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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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posted on 11 Nov 2011, 15:03

62. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


@whatever. Its because you cannot tell a true iphone user from someone who just pretends to have an iphone ;)

posted on 11 Nov 2011, 16:08 7

75. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


so.. you can only be a true iphone user if you act like a blind troll that spams the boards and accuses people of things without proof all the time?
you cant possibly be an iphone user with an objective opinion on the matter.. one that sees both sides of the coin? lol

wow.. add that to another reason i dont want an iphone.

posted on 13 Nov 2011, 08:40 2

108. jroc74 (Posts: 6015; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


LOL!!

posted on 13 Nov 2011, 08:44 2

109. jroc74 (Posts: 6015; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


I could be the President of the US, how would you know?

So does it even matter?

I think its funny that unless its positive about the iPhone or Apple, they just HAVE to be lying.

I would like to believe that the way you post in here is either not enough medication or age and not how you really think or feel.

I'm with remixfa, if thats the case, I damn sure dont want an iPhone now if I HAVE to act like you.

posted on 12 Nov 2011, 06:19 4

94. XiphiasGladius (Posts: 813; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)


Amen to that!

posted on 13 Nov 2011, 08:39

107. jroc74 (Posts: 6015; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


LMAO!!

posted on 11 Nov 2011, 09:06 2

14. matistight (Posts: 445; Member since: 13 May 2009)


ALL YOU PEOPLE GET OFF YOUR IPHONE ONCE AND A WHILE OR SELL IT FOR CHEAP BECAUSE ITS 'Defective'

You guys obviously haven't used an android device before hahah

posted on 11 Nov 2011, 13:28

48. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


Thats the thing. No one is really selling, returning, or exchanging their iphones. Which raises the question whether this battery life issue is actually real, or could just be made up by iphone haters on iphone blogsites, which is the source of this article.

posted on 11 Nov 2011, 13:54 3

54. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Umm. I didn't see many reports of iFans returning their handsets when antenna-gate was raging, either. There are people who want the iPhone and will put up with whatever hiccups come with the handset.

posted on 11 Nov 2011, 15:05

63. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


@droid. Exactly. Because even the antennagate was not an big issue. Antennagate existed on the iphone, as well as on the other phones, but it was not as huge as the media and android fanboys made it out to be.

posted on 11 Nov 2011, 16:09 6

76. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


such a non issue that consumer reports still wont recommend the iphone4.

posted on 13 Nov 2011, 08:50 2

111. jroc74 (Posts: 6015; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


T H A N K Y O U!!!

posted on 13 Nov 2011, 08:49 2

110. jroc74 (Posts: 6015; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Excuse yourself....last time I checked only the iPhone 4 could lose a signal by placing an 1/2 an inch of my finger on it. Do you know how small 1/2 in inch of finger is....?

That did NOT exist on any other phone....expect the other iPhone 4 on Verizon...lol.

Other phones suffered from a death grip...the iPhone 4 suffered from a death touch. And like Droid X Doug said...look how many ppl kept the phone....even after 2 very reliable and reputable sites showed in detail how and why it was an issue.

posted on 11 Nov 2011, 09:28 2

15. irvinkeith (Posts: 57; Member since: 27 Jan 2010)


My iPhone 4S hasn't experienced any battery drain with iOS 5. I updated to 5.0.1 when it was released last night and noticed nothing different in terms of battery usage. With Heavy usage and the most obvious techniques to preserve battery life (brightness, Some location settings and some constant push data settings) and I'm a heavy facebook & Twitter user, my phone will last me most of the day

posted on 11 Nov 2011, 10:35 1

21. Firedrops (Posts: 249; Member since: 06 Sep 2011)


I'm wondering if this is actually a battery capacity estimation problem, rather than the battery capacity itself's problem.
The installation of the new patch might have caused the software to go into re-calibration mode, which means battery levels reflected will be rather inaccurate for a day or so.
Thing is, when the software is calibrating the battery, it may "know" that it is inaccurate, but it does not know in which way or how much is it inaccurate, so if it falsely reflects "low battery", the system will really act as if its on low battery.

posted on 11 Nov 2011, 11:02 4

32. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Maybe. The same with crappy Symbian 3 battery-meter.
Without 3rd party apps I really wouldn\'t know how much battery left. It\'s manipulating your ass ten ways from Sunday.

posted on 11 Nov 2011, 13:25 1

47. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


@firedrop. The problem here I think is, these articles are derived from public blogsites where even non-iphone users who hate the iphone can post battery life issues just to give the iphone bad publicity. Fanboys can go as far as creating multiple accounts and post multiple times pretending to be iphone users with this battery life issue. Thats the problem.

posted on 11 Nov 2011, 09:39 1

18. sonisoe (Posts: 417; Member since: 06 May 2009)


nope, i havent upgraded and dont plan to, my iphone 4 battery on 5.0 is great...

posted on 11 Nov 2011, 09:41 5

20. goflet (Posts: 50; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)


new products supposed to be better than the old one.

am i missing something here?

posted on 11 Nov 2011, 13:21 1

46. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


Yes, you dont have an iphone. So you are in no position to make such a comment :)

posted on 13 Nov 2011, 08:31 2

104. jroc74 (Posts: 6015; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


And you know this....how?

Up to your twisted ways again I see...

posted on 11 Nov 2011, 10:36

22. T12RYK (Posts: 101; Member since: 10 Jun 2011)


I updated and now the battery life is excellent! Through the whole day battery only drained 10% with some light usage.
I did experience battery drain before this update but now there are no complaints here.

posted on 11 Nov 2011, 10:49 5

25. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


We'll see how this turns out. Some seem to think it's a self resolving calibration issue. If it really is another screwup though, that's just hilarious. :)

posted on 11 Nov 2011, 10:51 4

26. iwebdroidberry7 (Posts: 230; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


When is Google ever going to fix the Android battery bug? It\'s been a good 4 years and counting. :))

posted on 11 Nov 2011, 10:56 5

27. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


What does Android's battery life have to do with this article or my comment?

posted on 11 Nov 2011, 11:03 2

33. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


probably nothing but this discussion became something like \"why my battery is so s**ty?\"

posted on 11 Nov 2011, 10:58 5

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


Yeah, I f**kin hate getting 15 hours on my Thunderbolt. s**t sucks.

posted on 11 Nov 2011, 13:55

56. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Extended battery on your T-bolt?

posted on 11 Nov 2011, 10:58 4

30. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1719; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


when they decide to dumb down their OS like Apple and get rid of stuff like true multi-tasking. If your battery life is really that awful on Android (its not for me and I use an EVO) there are dozens of ways to help or if your not techy enough for the ones that require root, at least you can get an extended battery. Can't do that on the iPhone :D

posted on 11 Nov 2011, 13:58 3

58. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Just for reference, an Android handset with good battery life can be produced. My RAZR is tracking to around 10+ hours of battery life based on 5 hours of set-up activity using WiFi and Bluetooth resources yesterday after I received the handset.

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