1. Troy the Creator's Avatar
    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


    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
    i backed up the camera roll. i should be set right?

    edit - the only pictures that go into the photo stream are the ones taken after i turned icloud backup on
    12-22-2011 01:56 PM
  2. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    i backed up the camera roll. i should be set right?

    edit - the only pictures that go into the photo stream are the ones taken after i turned icloud backup on
    how did you back up the camera roll? i'll be honest i'm not that familiar with it.
    When i got my 4S i had photostream turned ON from the start so my wps/pix were saved and put back to my 4S through that.

    the setting to turn it on is throught: settings/icloud then scroll down to photostream and you'll see if its ON or OFF.
    12-22-2011 02:01 PM
  3. Troy the Creator's Avatar
    how did you back up the camera roll? i'll be honest i'm not that familiar with it.
    When i got my 4S i had photostream turned ON from the start so my wps/pix were saved and put back to my 4S through that.

    the setting to turn it on is throught: settings/icloud then scroll down to photostream and you'll see if its ON or OFF.
    go to settings -> icloud -> storage and backup -> manage storage -> click on your iphone then itll have a list of all the apps. the camera roll should be there as well
    12-22-2011 02:09 PM
  4. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    go to settings -> icloud -> storage and backup -> manage storage -> click on your iphone then itll have a list of all the apps. the camera roll should be there as well
    oh ok i see where your talking about. well, i would imagine that should be back up then. I've never used the cloud that way--i only use it for contacts, calendar and photostream. sorry i cant be of more help with that.

    Just as a precaution, what i suggest you do also is a back on itunes through usb again just IN CASE.

    worse case scenario if you had to use that back up from itunes to restore it to your phone, your battery would be as it is now, but at least you'd have all your info you needed.
    12-22-2011 02:14 PM
  5. zm976311'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
    When you sync your apps from iTunes your app data/homescreen orientation is gone right? Only thing holding me back is that I don't wanna have to start my Cut The Rope over again haha
    12-22-2011 02:23 PM
  6. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    When you sync your apps from iTunes your app data/homescreen orientation is gone right? Only thing holding me back is that I don't wanna have to start my Cut The Rope over again haha
    yea, i think you do loose that info. IDK about games, but when i had to re-sync my apps, 'keeper' being one of them, i had to re-enter 35+ user names/pws back into it. which totally sucked !!

    btw, cut the rope is such a cute game-i play on my ipad

    Also Troy, another suggestion--idk if it makes a huge difference. After you do your whole restore as new process, let your battery die out completely till your device shuts off, and then do a full fresh charge from there. I did this as well with my whole 'restore' ritual.
    12-22-2011 02:29 PM
  7. zm976311's Avatar
    yea, i think you do loose that info. IDK about games, but when i had to re-sync my apps, 'keeper' being one of them, i had to re-enter 35+ user names/pws back into it. which totally sucked !!

    btw, cut the rope is such a cute game-i play on my ipad

    Also Troy, another suggestion--idk if it makes a huge difference. After you do your whole restore as new process, let your battery die out completely till your device shuts off, and then do a full fresh charge from there. I did this as well with my whole 'restore' ritual.
    Well that's what I thought.. it's been like that for every other iOS. Thought it might be different for this one. FWIW I do a full discharge after upgrading to every new OS release and even when I make changes that could have significant impact (good or bad) on battery life. I just turned off pretty much all of my iCloud features cause I really had no use for them and did a full discharge afterward.
    12-22-2011 02:39 PM
  8. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    Ok, for those of you interested in doing a restore as new to your iPhone to try to improve battery life, here's a link to a thread that AccidentalPost has created over at CB. He put together a full guide on how to

    http://forums.crackberry.com/apple-i...ke-new-671605/
    12-22-2011 02:45 PM
  9. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    Well that's what I thought.. it's been like that for every other iOS. Thought it might be different for this one. FWIW I do a full discharge after upgrading to every new OS release and even when I make changes that could have significant impact (good or bad) on battery life. I just turned off pretty much all of my iCloud features cause I really had no use for them and did a full discharge afterward.
    I dnt use icloud because of a bad experience I had with it. Long story short i did a back up, it was supposed to put everything back and didn't. SO I don't rely on it what so ever anymore. I go the old fashion route and back up via USB with iTunes
    12-22-2011 02:48 PM
  10. zm976311's Avatar
    I dnt use icloud because of a bad experience I had with it. Long story short i did a back up, it was supposed to put everything back and didn't. SO I don't rely on it what so ever anymore. I go the old fashion route and back up via USB with iTunes
    That could be a pretty nice reason why you're seeing such awesome battery life (still jealous btw!)... I'm starting to think if I really need it. The only thing that's really keeping me with it is Find My iPhone, cause god forbid I lose my phone or it gets stolen I'd like to know at least an approximate location of where it is to try and retrieve it.
    12-22-2011 03:16 PM
  11. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    That could be a pretty nice reason why you're seeing such awesome battery life (still jealous btw!)... I'm starting to think if I really need it. The only thing that's really keeping me with it is Find My iPhone, cause god forbid I lose my phone or it gets stolen I'd like to know at least an approximate location of where it is to try and retrieve it.
    Yea, I understand. I was intrigued by "find my phone" at first, but then opted against it. I fig'd I really don't need it as my phone is literally in my hand, on my kitchen counter or if I'm out-it's tucked away in my handbag out of site.

