1. Philbaines's Avatar
    After getting home from work.what do people think?
    11-15-2011 12:18 PM
  2. Ipheuria's Avatar
    I wonder if while on the train ride it was struggling to get 'connectivity', and hence the more use of the battery...
    Yeah but the thing is when I was on iOS 5 which was a crazy battery hog the same 1 hour train ride never resulted in a 10% drop Plus Monday(yesterday) was the 3rd day before charging and I used it for an hour on the way to work and an hour home and both times it hardly gave up 1% doing the same things as today.
    11-15-2011 03:33 PM
  3. nj1266's Avatar


    Here is my latest one. Heavy texting, web surfing mostly on wifi. BT off, screen at 30% brightness, a few phone calls.
    11-15-2011 05:38 PM
  4. big9erfan's Avatar
    Here's 3 pictures:
    All on my iPhone 4:

    iOS 5.0

    iOS 5.0.1

    iOS 4.whatever - iOS 4.x seems to have had better battery overall, but this was pre-iCloud which likely accounts for the extra battery burn of 5.x.

    Rumor has it that the stock & weather widgets make quite the impact on battery performance, later this week I'm going to test that and compare it to my previous 2 weeks of tests on 5.0 and 5.0.1.
    11-15-2011 07:35 PM
  5. ghostface147's Avatar
    It was removed from the charger at 8am at 100%.

    11-15-2011 08:07 PM
  6. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    11-15-2011 08:20 PM
  7. LSglock89's Avatar


    that actually should read 1%...it died before I could get the screenshot, so I had to charge it up a bit.

    on 3G all day at home with a minimum of 3 bars...usually full coverage.
    11-15-2011 09:40 PM
  8. Ipheuria's Avatar
    Yeah but the thing is when I was on iOS 5 which was a crazy battery hog the same 1 hour train ride never resulted in a 10% drop Plus Monday(yesterday) was the 3rd day before charging and I used it for an hour on the way to work and an hour home and both times it hardly gave up 1% doing the same things as today.
    it is definately jacked up, sitting at home on Wifi for close to an hour and it has dropped 7% just using Twitter.
    11-15-2011 09:45 PM
  9. BrindawithanI's Avatar
    Would you say that a 4-5% drop typing about this much, on wifi, would be a bit too much drain? I know for a fact that my ip4 on iOS 4x didn't show any drop with same usage.
    11-15-2011 10:50 PM
  10. ProfessorTripp's Avatar
    Would you say that a 4-5% drop typing about this much, on wifi, would be a bit too much drain? I know for a fact that my ip4 on iOS 4x didn't show any drop with same usage.
    It probably depends on how long you took to type it. It seems excessive to me.

    Anyway, here's mine. About to plug it in before I go to sleep; I could probably add eight hours to the standby time if I left it unplugged overnight.
    11-15-2011 11:54 PM
  11. house1999's Avatar
    Being the nerd that I am, I thought I would collect some data on battery % vs usage time, chart it in Excel, and fit it to a trend line. Here a little background on the settings:

    • iOS 5.0.1 AT&T iPhone 4S 64GB
    • WiFi On
    • Bluetooth On
    • Weather and Stock Notification Widgets On
    • Facebook Push Notifications All On
    • Location Services Cell Network Search On
    • Location Services Compass Calibration On
    • Siri On
    • Siri Raise to Speak Off
    • iCloud + 2 Exchange Accounts


    11-14-11
    • Emails set to fetch every 15 minutes
    • 9:00 - 17:00 in office signal about 3 bars, using only 3g
    • 17:30 - 23:00 in home using WiFi
    • Phone shutdown itself due to low battery


