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Apple may be crowd-sourcing ideas for iPhone 4S battery problems

0. phoneArena 28 Oct 2011, 18:27 posted on

There have been widespread reports of Apple's new iPhone 4S having trouble keeping a charge, and now it seems that Apple may be reaching out to users to find a solution to the problem...

This is a discussion for a news. To read the whole news, click here

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 18:37 19

1. cncrim (Posts: 530; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)


***Siri, do know what's happening?

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 22:26 11

70. raunak (Posts: 505; Member since: 12 Oct 2011)


Siri: Battery low, first get your charger!

posted on 29 Oct 2011, 16:17 3

148. quakan (Posts: 1214; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)


Siri: I'm menstruating, I thought everyone knew that us women drained red. Placing a tampon in the charging port will help improve your battery life.

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 18:40 9

2. T12RYK (Posts: 98; Member since: 10 Jun 2011)


Having the same problem with my iPhone 4 too!
Getting it replaced because it's got some other problems too, hope my next one isn't affected too.

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 18:41 12

3. Johnny_Mnemonic (Posts: 240; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


And iPhone talks perfection NOT !!!!!

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 19:22 11

18. Jake16 (Posts: 10; Member since: 18 Nov 2009)


nothings perfect

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 18:44 20

4. android_hitman (Posts: 651; Member since: 07 Jul 2010)


keep buying apple products! 1st the antenna problem and now the battery! very bad for a premium company like apple. WAKE UP PEOPLE!!! stop filling apple's pockets...

posted on 29 Oct 2011, 09:08 5

123. andro. (Posts: 1971; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


And not to mention the yellow screens appearing in loads of iphone 4s phones also! The problem is that the phones will keep selling as most of apples buyer age group as documented here on phonearena are preteens and teenagers and they don't know the difference between a good and bad phone all they want is the stereotype phone to make them look cool to their friends.

Apple has been very clever with its pr techniques targeting the dumb and vulnerable like this to get their sales

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 18:46 7

5. GALAXY-S (Posts: 701; Member since: 07 Jun 2011)


this is nothing!!! apple is perfect!
....
lol this is what they told us in training

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 18:47 7

6. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


My battery live has been really good with the iOS 5 update. Better than ever. It does seem like there are some issues though. Apple looks like they're being really proactive in fixing it.

The usual trolls on here. Carry on losers.

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 18:50 7

7. android_hitman (Posts: 651; Member since: 07 Jul 2010)


glad to have you back! TROLLtaco50

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 18:56 8

8. rd_nest (Posts: 808; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


It's called being reactive. The issue is already here faced by many customer. How can that be proactive?

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 19:01 8

11. remixfa (Posts: 14061; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


proactive would be "we fixed the problem before u noticed"
reactive would be "you noticed a problem and youve bitched so much that we are looking into it".

they are definitely being reactive.

Maybe this was part of the long delay for the i4s? Maybe theyve known about the battery issue for quite some time.

Android battery life is getting better n better, apple's is getting worse.

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 19:39 2

25. Paden (Posts: 262; Member since: 07 Jul 2011)


Or the long delay of iOS 5...?

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 21:39 1

55. thebikerboi2 (Posts: 144; Member since: 01 Apr 2011)


let me shed some light on you about androids "improving" battery life. i only need one point to tell you that androids batterylife isnt improving but getting worse.

android phones are now getting bigger batteries, and therefore presumably better battery life? wrong better battery life sugests that you can do more in one charge, improving the battery life would suggest some new software that can get the phone to do more in one charge on the same type of battery whilst improving on performance. all the manufactures who have added these bigger batteries that drain slower but take alot longer to charge. the size of battery, thae clock speed of the proccessor, are all marketing ploys by these manufacurers.

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 22:01

62. networkdood (Posts: 6310; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Dude, stop posting your stupid is showing....those Android phones with the Gingerbread update have seen a nice improvement in battery life. My 16 month captivate gets anywhere between 18-36 hours of battery life per charge depending on what I do.

posted on 29 Oct 2011, 09:19

127. andro. (Posts: 1971; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


Agreed,my galaxy s2 gets me a day to a day and a half from a single charge which is acceptable enough.

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 19:12 6

15. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2686; Member since: 26 May 2011)


I suppose I probably should have said, "proactive compared to the response (aka denial) that the iPhone 4's antenna received..."

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 19:44 2

27. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Are you trolling now Michael?

They're proactive because they're reaching out to customers unlike some other manufacturers who bury their head in the sand and never fix the issue.

Example would be original moto droid which had terrible one way audio issues which never got fixed all the way.

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 19:49 9

30. roscuthiii (Posts: 1863; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


Taco, proactive actions are actions taken before something happens. Reactive actions are actions taken after something happens.

