Why did I upgrade my 4s to 5.0.1. Big mistake! Now a battery issue!
Before upgrading the operating system on my 4s, I had no battery drain issue. Guess what?
After upgrading to 5.0.1, my battery now drains extremely fast. It was at 88% last night and when I awoke this morning it was at 44%. After typing 1 email, it went down to 37%. I have not played any games, surfed the web, etc.
The setting were not changed. No bluetooth or wifi were on for example. What is going on?
Is anyone else experiencing this?
Update: I just typed another email of 4 sentences and drained another 5%. This is crazy. I am very mad!
Last edited by ekneeiphone; 11-13-2011 at 07:51 AM.
- 11-13-2011, 07:37 AM #2
- 11-13-2011, 07:45 AM #3
- 11-13-2011, 08:35 AM #4
My intial impressions of Apple are dead wrong. They s--k. I can't go into apple to a replacement phone without an appointment and when I go in with my appointment there may not be a phone available. The last hour is just tring to set up an appointment to replace the phone.
This is worse than dealing with the US government.
When I bought my phones from my carrier, Verizon, if I had to replace a phone or any part, I would just walk in and they would replace it.
- 11-13-2011, 04:04 PM #7
- 11-13-2011, 05:38 PM #8
- 11-13-2011, 07:24 PM #9
- 11-13-2011, 07:30 PM #10
Hopefully the patch to the patch will come out soon.
Update: Took the plunge and backed up to icloud, factory reset and then loaded back up. Everything came back as it was and battery life seems back to the same as 5.0. Worth it.
Last edited by Jimpilot; 11-14-2011 at 07:00 PM. Reason: Update
- 11-13-2011, 08:17 PM #11
- 11-13-2011, 08:23 PM #12
I guess the simpler question would be, by doing a "restore' using iTunes, what apps/data/information gets wiped out and what gets saved either through iTunes or iCloud?
I use Google for my Calendar, Contacts and Emails...
- 11-13-2011, 08:43 PM #13
- 11-13-2011, 09:06 PM #14
- 11-13-2011, 09:52 PM #15
- 11-14-2011, 08:43 AM #16
- 11-14-2011, 08:55 AM #17iPhone Newbie
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Did not have a problem before the patch. Downloaded it and battery life seems better. One thing however...I ALWAYS fully shut down apps after I close them. I've seen friends that have 20+ apps running in the background (they don't automatically shut down when you press the home button to close them) and some of them can suck battery power even when you think they're not running.
Double click the home button, and a row of apps will appear at the bottom of the screen. These are all running in the background. Hold on any one of them, and "-" signs will appear on each of them, and they'll wiggle. Tap the minus sign on each app you want to fully shut down. Betcha dollars to donuts that your battery life will improve.
- 11-14-2011, 09:02 AM #18
- 11-14-2011, 12:35 PM #19
- 11-14-2011, 12:44 PM #20
- 11-14-2011, 02:53 PM #21
Was able to get an early morning appointment in AppleStore this morning to swap phones. It took the tech almost 1 1/2 hours just to do a simple activation of the phone on Verizon. The biggest time problem was that the replacement phone did not come with a SIM card and I had to use the original card for my new phone. The problem was the SIM card from my original iphone wouldn't activate in the new phone. Finally the apple tech called Verizon and they walked him through it.
By the way, two problems with the AppleCare tech support senior supervisor who helped me yesterday.
First, was that he was dead wrong in that an appointment would be set up without potential replacement phones. The applestore reps told me he had no clue what he was talking about.
Second, the rep failed to help me create a backup before he wiped my phone on my office computer. I discovered this when I tried to connect the replacement phone to my office computer (which contains conacts, calendars, etc)and restore from backup. I could have lost all my settings, etc.
Luckily, I had created a backup on Saturday morning when I installed 5.0.1 using my laptop containing my media library.
More importantly, although I am seeing a nice improvement over my original phone with the update, it is still not giving me as good battery life when i was merely using the original 5.0.(I am down to 63% battey with moderate use since it was fully charged 6 hours ago). Most of the time in my office wifi was not connected and bluetooth was on for maybe a half-hour.
The only good news with the replacement phone is that it came loaded with 5.0.1 and supposedly it goes through extensive testing before it leaves the factory, so hopefully i will not experience other issues.
The bottom line: the devil you know is often better than the one you don't!!!
- 11-14-2011, 05:18 PM #23
- 11-14-2011, 05:25 PM #24
- 11-14-2011, 06:02 PM #25iMore Intermediate
- 170 Posts
I'm also lucky in that the battery life seems decent before and after the update. I was pretty nervous to update for reasons mentioned earlier.
I'm also a bit anal about killing wi-fi or even 3G here at home if there's no point in having it on. Also, this sounds basic but I'm wondering how many folks with power issues find themselves in areas with crappy signals which destroys a battery. Where I work, for example, Sprint inside the building is horrible and if you left any phone on through a 12 hour shift it would be close to dead even if you walked in with a full charge.