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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77. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
my battery life goes around 36 hrs. is there something wrong with it? :)
81. Jobes (Posts: 364; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)
Mine usually lasts 18 to 30.. damn Android battery problems!
95. XiphiasGladius (Posts: 813; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)
Yeah with my SE Arc I can only last for 25hrs of moderate usage. . . Gotta hate that battery life. . . LOL
105. jroc74 (Posts: 5980; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
Yea...my Droid X1 lasted 29 hours one time with me doing a battery life tests and using different things for at least 1/2 an hour to an hour.
My RAZR lasted 16 hours so far from yesterday. And it wasnt even set up yet for optimal battery life until I went to bed last night.
Yea...Android needs to hurry up and fix that 4 year battery bug...
Oh I see the problem, some ppl think its STILL 2008. I know its hard to believe but Android has gotten better since then. And since its so many choices you HAVE to do research to find out whats what with these phones.
Most high end Android phone from last year have decent battery life. Most high end Motorola Android phones have great battery life.
34. drodriguezsd (Posts: 35; Member since: 10 Jun 2010)
My battery life isn't as horrid as the others whom say they lose 20% with 2 hours on standby. However; I go to school at 7am and by the time I get home at 6pm it's about to die. So I get a little less than 12hrs. I was hoping this fix would enhance my battery life, but so far iOS 5.0.1 seems like a trick to make people mentally think their battery life is increasing. LOL. *Sigh* -- **Sits in front of mac waiting for 5.0.2**
35. SuperEd (Posts: 132; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
Wow, i guess you all got the wrong phone? You should have purchased a Windows Phone. No issues here!
36. Astreo (Posts: 102; Member since: 05 May 2011)
I really dont believe all these people posting about battery issues. we have 4 Iphone 4s on our account plus my own iphone 4 and we can EASILY go a day and a half to two days without recharging. Even at my job i dont see these issues except in the hardcore users that are streaming all day or playing games. something doesnt add up.
37. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Conspiracy theory time?
Which is the simpler explanation, that you're just one of the lucky ones or that there's a massive troll conspiracy to discredit the iPhone?
43. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)
No sniggly. We know how android fanboys like you are. You guys are shameless in making up stories and other stuff.
All I am saying is, if the sources of this over the top battery life issue is taken from blogsites, I am doubtful of its credibility.
82. Jobes (Posts: 364; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)
Geminis word of the day "shameless" extend that vocabulary :)
102. jroc74 (Posts: 5980; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
But when stories praising Apple products comes from blog sites...its ok then huh...
How about the Antenna issue for the iPhone 4 that both Consumer Reports and Anandtech reported on in extreme detail? But many folks dismissed those 2 sites.
Let us know which sites you feel are credible.
85. Astreo (Posts: 102; Member since: 05 May 2011)
Im not saying its not happening but i just dont believe the magnitude of people saying its happening to them. I suppose i could count myself lucky since its not happening to anyone in my family with one but even at my job we have had only two people come in and even mention that they were having battery issues and once we turned off the time zone setting they let us know it had gotten better. i guess only time will tell. Oh and as for conspiracy theories i wouldnt put it past certain people when it comes to love of a product. thats exactly whats going on right now over at meta-critic over the new CoD and BF3 releases.
59. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
And iFans would NEVER do such a thing. Yeah right.
65. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)
@droid. Based on what I've been seeing. No. Iphone users dont play that game that android fanboys do. We don't need to go around badmouthing android devices, because there are already enough articles and reviews out there that would cover android's incompetence :)
70. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1717; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
you have your iBlinders on, that's why
78. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
so.. did Taco take over your account after he got banned. Either you have always been this much of a troll and we never noticed because taco was a bigger one, or you have really stepped up your game in his absence. Maybe you didnt read the memo that PA is cracking down on unnecessary trolling and flaming.
114. jroc74 (Posts: 5980; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
It's always been that way...I still get headaches from some of its posts.
84. Jobes (Posts: 364; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)
IPhone users never do because they are a superior breed and can do no wrong.. Just like Apple lol right?
40. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)
Well for an android fanboy like you, idevices will always fail, even when the facts show that theyre all successful :)
39. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)
No battery problem with my iphone at all, even before the upgrade. But of course android fanboys on here who dont even have the iphone would say otherwise.
I dont know. I just dont really trust blogsites to be a good source of stats. Any troll can post lies on blogsites. I would only believe this news if iphone users are actually returning or exchanging their iphones, or, an official report is released as to how many iphone users are affected by this.
42. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
So what happens if that official report comes out? What motivation would we have to go around posting lies about phones we don't own?
44. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)
Thats the thing sniggly. Theres no official report of any sort that shows a significant number of iphone users affected by this battery life issue. I am an iphone user, and I would be the first one on here to confirm this battery life issue on here if it exists on my phone.
60. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
So, Apple just releases iOS updates to fix phantom problems? (Confused)
66. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)
@droid. I did not rule out the battery life issue. I only said that the issue's level of SIGNIFICANCE was never shown officially.
103. jroc74 (Posts: 5980; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
Issues dont have to effect everyone for it to be an issue.
Remember how many ppl that bought iPhone 4S? Remember its a huge number that many iFans like to throw out there.
Lets say out of 2 million iPhone 4S users 1,000 are having problems. Thats enough for me to say its an issue but it isnt everyone. Thats a drop in the hat to 2 million users tho.
It doesnt have to effect everyone to be an issue.
45. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)
As a known iphone user on here, the only issue I had with my iphone after upgrading to iOS5, is that a lot of my songs are grayed out and are not playing on my iphone or ipad after the update, which I was able to fix by simply turning off ALL icloud services and functionalities on my idevices and re-synched my devices. Maybe icloud is the cause of this battery life issue as well, and the reason why I dont have this battery life issue is that I turned icloud off.
53. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)
Wow, I have not said anything derogatory, yet all my posts have been thumbed down. I really dont care, but I just wanted to point that out to prove what I said about how android fanboys operate. Dirty :)
57. Jake16 (Posts: 10; Member since: 18 Nov 2009)
Well it is obviously sniggly, he must have a vendetta against you
69. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)
@jake. Not against me, but Apple. As I have said before, you have to realize that android fanboys used to be symbian lovers. And we all know what the Apple's iphone did to symbian smartphones. Symbian lovers were defeated, and they will adopt touchscreen optimized phones competing with iOS, like android and winmo just to fight Apple.
80. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
Ex Symbian lovers android fanboys? Well, that\'s a news!
And your precious applefans used what before 2007? calculator to make a call?
99. jroc74 (Posts: 5980; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
"Android fanboys used to be Symbian lovers"
Wow....seeing that some Android fanboys probably dont even know what a Symbain is...lol
Since you like classifying me as a fanboy....how about I came from Win Mo..although I'm not a fanboy. I just dont agree with everything thats Apple related and recognize cons Apple products have, like any product.
And yea...what did the Apple fanboys used before the iPhone?? lol.
You are too funny...in a sad kind of way..
55. Jake16 (Posts: 10; Member since: 18 Nov 2009)
I wonder if they have investigated Siri on the 4S's. Now I know that people are having problems on the iPhone 4 but what if there was a possible bug with Siri constantly connecting to Apple's servers just to keep itself ready for a query. Just a thought.
64. warlockz (Posts: 156; Member since: 10 Oct 2011)
Next time make the iphone with a removable battery (without having to break the back and your warranty) simple fix.
71. beefalo (Posts: 16; Member since: 10 Nov 2011)
then you can't get the biggest battery possible for your form factor. look at the droid razr...same philosophy. you can get more battery and better form factor if its not replaceable. the macbook pros get close to 10 hours battery life because of this(along with a very power conscious Mac OS). so i don't think apple will change this, and i for one am glad for it
79. Evil_SaNz (Posts: 259; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)
my macbook pro's battery lasted 3h if watching streams. Dunno from where does this legend of 10h battery come from...probably there's a huge power drain difference between i5 and i7 - I don't know. Talking about my experience and wondering what kind of miracles can other users do. Also installed an app that forces off the nvidia video card in case apple's automatic switch failed...
