iPhone battery struggles continue even after Apple's patch, for some - it's even worse
0. phoneArena 11 Nov 2011, 08:18 posted on
The first iOS 5 update has been rolled out by Apple, supposedly patching an unnamed issue affecting battery life on iPhones running the latest iteration of the company’s platform…
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1. biophone (Posts: 1962; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)
Well all I can say is my iPhone 4 on iOS 5 has excellent battery life. With light usage I get two days and with light to normal usage I get 1 and half days. With heavy usage I get a day's worth of battery. I guess apple needs another patch?
16. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Regardless of whether v. 5.0.1 fixes the battery life problem, you want to get the update/patch. 5.0.1 also fixes a security vulnerability in iOS.
Don't wait. Update.
28. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
wow...whole two days with light usage. that\'s a result!
2. Tatperson (Posts: 58; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)
I kinda think that apple is being too relaxed right now.. I mean, Steve Jobs wouldn't allow all this flaws to be made in iOS...
9. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
this flaw was made under steve jobs, tatperson.. he is not Omnipotent. There are some bugs that you dont see in small scale testing that you only find when you go large scale. First adopter syndrome.
Under steve jobs, he would have denied it and said the users were charging it wrong.
13. drahmad (Posts: 480; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)
hahahaha Good reply for that poor iPerson :-D
87. Tatperson (Posts: 58; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)
Im so sorry to dissapoint you, but I don't own any iProducts :( just a Motorola Atrix and a Samsung Galaxy Tab. I don't hate any OS, I don't favour any. I think that all OS are equal, and its personal opinions on which OS you would like more.
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11. -RVM- (Posts: 331; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
Like if there were no issues with calendar or antenna during Jobs' reign...
4. iosmaster (Posts: 115; Member since: 06 Jul 2011)
I think the ones are saying that are just plain trolls, i have had an iphone 4s for 2 weeks for now and yes just after using it i found that indeed battery lasted about a 20 30 % less but since yesterday i just have the same battery time as my old iPhone 4, i might say people still having battery users may be really noobs on tech on wich the have all localization features ON even if you dont use them, or not closing bazillion apps on the multitask tray, people who leaves blutooth on forever, etc etc . At last i will say for me the update 5.0.1 gave me the same battery im used on the 4 so problem solved.
23. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
So you're saying it's entirely impossible that Apple could have actually f**ked up?
24. Penny (Posts: 1652; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)
Or, it could be the case that some people were lucky and not experiencing significant battery problems to begin with, but began to experience the battery problems once the update rolled around because the update made some configuration tweaks.
For those people that were experiencing battery issues previously, such as yourself, the configuration tweaks in the update would have helped you.
A possible and even likely scenario, no need to assume everybody else is a troll or a noob.
50. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)
@penny. But he has valid reasons to think that way. Hang out in here a little while longer, and youll get to know how evil android fanboys really are :)
49. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)
Totally agree with iosmaster. Ive seen on a daily basis on here how android fanboys operate. Evil.
93. XiphiasGladius (Posts: 813; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)
I cant believe this guy, with all your constant spouting of either sensible or non sensible crap is getting out of hand. Makes me wonder how old are you really. . . Come on man stop acting like the world is about to end because of all the Android Fanboys in this forum. . .
6. rendHELL (Posts: 304; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)
The problem is with the user of the iphone....
7. iosmaster (Posts: 115; Member since: 06 Jul 2011)
On my phone siri stayed on the localization even no need it, now just on if i asked for it, that for me it bug solved
8. arcq12 (Posts: 733; Member since: 13 Oct 2011)
this is definitely normal since the iOS 5 has new features that will surely eat more juice. the more features you have on a phone, the more juice it will squeeze out of your battery.
10. J-LoTheGreat (Posts: 32; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)
Well the easiest way to solve the battery issue on the iPhone is to either deal with it, stop running so much stuff, or move yourself back to a clamshell flip phone.
17. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Or, move away from iOS to Android. The RAZR that I just got yesterday seems to be running around the 10 hour point for battery life. I was doing some pretty intensive setup and configuration work yesterday (testing Bluetooth data transfer as well as WiFi). At the end of 5 hours, there was 50% battery life remaining.
31. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
android is not power efficient system either. If user don\'t know how tu use phone, noone system will be good.
Mayne too heavy multitasking, which is wannabe for everyone?
Or IOS5 + I4S is really crappy.
51. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)
@Jlo. I agree with you. But the fact that no one is giving up their iphones makes this claim questionable.
106. jroc74 (Posts: 6013; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
Right, how many ppl do you think will give up their iPhone? How many returned them for the Antenna issue with the iPhone 4?
12. SlimSoulja86 (Posts: 660; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)
[iPhone 4 user here] why do we like defending iPhone all the time when there is problem with it? Apple doesnt pay you to defend them, the reason why they are relaxing it's bcos they kno that some people will defend them and blame it on the user. iFans...... Sometimes we need to complain so someone can do something. ["This changes everything, again", i guess the change was in the Battery, lol]
I still love my iPhone though.
52. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)
I really doubt if youre an iphone user. More like an android user.
61. Whateverman (Posts: 3269; Member since: 17 May 2009)
@SlimSoulja86. Congratulations, you have just been placed into the Android box! It doesn\'t matter to the \"TRUE\" iOS fans how many Apple devices you may own now or have owned in the past, the fact is if you have ANY kind of critisim against Apple -even if it\'s constructive critisim- you are considered an Android fanboy! So welcome to the group.