Apple may be crowd-sourcing ideas for iPhone 4S battery problems

Apple may be crowd-sourcing ideas for iPhone 4S battery problems
Unfortunately, it seems like short battery life is no longer just a worry for Android users, because Apple has battling its own troubles with the iPhone 4S. There have been widespread complaints that battery life in the iPhone 4S is unnecessarily short, even after users turn off persistent battery draining services like iCloud, Siri, location awareness, and Ping. In our informal poll from last week, we found that a significant number of users were noticing a problem. 

Now, there are reports that Apple may be contacting users directly to find a solution to the problem. One user has claimed that Apple had contacted him and asked that he install a diagnostic tool on his iPhone 4S. That user told The Guardian, and also added that he had noticed his battery drain by as much as 10% per hour while in use and about 5% per hour in standby mode. And, these findings came after he had done a clean install of iOS 5 on his new device. He wrote a blog post about his troubles, and says that an Apple engineer reached out to him to try finding a solution. As we could have expected, the man even said that the engineer was very helpful "in the typical Apple way". The engineer even went so far as to admit that Apple isn't even close to finding a fix.

It seems as though Apple still is no closer to finding a fix for whatever is causing the extra battery drain for users, but it's great to know that the company is being proactive about finding a solution to the problem. 

source: The Guardian

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164 Comments

167. felix9

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 01, 2011

A law firm is looking at a potential class action against Apple regarding the reported battery issues: http://www.abingtonlaw.com/iPhone-4S-class-action.html

155. denmcdon

Posts: 91; Member since: Jun 07, 2009

My android phone is better han your iphone blaa blaa blaa give me a break i use both and i will say games on ios are way better than android cant deny it. Dont even try.

161. Jobes

Posts: 364; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Have you not played any game loft games? Lol

166. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1778; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

because gaming is the primary use for phones...

154. denmcdon

Posts: 91; Member since: Jun 07, 2009

Hey heatfan316 go screw yourself you little punk you just showed your age hurry up i hear you mother calling you. Hahaha

163. Johnny_Mnemonic

Posts: 240; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Culero Denmcdon

164. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Grow up would ya?

165. denmcdon

Posts: 91; Member since: Jun 07, 2009

hey puto madre guyate la voca puta e traga=shut your mouth bitch and swallow.haha i can speak it but cant spell spanish too good but you get the meaning.

149. ivanko34

Posts: 617; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

Apple has invented the wire bound cellphone. Attached all the time to its charger. Patented

137. Jobes

Posts: 364; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Post lol

126. Packer29

Posts: 56; Member since: Sep 10, 2011

Wow its funny fandroids just jump on anything negative going on with Apple and the iphone! Get over it the iphone will continue to sell like crazy and is still the best and most premium built smartphones out there!

133. bolaG

Posts: 468; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

Say that to the Droid Razr lol

134. Jobes

Posts: 364; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

The sheep goes...BAHHHHHHHHHHHH "the best and most premium smartphone" seems like your misinformed aswell.

135. Jobes

Posts: 364; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Maybe cops other law enforcement should start wearing iPhone glass rather than kevlar ya? This is a part about the IPhones battery... Not how amazing it is but how its faulty... Yeah Android fanboys are going to jump on a topic like this just like Apple sheep jump on Android topics but for someone to say iPhone 4s is the best.. even Apple doesn't have the balls to say that.

143. Ivan6479

Posts: 250; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

I guess you haven't seen this video? That doesn't look like great build quality to me. LOL http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elKxgsrJFhw You have to be honest with yourself, which most iTards are not. Apple is falling behind and that's all there is to it. The Galaxy S2 blows the 4s away!!

147. Jobes

Posts: 364; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

To be honest most all of the high end Android blow the 4s away.

121. Hallucinator

Posts: 391; Member since: May 24, 2010

I find it amusing that you guys rip Taco for being a troll and misinformed yet you guys do the exact same thing. Which technically makes you worse because you acknowledge it is wrong and still do it. You will argue that he started it and that is nothing more than a 3rd grade mentality.

136. Jobes

Posts: 364; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Majority of Fandroids come from using Apple products and atleast maintain knowledge of Apple products.. Apple sheep on the other hand don't keep up with Android tech after all they use their IPhones and actually believe that it is "the best". Majority of Fandroids actually research.. compare.. And figure out where their investments in phones will go Apple fans just wait for Apple to tell them what to buy..see the difference?

156. Hallucinator

Posts: 391; Member since: May 24, 2010

Again your comments that generalize without proper knowledge make you ignorant.

160. Jobes

Posts: 364; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

I come from an Asian family.. Nearly all of them an iPhone.. Which translates to 120 of them using IPhones.. None of them care about specs.. battery life lol they just care its Apple.. Same hours for any of my friends I know who use Apple.. Same goes for me when I used Apple. My knowledge of both Android and Apple are just fine. Generalizations I came to being an iFan.. Having a huge family and large friend base to back my comments on. My observations. My opinions based on seeing people with IPhones and Androids.. Please tell me how I'm being so off base.

144. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

I personally said that he lies in two things -he does not now about android -he reads halfway I was not planing on posting until I saw he said android can't last a day, just prove him wrong

117. ivanko34

Posts: 617; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

Poor apple Only one phone to propose And as usual it's faulty

110. srk_srinivas

Posts: 22; Member since: Dec 27, 2010

LOL, Apple users are like that, they depend every thing on apple to do, they dont want to change even single setting in it.

109. maoten

Posts: 13; Member since: Jun 09, 2010

isn't that one of new IOS 5 FEATURE?! LOL LOL LOL

108. ivanko34

Posts: 617; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

No problem at all really Bumper + charging all the time + one extra cheap phone to make calls And you are ready to exhibit your iphone S to everyone around "woaw what a nice phone"

105. belovedson

Posts: 1061; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

the reason why there's so many problems is because they are first series of the phone and first real os update. im sure they will improve over time but sweet taco iphone screen is 3.5 right? android is usually 4 inch and bigger for android equivalent. until we see the iphone 5 there's really no comparison between android and 4 right now. especially considering samsung, htc, motorola, lg are all coming out with either 2nd to 3rd gen dual cores and 1st gen quad cores. the efficiency should be much better for the dual cores as well apple hasn't show anything that they are even close to building a quad core cpu, a bigger screen let along high def. i mean the next iphone is a big question mark when it comes to tech apple had the same issue years ago during the powerpc chips or whatever they were called. they were superior initially then intel and amd powered over powerpc quickly. same thing might happen with the iphone only you have to these three things correctly cpu gpu screen and focus on latest ram hdmi or something equivalent.

100. rizky_p

Posts: 19; Member since: Oct 29, 2011

welcome to the cloud :)

99. warlockz

Posts: 156; Member since: Oct 10, 2011

Such an easy fix just make the phone with a removable battery so its easier for power users to swap on the go. Than again you can always break the warranty on the 4 or 4s and pull the back cover up and the battery is fuly exposed or just buy an extension. Battery, it just makes the phone longer. Def a deal breaker no removable batteries. Maybe on their next marginal upgraded iphone 5 they will fix the issue.

101. Jobes

Posts: 364; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

You know Apple will never do a removable battery.. Who wants to walk around with a battery pack?

159. Jobes

Posts: 364; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

By battery pack I mean one of those huge on the go chargers... I keep a fully charged extended battery on me at all times encase I am not near my dock for a few days.

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