1. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    lol...ill do it if you do it
    LOL !! we have to wait till it's released first.
    12-15-2011 04:47 PM
  2. candy84's Avatar
    i heard some sort of an update for everyone got released today...unfortunately i am NOT near wifi to check...
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    12-15-2011 04:48 PM
  3. kshen1's Avatar
    i heard some sort of an update for everyone got released today...unfortunately i am NOT near wifi to check...
    that's what ive Been hearing as well
    12-15-2011 05:10 PM
  4. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    i heard some sort of an update for everyone got released today...unfortunately i am NOT near wifi to check...
    ooooh !! I didn't kno that lol.
    12-15-2011 05:10 PM
  5. click2mobile's Avatar
    I found a little trick that improved my battery life a bit. Settings>location>system settings> time zone> "switch off". This little feature runs continuously in the background. I don't need this because I'm not moving between time zones.
    yeah..Works for me!
    12-18-2011 11:35 PM
  6. iMau's Avatar
    No battery issue for me
    12-19-2011 07:19 PM
  7. Tysio's Avatar
    Wow, I didn't think the battery was so bad.
    I think the iOS 5.0.1 has a few patches that fix battery life.
    I was actually considering getting one, but glad I didn't!
    The 'push notifications' feature with the apps is also a battery breaker, on my iPod touch 4G I have that switched to manually. That may slightly help out!

    But yeah, I think mainly because of iOS 5 is the case of the 4S having such poor battery life..
    12-20-2011 06:14 AM
  8. Troy the Creator's Avatar
    My battery life is horrendous. I can't make it 4 hours of usage without needing to charge. I've heard that if you restore as new then restore from a backup then the battery life would be better. Either that or restoring it as new and adding everything back in manually. Which shoud i do? And what do i need to be worried about? Contacts, apps, photos, notes etc
    12-21-2011 12:52 AM
  9. Cleveland's Avatar
    My battery life is horrendous. I can't make it 4 hours of usage without needing to charge. I've heard that if you restore as new then restore from a backup then the battery life would be better. Either that or restoring it as new and adding everything back in manually. Which shoud i do? And what do i need to be worried about? Contacts, apps, photos, notes etc
    Restore as new and use the iCloud backup to restore everything is what I did
    12-21-2011 01:04 AM
  10. zm976311's Avatar
    Restore as new and use the iCloud backup to restore everything is what I did
    I get confused by this every time someone says it... I'm almost getting to the point where I'm willing to try that, but what's the step by step for it? Once you restore as a new phone how do you use your iCloud backup to get your apps/data back? After working with iOS since the original EDGE iPhone it's kind of weird I can't grasp this lol
    12-21-2011 03:37 PM
  11. _heatherly's Avatar
    I get confused by this every time someone says it... I'm almost getting to the point where I'm willing to try that, but what's the step by step for it? Once you restore as a new phone how do you use your iCloud backup to get your apps/data back? After working with iOS since the original EDGE iPhone it's kind of weird I can't grasp this lol
    I'm with you there. I'm scared to back up anything to the cloud. I'm so used to the old way of backing up the phone via iTunes, which is what I continue to do today. How do I make sure everything is properly backed up in iCloud? I'd love a step-by-step guide on how to back-up and restore as new with iCloud.
    12-21-2011 04:30 PM
  12. zm976311's Avatar
    I'm with you there. I'm scared to back up anything to the cloud. I'm so used to the old way of backing up the phone via iTunes, which is what I continue to do today. How do I make sure everything is properly backed up in iCloud? I'd love a step-by-step guide on how to back-up and restore as new with iCloud.
    Exactly! I'm comfortable backing up and restoring normally with iCloud, just not after restoring as new.
    12-21-2011 05:07 PM
  13. Troy the Creator's Avatar
    Restore as new and use the iCloud backup to restore everything is what I did
    did that help your battery issue?
    12-21-2011 08:24 PM
  14. anon(73368)'s Avatar
    I just made the switch from a BB 9900 which battery was ok BUT the I4s is alot better. For example today its been off the charger almost 15 hrs and i'm @42%. very pleased!
    12-21-2011 08:34 PM
  15. _heatherly's Avatar
    did that help your battery issue?
    I just did this (except with iTunes back up instead of iCloud). Will let you guys know later.

    I've never had terrible battery life but lately it hasn't been great so I thought I'd try restoring as new to see if it helps.


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    12-21-2011 09:17 PM
  16. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    I'm with you there. I'm scared to back up anything to the cloud. I'm so used to the old way of backing up the phone via iTunes, which is what I continue to do today. How do I make sure everything is properly backed up in iCloud? I'd love a step-by-step guide on how to back-up and restore as new with iCloud.
    I also don't back anything up to the cloud. I go the old fashioned way and back up via USB to iTunes usually every Sunday

    I can tell you I don't trust the cloud from a bad experience with it -when I first installed 5.0.1, I had terrible battery life. So I backed everything up to icloud (apps,contacts,calendar) and did a restore as new to my phone. When it was supposed to put back ALL of my apps and their info....it never did. It only replaced my contacts and calendar info, and my few wps I had from photo stream. IDK why it didn't do what it was supposed to. I had to re-sync my apps from iTunes via USB and re-enter info into my keeper app one by one and re-enter all my notes again So since then, I will not rely on icloud for anything now. the good thing that did come out of it is that I get really good battery life now.

