1. dsjr2006's Avatar
    It doesn't seem anywhere near as good as 4.3.3 for me, but I also have 4 email accounts pushing and I've been using it a whole lot more than I was before.
    06-08-2011 08:16 PM
  2. anon(4692575)'s Avatar
    For me it's not that bad, but I've only tried iOS 5 on my iPod Touch. Sure it's a little worse but not really an issue as long as it's not your main device.
    06-08-2011 08:47 PM
  3. dsjr2006's Avatar
    Jello I was thinking the same thing. How in the world are they going to manage battery life with location services enabled all day.
    I'm thinking they use cell tower positioning and Wifi to determine since they use much less power than GPS, especially since they don't require more than a couple seconds to obtain a location.
    06-08-2011 08:53 PM
  4. Duvi's Avatar
    I was never on 4.3.3 to test it. i did get a new iPhone yesterday and it was on 4.3.3, but I put iOS5 right on it.

    Battery not looking too good for me. Might need a fresh start... just need info how and if the iCloud works in beta.

    06-08-2011 11:57 PM
  5. Fausty82's Avatar
    I was never on 4.3.3 to test it. i did get a new iPhone yesterday and it was on 4.3.3, but I put iOS5 right on it.

    Battery not looking too good for me. Might need a fresh start... just need info how and if the iCloud works in beta.

    OUCH! Mine is bad, but not that bad... I did charge it this afternoon because I know I was going to be out for a while this evening... and I'm back down to 57% in the last 6 hours... mostly been twitter and email and in stand-by... I'm ready for Beta 2 and better battery life...
    06-09-2011 01:55 AM
  6. redbeard's Avatar
    I don't know how they are going to get around the location based reminders killing battery life, which is too bad because I think it's a awesome feature..
    06-09-2011 02:40 AM
  7. BLiNK's Avatar
    I don't know how they are going to get around the location based reminders killing battery life, which is too bad because I think it's a awesome feature..
    good point. i have no intention of using it until the final release and then i will make a determination if i will ever use it
    06-09-2011 02:54 AM
  8. redbeard's Avatar
    good point. i have no intention of using it until the final release and then i will make a determination if i will ever use it
    I think it's something that is incredibly useful, I didn't even think about it draining the battery until someone mentioned it, I can't imagine Apple releasing this as one of their big features and it being a battery hog though. I guess we'll have to wait and see after some people have tested it for awhile. I'm always forgetting stuff so I'd use it even if it drained the battery!
    06-09-2011 03:05 AM
  9. scoobyimprezza's Avatar
    Your weather app now uses location
    Go to Settings > Location Services > Weather - slide to off

    Don't know if it'll help...but I've run out of ideas
    06-09-2011 04:47 AM
  10. BuddhistGirafe's Avatar
    Hmm the weather idea may actually help. I may disable it later, but I like the fact I do not have to manually enter a location.
    06-09-2011 08:46 AM
  11. itsalexaye's Avatar
    yea I love that weather uses location, but not that it uses more battery so far it looks like the battery usage is the same on my iPhone 3gs as in 4.3.3
    06-09-2011 08:47 AM
  12. BLiNK's Avatar
    it's funny what we are willing to sacrifice to save a little bit of battery life..

    my theory is to just get rid of the items YOU will never use and enjoy the ones YOU like. for now until the final release, keep a charger nearby, you know.. android style
    06-09-2011 09:19 AM
  13. pizzafootbal's Avatar
    I had the same problem too! Lol, yeah not fun, from 90% to 25%
    06-09-2011 11:03 AM
  14. jhamilton3's Avatar
    Even with a bunch of notifications turned on I really haven't had that much of a difference in battery life. I'm still easily making it through the day and I'm a fairly heavy user. Maybe I just got lucky?
    06-09-2011 11:40 AM
  15. BLiNK's Avatar
    Even with a bunch of notifications turned on I really haven't had that much of a difference in battery life. I'm still easily making it through the day and I'm a fairly heavy user. Maybe I just got lucky?
    same here. not too much to complain about, for a beta
    06-09-2011 01:19 PM
  16. Fausty82's Avatar
    I am sure a lot of my issue yesterday was playing with the settings... i was constantly fiddling with one setting or another... today is MUCH better, and not that much worse that 4.3.3...

    Usage: 1 hour, 29 minutes
    Standby: 3 hours, 44 minutes
    Battery: 93%
    06-09-2011 01:23 PM
  17. JoshR#CB's Avatar
    I've discovered that having Bluetooth and Wifi enabled at all times in iOS 5 REALLY kills battery. When I woke up, I had 100% battery, got into my car (Which connects to the phone over bluetooth) and drive to work. In just 10 minutes of being connected to my car, AND searching for wifi networks like crazy(a slight bug) it drained my batter by 15%. Since I turned it off, I've been receiving email and doing all my normal stuff, and dropped 5% in 2 hours.
    06-09-2011 02:25 PM
  18. BLiNK's Avatar
    Usage: 1 hour, 29 minutes
    Standby: 3 hours, 44 minutes
    Battery: 93%
    that seems really decent. on 4.3.3 i was getting a little over 1 hour usage before i hit 89%
    06-09-2011 03:11 PM
  19. MILE's Avatar
    The German website iPhone-Ticker did some testing and evaluated user reviews and they came to the conclusion that the current beta gets you 24% less battery life on average

    [iphone-ticker.de/2011/06/09/ios-5-beta-bleibt-beta-24-weniger-akku-leistung-und-warm-im-alltagseinsatz/]

    I didn't really notice that much of a drainage, but I guess it always depends how you use the device

    - M
    06-09-2011 05:30 PM
  20. fmflex's Avatar
    Is this battery usage on par with what you guys get? I am a heavy user and I have 4 email accounts that push.
    06-09-2011 07:14 PM
  21. BLiNK's Avatar
    that would be an inaccurate test. the device has been plugged in since its last full charge
    06-09-2011 07:24 PM
  22. fmflex's Avatar
    It was. But only for a few seconds.
    06-09-2011 07:28 PM
  23. keithregister10's Avatar
    non beta version better have better battery life
    06-11-2011 05:58 PM
  24. Fausty82's Avatar
    non beta version better have better battery life
    Beta releases are notorious for poor battery life... they often include debugging stuff that runs constantly... also, this is the FIRST beta, so I am sure that the battery issue hasn't been seriously addressed yet... even so, the battery life on my iOS5 iPhone4 is not that much worse that the iOS4.3.3 that I had previously... I have no complaints.
    06-11-2011 07:29 PM
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