    I'm also starting to second guess using photo stream now also. I may just turn that off one of these days as well
    12-22-2011 03:41 PM
  12. zm976311's Avatar
    Yea, I understand. I was intrigued by "find my phone" at first, but then opted against it. I fig'd I really don't need it as my phone is literally in my hand, on my kitchen counter or if I'm out-it's tucked away in my handbag out of site.

    I'm also starting to second guess using photo stream now also. I may just turn that off one of these days as well
    Photo Stream never really seemed worth it to me... if I connect my phone to the computer to back up I can just import to iPhoto. Doesn't seem very worth it to me... that and I assume it's always trying to keep a connection going for when you actually do take a picture. Major resources hog.
    12-22-2011 03:57 PM
  13. Troy the Creator's Avatar
    Alright guys I'm gonna restore this as new again and use the icloud to restore it. I'll keep you guys updated
    12-22-2011 07:42 PM
  14. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    Alright guys I'm gonna restore this as new again and use the icloud to restore it. I'll keep you guys updated
    alright Troy, good luck. And do a USB iTunes back up so you have it as well just in case you need it.
    12-22-2011 08:35 PM
  15. Troy the Creator's Avatar
    alright Troy, good luck. And do a USB iTunes back up so you have it as well just in case you need it.
    question. should i leave it as new? or should i restore from icloud?
    12-22-2011 08:35 PM
  16. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    question. should i leave it as new? or should i restore from icloud?
    Restore from icloud.
    12-22-2011 08:50 PM
  17. zm976311's Avatar
    Restore from icloud.
    When you say restore from iCloud you just mean log in under the settings? Not restore the iCloud backup cause that would defeat the purpose of starting new... Right?
    12-22-2011 09:26 PM
  18. Troy the Creator's Avatar
    i dont think this worked. lost 3 percent while just looking thru my contacts
    12-23-2011 02:46 AM
  19. zm976311's Avatar
    i dont think this worked. lost 3 percent while just looking thru my contacts
    Did you restore your iCloud backup or did you just log in to your account? If you restored your backup then you're gonna have the same problems you had before
    12-23-2011 07:29 AM
  20. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    i dont think this worked. lost 3 percent while just looking thru my contacts
    Troy, I sent you a PM
    When you say restore from iCloud you just mean log in under the settings? Not restore the iCloud backup cause that would defeat the purpose of starting new... Right?
    yes you set up as new but then sign in to restore your icloud back up. I should have been more clear there:o there are a few people that I know of that did it this way and they have improved battery life.If that doesn't help the only other way is to restore as new, have icloud put back just contacts, calendar and photos if you want those from photo stream. And then sync to iTunes to add back your apps and music, but not from a previous back up.

    Now, unless I'm mistaken about this process here I would hope that someone would correct me if I'm wrong
    Last edited by Pink; 12-23-2011 at 07:39 AM.
    12-23-2011 07:33 AM
  21. zm976311's Avatar
    Troy, I sent you a PM


    yes you set up as new but then sign in to restore your icloud back up. I should have been more clear there:o there are a few people that I know of that did it this way and they have improved battery life.If that doesn't help the only other way is to restore as new, have icloud put back just contacts, calendar and photos if you want those from photo stream. And then sync to iTunes to add back your apps and music, but not from a previous back up.

    Now, unless I'm mistaken about this process here I would hope that someone would correct me if I'm wrong
    I'll give it a try and report back!
    12-23-2011 07:56 AM
  22. Troy the Creator's Avatar
    Did you restore your iCloud backup or did you just log in to your account? If you restored your backup then you're gonna have the same problems you had before
    I restored from the icloud backup
    12-23-2011 11:10 AM
  23. zm976311's Avatar
    I restored from the icloud backup
    If that didn't work then I suggest Pink's suggestion of just starting off fresh and syncing to iTunes to get your apps back... Do a backup right before you do this so worst case you can just restore back to that backup. But definitely try just starting from scratch... If it were me I'd take the battery life over my texts and game data any day!
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    12-23-2011 11:15 AM
  24. M_Prez's Avatar
    Just picked up my 4S last week after having a blackberry tour for the last 2 years. I'm not familiar with the usual battery life of iphones but it seems like the phone is awesome while on standby, but the moment I turn on the screen and shoot a few texts or do a little browsing I'm losing 1% every 3 to 5 minutes. Is this normal?

    Additionally after I put it on the charger last night the phone got pretty hot and the battery life is worst than it was initially after I did my first restore.
    Last edited by M_Prez; 12-23-2011 at 11:33 AM.
    12-23-2011 11:19 AM
  25. _heatherly's Avatar
    If that didn't work then I suggest Pink's suggestion of just starting off fresh and syncing to iTunes to get your apps back... Do a backup right before you do this so worst case you can just restore back to that backup. But definitely try just starting from scratch... If it were me I'd take the battery life over my texts and game data any day!
    The only thing that worries me is losing my pictures. I have over 400+ pictures and have never used iCloud so I'm terrified to back them up to the cloud, wipe my device, and then not have my pictures. Like you said, as long as you do a full back up of the device, the worst case scenario is you go back to your last back-up.

    How can I make sure that all my pictures are being saved to iCloud?
    12-23-2011 01:54 PM
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