View Poll Results: Did you return your iPhone 4S after testing it out for a few days?

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  • Yes, I returned the 4S: (please explain)

    9 10.47%
  • No, I love the 4S too much to return it.

    73 84.88%
  • I would but I waited too long, now I can't return it.

    4 4.65%
  1. Eileen89's Avatar
    so, Irish, it appears you went back to the 4. are you ready to go with a tethered jailbreak and use the semi-tethered tweak?
    No. My PC died yesterday, and I'd rather not use my kids computer for jailbreaking. Besides that, I am not sure how much longer I will be sticking with iOS.
    11-13-2011 12:09 PM
  2. BLiNK's Avatar
    No. My PC died yesterday, and I'd rather not use my kids computer for jailbreaking. Besides that, I am not sure how much longer I will be sticking with iOS.
    but if you leave who will be the voice of reason around here??
    Eileen89 likes this.
    11-13-2011 12:14 PM
  3. BrindawithanI's Avatar
    but if you leave who will be the voice of reason around here??
    exactly!
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    11-13-2011 12:16 PM
  4. Eileen89's Avatar
    but if you leave who will be the voice of reason around here??
    I'm nominating you for the job, BLiNK.
    11-13-2011 12:39 PM
  5. cardfan's Avatar
    There is absolutely nothing less about the Samsung Galaxy S2. That said, I would rather not turn this thread into an Android VS iPhone battle as there are plenty of other threads on these forums to discuss that.
    i'm not sure why I didn't finish that post..i remember editing something but oh well. But i meant to say sometimes people want less control by Apple and more options to customize.
    11-13-2011 01:13 PM
  6. ECGcrackberry's Avatar
    Had no Phone battery issues until updated to 5.0.1. For anyone who has no battey issues, DO NOT UPDATE! Phone battery drain now i ridiculous! ARGH!!!

    I just spent 3 hours on phone with applecare troubleshooting incl. reset. didnt work. They told me another patch will come out. I said how do I know my phone battery will work better then. Dont want to reload everything and rest after patch and be back at square one, wasting that many hours again. now have to replace phone. Trying to get an appointment within a reasonable time to pick up replacement.
    11-13-2011 01:24 PM
  7. sj-performance's Avatar
    ^^this is exactly where 'I'm livin' in terms of enjoying my new 4S. I came from a bb and installing leaks or os's were never painless. The 4S was just a sheer joy to update in the matter of a whole 6 minutes it took mine to complete can't beat that!!
    I second that. Blackberry here for 5-6 years now iPhone user
    11-13-2011 11:48 PM
  8. Eileen89's Avatar
    Had no Phone battery issues until updated to 5.0.1. For anyone who has no battey issues, DO NOT UPDATE! Phone battery drain now i ridiculous! ARGH!!!

    I just spent 3 hours on phone with applecare troubleshooting incl. reset. didnt work. They told me another patch will come out. I said how do I know my phone battery will work better then. Dont want to reload everything and rest after patch and be back at square one, wasting that many hours again. now have to replace phone. Trying to get an appointment within a reasonable time to pick up replacement.
    Dang! All these battery complaints from the 4S owners is starting to remind me of the Android forums. There are a lot of battery complaints from people over there. Hopefully this issue gets resolved before the iPhone gets LTE.
    11-14-2011 07:28 PM
  9. Cleveland's Avatar
    My issue is gone .. Restore phone ... Restore from iCloud and bam awesome battery life .... Seems to be the way to go
    11-14-2011 07:30 PM
  10. Eileen89's Avatar
    i'm not sure why I didn't finish that post..i remember editing something but oh well. But i meant to say sometimes people want less control by Apple and more options to customize.
    It's all good. I get what you were trying to say and agree with you as well. If Apple did do this there might not be a need to jailbreak.
    11-14-2011 07:31 PM
  11. sj-performance's Avatar
    My issue is gone .. Restore phone ... Restore from iCloud and bam awesome battery life .... Seems to be the way to go
    this is the way to go until apple releases a true fix. once i restored my battery woes went away. both on 5.0 and 5.0.1
    11-14-2011 07:32 PM
  12. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    My issue is gone .. Restore phone ... Restore from iCloud and bam awesome battery life .... Seems to be the way to go
    this is the way to go until apple releases a true fix. once i restored my battery woes went away. both on 5.0 and 5.0.1
    +1, I did a restore on Sunday and my battery life is great now. I just plugged in after 6h 7m usage and 1 day standby- I was at 3%. I can't complain with those stats
    11-14-2011 07:38 PM
  13. Eileen89's Avatar
    My issue is gone .. Restore phone ... Restore from iCloud and bam awesome battery life .... Seems to be the way to go
    This seems to work well for some, however, there are still people having issues even after doing this work around. I'm glad I wasn't having any battery issues with the 4S that I had or it would have went back a lot sooner than it already did.
    11-14-2011 07:43 PM
  14. Wallace's Avatar
    Not worked for me. I've lost count how many times I have restored, both as new and from a backup. None have improved battery life.
    I am confident, however, that it is a software issue and that it will be sorted, hopefully sooner rather than later.
    11-15-2011 08:31 AM
  15. Cleveland's Avatar
    Not worked for me. I've lost count how many times I have restored, both as new and from a backup. None have improved battery life.
    I am confident, however, that it is a software issue and that it will be sorted, hopefully sooner rather than later.
    Maybe it's time for a genius bar appt ?
    11-15-2011 10:17 AM
  16. ame's Avatar
    Well Ill stand by my "If I could return it I would bec it's a total POS" answer. Back to having issues, AGAIN.
    11-15-2011 01:45 PM
  17. Cleveland's Avatar
    LOL! Too bad Sprint doesn't work in my area.
    Would love to have unlimited data!
    Not with their snail 3G speeds lol
    11-15-2011 02:22 PM
  18. AppleSmart's Avatar
    Here is a copy/paste from another thread I just posted on.

    For me, the simplest solution was being able to turn 3G on and off. There is a spot on my way to school each day that without fail, will drop calls. As long as I had 3G off, I was golden. Since the toggle is no longer there with the 4s, I had many, many dropped calls. After awhile, I just didn't bother calling knowing the call would be dropped. Calls were also garbled and people couldn't understand me.

    I could no longer make or receive phone calls in buildings at school or in a school's elevator like I previously could as long as I had 3G off.

    Yes, one time all data stopped and I had to do a hard reset as others have experienced.

    So the deal breaker for me was no longer having the 3G toggle. I don't care if it's hardware, software or the carrier. I could make and receive phone calls successfully when 3G was turned off. I returned my 4s and I'm back on my 4.
    Edit/Delete Message
    11-16-2011 09:05 PM
  19. Eileen89's Avatar
    ^ I hear ya, AppleSmart. I was really disappointed when I first discovered it was missing from the 4S but hopeful that Apple would enable that setting in the iOS 5.0.1 update. Couldn't believe it when they didn't. So glad to have this feature back again.




    Sent from my iPhone 4 using Tapatalk.
    11-16-2011 09:27 PM
  20. AppleSmart's Avatar
    Exactly, Irish Rose! I knew it wouldn't be part of the update. I was astonished to go into my local Apple store last weekend and while talking to one of the employees, discovered he had no idea about the toggle not there. He'd just gotten a 4s that day. I wonder how he's doing with his new phone.
    11-16-2011 11:55 PM
  21. Shooter03's Avatar
    I returned my original 4s that i got on release morning the other day cause of a issue i was having, now my new one seems perfect.
    11-17-2011 02:12 AM
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