- 10-15-2011, 06:10 PM #26
- 10-15-2011, 06:11 PM #27
I haven't had particularly good battery life but I noticed that when I plug it, it charges super fast. I plug ,y phone in last night when battery was at 30%, went outside for a cigar, came back in an hour later and it was charged back up to almost 70%. I guess that's a positive.
- 10-15-2011, 06:16 PM #28
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- 10-15-2011, 09:17 PM #35
And then there is that case with the external battery, that the Apple Store employees use...
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- 10-15-2011, 09:54 PM #41iPhone Nanite
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- 10-15-2011, 10:33 PM #42
- 10-16-2011, 12:02 AM #43
- 10-16-2011, 12:19 AM #44
So far my battery life has been pretty poor. I got about 12 hrs of minimal use (I was at work) before it was telling me it needed a charge. But I haven't actually used the wall to charge it yet. I've had to sync it so it charged on the USB from my laptop. I'm hoping after a couple good charges on the wall it will be better.
It's a little disconcerting though if this is as good as it gets considering the improved battery life was one of the selling points from Apple about the new 4s.
- 10-16-2011, 01:16 AM #45
Mine is holding up well with moderate use. I'm confident it will get through a normal day even with heavy use.
@wolfey: you get this fantastic new phone and all you do with your first post is complain about the battery life? I guess you're going to be one of the 1-2% who decide to return their new iPhone. Apple will refurb it and someone will get a good-as-new iPhone for $100-150 less.
Try charging it fully. Re-boot. Read Jeremy's battery tips to see if there are any features that you'll never use. For example, if you don't own any Bluetooth accessories, turn BT off. If you rarely have good Wifi access, turn that off. I have everything on except for certain notifications that I have no need for.
- 10-16-2011, 03:00 AM #46
Didn't complain, stated what was going on with my phone like every other person on this thread. I also have no intention of returning the phone. I've also read the battery tips. I would like to congratulate you on ignoring all the other posts that basically said the same exact things and calling me out.
I've read that iCloud could be causing a problem. I'm going to try turning it off and seeing if that helps.
- 10-16-2011, 03:13 AM #47
A large part of why i'm interested in the 4s is the reputation apple now has with battery life... So i hope its not that bad...
But also, at night or when not in use, turn off things like location services(gps), data(3g/other), bluetooth, and wifi. That should help with battery life.
- 10-16-2011, 03:58 AM #48
I took the phone off the charger yesterday evening. Had it off for about 2 hours or so (maybe more) and I let it sit overnight while I was sleeping. It was 98% when I went to bed (or at least the last time I checked it before bed) and it was at 94% when I woke up this morning. So for all intents and purposes, it lost about 4% in 7 hours. All-in-all that's not too bad, especially since I have location services, notifications, etc. all enabled. This is definitely better than the Droid Bionic I had. I let the Bionic sit overnight connected to LTE with only Gmail push enabled and the battery went from full down to 80% in the same time frame. I realize it's not exactly an apples to apples comparison, but it is what it is.
- 10-16-2011, 09:15 AM #49
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