- 10-16-2011, 05:36 PM #101
Restoring with a backup will always leave behind old folders of apps which you deleted, some of which still suck up usage.
The way to eliminate it is to set up as new. But for some people, it's not an option. It's only because it's convenient to have our old data that we do it. If you backup everything manually, you could give restoring as new a shot.
I've restored as new, and with wifi and 3G on, and a bucketload of apps on multitask, the entire night from 11pm to 7am, charge went from 100% to 99%.
- 10-16-2011, 06:12 PM #102
- 10-16-2011, 06:13 PM #103
Turn off push notifications: Some applications from the App Store use the Apple Push Notification Service to alert you of new data. Those applications that extensively rely on push notifications (such as instant messaging applications) may impact battery life. To disable push notifications, go to Settings > Notifications and set Notifications to Off. Note that this does not prevent new data from being received when the application is opened. Also, the Notifications setting will not be visible if you do not have any applications installed that support push notifications.
And as a follow-up, are there any well-made battery extenders that do attach to the bottom of phone? There are some things that the iPhone clearly is lacking (not that I didn't know about them before I got the phone), like a notification system that is even slightly reasonable and a replaceable battery. Hey, if you don't like a blinking LED, turn it off. My previous phone had notifications that showed up on a lock screen, controllable LED's, settings for individual email accounts...in other words, a good system. No reason for Apple to leave that out.
- 10-16-2011, 06:20 PM #104
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- 10-16-2011, 06:51 PM #108
Well, I would have to say that the battery life on my 4S is pretty darn good. This is what I got after only doing one full charge. I expect it to get a little better by it's third full charge.
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- 10-16-2011, 07:27 PM #109
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- 10-16-2011, 07:36 PM #111
At first my battery seemed like it wasn't lasting very long, but after a full charge last night it seems to actually be pretty good.
I went from 100% charge showing down to 1% in about 10.5 hours, on the usage page it was showing about 5.75 hours of use, of which most was playing Angry Birds (I feel like a freak, but I'm hooked), showing Siri to some friends, a few phone calls, etc. I'm not sure what constitutes "usage", but assume it's pretty much any time the screen is on and an app or something is running?
Watching the battery meter it does look like Angry Birds runs it down fairly quick, which I suppose makes sense. It would be cool if the battery was really easy to replace like a Blackberry, it would be easy to keep an extra charged battery and pop it in. Overall, I think it will provide enough battery life to keep me happy.
- 10-16-2011, 07:52 PM #112
- 10-16-2011, 09:36 PM #113
I tested the battery life today. Charged it overnight and unplugged from charger @ 7 am. It was completely charged 100% but after an hour it was down to 97%. I have used it lightly throughout the day...emails, texts, forums and short phone calls. Now at 9:30 pm my battery is down to 13%. I'm going to let it completely drawn and then charge it completely and try again tomorrow.
I know with my iPhone 4 with medium usage I never get down to 20%...unless I use the phone heavily i.e. lots of emails, surfing the web, texts and long phone calls.
I'm hoping that after a couple of complete cycles the battery will stabilize.
- 10-16-2011, 10:25 PM #114
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- 10-16-2011, 10:59 PM #116
I don't think any phone can be all things to all people. That's why it's great we have the choice we do. Just about every phone is a compromise to some people.
- 10-17-2011, 12:45 AM #117iPhone Newbie
- 32 Posts
I'd say my battery life is slightly worse than what it was on iOS 5 iPhone 4. Very slightly. Although I'm almost certain that that has to do with one of two things: Using the phone and Siri incessantly because of its newness, or because of the battery needing some sort of calibration (or both). In any case, I haven't had any of the discharging issues (I charge my phone everywhere lol), and it charges fast, as iPhones are known to do. It'll reach 100 reliably and stay there until I unplug it.
In essence, approximately the same battery life as the iPhone 4, give or take 30 minutes. Definitely not complaining, especially considering that it'll probably get better as the battery gets cycled through.
- 10-17-2011, 04:45 AM #118
- 10-17-2011, 05:18 AM #119iPhone Intermediate
- 233 Posts
Coming from a crappy blackberry bold 9650 where I had to charge it at least twice a day.. My 4S went over 24 hrs without a charge. I was using it all day and when I went to bed last night it had 23% so I went ahead and put on the charger for the day anyways since I am working today..
wow for me.. this is just so great and makes me so happy that I choose it over a droid phone..
- 10-17-2011, 05:59 AM #120iPhone Newbie
- 25 Posts
My first full day was fair as far as battery life. Pretty heavy use, was down to 7 % when I went to bed.
Charged all night. Was at 100 % when I got up yesterday am.
Went into settings and turned off everything I didn't need on, turned off notifications on everything I didn't need, and also turned off location services on everything I didn't need.
Put it on charge around 8 pm, it was fully charged at 11:30 pm so I took it off charge and let it sit all night unplugged.
Woke up this am and it was still at 100% charge. No loss while sitting for 6 hours.
I'll monitor it through the day and see how it holds up on a normal work day. So far so good.
On a normal work day, my android would be down to 15 % by the time I got home at 6 pm, and I would put it on charge til the next am.
We'll see today how the iPhone compares to the android I had.
- 10-17-2011, 07:07 AM #121
- 10-17-2011, 07:28 AM #122
You should not have to turn off anything. I keep Bluetooth, Wifi, push, all notifications on all day whether in use or not. It is about 20% by nighttime with heavy use all day.
The older iPhones were bad with battery life but that's a thing of the past. You can live a stress free life again.
- 10-17-2011, 08:30 AM #123
- 10-17-2011, 08:50 AM #124
ok another weird question, please forgive me!
i notice when i wake up the battery is dropped down to 92-93%. however when i take the plug out and plug it back in it charges back up to 100%. does it automatically stop charging and drain overnight? is there a way to prevent this from happening?
sorry, this is my first iphone, learning everything about it!
- 10-17-2011, 09:19 AM #125