 2 days w/ 6 emails, 4 twitter, 1 facebook all set to PUSH; Pandora stream for at minimum of 4 hours a day and heavy web surfing) I feel if I did that on an iPhone I would kill it in 4 hours.
Any thoughts? Is any of this realistic to expect from an iphone?
- 11-10-2011, 12:19 PM #461
- 11-10-2011, 01:16 PM #462
- 11-10-2011, 02:23 PM #463
I brought my 4s to the genius bar the other day because of what seemed to be a software related constant crash issue. Without even hesitating they just replaced the phone. Talked to the guy at the genius bar about the battery issues and he basically said be patient and that they are very aware iOS5 is buggy. Talked about usage and standby times and how it's really all relative to the specific user and what they are doing with their usage time. Essentially what may be good battery life to me for say 4 hours of usage may not be for someone else. So comparing one phones battery life to another's is comparable if we have all done the exact same thing for the same amount of time. For example the screen shot shows where I sit right now. Couldn't tell for how long or how many times I've done these specific tasks but the usage is from 3G web browsing, multiple texts, three email accounts on hourly fetch schedule, Facebook, maps with location service for directions, words, music player for about 90 minutes and probably a few other things I a forgetting.
With all that said is there anyone with similar usage that can compare? Is this good battery life for this type of usage?
- 11-10-2011, 05:14 PM #464
Im new to this "side" as Ive come from the android platform. but after downloading the newest os software 5.0.1 i feel like my battery life is depleting faster than it was at 5.0.0 and that was still bad for me compared to some other 4s owners. although the iphone last longer than any of my android phones i feel like its not living up to some of my other friends battery life...anyone else feel the new os 5.0.1 is draining at a faster rate?
- 11-10-2011, 06:47 PM #465
- 11-10-2011, 09:45 PM #466iPhone Newbie
- 33 Posts
I didnt wanna make a new thread about this..
But I have an ipod touch..Not sure what generation, the back says its from year 2008 so yeah..Can I use the same cable for my 4s? Just to have a spare one with me? They look the same, the white part is the same thickness and yeah..Just wanna make sure it'll be 100% compatible.
- 11-10-2011, 09:52 PM #467
Now, I have everything on, I mean everything location services, push everything and I just did 40 emails, tweeted, iMessage surfed the net and only lost 30% battery in 2.75 hours. And I am PUSHING this phone HARD.
Needed to say, I am VERY please with Apple's upgraded 5.0.1 os.
- 11-10-2011, 11:40 PM #468
Previously on iOS 5 I got extremely good battery life. I could go 2 days no problem. After iOS 5.0.1 came out I started getting really bad life. I just did a complete restore and activated the phone as new and that seemed to fix my problem. Just a little input for those still having sub par battery life.
- 11-11-2011, 04:33 AM #469
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- 11-11-2011, 09:09 AM #471
- 11-11-2011, 01:31 PM #472
Unless you plan to recharge every other day (40-48 hrs. standby), I think most people should fall into a routine of charging the phone every night while they sleep (16-20 hrs. standby). With that in mind, you have nothing to worry about at 68% after 12 hrs. standby.
Or am I missing something? Aside from some Blackberry models with small screens and users who spend most of their time messaging and emailing (lousy browser & few useful apps), what modern smartphone can go 2 full days of use without a recharge?
Just plug the phone in every night and use the heck out of it during the day. If you can't get through a normal day without excessive battery management (no constant turning this and that on & off), call Apple to complain and ask for help.
Forums always amplify the perception of a problem. It's the squeaky wheel syndrome, which is fine. Even if this issue affects less than 10% of iPhone users, it still deserves attention and a solution. iOS 5.0.1 seems to solve the issue for some with the problem, but not all. So Apple will try again with 5.0.2.
I know I'm going to risk flames for this next bit, but these iPhone battery issues pale in comparison to what Android phone users have been experiencing. First, those problems affect the majority of users rather than a minority. Second, there is little hope of a solution from either the carrier, phone manufacturer or Android. Even if Google released an OS update to help solve the issue, when will HTC, Samsung, Moto, etc. pass on the update to their devices?
So the solution for many Android users is to carry a charger with them, buy & keep a spare battery charged, install & manage a power management app.
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