1. plowboy1065's Avatar
    Since updating to 5.1, the battery life on my iPhone 4 and iPad 2 is horrible. All settings are still set the same as before the update. Anyone else seeing this?
    03-09-2012 09:25 AM
  2. ame's Avatar
    Yes, bleeding. I've lost 5% in less than an hour and a half and I've done NOTHING.
    03-09-2012 09:29 AM
  3. anon(4745099)'s Avatar
    Same here. I was at 100% at 6:00 am. Checked emails a couple of times and am now at 87% 2 hours later.
    03-09-2012 09:43 AM
  4. BLiNK's Avatar
    last night i fully charged my device then took it off the charger before i fell asleep. i only lost 5% in about 5.5 hours. i feel that is pretty good since it equates to about 1% per hour of "real" non-usage

    FYI: i restored as new device after updating to 5.1
    03-09-2012 09:44 AM
  5. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    To those of you with not so great battery life, has your 3G reception declined since the update?


    Just Me, D
    (Tapatalk - iPad 2)
    03-09-2012 10:01 AM
  6. plowboy1065's Avatar
    My 3G has always been hit and miss. Sometimes I have to do a soft reset to get my phone to switch back over.
    03-09-2012 10:15 AM
  7. ame's Avatar
    To those of you with not so great battery life, has your 3G reception declined since the update?


    Just Me, D
    (Tapatalk - iPad 2)
    Nope. No change.
    03-09-2012 10:21 AM
  8. ghostface147's Avatar
    It's because, if you have a 4S, you were magically upgraded to 4G. Didn't you know that 4G is a battery hog?
    03-09-2012 10:26 AM
  9. ame's Avatar
    it wasn't that fabulous before the update either.
    03-09-2012 10:27 AM
  10. _heatherly's Avatar
    Have you tried restoring as new? Maybe that would help. Otherwise, I'd advise you to take it to the Genius Bar.
    03-09-2012 10:28 AM
  11. ame's Avatar
    Im making an appt for after work
    03-09-2012 10:30 AM
  12. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    If 3G coverage is poor, your battery will take a hit. If you're in an area with great 3G reception, then I recommend you reset your device as new and then monitor battery usage. If it still drains quickly with little use then take it to a nearby Apple store.


    Just Me, D
    (Tapatalk - iPad 2)
    03-09-2012 10:48 AM
  13. ame's Avatar
    Restores haven't made a difference. I made an appt tonight. They are probably sick of seein me!
    03-09-2012 11:04 AM
  14. dixeechicken's Avatar
    Potentially dumb question.... if I restore as new will my contacts still be in the cloud for me to put back into the phone? I'm not that well versed on the cloud so I'm hesitant but my battery is bleeding out as we speak.
    03-10-2012 12:48 AM
  15. LVMHgirl's Avatar
    Yup. My magic 4G phone dropped 40% in a couple of hours when I was away from wifi.
    03-10-2012 01:10 AM
  16. BLiNK's Avatar
    Potentially dumb question.... if I restore as new will my contacts still be in the cloud for me to put back into the phone? I'm not that well versed on the cloud so I'm hesitant but my battery is bleeding out as we speak.
    as long as you have backed up to iCloud there should not be any issues
    03-10-2012 01:18 AM
  17. Premium1's Avatar
    It's because, if you have a 4S, you were magically upgraded to 4G. Didn't you know that 4G is a battery hog?
    no lte is a battery hog, faux 4g is the same as they had before now just magically shows a 4g symbol lol
    03-10-2012 11:23 AM
  18. Apple Ifad's Avatar
    no lte is a battery hog, faux 4g is the same as they had before now just magically shows a 4g symbol lol
    I believe that was sarcasm.
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    03-10-2012 02:29 PM
  19. dictoresno's Avatar
    i could lose up to 5-8% an hour just from normal usage like messaging or checking FB. seems very high. my blackberry was never this bad.
    03-11-2012 02:56 PM
  20. Premium1's Avatar
    i could lose up to 5-8% an hour just from normal usage like messaging or checking FB. seems very high. my blackberry was never this bad.
    the iphone is losing it's edge in the battery department with 5.0.1 and 5.1
    03-11-2012 08:40 PM
  21. itsalexaye's Avatar
    the iphone is losing it's edge in the battery department with 5.0.1 and 5.1
    It still beats the competition though! When I had my droid bionic I could barely get 6-8 hours out of the battery!
    03-12-2012 07:18 AM
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