People have already reported battery issues. Therefore, actions taken now are reactive.

Just wanted to help you out lil' buddy.

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 20:32 5

42. bolaG (Posts: 468; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)


I owned the OG Droid aka Iphone 3gs killer. Dont know what your talking about...

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 23:09 1

76. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


just because you didn't have the issue doesn't mean it didn't exist. Google it if you don't believe me.

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 20:35 6

43. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3042; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


They should have done a recall of the iPhone 4 and fixed the antenna issue. Instead they denied it and then acted like children and say "oh yea well android devices do it too! see by how fake edited video?!?"

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 22:02 6

63. networkdood (Posts: 6310; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Exactly, APPLE will not admit fault because their profits and stock are more important than their customers.

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 23:09 1

77. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


too bad it was a non issue

posted on 29 Oct 2011, 04:38 6

118. Sniggly (Posts: 7177; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


"Non issue."

Sure, because something that many people noticed which affects the performance of a phone is not an issue.

Was it an *easily fixed* issue? Yep. Was it a *cheaply fixed* issue? Sure. But it was still an issue. And Apple never fixed it. They never even really acknowledged that the issue exists. They just said "here, for two months and two months only we'll hand out cheap cases for free. After that, TOO DAMN BAD, because according to us, there's no issue anyway!"

Apple was wildly inconsistent with its response to the matter, and to add insult to injury, they never even included a subtle design change (which other manufacturers seem to accomplish with ease) AND took four extra months to come out with a new iPhone.

Oh yes, Taco. That antenna was never fixed. I was still handling brand new iPhones at the AT&T job and produced the death grip with ease.

I mean, they came out with flat out lies like it being a software issue or nonexistent. They also twisted the truth by trying to demonstrate death grips on other devices by either squeezing the phones way harder than anyone would ever dare even when angry, or by placing their fingers in spots on the phone that a person would never normally touch.

So while the death grip was a small issue by itself, Apple's "f**k you" response was what turned it into a gigantic issue. I'm happy to see that they haven't pulled the same bulls**t again with the battery reports, but it remains to be seen what fix they'll offer, if any.

posted on 29 Oct 2011, 13:31

138. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


It was never a gigantic issue except to droid drones such as yourself. iPhone 4 was the best selling and least returned iPhone.

posted on 29 Oct 2011, 14:00 3

140. Sniggly (Posts: 7177; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


It was an issue to more than Android guys and gals. Remember Consumer Reports?

posted on 29 Oct 2011, 17:03 1

151. remixfa (Posts: 14061; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


yea that whole they could NEVER reccomend the phone for purchase thing.. lol

posted on 29 Oct 2011, 14:38

145. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)


if it wasnt a non issue then why give free bumper case,i rarely see anyone that does not have a case on there iphone 4, non issue lol

posted on 29 Oct 2011, 17:01

150. Pdubb (Posts: 239; Member since: 08 Aug 2011)


lol, Returns. I am usually device agnostic but that is simply silly. Most people were lied to so they did not return the phone waiting for the software fix. Then they waited for the bumper and there was simply no alternative for others to just choose something else. Take yourself foe example, how could you now say the iPhone is flawed after fighting so vigorously for it? Apple has successfully locked many people into their ecosystem almost like political parties. One day people will wake up and just use what works for them instead of what is most popular.

posted on 29 Oct 2011, 09:15 4

125. andro. (Posts: 1971; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


I work in in a mobile network shop and I can tell you if you said the iphone 4 antenna is a non issue your head would be torn right off by the public. At some stages we might have 4 or 5 angry customers a day reporting their iphone continually drops calls.......unfortunately repairs can't fix this all you can say to them is 'Its an iphone',most at this stage know its a common iphone trait.

The angry looks you get when they come back from repair with a 'No Fault found' statement is hilarious,god love them they fell for the apple pr guff and bought a faulty phone

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 18:58 3

10. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1643; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


didn't know you had a 4S... oh wait

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 19:02 1

12. Jasonhunterx (Posts: 110; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)


Yea an you dont have death grip to

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 22:03

64. networkdood (Posts: 6310; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


NOT all iphones had a deathgrip...just around 2% had the issue.

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 19:25 5

19. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2686; Member since: 26 May 2011)


You have an iPhone 4, right Taco?

