1. lightmysapphire's Avatar
    I got my 4S back around Thanksgiving and have a few screenshots of my battery/usage between then and now. I'm really happy with it.

    Most of the time I just recharge at about 2 days even if it's not close to dead. I'm on wifi both at home and at work. Off wifi when I'm out and about or driving. I have locations turned off (don't need it).
    01-25-2012 07:25 PM
  2. rewNATION's Avatar
    last night i swear i lost about 25% battery while I was sleeping which was for about 7.5 hours. Normally I would only lose about 2%-4%. I don't use wi-fi, location services, notifications, etc. or anything else like that. I've been trying to figure out what happened all morning and I've come up with nothing. The only thing I can think of is maybe I was getting a bad signal last night. I did a reset this morning and I guess I'll see what happens again tonight
    01-27-2012 12:53 PM
  3. Eileen89's Avatar
    So far there hasn't been any battery issues at all with my new 4S.




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    01-27-2012 01:57 PM
  4. rlicim's Avatar
    I am very practical with my battery consumption with brightness slated at about 25% and being efficient with turning off wifi and all the unnecessary tools, I rank about 30 hours on it with casual games, calls and messages.

    I think that the main culprit for me is how I set emails to push as I need them updated by the minute. But at least it lasts that long.
    02-17-2012 01:55 AM
  5. Volcom1561's Avatar
    The big reason for shorter battery life with the Iphone 4s is Siri. To help with battery life turn off Siri when you do not plan on using it. If you are familar with the Android Market they have an app called Advanved task killer. Some of you may know that there is not one for Iphones. The reason is if apple released an advance task killer it would not be a multitasking phone like they want it to be. But what i am getting at is there is a task killer in the iphone itself. If you go to your home screen then double click your home screen button this will bring up a little bar at the bottom with apps. these are all the apps currently running on your iphone. If so click and hold one of those apps it will bring a little -minus or delete button at the top left corner. Simply hit the minus button and it will close the app. Do this every once in awhile on your iphone and turn you siri off when not in use you will be happy with your battery life.

    P.S. i bet everyone of you that try this for the first time, that all your apps on your phone will be running.
    02-21-2012 03:24 PM
  6. Volcom1561'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
    The big reason for shorter battery life with the Iphone 4s is Siri. To help with battery life turn off Siri when you do not plan on using it. If you are familar with the Android Market they have an app called Advanved task killer. Some of you may know that there is not one for Iphones. The reason is if apple released an advance task killer it would not be a multitasking phone like they want it to be. But what i am getting at is there is a task killer in the iphone itself. If you go to your home screen then double click your home screen button this will bring up a little bar at the bottom with apps. these are all the apps currently running on your iphone. If so click and hold one of those apps it will bring a little -minus or delete button at the top left corner. Simply hit the minus button and it will close the app. Do this every once in awhile on your iphone and turn you siri off when not in use you will be happy with your battery life.

    P.S. i bet everyone of you that try this for the first time, that all your apps on your phone will be running.
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    02-21-2012 03:26 PM
  7. tankcole's Avatar
    The big reason for shorter battery life with the Iphone 4s is Siri. To help with battery life turn off Siri when you do not plan on using it. If you are familar with the Android Market they have an app called Advanved task killer. Some of you may know that there is not one for Iphones. The reason is if apple released an advance task killer it would not be a multitasking phone like they want it to be. But what i am getting at is there is a task killer in the iphone itself. If you go to your home screen then double click your home screen button this will bring up a little bar at the bottom with apps. these are all the apps currently running on your iphone. If so click and hold one of those apps it will bring a little -minus or delete button at the top left corner. Simply hit the minus button and it will close the app. Do this every once in awhile on your iphone and turn you siri off when not in use you will be happy with your battery life.

    P.S. i bet everyone of you that try this for the first time, that all your apps on your phone will be running.
    Actually, apps running in the background is a comment misconception regarding iOS. The multitasking bar shows recent apps NOT running apps. Apple has set very strict standards for apps running in the background. Almost all apps go into a "suspended" state when you hit the home and do not consume CPU cycles. There are exceptions like that Pandora application or Skype.
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    02-22-2012 10:36 AM
  8. yojojo3311's Avatar
    You can turn all the processes off and that will help. There are a lot of products out there to boost battery power (cases / plug-ins / solar chargers, etc...)
    02-23-2012 09:18 AM
  9. MissCarlaJeann's Avatar
    Get a Mophie battery case....def helps keep the phone charged especially when you know you wont be near a charger for a while
    02-23-2012 08:31 PM
  10. Kc2win's Avatar
    I have only had my iPhone 4s for a week but I must say the battery life is amazing for me. I unplug at 6:00am and easily make it home from work with 70-80 percent left. I usually have 30 minutes of calls, some light Internet browsing, texts off and on, and checking twitter on breaks. I don't get home till about 4:00 pm. I have noticed that stand by is awesome on this phone. One day I didn't touch the phone till lunch time and it was at 99 after 6 hours. I have Siri on, all location services on, but I don't have any email accounts put on the phone. I use my iPad at home to check email. I truly love this phone.
    02-23-2012 08:55 PM
  11. SteveyAsp's Avatar
    I've found that iCloud drains the battery significantly


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    02-24-2012 06:26 AM
  12. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I've found that iCloud drains the battery significantly


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    Not with my devices. With my iPad 2 (WiFi-only model), my battery life is the same as before I upgraded to iOS 5 and created an iCloud account. With my iPhone 4S, my battery drains somewhat rapidly in parts of my house where a 3G signal is all but nonexistent.

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    Last edited by JustMe'D; 02-24-2012 at 09:36 AM.
    02-24-2012 09:31 AM
  13. MariuszB's Avatar
    hmm battery :/ if this thing could be for month life usage
    02-25-2012 08:53 AM
  14. Stephxieh's Avatar
    I'm getting so frustrated with my phone lately, I've done a total restore, set up as a new phone and I'm still getting low battery warnings mid day.

