iPhone 4S from Good Battery to Bad

Alaric

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I'm reading all the battery issues 4s owners have; however, my situation is a bit different. My battery life started off good and is now bad.

I got my iPhone 4S on launch day and the battery life was good for the first two weeks. A couple days ago, my battery life (even on standby) reduced significantly. It seems like one day, I woke up, took the charger off, and my battery decided to drain very fast (1% every 5 minutes on standby).

There have been no changes to any apps or settings. I've even done a clean restore to a new phone and still no way of getting my previous battery experience back.

I've also done a full recycle of the battery and am still experiencing this.

I always leave my phone on standby while at work (for 9 hours). For the first 2 weeks, my battery would be down to 90% by the end of the work day (all apps off). Now, my battery is down to 50% by the end of the work day (all apps off).

Any ideas on this?
 

chris

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Good news is that it's a known issue -- Apple Confirms iOS 5 Battery Issues, Software Fix Coming

Bad news is that the fix is weeks away.
 
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jaydoc1

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Interestingly this just started with mine today. No changes whatsoever with the phone or my place of businesss. Phone off the charger at 0530. Down to 68% by 0830 and blazingly hot. Has never happened since purchase.

Rebooted, recharged and after taking it off the charger it dropped 40% in two hours and hot again. Then, suddenly, poof. It cools off and battery drain returns to normal.

Very weird.
 

chazm

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Lol mine was the same way!
For the last few weeks my battery has been fine. About 6 hours of usage.
Then all of a sudden, 2 nights ago I fully charged my phone before bed. Woke up and it had 2 hours usage, 8 hours stand by and it was down to 67%.

Last night I charged over night. Woke up, looked at my phone and it was still at 100% so I unplugged it. No joke, I open up my mail and check it for a minute and I'm down to 92%! Checked my usage and it was 1 min usage and 2 min stand by
 

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Oh oh, hot batteries never a good sign. It's an obvious bet then on batteries on fire news flashes will start making headlines. Hope the fix is released soon. :)

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chazm

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Interestingly this just started with mine today. No changes whatsoever with the phone or my place of businesss. Phone off the charger at 0530. Down to 68% by 0830 and blazingly hot. Has never happened since purchase.

Rebooted, recharged and after taking it off the charger it dropped 40% in two hours and hot again. Then, suddenly, poof. It cools off and battery drain returns to normal.

Very weird.
My V1 used to get hot years ago. I called Apple and complained and they told me to take it in for a new one.

Update: went to sleep again with my battery at 90% and 44 min usage. Woke up and it was at 41% with 5:40 usage. Something is definitely wrong now when it wasn't before. I did have my alarm set but that shouldn't effect anything
 

iphonewarrior

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The fix isn't that far away, Apple released iOS 5.0.1 yesterday to developers. This update is currently beta but apparently addresses the battery problems iPhone 4S users are experiencing.