1. BuddhistGirafe's Avatar
    Well. I have been using the software beta's for iPhone since day one. Strange, however is my battery life on my iPhone 4 with iOS 5. I installed the beta last night and today I noticed my battery drained a lot faster. I would almost say 50% faster. Usually I get home from work and it is at around 65%, today it was at 29%. Has anyone else seen this?

    I find this weird considering I have only heard of people getting BETTER battery life. Should I do another restore? Suggestion?
    06-07-2011 10:14 PM
  2. BLiNK's Avatar
    for me it has not been any worse or better compared to 4.3.3 and it's hard to tell because i have been on it a lot today haha!

    did you restore from a backup? i set up as new
    06-07-2011 10:19 PM
  3. jsntrenkler's Avatar
    I set up as new and have noticed much heavier drain, however I have been playing with it more than usual. I am going to give it a couple days before to really see how it's working. Overall I am very pleased with the OS and would keep it even with the battery drain.
    06-07-2011 10:22 PM
  4. BuddhistGirafe's Avatar
    for me it has not been any worse or better compared to 4.3.3 and it's hard to tell because i have been on it a lot today haha!

    did you restore from a backup? i set up as new
    I restored from a backup. I would hate to lose all my camera roll and app data. It seems to charge a lot quicker, yet drain a hell of a lot quicker as well.
    06-07-2011 10:24 PM
  5. jsntrenkler's Avatar
    Well I have been playing with mine all day and it's finally down to 5% ... I am looking forward to seeing what a nice recharge does for it.
    06-08-2011 02:06 AM
  6. Duvi's Avatar
    I was on 4.2.x for the longest... so I'm sure I'll notice a huge battery drain. It's okay, I'm usually around a power source.
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    06-08-2011 02:27 AM
  7. ghostface147's Avatar
    I would expect several betas to drain faster. If apple does beta software like other companies, there's a debug layer running on top of the os. That's usually removed at the final beta and of course GM.
    06-08-2011 02:38 AM
  8. jhamilton3's Avatar
    Can't expect great battery life with the first beta... its like wishing for Christmas in June
    06-08-2011 09:27 AM
  9. phinx404's Avatar
    i agree. on 4.3.3 i would have 40-60% left at home time. so if i can have at least 20-30% id be happy for a first beta. so far im down 10% and used for 40mins so far.
    06-08-2011 09:30 AM
  10. BuddhistGirafe's Avatar
    I did a full drain and recharge last night and it seems to be better today. Also. Does using eq drain battery because I had to turn it on as I found my music staticy
    06-08-2011 09:34 AM
  11. Garz's Avatar
    Can't expect great battery life with the first beta... its like wishing for Christmas in June
    Haha so true
    06-08-2011 10:01 AM
  12. ek9max's Avatar
    I did a full restore last night. And this time I didn't restore from a backup.

    Battery seems to be better now. And now my gmail works too!

    However I can't seem to add my work address
    06-08-2011 10:24 AM
  13. mdntblu's Avatar
    I did a full drain and recharge last night and it seems to be better today. Also. Does using eq drain battery because I had to turn it on as I found my music staticy
    Lithium batteries don't care about full drain and recharge. In fact Lithium batteries prefer to never be fully drained.

    But they also don't like to be fully charged all the time.
    06-08-2011 01:31 PM
  14. BLiNK's Avatar
    so far today: Usage 1 Hour 55 Min Standby 5 Hours 46 Min - 77%
    06-08-2011 01:35 PM
  15. Jellotime91's Avatar
    Are you using a location-based reminder? Because I think that would drain the battery a lot faster. In fact I can't believe they even added that functionality for this reason. :P
    06-08-2011 01:40 PM
  16. Fausty82's Avatar
    so far today: Usage 1 Hour 55 Min Standby 5 Hours 46 Min - 77%
    The theory that it drains faster because we're constantly playing may be evident here:

    Usage: 1 hour, 23 minutes
    Standby: 1 hour, 44 minutes

    Battery: 82%
    06-08-2011 01:55 PM
  17. jsntrenkler's Avatar
    The theory that it drains faster because we're constantly playing may be evident here:

    Usage: 1 hour, 23 minutes
    Standby: 1 hour, 44 minutes

    Battery: 82%
    I agree! I have been playing with mine a bunch, and it's dropping .. Although slower than a typical high usage day.
    06-08-2011 02:53 PM
  18. Garz's Avatar
    I agree! I have been playing with mine a bunch, and it's dropping .. Although slower than a typical high usage day.
    if I remember right, it was you that stated on another thread that your iphone only charged to 92% the other night. How did it go on your latest full charge?
    06-08-2011 02:55 PM
  19. phinx404's Avatar
    Usage: 2hr 5min
    Standby: 7hr 36min
    66% Battery.

    i have been using mine on and off all day playing with new features and tweaking them.
    06-08-2011 03:00 PM
  20. jsntrenkler's Avatar
    if I remember right, it was you that stated on another thread that your iphone only charged to 92% the other night. How did it go on your latest full charge?
    Much better today! ... Woke with it at 93%, I unplugged and then plugged it back in. Went to 100% and it has been doing great today.
    06-08-2011 03:09 PM
  21. jsntrenkler's Avatar
    Are you using a location-based reminder? Because I think that would drain the battery a lot faster. In fact I can't believe they even added that functionality for this reason. :P
    Jello I was thinking the same thing. How in the world are they going to manage battery life with location services enabled all day.
    06-08-2011 03:16 PM
  22. BLiNK's Avatar
    Are you using a location-based reminder? Because I think that would drain the battery a lot faster. In fact I can't believe they even added that functionality for this reason. :P
    not yet and i agree, i would also think that it could be a possible battery drainer. how can it not? i am wondering if this runs in the background even when a reminder is not set...

    also, everyone, not sure if this really worked with 4.3.x but i turned off Ping in my Restrictions
    06-08-2011 03:25 PM
  23. jsntrenkler's Avatar
    not yet and i agree, i would also think that it could be a possible battery drainer. how can it not? i am wondering if this runs in the background even when a reminder is not set...

    also, everyone, not sure if this really worked with 4.3.x but i turned off Ping in my Restrictions
    I noticed that when you set a geo fence the location icon in the status bar stays on.
    06-08-2011 03:36 PM
  24. Garz's Avatar
    Much better today! ... Woke with it at 93%, I unplugged and then plugged it back in. Went to 100% and it has been doing great today.
    you would think it would charge to 100% the first try
    06-08-2011 04:29 PM
  25. Jellotime91's Avatar
    I noticed that when you set a geo fence the location icon in the status bar stays on.
    Yep. I definitely won't be using that feature on a work day.
    06-08-2011 08:05 PM
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