    USB to back up via iTunes is the way I roll now
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    12-21-2011 09:26 PM
  17. Rex_Suggs's Avatar
    here's my battery
    12-21-2011 10:27 PM
  18. Troy the Creator's Avatar
    I just did this (except with iTunes back up instead of iCloud). Will let you guys know later.

    I've never had terrible battery life but lately it hasn't been great so I thought I'd try restoring as new to see if it helps.


    Sent from my iPhone4S using Tapatalk
    ill do the same. i just restored my phone as new then set it up as new then restored from itunes back up. i let you know as well. hopefully its better
    12-21-2011 11:39 PM
  19. noaim's Avatar
    I also don't back anything up to the cloud. I go the old fashioned way and back up via USB to iTunes usually every Sunday

    I can tell you I don't trust the cloud from a bad experience with it -when I first installed 5.0.1, I had terrible battery life. So I backed everything up to icloud (apps,contacts,calendar) and did a restore as new to my phone. When it was supposed to put back ALL of my apps and their info....it never did. It only replaced my contacts and calendar info, and my few wps I had from photo stream. IDK why it didn't do what it was supposed to. I had to re-sync my apps from iTunes via USB and re-enter info into my keeper app one by one and re-enter all my notes again So since then, I will not rely on icloud for anything now. the good thing that did come out of it is that I get really good battery life now.

    USB to back up via iTunes is the way I roll now
    I have never trusted cloud services it seems everytime I have ever done anything with the cloud (not just apples) contacts duplicate or I lose them completely etc etc. I will stick tithe old fashion way as well.


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    12-21-2011 11:55 PM
  20. Troy the Creator's Avatar
    my battery is still the same after the restore. it seemed better at first, but later on in the day i lost 20% listening to music only. im getting really fed up with this now
    12-22-2011 12:21 PM
  21. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    my battery is still the same after the restore. it seemed better at first, but later on in the day i lost 20% listening to music only. im getting really fed up with this now
    troy, if your back up had a 'bug' or was corrupted with something--restoring your phone as new and then adding back your previous back up wont help unfortunately.

    You have to start off completely as new. Another words restore your phone as new condition. use the cloud to replace your contacts and calendar. use photo stream for your wps. then usb to itunes to sync back your apps and music. dont use your back up. Once you get re-set, keep an eye on your battery usage/standby. If you see an improvement, perform a fresh back up so you have a 'good' one.

    I had to go through all of this, on top of re-entering all of my notes one by one and re-enter all of my user names/pws one by one in my keeper app also. YES its a royal PITA, but i get great battery life now so it was worth the headache for the day i had to do all this
    12-22-2011 01:34 PM
  22. _heatherly's Avatar
    ^ Wow, that sounds like a lot of work Pink!
    12-22-2011 01:37 PM
  23. Troy the Creator's Avatar
    troy, if your back up had a 'bug' or was corrupted with something--restoring your phone as new and then adding back your previous back up wont help unfortunately.

    You have to start off completely as new. Another words restore your phone as new condition. use the cloud to replace your contacts and calendar. use photo stream for your wps. then usb to itunes to sync back your apps and music. dont use your back up. Once you get re-set, keep an eye on your battery usage/standby. If you see an improvement, perform a fresh back up so you have a 'good' one.

    I had to go through all of this, on top of re-entering all of my notes one by one and re-enter all of my user names/pws one by one in my keeper app also. YES its a royal PITA, but i get great battery life now so it was worth the headache for the day i had to do all this
    ahh ok i see now. i will get right on it. only thing im worried about is my pictures and notes. i backed it up on the cloud but only 11 of the pictures show up
    12-22-2011 01:44 PM
  24. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    ^ Wow, that sounds like a lot of work Pink!
    it sure was. that was when we all upgraded OTA to 5.0.1 when it was released (in nov.) if you remember? then by sunday my battery life wasnt any better and i went through all of that, because friggin icloud didnt put my apps back like it was supposed to but TG it put back my contacts, considering i have 400+ :o

    ahh ok i see now. i will get right on it. only thing im worried about is my pictures and notes. i backed it up on the cloud but only 11 of the pictures show up
    if you didn't have photo stream turned on from the get go, those pix won't sync up to it even if your on wifi-at least i dont think they will. there is a way to save your pix to a folder on your computer--i'm not completely sure how to do that though as i havent attempted that yet. sorry BUT i *think* there may be a thread around here somewhere (?) on how to. i honestly cant recall, my memory isnt that great unfortunately:o
    12-22-2011 01:53 PM
  25. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    as for your notes--copy them all and email them to yourself so you can re-enter them

    yes.....i know-time consuming and a PITA but hopefully doing this will improve your battery life
    12-22-2011 01:55 PM
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