1. Wallace's Avatar
    Since I updated from v4.2.1 to v4.3 my battery life drops like a stone.

    I have attempted a restore (first time ever), and chose restore from backup. Nothing has changed and my battery life still sucks.

    If I choose to restore as new, will I loose all the apps I have paid for?

    I know I will loose and saved settings etc in each app, but as long as I can download them back to my iPhone without cost, I will try the restore as new phone option.
    03-14-2011 04:54 AM
  2. jaxon#IM's Avatar
    I restored as new over the weekend and It didn't help much with battery life. I did get a more responsive and organized iPhone 4 in return. I also got a great excuse to fool around with my phone like I did when it was new.

    - more responsive phone
    - saved a lot of space by getting rid of useless apps, photos and tunes
    - better organised home screens
    - no improvement on battery life

    Does anyone else have problems with battery life after 4.3 update??
    03-14-2011 06:41 AM
  3. Alli's Avatar
    To answer the OP, no, you will not lose everything you paid for. You will be able to install them all again without paying. You will find they are still in your iTunes and you can choose which ones you want to install.
    03-14-2011 06:45 AM
  4. Ipheuria's Avatar
    OP try this, it helped e on two occassions so far but might be an isolated thing. Whenever you can the first time clear all the apps in the task switcher. Then with it plugged in to charge turn the phone off and leave it charging for four or more hours whatever you can spare. Then turn it on and use as you normally would. Now I do this every weekend which is the only time I can do without my phone for more than four hours straight. Only the first time do I clear all the apps from the task switcher.
    03-14-2011 06:58 AM
  5. Wallace's Avatar
    Thanks all. I do frequently run down the battery and full recharge, however, not since the 4.3 update.

    I've got nothing to loose!

    I have already:

    Deleted/recreated email accounts
    Quit everything from the task bar ribbon
    Hard reset
    Restore from backup
    Reset network settings

    Never had a problem with an update before, really annoyed with this as it's really affecting my phone usage.
    03-14-2011 12:35 PM
  6. Garz's Avatar
    If you restore and set up as new, just make sure you back up your pics and contacts.
    03-14-2011 01:49 PM
  7. BLiNK's Avatar
    it just seems, to me, that restoring as new (not from backup) is always the best way to go

    in fact that is all i do when that time presents itself. after you do it for a while it's pretty painless

    like Garz said, learn to backup photos and contacts other ways and you're good
    03-14-2011 02:06 PM
  8. Wallace's Avatar
    I use Google Contacts, and have already got a fairly recent copy of my photo's. I will do another copy before I restore.

    Thanks guy's & gal.

    I Will do a full restore as new tonight - hopefully!


    Restore as new completed. Required apps, photo's and music loaded back onto my iPhone. Battery was completely flattened then fully charged to 100% and then some!

    Let's hope that's done the trick.
    Last edited by Wallace; 03-14-2011 at 07:41 PM.
    03-14-2011 02:17 PM