1. ernbrdn's Avatar
    Recently my 4s battery life has went into the crapper. For example after 35 minutes of usage it's down to 87%. I know this is not right. I used to go all day an then some. Now it's like I am on auto drain or something. No apps using location services on, brightness on dimmest setting. Just light browsing and email and I swear it feels like this phone is powered by watch batteries now. The weird thing is that it's not constant, sometimes I can listen to podcasts for 8 hours and only hit the battery for 9% yet if I used the phone I can forget about it. Any ideas? I am out of warrantee and due for an upgrade in 3 weeks so hopefully nothing expensive


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    05-24-2013 09:00 AM
  2. John Yester's Avatar
    Can you post your usage when this happens?

    ​How is your signal?
    05-24-2013 09:07 AM
  3. GingerSnapsBack's Avatar
    Signal would be my first question. Second, do you have wifi and bluetooth on? My battery drains faster when my phone is constantly searching for a better signal than the one it has got.
    05-24-2013 10:47 AM
  4. mikeo007's Avatar
    Another question to add to the pile: Are you using a push email account? I've noticed a strange battery drain when certain conditions are met with my push account.
    05-24-2013 11:30 AM
  5. Jaguarr40's Avatar
    Can you read this guide I wrote and posted and see if this can help you in any way?

    http://forums.imore.com/ios-6/255179...r-battery.html
    05-24-2013 01:08 PM
  6. ernbrdn's Avatar
    I have looked into all of these ideas. Unfortunately I believe it's the charger, is that even possible? I find that my charge lasts longer when I charge my phone with my car charger or on my laptop. When I leave it hooked up overnight to charge from the wall is when I notice the huge quick drops in battery life. I'm not even sure if that makes any sense or if its a placebo effect but it certainly seems to be that way.


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    05-25-2013 10:47 AM
  7. mikeo007's Avatar
    I have looked into all of these ideas. Unfortunately I believe it's the charger, is that even possible? I find that my charge lasts longer when I charge my phone with my car charger or on my laptop. When I leave it hooked up overnight to charge from the wall is when I notice the huge quick drops in battery life. I'm not even sure if that makes any sense or if its a placebo effect but it certainly seems to be that way.


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    Are you using the iphone wall brick, or are you using one of the higher amperage chargers like an iPad brick? I believe a quick charge plug will cause battery life to be shorter, won't it?
    05-25-2013 12:11 PM
  8. pommie82's Avatar
    if i ever have a battery problem in the past then i always do s restore via itunes and that normally sorts it out if it fails to do so then i should of thought you would need a new battery for you phone when i last updated to the lastest version it improved my battery a quite a bit worth the upgrade

    hope you get it sorted out



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    05-25-2013 01:35 PM
  9. ernbrdn's Avatar
    It's the stock iphone charger block that I have been using forever. I could restore but I will never start from scratch again, I have too many apps with information that i cannot duplicate. 3 years of information on the family vehicles, DVDs cataloged tagged and sorted. Etc etc. I will keep working on a solution and will post back, might try a different charger block or cord.


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    05-25-2013 04:06 PM
  10. by1333's Avatar
    Same day I got mine, battery seemed weak.. i ignored it but recently started questioning it.
    05-25-2013 09:22 PM

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