1. Dark_Blu's Avatar
    I turned of Push mail and it nearly doubled my battery life. I used all of the other suggestions but turning off Push mail did the most to preserve my battery.
    11-01-2011 09:44 PM
  2. pokey318's Avatar
    I turned of Push mail and it nearly doubled my battery life. I used all of the other suggestions but turning off Push mail did the most to preserve my battery.
    I wish that would work for me; I have never used push email, even on my old iPhone.
    11-01-2011 10:04 PM
  3. Lamartek's Avatar
    Like otheres the battery life on my 4S is horrible compared to my 4. Both were running iOS5, so operating system is not the culprit. Have not setup or used SIRI so that is not it either. If the issue is not solved inthe next 2 weeks it is going back to APPLE. I hope a large group of people raise H*LL and make APPLE toe the line. Steve Jobs woudl not be pleased.
    11-02-2011 12:43 AM
  4. eyemakerz's Avatar
    So last night, at around 3am, I unplugged my 4S and plugged in my iPad. When I woke up, my iPhone was down to 85%. Is anyone else experiencing this type of battery usage? My old iPhone would only be down to 98% when I did this before.

    I can understand that during the day I a,using it a lot, but not when I'm asleep. Thoughts?

    -John
    Here are few iPhone 4s battery life tips to increase it.

    1). Turn off push notifications Push notifications consumes lots of iPhone 4s battery, turn it off to save battery.

    2). Turn off push e-mail Turning off push e-mail will also help you save lots of battery life. If not necessary turn it off.

    3). Turn off radios those are not in use Turn off Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS while you are not using iPhone.

    4). Stop background tasks While iPhone 4s is multitasking, you should stop encounter apps that eat up battery by polling the Internet in the background.

    5). Set display brightness to auto adjust Set display brightness to auto adjust to save battery life.

    6). Turn of Vibration You should turn of vibration while playing game in iPhone 4s.

    7). Use battery case Use iPhone 4s batter y case.

    8). Sync iPhone periodically Make practice of Sync iPhone periodically, which will increase your iPhone 4s battery life.

    9) Turn off apps that use location services. Such location services apps run in background and can quickly drain the battery. Go to settings > General > Location Services and select the apps for which you want to disable this feature.

    10) Check out Internet tethering on your iPhone that seems to be persistently attempting to establish a connection. Go to Settings > Network, select Internet Tethering, and tap on Cancel to stop it. Turn WiFi off and back on again so you can stop the tethering connection attempts.
    11-02-2011 07:21 AM
  5. gonzoguy24's Avatar
    Here are few iPhone 4s battery life tips to increase it.

    1). Turn off push notifications Push notifications consumes lots of iPhone 4s battery, turn it off to save battery.

    2). Turn off push e-mail Turning off push e-mail will also help you save lots of battery life. If not necessary turn it off.

    3). Turn off radios those are not in use Turn off Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS while you are not using iPhone.

    4). Stop background tasks While iPhone 4s is multitasking, you should stop encounter apps that eat up battery by polling the Internet in the background.

    5). Set display brightness to auto adjust Set display brightness to auto adjust to save battery life.

    6). Turn of Vibration You should turn of vibration while playing game in iPhone 4s.

    7). Use battery case Use iPhone 4s batter y case.

    8). Sync iPhone periodically Make practice of Sync iPhone periodically, which will increase your iPhone 4s battery life.

    9) Turn off apps that use location services. Such location services apps run in background and can quickly drain the battery. Go to settings > General > Location Services and select the apps for which you want to disable this feature.

    10) Check out Internet tethering on your iPhone that seems to be persistently attempting to establish a connection. Go to Settings > Network, select Internet Tethering, and tap on Cancel to stop it. Turn WiFi off and back on again so you can stop the tethering connection attempts.
    You can turn your phone off too. That would maximize battery life.

    The point is some people had all of this ON with their iphone 4 and had much better battery life. The answer is not to turn it all off.

    I am having worse battery life even with turning several things off. I am sure apple will address the issue in time. No worries.
    LocoStrange likes this.
    11-02-2011 10:13 AM
  6. symtronic's Avatar
    Here are few iPhone 4s battery life tips to increase it.

    1). Turn off push notifications Push notifications consumes lots of iPhone 4s battery, turn it off to save battery.

    2). Turn off push e-mail Turning off push e-mail will also help you save lots of battery life. If not necessary turn it off.

    3). Turn off radios those are not in use Turn off Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS while you are not using iPhone.

    4). Stop background tasks While iPhone 4s is multitasking, you should stop encounter apps that eat up battery by polling the Internet in the background.

    5). Set display brightness to auto adjust Set display brightness to auto adjust to save battery life.

    6). Turn of Vibration You should turn of vibration while playing game in iPhone 4s.

    7). Use battery case Use iPhone 4s batter y case.

