1. DreamOutLoud65's Avatar
    do you turn off your phone at night before you charge it?

    I turn the phone off each night before charging and every morning when I unplug it it reads 100%..


    I put my phone in airplane mode when I go to bed at night while its charging works like a charm. I wake up at 100%
    11-21-2011 04:49 PM
  2. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    My iPhone 4S today is standby for 16 hours and 33 minutes ( usage 3 hours, 35 minutes ).
    And now still 50% left.....

    Is that normal, good or great??

    I use it for Facebook, messaging, and few minutes gaming.
    thats pretty good stats Ravanelli !! i'd say your doing just fine

    currently i'm at usage: 2h 33m/standby 18h 41m with 63% left, from charged 100% full last night at 930ish pm.
    11-21-2011 04:49 PM
  3. DreamOutLoud65's Avatar
    Ugh..I woke up my phones plugged in, and my battery was at 93%..I understand that if its on the charger and fully charged it'll shut off the connection..I'd be okay with it, if it was at 97-99%..But 93? REALLY?

    I unplugged it 2 hours ago, and its now at 71% from JUST texting, and light VERY light internet use.
    if you just charge it and not close apps that were running this could be impacting that. Your phone is still pulling or using data for apps that are still running.. I do believe that once it's fully charged it stops this process but not everything else that I just mentioned.


    **read my previous post about putting it in airplane mode** It's similar to powering it off thus not pulling data for anything which doesn't pull on the battery.
    Last edited by DreamOutLoud65; 11-21-2011 at 04:55 PM.
    11-21-2011 04:53 PM
  4. Peligro911's Avatar
    Sometime I woke up at 93 also but I can't duplicate it only thing I can tell is it seems to happen when I leave it docked on charger longer than I normally do .. Like bed at 9pm till 7 am vs bed at 1130 pm till 7am


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    11-21-2011 05:24 PM
  5. ABNChemo's Avatar
    I can't prove it but before the update to 5.0.1 I could almost got 2 days between charge (Charge Sun night and good until Tue evening).

    Now I must charge everyday and I have not changed my usage mainly texting, light surfing, twitter, Facebook and occasional games
    11-21-2011 10:00 PM
  6. Ravanelli's Avatar
    Ugh..I woke up my phones plugged in, and my battery was at 93%..I understand that if its on the charger and fully charged it'll shut off the connection..I'd be okay with it, if it was at 97-99%..But 93? REALLY?

    I unplugged it 2 hours ago, and its now at 71% from JUST texting, and light VERY light internet use.
    Never happen to me, I charge my iPhone 4S overnight most of the times. And its stay 100% in the morning.
    And stay at 100% longer if it charged overnight
    11-21-2011 10:11 PM
  7. 06FG2's Avatar
    do you turn off your phone at night before you charge it?

    I turn the phone off each night before charging and every morning when I unplug it it reads 100%..
    I wont turn my phone off, or put it in airplane mod. God-forbid if my parents/girlfriend need me in the middle of the night.
    if you just charge it and not close apps that were running this could be impacting that. Your phone is still pulling or using data for apps that are still running.. I do believe that once it's fully charged it stops this process but not everything else that I just mentioned.


    **read my previous post about putting it in airplane mode** It's similar to powering it off thus not pulling data for anything which doesn't pull on the battery.
    I think most apps I close during the night..The only ones i leave 'runing' is messages, phone, mail. Thats about it, and sometimes Google latitude but I;ve tested the phone with it on and off and it didnt impact the phone at all.

    I ended up buying the juice pack today..I can't afford to be stuck somewhere with a dead phone..So hopefully that Juice pack helps.
    11-21-2011 10:39 PM
  8. nj1266's Avatar
    I put my phone in airplane mode when I go to bed at night while its charging works like a charm. I wake up at 100%
    That is what i do. I charge it and when i wake up at night I check battery doctor and it is charged. I unplug it in airplane mod and leave it till the morning. I wake up at 100%. Airplane mode is perfect: it prevents the phone from waking me up and preserves the battery at the same time.
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    11-21-2011 11:25 PM
  9. DreamOutLoud65's Avatar
    That is what i do. I charge it and when i wake up at night I check battery doctor and it is charged. I unplug it in airplane mod and leave it till the morning. I wake up at 100%. Airplane mode is perfect: it prevents the phone from waking me up and preserves the battery at the same time.
    yep.. exactly.. works like a champ for me.. do it every night.
    11-22-2011 06:45 AM
  10. gern blanston's Avatar
    As a follow up.. i was using my phone pretty heavily yesterday, just trying to really push the battery.. I was doing real well.. something like 5 hours of usage and my battery was only at like 65%.. I kept pushing it till it got to around 30% and then when to check the usage and it was blank! Argh! There goes my baseline data! Not sure why this happened. I didn't plug my phone in at any time.. just used it during the day.

