- 10-18-2011, 01:54 PM #176
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- 10-18-2011, 04:04 PM #178iPhone Newbie
- 23 Posts
iPhone 4S battery life
Im a previous DROID X user and having it for more than a year I learned the inside and outs of android and how not to improve battery life cause it only makes it worse. Anyways, Ive had my iPhone 4S since Friday and I have noticed a terrible battery life. As we speak I started writing this post in safari at 86% of battery and now I'm at 84%. That's ridiculous! Not to mention how people say to disable this, disable that...
I am not disabling anything, I bought a smartphone to do everything it has to offer! With my DROID X I had never had to disable anything. The push notifications ARE far way superior than iOS 5. The second I had an email on my computer that's the second it would get pushed to my DROID X. Don't get me wrong I love this phone but battery life is just unacceptable. Why offer all those features if you have to disabled em to barely survive with the battery?
I'm at 82% now, I can almost literally watch the battery percentage go down like countdown. Don't tell me to turn anything off! Only thing I have off is Bluetooth cause I sure don't use it at all.
On a related note, it might be calibration issues. Last night I had 3% 2% for like 20 mins and 1% of batter for like 30 minutes. 81% now... I'm disappointed
- 10-18-2011, 09:23 PM #179
- 10-18-2011, 09:57 PM #180
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- 10-18-2011, 11:21 PM #182
I'm rather disappointed by the battery life as well. I've tried going through all the settings and turning off a lot of location services and notifications that I don't need/want. Also tinkered with push/fetch settings... so far nothing has really made the battery life improve.
When I got the phone I restored from a backup. I'm tempted to start from scratch and see if that helps any.
- 10-18-2011, 11:39 PM #183
- 10-19-2011, 12:28 AM #184
Apple's battery tips.
Use iPhone Regularly
For proper maintenance of a lithium-based battery, itís important to keep the electrons in it moving occasionally. Be sure to go through at least one charge cycle per month (charging the battery to 100% and then completely running it down).
- 10-19-2011, 12:40 AM #185
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- 10-19-2011, 06:19 AM #187
ipod touch with ios 5 battery issue
I have a 4S on order, I have been tinkering with my ipod touch and put ios 5 on it and suddenly the battery stinks. So I start reviewing issues turning this off and that off. Someone said a full restore and set up as new from itunes worked for them...so I tried it last night and it seems to have worked. I will monitor it during the day but its better.Interesting that Apple sent something out that has so many issues.
- 10-19-2011, 06:56 AM #188
- 10-19-2011, 08:02 AM #189
I'm a bit confused about the charge cycles. When I have it fully charged and let it go till it shut offs then charge it up again fully that is one cycle. What of I have it at 100 and let it to to 30% then charge it to 100. Does that also equal one cycle? I'm just concerned about running out of charge cycles and having terrible battery life or having to pay 80 bucks for a new phone because the battery crapped out.
- 10-19-2011, 08:08 AM #190
- 10-19-2011, 08:38 AM #191iMore Intermediate
- 116 Posts
I honestly read about 6 of the 20 pages in the thread but I thought having wi-fi enabled actually helped battery life?
Had my phone in sleep mode for 8 hours and woke up with 98%. I notice the battery life is not great when I'm in my bedroom where my signal is shoddy. Anywhere else in my apartment or in my travels and the battery life is not so bad but nowhere near how great my iPhone 4 was.
I think it could be an iOS 5 issue, but I barely used iOS 5 on my iPhone 4 to really test that theory. I really hope this is addressed in the next update. But I also think it could be the battery adjusting itself.
Can't wait for the not-so-clever "BATTERYGATE!!!!"
Edit: Btw I had let the phone completely die to refresh the cycle, but man the second night it had actually died all on its own. I was really surprised to have charged the phone to 100% around 11PM, leave it in sleep mode and wake up to 98% and not like 85%.
Last edited by Gooster; 10-19-2011 at 08:43 AM.
- 10-19-2011, 09:20 AM #192
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- 10-19-2011, 09:29 AM #194iMore Nanite
- 7 Posts
I started noticing it a few days ago. Even with bluetooth and wifi off, it dropped about 10%!per hour. I streamed a hockey game for an hour on 3G and it used 40%. What I also noticed is how slow it charges.
This is my log from yesterday....
58% @ 12:00
46% @ 1:17 (turned Bluetooth off)
43% @ 2:29
42% @2:33 (plugged in to old charger, Bluetooth on)
53% @3:00(unplugged, and Bluetooth off)
48% @ 4:55
34% @ 6:37 (plugged in to car charger)
12% '@8:30 (streamed audio for an hour)
- 10-19-2011, 09:44 AM #195
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- 10-19-2011, 10:50 AM #199iPhone Nanite
- 2 Posts
I don't have any empirical data, but I feel the battery life isn't as good on my iPhone 4 with iOS5 and it was with iOS4. But its hard until you're actually measuring it to be for sure. It could be I'm using it a bit more than before. It could be changes in notifications. It could be wireless sync. It could be iMessage.
I tweeked a few settings yesterday including the timezone adjustment and turned off a new notifications and I seem to be back to getting 2 days on a full charge.
I know this is bad, but when it starts telling me at 25% my battery is getting low, I usually recharge it and I try to let it fully charge. I rarely let it run all the way down. My son with this 3Gs typically charges it for a few minutes to get a little life in it. I can't get him to fully charge his phone, but with it being almost 2 years old, when it is charged up it seems to do pretty goo.
- 10-19-2011, 10:51 AM #200