    8). Sync iPhone periodically Make practice of Sync iPhone periodically, which will increase your iPhone 4s battery life.

    9) Turn off apps that use location services. Such location services apps run in background and can quickly drain the battery. Go to settings > General > Location Services and select the apps for which you want to disable this feature.

    10) Check out Internet tethering on your iPhone that seems to be persistently attempting to establish a connection. Go to Settings > Network, select Internet Tethering, and tap on Cancel to stop it. Turn WiFi off and back on again so you can stop the tethering connection attempts.
    I would submit that reducing functionality of the phone is not a solution...
    11-02-2011 10:49 AM
  7. kimmykimmy's Avatar
    Try 'restore settings' (which doesn't wipe the phone: General > Reset > Reset All Settings), disabled the usual notifications and location services then used 'Battery Doctor Pro' to do a charge with trickle charge.




    iPhone 3G, iPhone 4, iPad2, Travel International Motorola (At&t,T-Mobile and SmartFree Quattro SIM) iSip from InTouch SmartCards
    11-02-2011 11:37 AM
  8. asuprice's Avatar
    I turned off all the Facebook Push notifications and am seeing a huge improvement in battery life. Almost double. I think Facebook is to blame.
    11-02-2011 11:37 AM
  9. LocoStrange's Avatar
    Here are few iPhone 4s battery life tips to increase it.

    1). Turn off push notifications Push notifications consumes lots of iPhone 4s battery, turn it off to save battery.

    2). Turn off push e-mail Turning off push e-mail will also help you save lots of battery life. If not necessary turn it off.

    3). Turn off radios those are not in use Turn off Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS while you are not using iPhone.

    4). Stop background tasks While iPhone 4s is multitasking, you should stop encounter apps that eat up battery by polling the Internet in the background.

    5). Set display brightness to auto adjust Set display brightness to auto adjust to save battery life.

    6). Turn of Vibration You should turn of vibration while playing game in iPhone 4s.

    7). Use battery case Use iPhone 4s batter y case.

    8). Sync iPhone periodically Make practice of Sync iPhone periodically, which will increase your iPhone 4s battery life.

    9) Turn off apps that use location services. Such location services apps run in background and can quickly drain the battery. Go to settings > General > Location Services and select the apps for which you want to disable this feature.

    10) Check out Internet tethering on your iPhone that seems to be persistently attempting to establish a connection. Go to Settings > Network, select Internet Tethering, and tap on Cancel to stop it. Turn WiFi off and back on again so you can stop the tethering connection attempts.
    You must have accidently clicked the wrong forum. This website is talking about iPhones, not Android phones.
    11-02-2011 11:50 AM
  10. HeyGreggie's Avatar
    I would submit that reducing functionality of the phone is not a solution...
    My sentiments exactly. I'm not going to cripple my phone. That's why I left Android.
    11-02-2011 12:23 PM
  11. larman2001's Avatar
    Here are few iPhone 4s battery life tips to increase it.

    1). Turn off push notifications Push notifications consumes lots of iPhone 4s battery, turn it off to save battery.

    2). Turn off push e-mail Turning off push e-mail will also help you save lots of battery life. If not necessary turn it off.

    3). Turn off radios those are not in use Turn off Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS while you are not using iPhone.

    4). Stop background tasks While iPhone 4s is multitasking, you should stop encounter apps that eat up battery by polling the Internet in the background.

    5). Set display brightness to auto adjust Set display brightness to auto adjust to save battery life.

    6). Turn of Vibration You should turn of vibration while playing game in iPhone 4s.

    7). Use battery case Use iPhone 4s batter y case.

    8). Sync iPhone periodically Make practice of Sync iPhone periodically, which will increase your iPhone 4s battery life.

    9) Turn off apps that use location services. Such location services apps run in background and can quickly drain the battery. Go to settings > General > Location Services and select the apps for which you want to disable this feature.

    10) Check out Internet tethering on your iPhone that seems to be persistently attempting to establish a connection. Go to Settings > Network, select Internet Tethering, and tap on Cancel to stop it. Turn WiFi off and back on again so you can stop the tethering connection attempts.
    Excellent! Now we own the equivalent of a Motorola RAZR
    11-02-2011 12:24 PM
  12. BrindawithanI's Avatar
    I turned off all the Facebook Push notifications and am seeing a huge improvement in battery life. Almost double. I think Facebook is to blame.
    Always has and probably always will. :facepalm:
    11-02-2011 01:58 PM
  13. symtronic's Avatar
    i dont use facebook, so thats not the issue for me.... even tried turning off the "time zone" thingy under the settings... hasnt made a bit of difference.

    Off the charger at 730am this morning, one 2 minute phone call, 5 or 6 text messages and thats it... otherwise, phone is on my desk or in my pocket. I'm down to 31%.
    11-02-2011 02:42 PM
  14. cmpdblue's Avatar
    I too have tried everything that I'm willing to try. I can't disable push email - I need that lol But it's something more that that. I unplugged my phone this morning with 100% charge. Got in my car and sat my phone in it's holder. Thought about sending a text and noticed that my phone had dropped to 98% in about 20 minutes with no usage.