    11-15-11
    • Emails set to push
    • 7:30 - 11:00 out and about, listened to about 45 min of music streaming to bluetooth, using only 3g
    • 12:30 - 17:00 in office signal about 3 bars, using only 3g
    • 18:00 - 22:30 in home using WiFi
    • Phone shutdown itself due to low battery
    Last edited by house1999; 11-16-2011 at 12:06 AM.
    11-15-2011 11:59 PM
  12. BrindawithanI's Avatar
    It probably depends on how long you took to type it. It seems excessive to me.
    Your reply cracked me up! I, of course, started imagining different ways of tying that would take long enough to burn 5% battery! And today the percentage is staying steady with no drop while typing this reply.
    11-16-2011 07:20 AM
  13. Ipheuria's Avatar
    5.0.1 is so inconsistent I got 3 days between charges and now 1 1/2 days I'm at 54% and dropping fast with less usage??
    11-16-2011 07:36 AM
  14. LSglock89's Avatar
    Haha, its not promising start to the day when your phone is plugged in charging and you can see the battery life going down with out running anything.
    11-16-2011 08:11 AM
  15. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    5.0.1 is so inconsistent I got 3 days between charges and now 1 1/2 days I'm at 54% and dropping fast with less usage??
    Some people think I'm nuts but I believe that weather plays a roll in how well your phone is picking signal. If the weather is crappy, it's gonna have to work harder to maintain a decent signal. So, are you having crappy weather? Rain, cloudy, storming. Someone also mentioned maybe it could be a common 3rd party app (I forgot where I saw that suggestion). Also depends if you close down your apps in the background, how many push notifications you have going.

    Just a few ideas
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    11-16-2011 08:12 AM
  16. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    ...restart the device. Maybe some app is stuck in memory, hence the issue.

    Haha, its not promising start to the day when your phone is plugged in charging and you can see the battery life going down with out running anything.
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    11-16-2011 08:17 AM
  17. Ipheuria's Avatar
    Some people think I'm nuts but I believe that weather plays a roll in how well your phone is picking signal. If the weather is crappy, it's gonna have to work harder to maintain a decent signal. So, are you having crappy weather? Rain, cloudy, storming. Someone also mentioned maybe it could be a common 3rd party app (I forgot where I saw that suggestion). Also depends if you close down your apps in the background, how many push notifications you have going.

    Just a few ideas
    Here's the thing my first test was Sat, Sun,Mon and Monday night was when I needed to charge. I was at 42% Monday morning and took the same 1 hour train trip home and was only in the 30s by night time after some tweeting and email at home. Now Tueday and today I'm at 43% and dropping, the weather is the same and the usage is actually less. On Sunday the screen which is the biggest draw of power was on for an hour and 1/2 straight. If the difference were very close I would say weather, etc but from 3 days to 1 day is crazy! I'm gonna reboot the sucker and charge it tonight with the power off and see what happens.
    11-16-2011 05:23 PM
  18. CalifJewls's Avatar
    I feel like I've had a drop in battery life after the update... it's hard to recreate the same exact activities each day to truly know though..I'll just keep an eye on my usage..
    11-16-2011 05:32 PM
  19. mumfoau's Avatar
    Im just leaving work and this is what I look like...




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    11-16-2011 06:29 PM
  20. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    Here's the thing my first test was Sat, Sun,Mon and Monday night was when I needed to charge. I was at 42% Monday morning and took the same 1 hour train trip home and was only in the 30s by night time after some tweeting and email at home. Now Tueday and today I'm at 43% and dropping, the weather is the same and the usage is actually less. On Sunday the screen which is the biggest draw of power was on for an hour and 1/2 straight. If the difference were very close I would say weather, etc but from 3 days to 1 day is crazy! I'm gonna reboot the sucker and charge it tonight with the power off and see what happens.
    great, hopefully the reboot will kill what ever may have been running in the background, and after a fresh charge you'll be back up to par.

    Oh another thing i thought of also you could try, let the battery run down completely till it shuts itself down and then do a whole fresh charge. That may help too !
    11-16-2011 06:37 PM
  21. nj1266's Avatar


    Here is my most recent one. Stand by time is really good but I used to get better usage with 5.0. Wish I did not upgrade? When 5.02 comes out, I will wait before I upgrade.
    Last edited by nj1266; 11-16-2011 at 09:30 PM.
    11-16-2011 06:47 PM
  22. Michmeister's Avatar
    6days yeah right


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    11-16-2011 09:34 PM
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    new one looks like its getting better on 3g from 4am to 5:30pm
    Last edited by bsanto9; 11-16-2011 at 09:38 PM.
    11-16-2011 09:36 PM
  24. candy84's Avatar
    Here's mine today. It's not as good as it normally is do I may need to do a reset for network settings or something.


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    11-16-2011 10:53 PM
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    11-17-2011 06:42 AM
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