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 19:36 2

22. paulyyd (Posts: 327; Member since: 08 Jan 2011)


lol you're a joke

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 19:45 3

28. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


yes iPhone 4

posted on 29 Oct 2011, 00:35 2

94. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2686; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Yeah, I'd heard the battery problems weren't really in the 4, just the 4S. Did you ever have problems with the antenna, or have you been lucky all around to avoid any of these problems?

posted on 29 Oct 2011, 03:59 6

111. remixfa (Posts: 14061; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


according to taco he has never had a problem with his 4.. even when he had to have it warrantied.. never never a problem. :)

posted on 29 Oct 2011, 09:21 2

128. andro. (Posts: 1971; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


Tacos battery life is now 4 days since upgrading to ios 5

posted on 29 Oct 2011, 13:32

139. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


No antenna problems.

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 20:12 2

38. ivanko34 (Posts: 617; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)


you have no iphone LOL

posted on 29 Oct 2011, 09:11 3

124. andro. (Posts: 1971; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


Proactive.....Apple??? The same proactive way the iphone 4 antenna was supposedly 'fixed' with bumper cases or making reception bars look bigger???

Apple don't care less to be honest as long as all those teenagers keep buying the same faulty phone over and over again.

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 18:56 3

9. downphoenix (Posts: 2378; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


Battery issues are nothing new on Android devices, although usually its something that can be controlled, at least on most handsets. I can drain my battery in about 5 hours sometimes and get it to stretch over 2 full days on others, based on adjusting frequency of using data, turning syncing on and off, changing brightness, disabling live wallpaper, etc. most people dont realize there's a lot involved with this, same as with a laptop for instance.

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 22:04

65. networkdood (Posts: 6310; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Yeah, I do not run widgets much or live wallpapers....

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 19:06 5

13. DROIDX0430 (Posts: 410; Member since: 24 Nov 2010)


Battery problem...3.7 display..3g..512 ram..dual core 800.. wow..its not even 4g and medicore specs and experiencing battery problems...

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 19:37 1

23. Paden (Posts: 262; Member since: 07 Jul 2011)


Software glitch. I'm sure it will be fixed in upcoming updates. There is also tips on what to change to make your battery last longer.... People don't have their notifications set up right. I also heard iCloud continually trying to sync if a contact is corrupt.

posted on 29 Oct 2011, 04:00 2

112. remixfa (Posts: 14061; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


correction droid,

its a 3.5 inch display.. lol.

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 19:09 6

14. DROIDX0430 (Posts: 410; Member since: 24 Nov 2010)


Battery issues on Android is nothing new because that Android pocket pc..smartphone is probably faster than most laptops and home pc.s...and coupled with Lte doesnt make the battery last any longer..but what is the iphone4s problem...its not even LTE yet

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 19:12 4

16. DROIDX0430 (Posts: 410; Member since: 24 Nov 2010)


Does the new iphone4s need a booster....just curious...iphone users cant even go out and purchase a extended battery even if they wanted to.....

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 19:22 2

17. roscuthiii (Posts: 1863; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


I'm guessing Apple either botched the dual core implementation or something they missed with their new antenna design's power draw.

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 23:19 2

82. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


because iphone 4 users that upgraded to ios5 are experiencing battery issues as well, id guess its in the software.

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 19:35 2

20. Paden (Posts: 262; Member since: 07 Jul 2011)


I have no battery issue whatsoever with my 4S. I think it may have something to do with the way people set up their notifications, mail fetch settings, or iCloud.

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 19:41 4

26. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2686; Member since: 26 May 2011)


As I said in the article, there are many people who are reporting problems with battery life even after turning off persistent tasks like cloud or location services. You must just be one of the lucky ones.

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 19:46 1

29. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


there's also many iPhone 4S users who have no battery issues. I know a person who does and I also know people who don't. It's not like this is happening to everyone.

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 19:53 4

32. roscuthiii (Posts: 1863; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


The point though is that it is happening.

I swear it's like one spouse cheating on another spouse and the explanation being, "It just kinda happened! It didn't mean anything. It's still you I love!"

Still got cheated in the end.

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 19:55 1

33. Paden (Posts: 262; Member since: 07 Jul 2011)


Yeah, things like this get blown out of proportion when there is an issue with Apple products. They're held with such a high standard and have a reputation for quality, so when some people have issues with a product the freak outs begin and the internet makes a huge deal about it.

There have been many phones that have/had much more serious and frequent issues with power cycling and dropping 3G signal and it wasn't put in the spotlight as severely.

posted on 29 Oct 2011, 09:35 1

129. Habib (Posts: 114; Member since: 26 Feb 2011)


@ PADEN

when u built a reputation like that or *try* to build one, keep it to that level and standard. When you point a finger at others ( ehm androids) make sure you dont let the same issue get to you. Even if its ONE!

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 21:08 3

45. Whateverman (Posts: 3231; Member since: 17 May 2009)


@ Taco. Hey I remember you saying how much you hate when Android users "use their friends and relatives" in their stories. Is that still the case?

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