Going to 5.1.0 from 5.1.1?
Since downloading and installing the recent software update, the battery life only lasts about 8 hours between full charges. I have been to the Apple Store twice to troubleshoot the problem. Each time, we thought that the answer was found, but to no avail. I think that the problem lies in the update. Is there a way of going back to the software before the update? I can't believe that I am the only one having this problem. Please help.
- 05-18-2012, 06:50 AM #2
- 05-18-2012, 06:52 AM #3
No, you can't downgrade the OS, at least to *my* knowledge. I would suggest, however, that you go through *everything* is the Settings menu and make adjustments accordingly. Pay close attention to notifications & email pull times, if applicable. Also, check the settings within all of your installed apps, if applicable. If you've done these things AND your battery life still is not to your liking, erase all contents and reset your device as new via your computer's iTunes app.
Just Me, D
(Tapatalk - iPhone 4S)
- 05-18-2012, 07:04 AM #4
- 05-18-2012, 07:12 AM #5iMore Intermediate
- 311 Posts
I had the same problem with the update. I had to replace my phone (earpiece speaker quit working) prior to the update. I noticed that the battery was draining a lot faster. I did a reset to "new" and re-installed my backup. Battery is awesome now. My only other problem with the update was my email. It would not recognize my password. I was about to give up and go back to the Apple store, when it FINALLY accepted my password. Very strange. After you do all the above mentioned, be sure to do a hard shutdown. The battery should be fine after that.
- 05-18-2012, 02:42 PM #6
- 05-18-2012, 04:07 PM #7
- 05-18-2012, 04:09 PM #8iMore Beginner
- 69 Posts
I would like to do the same with mine since I am having battery problems too, but I am afraid I will lose photos and contacts. Does the itunes sync really do a 100% backup so if I do a hard reset on the phone can I just reinstall everything like how it was before the reset?
- 05-18-2012, 06:44 PM #9
- 05-19-2012, 06:55 AM #11
If battery life doesn't get better, restore the device as new from iTunes. Then let the battery completely drain until the device shuts off, then give it a full charge and that should recalibrate your battery
- 05-19-2012, 11:34 PM #13
White Noise is a great app if your using it to go to sleep by. The only problem with it is the battery consumption that it takes. I removed it when I had battery problems after 5.1.1 was installed. By removing it, I have an extra hour of battery life for each full charge. Thought I would pass the news on.
- 05-22-2012, 06:28 AM #15