67. bullwank (Posts: 5; Member since: 11 Sep 2011)
God, I hate fan boys, you'd think there was only one kind of edible cheese the way these morons complain about each others phones (Guys, it's only a phone-not a religion). Anyway, ever since I updated my iPhone 4S to the latest patch, there have been significant performance hits on battery life (I last less than a day) and I'm not really a heavy user, since I possess multiple devices. And what's up with the slightly yellowish hue on my iPhone 4S? I can't even have it replaced, since the Apple centers in my country don't even have it yet. Oh well early adopters really our the first in line to get screwed (Come on I paid $1,500!!! for this?). Argh!
72. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)
@bullwank. I'm an iphone user. And if I were you, I'd return that iphone or have it exchanged instead of whining on here. Makes me wonder if you really have an iphone :)
98. bullwank (Posts: 5; Member since: 11 Sep 2011)
@530gemini. I can't return it because I'm not from the U.S. -didn't you read my post? I ordered it from one of the online retailers here in the Philippines (The iPhone 4S is still not available here, I think it will be available from Globe in 2012).
If you weren't such a rabid fan boy you wouldn't take things personally just because I mentioned a problem with the phone I bought.
Hell, nothings perfect, if it were, I wouldn't be buying too many damn phones in the first place.
73. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1717; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
you get what you pay for....oh wait :)
86. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
Never get an iphone in its first production....or XBOX for that matter.
88. ElectroManiac (Posts: 47; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)
Wow gemini you are really that naive, and a blind fanboy. If you really think the battery problem is not an issue, and is made by android fanboys, you must be really stupid.
For Apple been releasing this patch to fix this problem is because there must really be an issue with the battery. Remember we are talking about Apple here the one that say people were holding wrong the iPhone 4 and never fix the problem.
Do you really think that Apple is really that stupid to invest time trying to solve something that is not real. Do you think they didn't test first the phones to see if there were actually a real issue with it before expending money to solve this problem?
Do you really think Apple is this dumb?
Wow you really must be dumb.
Just the fact that apple is trying to get a solution for the battery is prove enough that there is real problem here.
101. jroc74 (Posts: 5980; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
Shhh!! Replying to or acknowledging gemini is bad for ones health. Trust me....I have a headache already...
91. dionddc (Posts: 129; Member since: 19 Jul 2011)
If they turn off 3G, locations for all their apps, sit closer to their router so that the phone isn't just touching its signal, and perhaps move into an area that's not in the middle of a forest, then they'll see some changes.
I'm doing fine with mine on light usage for about 4 days, and moderate usage 2 days.
96. Johnny_Mnemonic (Posts: 240; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)
If you don't want issues with the iPhone just don't Buy it , go out and get a real android Phone stop wasting money on something not worth buying
97. JonnyV (Posts: 17; Member since: 08 Nov 2011)
OMG my iPhone can't possibly have a flaw! IT IS ALMIGHTY!!! IT HAS TO BE an ANDROID CONSPIRACY!!! There is no other possibility! Also I am better than EVERYONE else because I own one. I bought it as a status symbol so I can be "cool"!
112. jroc74 (Posts: 5980; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
Pretty much sums up some of the the more rabid iFans. Its wild, my girlfriend wanted an iPhone. If she woulda got one I woulda pointed her to the 3GS last year. Now...if she wants one this year I will again point her to the 3GS, at least until this issue can be solved and I need to see fi the iPhone 4S STILL have the antenna issue.
But let gemini tell it and I'm an Android fanboy.. some ppl, I tel ya...
But...see loves my Droid X1 and is now lusting after my RAZR. She wants a RAZR bad now.....maybe I can use this to my advantage...heh, heh, heh...LOL!!!
She's simple to impress tho. I showed her Motocast and she rolled her eyes at me...lol. She doesnt know there are similar apps on the Market that might can do the same thing. Or Motocast or Zumocast can be used on other Android phones