    I'm sure the folks at Apple know there's an issue and are working on identifying the problem and getting us a fix.
    11-02-2011 03:03 PM
  15. Lamartek's Avatar
    I noted the following:
    "Check out Internet tethering on your iPhone that seems to be persistently attempting to establish a connection. Go to Settings > Network, select Internet Tethering, and tap on Cancel to stop it. Turn WiFi off and back on again so you can stop the tethering connection attempts"

    I have the 4S with iOS5 and I do not see "Settings > Network, select Internet Tethering,"

    I do have Settings> General > Network but then there is no Thethering option. Is that becasue Tethering is NOT available in the USA or not available with ATT?
    11-02-2011 04:23 PM
  16. Pjr772's Avatar
    Attachment 11342

    This is from today. Multiple texts, few phone calls, email, tapatalk, notes, reminders and wifi. I am pretty happy with this. The only things I really have turned off are the weather widget, stock widget, Bluetooth, and most of the location settings.
    11-02-2011 04:50 PM
  17. shaun2011XD's Avatar
    Just to point out something to you people. It is stated on the Apple website that the iPhone 4 standby time (300h) and wifi (10h) is much greater than the iPhone 4S (standby time 200h) (wifi 9h) so you should of knew this before you purchased the phone.

    Think of it this way. The form factor (same depth, lenght and width) of the iPhone 4S is the same as the iPhone 4, therefore it is not possible to include a bigger battery. Due to the iPhone 4S having a Dual core processer vs the iPhone 4's single core processor. Even when idle in a low power state, 2 cores are still sucking up power from the 4S vs 1 on the iPhone 4 which only has 1 core sucking up its power.

    The iPhone 4S's processor is basically 2 iPhone 4 processors stuck together with a few tweaks still placing more drain on the battery.

    For people who mention Siri. I dont think Siri has anything 2 do with the battery drain on the iPhone for people saying that, as im sure her services are stopped when the iPhone 4S is put in idle mode (much like an app when its closed to allow app swiching).

    People mentioning the iPad 2 this is NOT THE SAME it has a much bigger form factor than any iPhone therefore can have a MUCH BIGGER battery.
    Last edited by shaun2011XD; 11-02-2011 at 05:20 PM.
    11-02-2011 05:01 PM
  18. NoMoCentro's Avatar
    Yesterday's 4S usage.........no calls, 6 incoming emails, no outgoing emails, two - 2 min. checks of the TV Guide app, two hours reading from Tomes with brightness set to the lowest manual level, 20 min. of IHeartRadio via G3 at low vol., alarm (motorcycle - med. vol.) w/ three snoozes = battery at 2% in just under 24 hours.

    SETUP:
    Notification Center -- Cal., mail, phone, msgs., reminders & Weather widget
    Location on for -- IHeartRadio, Maps, Safari, Siri, Speed Test, Weather, Find My Phone
    (only Cell Network search and Compass calibration ON)
    Mail is set to Fetch every 30 minutes
    Auto-bright at 50%

    The biggest question I have about the iPhone right now......Just how far do I have to neuter my iPhone 4S to make it behave like a modern piece of electronic equipment, where the battery lasts longer than a single turning of the planet?


    11-02-2011 05:07 PM
  19. haxrnick's Avatar
    Excellent! Now we own the equivalent of a Motorola RAZR
    LOL best first post I've seen in a long time!
    11-02-2011 05:20 PM
  20. leharris22's Avatar
    11-02-2011 08:04 PM
  21. RichardC300's Avatar
    I've had the stock widget off since I got the phone, so I can't comment on that one, but I turned off the weather widget yesterday, and I'd say it has helped quite a bit. Nothing major. I probably have 20% more at most at the end of the day.
    11-02-2011 10:50 PM
  22. HeyGreggie's Avatar
    Sometimes I remember I have a dual core iPhone 4s and not a single core iPhone 4.

    Also, Facebook notifications are a battery killer right with gps.
    11-02-2011 11:41 PM
  23. pokey318's Avatar
    I have now seen mention of this today in a few newspaper article. Looks like Apple is on top of things and we will be getting an update sooner, rather than later. Since it looks like a bug has been found in the OS, I guess we can quit tweaking our phones and wait for the update!!
    11-03-2011 09:49 AM
  24. leharris22's Avatar
    Many have suggested to turn off the GPS location for Time Zone setting. I did find that that helped for me.
    Mr diddy likes this.
    11-03-2011 09:53 AM
  25. HeyGreggie's Avatar
    That "Raise to Turn on Siri" thing.. after turning off, my battery is actually pretty good.
    11-03-2011 10:07 AM
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