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Iphone 4s battery life fix
Apparently its the setting time zone option in notifications thats causing the problem. Instead of just ticking periodically its constantly ticks which causes the battery to drain.
idownloadblog says "We have tested this method on 4 different iPhone 4s handsets, including an iPhone 4 and an iPhone 3GS. All have reported drastically improved battery life after switching ‘Setting Time Zone’ off."
turn your “Setting Time Zone” switch to OFF in the Settings > Location Services > System Services (at the bottom of the page).
I just did this i don't know my results yet.. but i will update when i do have some .. hopefully this is it.
Apple, iPhone and iPad News | ModMyi - Setting Time Zone Feature Claimed To Be Culprit For iPhone 4S Battery Draining Issues
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- 10-31-2011, 02:20 AM #7iMore Beginner
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It has definitely helped my battery life. I had found this switch a few weeks ago after noticing excessive entries in the event logs on my iPhone 4 and now my 4S. The entries appear every five minutes or so. I also turned of iAd location adverts.
Although this has helped battery life I was not having the excessive battery drain some users are reporting. Every little helps though.
Sent from my iPhone 4S using Tapatalk.
Last edited by auntiewiv; 10-31-2011 at 02:26 AM.
- 10-31-2011, 06:23 AM #8iPhone Intermediate
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this isnt the fix but probably part of the problem. Being that this came from an article in The Guardian (uk based news media) I can see this helping folks out there some.
For those in the US I believe this feature defaults to being off. I went to check mine and it was already off. I am not having huge battery drains except at work. I am getting 12 hrs on one single charge.
- 10-31-2011, 08:29 AM #9
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- 10-31-2011, 07:15 PM #12iPhone Newbie
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I just posted this in the sticked post regarding battery usage on the 4s:
I did a couple of tests over the past few days of having TERRIBLE battery life. Ultimately, the only thing that made drastic improvements was turning off the "Stock Widget" and "Weather Widget" in notification center.
I've seen a 2x improvement in battery with this change. Today - I've had the phone at work being used all day since 8:00 am. It is now 4:30 pm and I still have 62% remaining. This is the same or slightly better than my iPhone 4.
I suspect the weather and stocks are constantly updating - and the weather is constantly using location services to find its location as well.
- 11-01-2011, 01:32 AM #13
Is there an update comming to improve the battery life of 4S? The phone barely last the entire day, which is a huge step back compare to previous model. It is faster in terms of apps and but I would like to see at least same battery duration as the old one?
- 11-01-2011, 03:22 AM #14iPhone Newbie
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I don't know if this is just coincidence that what we tested the phones on was the same speed but I see no difference (other than Siri) with the iPhone 4S other than the bad battery life.
- 11-01-2011, 07:44 AM #16
I'm reluctant to turn off the Time Zone location search. With the time changing next week, I really want the iPhone to be able to detect what time it is properly. I've heard stories that every six months when Day Light Savings time begins/ends the iPhone time is messed up.
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- 11-01-2011, 10:36 PM #20
I said this elsewhere, but I found my battery life drastically improve by turning off push mail. I've turned off location services for social networks, turned off the stock ticker, and turned off usage and diagnostics, but when I turned off push mail, the battery life became much better.
- 11-02-2011, 06:09 AM #21
- 11-02-2011, 06:25 AM #22iPhone Beginner
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I would really like to have push mail, and the weather widget on, but apparently it is killing my battery. Next i'll find out that making phone calls and sending texts are the main culprit for rapid battery drain and will be told to turn those features off as well.
- 11-02-2011, 08:31 AM #23
It is frustrating turning features off. The way I see it is I got the phone so I could have these great features and use all the apps. If I have to charge every day, so be it. I like having GPS on because it enhances my experience, so I don't want to turn it off. Hopefully a fix comes soon, but if not I'm okay charging daily.
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