1. BLiNK's Avatar
    i can definitely tell a difference in the GM version vs beta 7

    i have a routine every morning and so far i am 10% better than usual
    10-05-2011 09:37 AM
  2. ghostface147's Avatar
    I don't like it so far. Usually I lost about 10% per hour of usage. Now I lose about 13%. No bueno. For me, beta 5 was the top dog in battery life.
    10-05-2011 11:09 AM
  3. Ipheuria's Avatar
    anyone with an iPad 2 get the GM? I checked OTA but found nothing just wondering if I'll have to go DL it.
    10-05-2011 11:20 AM
  4. ghostface147's Avatar
    Yes you will. GM is not available via OTA. Just like 5.1 won't be OTA, nor 5.2. However updates between those versions will be OTA.
    10-05-2011 11:22 AM
  5. Fausty82's Avatar
    Yes you will. GM is not available via OTA. Just like 5.1 won't be OTA, nor 5.2. However updates between those versions will be OTA.
    What he (^^^^^) said. And, yes, I have it. Sweet OS - even smoother than B7.
    10-05-2011 11:25 AM
  6. Theophany's Avatar
    Better than beta 7, which was the best for me.


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    10-05-2011 03:39 PM
  7. rj5570's Avatar
    sucks on my ipad 2 since i loaded the GM, it cant hold a wifi connection
    10-05-2011 04:03 PM
  8. Fausty82's Avatar
    My battery life is not as good as B7. I think that for me, B6 was the best, and B7 was very close, but GM is not as good.

    85% with 1:22 usage and 7:07 standby.
    10-05-2011 04:12 PM
  9. jumpman2033's Avatar
    Seems pretty good to me. I didn't lose a single % over night ( about 8 hours) w/ push email and various other notifications.
    10-06-2011 09:26 AM
  10. tail24's Avatar
    my iphone has been better, but that may be because I am no longer jailbroken? I think Ill leave it clean through the weekend, dont need mywi the next 2 days. Ill see if battery life stays good. My ipad 2s seems about the same.
    10-06-2011 09:42 AM
  11. Lynx's Avatar
    Mine is terrible I dont know why. I was down to 44% this morning after 4.5 of standby and hardly any use.... I think I may reinstall it and see what happens.
    10-06-2011 11:15 AM
  12. jumpman2033's Avatar
    I am very curious to see how much of an impact all the location based features will hurt the life. I would really like to use the location based reminders, but think they may kill the battery.
    10-06-2011 12:14 PM
  13. laserguided's Avatar
    I didn't use any of the beta version of iOS 5, but I installed the GM yesterday. It seems like it's iCloud that is draining the battery. I had a 100% charge this morning and then by lunch time I was down to 68%.

    Did things as I would usually do - checked FB, WWF and Twitter on the john in the morning, texted a few people over the first part of the day. Never has it drained this much.

    After lunch I deleted my iCloud account and things were running much more smooth. I charged it until about 12:30 and now it's 3:39 and my battery reads 97%. I think iCloud is the real battery suck. I wonder if they will have improvements in the newer updates for this.

    As far as I'm concerned I don't need iCloud.
    10-06-2011 03:41 PM
  14. DjEli#WN's Avatar
    the battery life on the GM bata so far is good on mine
    10-06-2011 03:47 PM
  15. jakej914's Avatar
    As far as beta-->GM, I'm experiencing roughly the same battery life.
    10-06-2011 04:02 PM
  16. llfloyd79's Avatar
    Battery life seems the same for me. I don't see a difference at all.
    10-06-2011 04:08 PM
  17. Garz's Avatar
    Battery life seems the same as beta7. I dont watch every tick of the battery drop so who knows
    10-06-2011 04:35 PM
  18. wHoKares's Avatar
    installed GM and my battery life sucks. lasts 24hrs with only 3hrs of usage. Horrible battery life compared to what used to be 5hrs of usage.
    10-06-2011 05:24 PM
  19. zackawee27's Avatar
    it seems as though a beta or a hacked OS, will have some bugs that will lower your battery.
    IMO, you should go back to 4.3.5 and wait until October 12th then do the official upgrade.
    10-06-2011 05:48 PM
  20. Fausty82's Avatar
    it seems as though a beta or a hacked OS, will have some bugs that will lower your battery.
    IMO, you should go back to 4.3.5 and wait until October 12th then do the official upgrade.
    The Gold Master (GM) version is the production version that is sent to the manufacturers to be put on the new devices. It's 99.9% certain that it will be the "official upgrade".
    10-06-2011 06:07 PM
  21. Got the Shakes's Avatar
    I have 40% left with 6:06 of usage and 17:03 of standby time. That's with push email and wifi on.
    10-06-2011 06:38 PM
  22. Shooter03's Avatar
    I have 40% left with 6:06 of usage and 17:03 of standby time. That's with push email and wifi on.
    That's awesome man. Wish mine lasted like that.
    10-06-2011 09:10 PM
  23. Fausty82's Avatar
    Mine is a bit better today:

    80% left
    Usage: 3:08
    Standby: 12:32
    10-06-2011 09:15 PM
  24. ivan1.ruiz's Avatar
    The beta 7 is pretty good for me I guess I'll update to ios 5 gm and see the difference


    "Think Different"
    ~ Steve Jobs ~
    10-06-2011 09:31 PM
  25. Phil DeLong's Avatar
    Really glad I stumbled upon this thread, as battery life will honestly be my biggest concern going in to this OS. I'm a rather light user though so it shouldn't be much of a problem.
    10-06-2011 09:39 PM
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