1. dictoresno's Avatar
    After reading pages and pages of stuff on numerous websites, there are tons of ways that suggest how to help out a quick dying battery. Often suggested are deleting exchange email accounts and performing a full restore as new iphone. Lately i have been losing 10% an hour on standby and light use. I can watch the battery indicator dwindle down 1% every 4 mins or so while light texting.

    Lately, Ive noticed a quick decline in battery life (I had it on 5.1.1 and now on 6 beta 3). Once I unplug from the charger at 100%, within 15 mins, it drops to 99% without any use. a reboot brings it back to 100% and stays there awhile. Im at my wits end with the battery life on this thing. I feel we shouldnt have to turn EVERYTHING off just to get decent battery life. Before I restore as new, I tried turning off two exchange email addresses i have to see if that helps, also turned off the time zone GPS thing, ping and wifi sync. No matter what we do, it just seems like its all garbage. Some people swear they found the ultimate fix, other say these things didnt help. Can anyone truly say a restore as new and starting from scratch really helps?

    So far with 3 exchange emails inactive, Im getting the following stats which seem like an improvement so far.

    Usage: 54 min
    Standby: 2h 35min
    Battery: 97%

    Usually by now, I would probably be around 92% and tanking by the minute.


    On a side note, I can have my ipod touch 4th gen, same OS and all settings normal, all emails active and leave it unplugged all day and it will still be on 100% hours later and connected to wifi. What gives?? its stats are...

    Usage: 56 mins
    Standby: 11h, 0 min
    Battery: 95%
    Last edited by dictoresno; 08-04-2012 at 09:05 PM.
    08-04-2012 08:46 PM
  2. Sharma15's Avatar
    WiFi turns off after some time on the iPhone and iPod Touch, but you always have Cell network on the iPhone, plus more power hungry processors. My best advice would be to either:

    1) Jailbreak and use Battery Doctor Pro/Auto3G/iControl. all of these apps allow you to switch your cell network from 3G to edge/GSM after a certain time, and automatically turn on 3G when phone's in use. I have iControl and it's awesome.

    2) turn off 3G and use WiFi whenever you can. I have my 2G network on with wifi most of the day as if you turn off cellular data you will not receive MMS.

    I use to stress out about battery, but honestly if you can get a whole days use after 6-7 hours of actual usage on 3G/WiFi, then theres nothing to complain. Just charge the thing.

    Just in case you need more juice, I have one of these and they work great!

    SUNSKY - 1800mAh Smooth Ultra Thin Design External Battery Backup Power Case with Kickstand for iPhone 4 & 4S (Black)
    08-04-2012 09:22 PM
  3. dictoresno's Avatar
    well im still tempted to do a full restore and set up as new iphone. has anyone truly had luck with that?
    08-04-2012 10:47 PM
  4. sting7k's Avatar
    After reading pages and pages of stuff on numerous websites, there are tons of ways that suggest how to help out a quick dying battery. Often suggested are deleting exchange email accounts and performing a full restore as new iphone. Lately i have been losing 10% an hour on standby and light use. I can watch the battery indicator dwindle down 1% every 4 mins or so while light texting.

    Lately, Ive noticed a quick decline in battery life (I had it on 5.1.1 and now on 6 beta 3). Once I unplug from the charger at 100%, within 15 mins, it drops to 99% without any use. a reboot brings it back to 100% and stays there awhile. Im at my wits end with the battery life on this thing. I feel we shouldnt have to turn EVERYTHING off just to get decent battery life. Before I restore as new, I tried turning off two exchange email addresses i have to see if that helps, also turned off the time zone GPS thing, ping and wifi sync. No matter what we do, it just seems like its all garbage. Some people swear they found the ultimate fix, other say these things didnt help. Can anyone truly say a restore as new and starting from scratch really helps?

    So far with 3 exchange emails inactive, Im getting the following stats which seem like an improvement so far.

    Usage: 54 min
    Standby: 2h 35min
    Battery: 97%

    Usually by now, I would probably be around 92% and tanking by the minute.


    On a side note, I can have my ipod touch 4th gen, same OS and all settings normal, all emails active and leave it unplugged all day and it will still be on 100% hours later and connected to wifi. What gives?? its stats are...

    Usage: 56 mins
    Standby: 11h, 0 min
    Battery: 95%
    Your battery seems normal to me.

    Are you using the iOS 6 beta? If so then expect worse battery life.
    Last edited by sting7k; 08-06-2012 at 08:44 AM.
    08-06-2012 08:42 AM
  5. BLiNK's Avatar
    well im still tempted to do a full restore and set up as new iphone. has anyone truly had luck with that?
    i have always been and big advocate for doing this and i feel that it does help. the key here is that you are truly setting up as new - no backup whatsoever

    also, you always have the option to try this way for a while and if you see no difference then just load your latest backup
    08-06-2012 09:44 AM
  6. Troy the Creator's Avatar
    My battery used to suck but I've done a dfu restore and my battery is extremely good now. I recommend you try it out
    08-06-2012 10:31 AM
  7. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    I like to restore as new every once in a while for the heck of it.
    08-06-2012 08:41 PM
  8. Exxod's Avatar
    I just restored my 4 and set up as new. If it does help the battery life, I'll let you know.

    EDIT: Didn't seem to help much, if at all. Wifi use was draining my battery at 1% per every 1-2 minutes.
    Last edited by Exxod; 08-07-2012 at 11:30 AM.
    08-07-2012 10:52 AM
  9. BLiNK's Avatar
    I just restored my 4 and set up as new. If it does help the battery life, I'll let you know.

    EDIT: Didn't seem to help much, if at all. Wifi use was draining my battery at 1% per every 1-2 minutes.
    i hope you are not posting your findings while using beta software..
    08-07-2012 11:45 AM
  10. sting7k's Avatar
    I just restored my 4 and set up as new. If it does help the battery life, I'll let you know.

    EDIT: Didn't seem to help much, if at all. Wifi use was draining my battery at 1% per every 1-2 minutes.
    Like two of us had said, with a beta version of the OS battery life will likely not be the same as release version. Your battery also IMO appears normal anyway. That's how much power these phones use. You will probably get 4-6 hours of actual screen on usage time. The radios and the screen take a lot of power.
    08-07-2012 12:03 PM
  11. Exxod's Avatar
    i hope you are not posting your findings while using beta software..
    Nope. I went back to 5.1.1. to try it.
    And now I can't get back to my backup(iOS6 Beta 4). But I kinda expected that.
    Last edited by Exxod; 08-07-2012 at 01:19 PM.
    08-07-2012 01:12 PM
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