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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, 21:16 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 29 Oct 2011, 00:01 7

87. Whateverman (Posts: 3282; 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 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, 09:59 1

132. gtrxman (Posts: 122; 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, 20:00 1

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


I still believe its software related and not the device itself... I noticed my iPad was getting less battery life after the software update too.

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 21:03 2

44. roscuthiii (Posts: 2227; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


Yeah, I'm pretty sure it's software related. I friend of mine with an iPhone 4 upgraded her iOS and lost a lot of her data. Contacts I think. There's definitely a software bug.

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 29 Oct 2011, 01:43 2

107. saiki4116 (Posts: 394; Member since: 31 Mar 2011)


yes,gingerbread improves batterylife.2.3.5 update is very mean

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 19:35 2

21. redmd (Posts: 1279; 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: 2705; 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: 14268; 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 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, 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, 21:43 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, 22:53

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


that doesn't show how long the phone has been off the charger

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 23:07 6

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


Really? I thought it said "15hr 3min since unplugged" at the top. I guess I could be wrong but my understanding of the English language is pretty good.

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 23:11

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


it's blanked out pretty much by the light, 24% is used by your speed test app? that seems fishy is that all you do on your phone is speed tests?

posted on 29 Oct 2011, 01:10

103. p0rkguy (Posts: 685; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)


I think it's the fact that he doesn't have any background services that actually hog up a lot of data.
Chances are he has most of his stuff disabled with a requirement of manual refreshes.
Hell if I were to disable data on my phone and only turn it on when needed, I could last days. Thing is, I don't and constantly have IM+, gmail, facebook, weather, latitude, dropbox, google voice always running in the background.
I only lost 38% for the 10 hours I'm at work, where it's generally idling. I'm on CM7 N225.

posted on 29 Oct 2011, 04:03 3

114. remixfa (Posts: 14268; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


taco had a thunderbolt??? lol yea right.

posted on 29 Oct 2011, 00:40

96. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2705; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Do you ever even use your phone? Or do you ever use LTE? There is no way that kind of battery life is possible on a Thunderbolt unless you never use LTE, and you don't use your phone that much either.

I have a Nexus One and I have to carry an extra battery at all times, because I tear through a charge in about 7 hours on average. Granted, I do likely use my phone more than the average person.

posted on 29 Oct 2011, 01:08

102. belovedson (Posts: 1026; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)


the cpu architecture is old on the nexus. try upgrading to the old cpu tech of the nexus s. i was getting 6-8hours heavy days and 13+ on regular days

posted on 29 Oct 2011, 04:05

115. remixfa (Posts: 14268; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


ive never seen a thunderbolt get that much either.

the nexus uses the battery hungry S1 and the thunderbolt is only slightly better with its S2, but it also has LTE and an undersized battery.

My SGS1 goes all day and into the next with regular to heavy usage. I even used it for a wifi hotspot for 3 hrs on monday and It still had 30% left when i plugged it in at 11pm (took it off at 8am that morning)

posted on 29 Oct 2011, 09:04 3

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


I do not have background services turned off and as I have mentioned in other threads my phone is primarily used for phone calls and texting, little to no web browsing is done. For the sake of proving I am not lying I will post another picture at the end of today if you like. Normally I get about 10-12 hours and when that shot was taken I only had ten percent left.

I will say, other than my exchange email account I don't have much going on. My point was just that tacos comment of Android phones not lasting half a day is plain wrong. I have a spare battery and with what I consider "normal use" can count on one hand how many times I've used it.

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