    Anyone else have this happen?
    Yes, this happens to me from time to time, but I'm not sure why. I check Usage after I fully charge to see if it's showing "0" or "-": if it's showing "-", I'll plug the phone in while I'm looking at Usage, and "0" will usually appear meaning that the timers have restarted.
    11-25-2011 08:47 PM
  11. Snipperdo17's Avatar
    i am actually pretty impressed with the battery life..every droid I had didn't have a chance of making it through the day on one charge but the iphone does most days
    11-28-2011 01:04 PM
  12. symtronic's Avatar
    went to the apple store yesterday... the "genius" did diagnostics on my phone and then told me it was operating normally and that i should reduce the brightness or wait for a software update to come out. I asked when the next update would be released as i beta test using a developer account... he didnt know.

    I got home and then found the 5.1 update. Battery life is still terrible, nothing compared to my old iphone4
    11-29-2011 03:58 PM
  13. DamageINC.'s Avatar
    updated to 5.01 and it resolved most of the problems with battery life. I have a feeling no matter what you do the battery drain will always be an issue. I took a 4 hour hike using a GPS app (sportypal) the whole time and taking over 30 pictures and making no phone calls. it went from 100% to 20% by the end of the 4 hour walk.
    12-02-2011 01:57 PM
  14. _heatherly's Avatar
    Going strong.


    Sent from my iPhone4S using Tapatalk
    12-03-2011 08:20 AM
  15. mwildermuth's Avatar
    I got the iPhone 4S for Sprint about a month ago, and I have noticed that battery life as slowly getting worse. I use to go a whole day and still be around 50% but now I around 30% at the end of the day. If this pattern continues I'll be charging my phone during the day in about 2 months.
    12-03-2011 11:44 AM
  16. rich67's Avatar
    I've had mine for about 5 days, and noticed the battery life was a tad bit better than my Droid X. I realized recently that my Wifi was on all the time (since I liked the phone to hook right up to my network when I got home), and that the battery was getting eaten up pretty quick. I'd leave for work (8.5 hour day) with a 100% charge, and come home with a 45-50% charge with moderate use (one or two phone calls, texting about 20 times, Facebook checks and some browsing). I noticed even sitting around in standby, the battery would drop about 1% every 30 minutes or so. I turned wi fi off, and noticed that there was no noticeable drain after well over an hour in standby. So I'd have to say that wi fi is a major culprit. It does a connection search routinely, and this eats up the battery. Even on a wifi network, I think it eats the battery even if you aren't surfing.
    I have all my location settings ON, and here are my Cloud settings, which I think has a lot to do with the battery life. I'm gonna run it through a full work day tomorrow with these settings, and let you guys know how it fairs.
    12-04-2011 01:16 PM
  17. gitit20's Avatar
    Mine is a lot better after the 5.0.1 update but its a good idea to back up and then update then restore then re sync it
    12-05-2011 06:02 AM
  18. rich67's Avatar
    Here's how I am fairing so far today. Not too shabby, but this is some pretty light use. It's doing better than my Android, and I am pushing Gmail right now. Light browsing, email checking and response, notifications for Facebook, checking out Twitter, and texting.
    12-05-2011 02:06 PM
  19. aNz's Avatar
    Some reports saying that the 5.1 updates hasn't actually fixed the battery problem...

    Anyone here using 5.1 ? Whats your experience like? Any improvements with battery life?
    12-05-2011 06:57 PM
  20. rich67's Avatar
    Is that 5.0.1? Or 5.1? Sorry, I'm new to the Iphone. Mine shows 5.0.1.
    12-05-2011 07:29 PM
  21. vishhh's Avatar
    even after 5.0.1 battery life still remains an issue ... wait n watch !
    12-06-2011 02:11 AM
  22. ralphtrent's Avatar
    Hi,
    First post in this forum, new iPhone user. Got the 4s on 10.14 from verizon.

    I charged my phone last night before i went to bed and it was at 97%. I had my alarm set for 7:15am. I woke up and it was at 75%. What the heck? I looked at my usage and the Usage and Standby where nearly identical. 7 hours, 29 Usage, 7 hours, 40 minutes standby. how is that possible when I was sleeping? Does having an alarm constantly tick away battery life? I pulled up all the apps I had "open" and killed them all. Since then, the Usage and Standby time have seperated a bit but still bothered that it happened?

    Is there any log I can look at to see what was happening during those 7 hours. I looked at the messages log for 12/5 and 12/6 but nothing stood out.

    Thanks,
    RlaphTrent
    12-06-2011 09:30 AM
  23. rich67's Avatar
    I wonder is usage refers to the phone polling to get emails or notifications. Mine sure as heck doesn't do that when idle. There may be some setting that you have on that should be shut off- I'd review this thread: http://forums.tipb.com/iphone-4s-for...anagement.html
    I don't go totally crazy with the settings- I never go into airplane mode, but I always turn off wi fi away from home and make sure the apps are closed down.
    12-06-2011 10:57 AM
  24. ralphtrent's Avatar
    Wifi was off as the baby monitor gets in the way and Fetch New Data is off and set to manually. Brightnet was at 70% roughly, but the screen was off. Location was on, but limited by apps. I am thinking that some background app was running. Not sure why, but i keep going back to thinking its Camera+, but I have not proof, just one of those apps i use alot.
    12-06-2011 12:07 PM
  25. hunoosh's Avatar


    I'm slowing down :-/ phone isn't "new" anymore.
    12-07-2011 05:40 PM
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