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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...

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posted on 28 Oct 2011, 21:08 3

45. Whateverman (Posts: 3283; 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?

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 21:16 1

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


I used someone that I said had issues so you have no point. Run along fandroid. Don't you have some software to pirate?

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 22:19 2

68. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Could be true...gingerbread on the android phones does improve battery life....knowing how to mod also can help battery life.

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 23:57

85. Pdubb (Posts: 248; Member since: 08 Aug 2011)


I also have never had a virus on my Win7 laptop. My wife either so it's not like ther are problems with getting a virus on Windows. (See how funny that sounds when you take a small sample of people that like their devices.)

posted on 29 Oct 2011, 00:01 7

87. Whateverman (Posts: 3283; Member since: 17 May 2009)


Haha! The truth hurts huh? You don't like being called out either I see. Have you found that article where I said I pirate apps yet? Don't forget if you find it, you get a FREE iphone 4S! Don't you want a free upgrade??? Post the link and claim your prize! Or be exposed AGAIN, as a liar. :)

posted on 29 Oct 2011, 01:33 3

106. Jobes (Posts: 364; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


Just let him"backpedal"

posted on 29 Oct 2011, 01:43 2

107. saiki4116 (Posts: 400; Member since: 31 Mar 2011)


yes,gingerbread improves batterylife.2.3.5 update is very mean

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 29 Oct 2011, 09:59 1

132. gtrxman (Posts: 123; Member since: 10 Sep 2011)


No issue happens to everyone. Take a car for example. If there's a faulty brake line in 5% of the cars, it hasn't affected everyone, but it is a problem none the less. Given the number of people experiencing the issue, I would without doubt say that it's a problem.

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 19:35 2

21. redmd (Posts: 1298; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


This issue in iOS 5 itself. After updating, my ipod touch 4th gen became power hungry.

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 19:38 1

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


Right. It's definitely not a design flaw with the device. It's the OS. It needs some bugs worked out.

posted on 29 Oct 2011, 00:38

95. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2707; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Most people with other devices haven't been complaining of the issue though. Obviously iOS 5 will drain battery a bit faster because of all the persisten services, but the degree of the problem seems to be much worse on the 4S. That would point to either a hardware issue, or an issue with SIri, since those are the only differences.

posted on 29 Oct 2011, 04:03 1

113. remixfa (Posts: 14508; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


its probably a combination of bad power management in the OS since they are just now adding support for dual cores.. Siri's constant connection, iCloud, and all the other syncing going on.

posted on 29 Oct 2011, 06:09 1

120. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Don't need to be offensive

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 19:49 1

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


It's funny to see the fandroids in here talking about battery life when you guys don't even get half a day. It's bad battery life for an iPhone which is still way better that any android phone.

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 20:26 7

40. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


Its 9:25pm where I am and I've been up since about 7:45am, to be exact my phone says 13 hrs 42 minutes since unplugged. I have the Thunderbolt on the stock rom, not rooted, and have had Bluetooth and LTE on the entire time.

Bye taco

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 20:27 1

41. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


LOL not half a day?

this is the end my my day for one of my phones
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-RldVsx1N54U/TqtVYYHg1XI/AAAAAAAACC8/iHGBnkJ0qU8/s800/SC20111028-210818.png

wish I didn't had plugged my other phone that still has half the battery and the same time as this one (my main line).

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 21:11

46. roscuthiii (Posts: 2228; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


I have a Droid Eris that as of 7:11PM Pacific time, Friday has not been on the charger since approximately 5:00PM Wednesday, and is overclocked, has not been turned off, has 3G and Sync turned on, and has been used to make calls and update apps... and still has 51% battery life remaining.

Just sayin'...

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 21:18

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


2 hours and 50% drain I rest my case

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 21:20

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


You haven't even used the phone

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 21:21 1

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


Nice try I had the thunderbolt and unless you didn't use it at all it doesn't last that long

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 21:25

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


dude having it overclocked means nothing unless you actuly use those extra GHz, so obviously its not going to drain that badly

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 21:28 1

53. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


sure have bud, second line tho. I'll just show you my stats on the main line tomorrow night

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 21:41 5

56. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Lol you don't read do you?

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 21:43 7

57. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Nice try but your poor knowege about android proves you wrong

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 21:45 5

58. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


I'll take a screenshot if you really want...

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 21:48

59. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Yes :D

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 21:51 2

60. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


As I mentioned I am not rooted so I just took a picture of the screen, where can I host it for free? Or can I email it to you proto to show...

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 21:59 6

61. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


Here, I know it's hard to read but it says 15 hours at this point. You can also see that since I was on LTE all day I was checkin out the speeds in several locations.

http://i1219.photobucket.com/albums/dd424/iamcc88/20111028_224608.jpg


And before you comment about the fact that it doesn't show LTE connection it's because I don't have LTE service in my apartment yet. But the phone is set to LTE/CDMA.

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 22:16 1

66. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Taco, please get an Android education before putting down the phones....lol

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