1. tut00'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
    10-15-2011 12:03 PM
  2. Premium1's Avatar
    Battery life on mine doesn't seem to be that great either. Maybe it will take some time to adjust but maybe ios5 uses more battery?
    10-15-2011 12:09 PM
  3. cr12#IM's Avatar
    was curious about it as well. i havent seen those types of drops sitting idle because ive been using it all the time
    10-15-2011 12:09 PM
  4. RedDevil#IM'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.


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    10-15-2011 12:14 PM
  5. diggity's Avatar
    Same here. I'm wondering if Siri is the culprit, since it seems to be using the gps even when you are not requesting location information.
    10-15-2011 12:16 PM
  6. cr12#IM's Avatar
    yeah and reminders too, if i remember correctly the batteries in these phones take a couple days to get into a groove i could be wrong though.
    10-15-2011 12:24 PM
  7. so.long.pre's Avatar
    I woke up this morning and I was at 100%. My phone is still on charger and I have been watching it slowly go down, now i'm at 94%?
    10-15-2011 12:49 PM
  8. asuprice's Avatar
    Mine is much better today. Been off the charger since 8am. It's 1:40 now. I have 2 hours of usage and 78% battery left. Yesterday it went really fast. I used Siri a lot yesterday though and hardly at all today.
    10-15-2011 01:40 PM
  9. Garz's Avatar
    Battery life is much improved on 3G but otherwise seems the same as the 4
    10-15-2011 02:08 PM
  10. Kylazin's Avatar
    My battery life so far is not spectacular. It charged to 100% and began to discharge while still plugged in, so I replugged it in brought it back to 100 and disconnected it. It's already at 45% and it's only 2:15 in the afternoon. This is with wifi on, and light to moderate use. If it doesn't improve I'll be going back to my Android that lasted me 15 hours at least.
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    10-15-2011 02:13 PM
  11. Garz's Avatar
    My battery life so far is not spectacular. It charged to 100% and began to discharge while still plugged in, so I replugged it in brought it back to 100 and disconnected it. It's already at 45% and it's only 2:15 in the afternoon. This is with wifi on, and light to moderate use. If it doesn't improve I'll be going back to my Android that lasted me 15 hours at least.
    Turn wifi off when you sleep and I bet it wont discharge again while on charger. My i4 use to do that. Once battery is fully charged, it doesnt charge again until down to 90% and wifi some how cause it to drain in stand by.
    10-15-2011 02:17 PM
  12. Kylazin's Avatar
    I live underground, if I turn wi-fi off my phone won't get any of its messages or e-mails.
    10-15-2011 02:22 PM
  13. Premium1's Avatar
    I live underground, if I turn wi-fi off my phone won't get any of its messages or e-mails.
    So you can't wait til you wake up to get messages? If not then don't complain about battery life.
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    10-15-2011 02:26 PM
  14. Garz's Avatar
    I live underground, if I turn wi-fi off my phone won't get any of its messages or e-mails.
    Do you need to get your emails while you sleep? You can turn it off once you wake up
    10-15-2011 02:31 PM
  15. Kylazin's Avatar
    I do need to get my e-mails at night, even when I'm sleeping, yes. I wasn't really complaining, just adding in my observations, and stating I may need to go back to my Android. Some of you iFaithful need to notch it down.
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    10-15-2011 02:41 PM
  16. cr12#IM's Avatar
    My battery life so far is not spectacular. It charged to 100% and began to discharge while still plugged in, so I replugged it in brought it back to 100 and disconnected it. It's already at 45% and it's only 2:15 in the afternoon. This is with wifi on, and light to moderate use. If it doesn't improve I'll be going back to my Android that lasted me 15 hours at least.
    Mine has done the same been off the charger since 745 am it's now 215 I'm at 52% hope it gets better
    10-15-2011 03:16 PM
  17. Premium1's Avatar
    I do need to get my e-mails at night, even when I'm sleeping, yes. I wasn't really complaining, just adding in my observations, and stating I may need to go back to my Android. Some of you iFaithful need to notch it down.
    So you're sleeping yet need emails that you won't read until you wake up? Android isn't going to give you any better battery life. I came from android and used a bunch and all had worse battery compared to iPhone. But if that's what you want hope that works better for you.
    10-15-2011 03:20 PM
  18. cr12#IM's Avatar
    Calm down peeps lets get some solutions going
    10-15-2011 03:23 PM
  19. DrewBear's Avatar
    Turn wifi off when you sleep and I bet it wont discharge again while on charger. My i4 use to do that. Once battery is fully charged, it doesnt charge again until down to 90% and wifi some how cause it to drain in stand by.
    Is this also true for the iPad & iPod? I charge my iOS devices overnight and they're always at 100% in the morning. I always leave wifi on.
    10-15-2011 04:39 PM
  20. cr12#IM's Avatar
    I haven't experienced that with my iPad

    Well my phone got down to 41% and I charged it for an hour or so now it's at 61% I hope it gets better because this isn't great batt life
    10-15-2011 06:12 PM
  21. BiG BaLLA 923's Avatar
    Hello everybody, this is my first post and my first iPhone as I moved from a long history of blackberry to the iPhone 4s.

    Anyways this brings me to my problem, which is that my battery on my iPhone 4s is pretty awful! I have used it for 5 hours and am at 30% and took it off the charger this morning. (I didn't browse the internet, use any apps, closed all apps, turned off wifi, screen brightness is at about 1/4th and haven't played with it all today) I played with it yesterday and had to do a midday charge. Is this normal? I sent very few texts and thats about it.

    Thanks for any help! I would love some suggestions, stories, whatever! Anything to help out me and the community!
    10-15-2011 06:44 PM
  22. tut00's Avatar
    It's odd for me to see this happen, because the 4 had one of the best batteries I have ever seen. I hope it gets better. Will try again tonight to see how it does. Maybe it's just a fluke.
    10-15-2011 06:45 PM
  23. Manchild Pr0digy's Avatar
    My battery hasn't really been particularly good or bad. It seems better than my 3GS, but then again I used it right out of the box with whatever charge it had. I'm sure it'll be better when I actually start from 100% charged. Of course, I use the phone mostly when I'm at work and my reception is awful, so my battery life is never as good as it could be.
    10-15-2011 06:56 PM
  24. ame's Avatar
    That is DEFINITELY not normal...check to be sure wifi is off, and that you don't have location on other than a few apps...Hmm. I can get DAYS from a charge.
    10-15-2011 07:02 PM
  25. BiG BaLLA 923's Avatar
    Thanks for the reply! Can you please tell me how to see which apps are using my location?
    10-15-2011 07:06 PM
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