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    Default 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.

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    that works. but theres something else. ive had that off since day 1.
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    My shows it hadn't been used in over 24 hours so don't think that is the root cause although it might help


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    I have all services in that menu off (for the last week) and have definitely noticed an improvement in battery life. I still don't think it's as good as my 4 that my wife is now using.
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    Would the phone work if you turn off "Cell Network Search?" What is that for?
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    Everything works as normal (traffic in maps, cell tower switching, etc.). I THINK these settings send info back to Apple. But I haven't noticed anything not working since switching them off.
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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.



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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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DreamOutLoud65 View Post
    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.
    MIne is a at&t iphone 4s and the feature was on.
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    Id like them to decrease the frequency of the Apple diagnostic reports tho
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    i don't use location services unless i really need to
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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.
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    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?
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    Quote Originally Posted by edwardreed037 View Post
    It is faster in terms of apps and but I would like to see at least same battery duration as the old one?
    My Dad has an iPhone 4s and I have a iPhone 4. We both played on apps at the same time and neither of us noticed a difference, also he got told when he brought the phone (which is the reason he brought it) that there is a big improvement on Internet browsing. We tested it, there wasn't.
    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.
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    just a thought... i used my phone at 1% battery for 20 mins now... and I've been playing fruit ninja.. hmmmmm
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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by leharris22 View Post
    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.
    im new to iphone. only have used blackberrys. but i believe this feature picks up current time at a the current time zone that you are in. so if you dont plan on leaving ur current time zone you shouldnt worry about it. from what i know the time on ur iphone will automatically change by the network that its connected to... (att verizon sprint) please correct me if im wrong...
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    Quote Originally Posted by sjperformance View Post
    im new to iphone. only have used blackberrys. but i believe this feature picks up current time at a the current time zone that you are in. so if you dont plan on leaving ur current time zone you shouldnt worry about it. from what i know the time on ur iphone will automatically change by the network that its connected to... (att verizon sprint) please correct me if im wrong...
    Thank you for the clarification.
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    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.
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    So lets all buy the latest and greatest phone and turn everything off.....awesome!
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    Quote Originally Posted by George 4s View Post
    So lets all buy the latest and greatest phone and turn everything off.....awesome!
    Yeah, i agree. That is absolutely ridiculous. I barely use Siri (mainly just for fun), and haven't really noticed any speed difference between the 4 and 4s. I guess i upgraded for the better camera :::sigh:::

    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.
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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by leharris22 View Post
    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.
    agreed...i wish i can use more stuff and have stuff ON. im thinking of wiping my iphone and setting everything up again. if that doesnt change...ill stop by at apple store this weekend..who knows maybe i have a bad phone. im gonna trust apple for now and wait for an update that will fix this. from their previous years they have always come through. and coming from a blackberry..i totally love my iphone
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    Yeah, that's pretty crazy. Hopefully the fix will come out soon.
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