    I unplug the phone at about 7AM, maybe start listening to a podcast (downloaded not streamed) and if I leave just the podcast going I will be at 10% battery by noon. That's using no data, apps, Siri and wifi are off, brightness is nearly off.

    I've tried doing all this in airplane mode and that gives me until 2PM before my battery goes into the red.

    Something is seriously wrong here, I never turned off anything on my iPhone 4 my mail was pushing, bluetooth and wifi could be on and i could still go over a day without a charge.

    Any suggestions?
    02-29-2012 10:27 AM
  15. BrindawithanI's Avatar
    I'm getting so frustrated with my phone lately, I've done a total restore, set up as a new phone and I'm still getting low battery warnings mid day.

    I unplug the phone at about 7AM, maybe start listening to a podcast (downloaded not streamed) and if I leave just the podcast going I will be at 10% battery by noon. That's using no data, apps, Siri and wifi are off, brightness is nearly off.

    I've tried doing all this in airplane mode and that gives me until 2PM before my battery goes into the red.

    Something is seriously wrong here, I never turned off anything on my iPhone 4 my mail was pushing, bluetooth and wifi could be on and i could still go over a day without a charge.

    Any suggestions?
    Warranty exchange.
    02-29-2012 08:08 PM
  16. VydorScope's Avatar
    Warranty exchange.

    Yea, I would suggest bring it to Genius bar and complain. That does not sound right at all. With airplane mode you should get a few DAYS not hours.
    03-01-2012 06:12 AM
  17. Apple_Fangirl06's Avatar
    I'm getting so frustrated with my phone lately, I've done a total restore, set up as a new phone and I'm still getting low battery warnings mid day.

    I unplug the phone at about 7AM, maybe start listening to a podcast (downloaded not streamed) and if I leave just the podcast going I will be at 10% battery by noon. That's using no data, apps, Siri and wifi are off, brightness is nearly off.

    I've tried doing all this in airplane mode and that gives me until 2PM before my battery goes into the red.

    Something is seriously wrong here, I never turned off anything on my iPhone 4 my mail was pushing, bluetooth and wifi could be on and i could still go over a day without a charge.

    Any suggestions?
    I completely agree with a few others that suggested using your warranty. I have always had very helpful staff at my local Apple Store.
    03-03-2012 11:38 PM
  18. Apple_Fangirl06's Avatar
    I really hate so many ppl are having battery issues. Heck it makes me wonder if several bad batches of batteries were received and used for the iPhone 4s. IDK. One of the main reasons I changed from Android (HTC Hero and Evo) to and iPhone 4s was battery life. I pre-ordered my phone and have not had non-normal problems with battery life.

    I've pin pointed a few things that drain my battery: hours of playing games or live streaming (listening to the radio, streaming podcasts or YouTube videos). During my work day if I stream anything for a few hours my battery will be at 50% by lunch. On the flip side if I'm just texting, checking fb, Tweetbot, email and Instagram throughout the morning, by lunch my battery is at 70-75% by lunch. With my HTC Evo my phone would be in the "red" by lunch (even when just using 3G). I would have to set a reminder to charge my phone thirty minutes before lunch.

    Today I was really proud of my phone. My morning started out with me listening to Pandora, while replying to text message and reading this site (2 hours). My afternoon consisted of surfing fb and more texting (1 1/2). By 4PM my battery was at 30%. I charged my phone while driving to my next destination....10-15 minutes put my battery at 45-50%.

    My daughter started playing games more and more on my phone to occupy her time when attending events with me. I've had my iPhone be in the "red" once. President's Day we had back to back appts. She played games on my phone while waiting to be seen for each appt...I had to power my phone off by 4:15 PM. Lesson learned. Last weekend I purchased an iPod Touch 4G for my daughter to exclusively play games. LOL.
    03-04-2012 01:02 AM
  19. Olegarhas's Avatar
    i have no problem with battery on my iphone 4s
    03-04-2012 11:26 AM
  20. aNz's Avatar
    I've had battery problems with my iPhone 4s since day one. Some days I am able to use my phone for the whole day without charge, recently been needing to charge it atleast twice a day.

    Is the new ios 5.1 update going to fix this battery issue? (whenever it does get released!) anyone using the beta versions? any good results for battery performance?
    03-06-2012 09:13 AM
  21. kshen1's Avatar
    I've had battery problems with my iPhone 4s since day one. Some days I am able to use my phone for the whole day without charge, recently been needing to charge it atleast twice a day.

    Is the new ios 5.1 update going to fix this battery issue? (whenever it does get released!) anyone using the beta versions? any good results for battery performance?
    Yes apparently the 5.1 update is supposed to help fix battery life.


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    03-06-2012 12:59 PM
  22. aNz's Avatar
    Yes apparently the 5.1 update is supposed to help fix battery life.


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    have u realised better battery performance using the ios 5.1 beta ?
    03-06-2012 01:17 PM
  23. CVCONDE's Avatar
    5.1 looks promising for battery life. So far after updating, 2 hours standby and 25 minutes use (mainly 4G Internet) and only down 1%!
    03-07-2012 10:19 PM
  24. elitemarine's Avatar
    I've gotten decently better life with 5.1
    Definitely not as good as my iPhone 4 with pre-5.0, but better nonetheless.
    03-07-2012 11:20 PM
  25. VydorScope's Avatar
    I've gotten decently better life with 5.1
    Definitely not as good as my iPhone 4 with pre-5.0, but better nonetheless.

    Were you running the beta? Other wise I would think it is way to soon to tell.
    03-08-2012 06:18 AM
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