Ugh, this battery!

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KimMari

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So when I went to sleep this morning, I placed my iPhone on the charger. I wake up 8 hours later and my phone is only charged 92%. Does anyone else have that issue?

The battery really kills my 4S experience.
 

Europa

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Have you updated to 5.0.1 yet? Also try rebooting before you go to sleep. It will stop any processes that might contribute to battery drain and it's a good idea to reboot once daily anyway. It takes less than a minute so I don't think it's a hassle at all.

Things like Push and Fetch email, Bluetooth, and Location Services are the other culprits, but you should be able to get it down to 3 or 4% drain in 8 hours while you're sleeping by updating the firmware and rebooting each night.
 

Napoleon PhoneApart

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Have you updated to 5.0.1 yet? Also try rebooting before you go to sleep. It will stop any processes that might contribute to battery drain and it's a good idea to reboot once daily anyway. It takes less than a minute so I don't think it's a hassle at all.
Agreed. The 4S boots very quickly, even when doing a hard reboot.
 

Tnakajima702

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What percent did you start to charge at ? My 4s usually from 20%->100% usually takes about. 2 hrs . It's quick and my battery lasts for a very long time .
 

IceCold357

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My battery on my 4S is just awful. I'm on 5.0.1 and I can't even imagine running on 5.0. I got my phone on the 20th and have been dealing with the poor battery issue since. My 4 was so much better with battery than my 4S. Frustrating but I still love the 4S.


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Tnakajima702

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I don't think it's the update it's your phone and settings people. Check it out !
I'm still on iOS 5 no updates on my 4s and I get great battery life !
 

IceCold357

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I haven't done much to my settings or anything. Even Apple says they are well aware of a battery drain issue for iOS 5.
Same here. I have not done anything different with my settings that would drain the battery the way it's been draining.


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IceCold357

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Yeah. I've charged my phone a few times today. All I've really been doing is messing with Cydia and themes and stuff. Nothing serious.
I've just been doing some twitter, web surfing, and words with friends with the wife and I have to make sure I have my cable handy because I'm at 20% in no time. I hardly even talk on the phone.


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KimMari

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Dec 6, 2011
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Have you updated to 5.0.1 yet? Also try rebooting before you go to sleep. It will stop any processes that might contribute to battery drain and it's a good idea to reboot once daily anyway. It takes less than a minute so I don't think it's a hassle at all.

Things like Push and Fetch email, Bluetooth, and Location Services are the other culprits, but you should be able to get it down to 3 or 4% drain in 8 hours while you're sleeping by updating the firmware and rebooting each night.
I have updated to 5.0.1. Before I go to sleep, I reboot my phone and I only charge my battery when I'm lower than 20%.

I manually download my emails, location services are turned off.

I've had my 4S since before the 5.0.1 update and battery life has always been horrible, even after changing the settings. I only started rebooting my phone before charging after a suggestion from an Apple specialist.
 

iSystem

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Dec 27, 2011
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My ίpħΘnε 4 running on 5.0.1 has no battεry issuεs , i can spεnd 8 hours on this sitε without charging.
i usεd to own a N95 and that phonε had somε sεrious batt issuεs, and found a tεmp solution for thε prob, lεt thε batt go to zεro, rεmovε it and put it in thε frεεzεr ovεrnight ( 12hrs) rεchargε whilε its still cold, u'll bε amazed



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