Inaccurate Battery Usage on 5.1

Discussion in 'iOS Software' started by boozeman, Mar 8, 2012.

  1. boozeman

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    I upgraded to 5.1 yesterday and immediately noticed my battery going down super fast. I killed all running apps at 37% and then sat my phone down(a 64gb 4S btw) and picked it up 10 minutes later and it was down to 31%! So I went to bed around 11pm and plugged it in as usual to charge. I happened to wake up around 2:30, so just to experiment I unplugged the phone (it was at 100%) just to see what it would be when I got up in the am. Well, just woke up around 8:30am and the phone is completely dead! Thats right, completely dead after 6 hours of stand-by with no background apps running at all. I looked right away on this forum expecting hundreds of similar posts from the new upgrade but found none! Any ideas?
     
  2. boozeman

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    Oh, and by the way, my wife has a iPhone 4 and seems to be fine. I upgraded her phone to 5.1 too, but her battery is holding at 100% after a full charge for close to half an hour with a couple of uses in there too. WTF!
     
  3. bballrob

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    Doesn't the title as well as the 2nd post of this thread voilate the "family friendly" standards and policies of this forum?
     
  4. boozeman

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    My bad. Sorry I'll edit.
     
  5. boozeman

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    cant edit title. Moderator, can u change title for me?
     
  6. Europa

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    Thread title edited.
     
  7. boozeman

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    Nevermind, seems to be working fine after another full charge. Maybe when it died this am it rebooted and fixed itself. Not sure....
     
  8. Europa

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    Sounds like it just needed to be calibrated. It's always a good idea to let it drain down to 0% and power itself down after a firmware update to allow it to calibrate the battery.
     
  9. boozeman

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  10. RolandSeh

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    Full cycle battery charge is normally a good calibration practice. I normally let my iPhone "die" twice a month and recharge from 0. I believe this is a good battery care practice. Helps in making your battery live longer. :)


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