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iOS5.1 battery life

My 4S battery life seems much improved under the new iOS.  I used to lose about 5-6% overnight in standby, now I'm only losing about 2-3%.  Also, at the end of the day I'd be under 60%, but yesterday I was around 75%.  Either my battery life about doubled,  or the battery meter has gone bad.  Anyone else?

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Professor

Re: iOS5.1 battery life


dwill05 wrote:

My 4S battery life seems much improved under the new iOS.  I used to lose about 5-6% overnight in standby, now I'm only losing about 2-3%.  Also, at the end of the day I'd be under 60%, but yesterday I was around 75%.  Either my battery life about doubled,  or the battery meter has gone bad.  Anyone else?


i noticed a better battery life also. will keep track of it today and post how much battery i use today. i am on WiFi listening to pandora radio a lot by lunch time i am down ot 51%.yesterday i was at like 64%.

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Re: iOS5.1 battery life


dwill05 wrote:

My 4S battery life seems much improved under the new iOS.  I used to lose about 5-6% overnight in standby, now I'm only losing about 2-3%.  Also, at the end of the day I'd be under 60%, but yesterday I was around 75%.  Either my battery life about doubled,  or the battery meter has gone bad.  Anyone else?


I've seen modest improvement as well.  Only time will tell.  I've also noticed that the software is faster too.

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graphite07 wrote:

dwill05 wrote:

My 4S battery life seems much improved under the new iOS.  I used to lose about 5-6% overnight in standby, now I'm only losing about 2-3%.  Also, at the end of the day I'd be under 60%, but yesterday I was around 75%.  Either my battery life about doubled,  or the battery meter has gone bad.  Anyone else?


i noticed a better battery life also. will keep track of it today and post how much battery i use today. i am on WiFi listening to pandora radio a lot by lunch time i am down ot 51%.yesterday i was at like 64%.


Wait--either I'm confused or I must be reading your comment the wrong way; you stated that you noticed a better battery life (after updating to iOS 5.1), yet you said your battery was at 51% which is lower than the 64% you reported battery level being at the day before.  Isn't 51% < 64%?

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Re: iOS5.1 battery life

Sounded pretty straight forward to me...I read it as his battery was usually down to 51% by lunchtime prior to 5.1 and now it's at 64% yesterday which was the day AFTER the update.

 

I too think my battery life has improved some. Usually after 6 hours at work my battery is below 65% but right now it's at 85%.  Smiley Happy

 


anton697 wrote:

graphite07 wrote:

dwill05 wrote:

My 4S battery life seems much improved under the new iOS.  I used to lose about 5-6% overnight in standby, now I'm only losing about 2-3%.  Also, at the end of the day I'd be under 60%, but yesterday I was around 75%.  Either my battery life about doubled,  or the battery meter has gone bad.  Anyone else?


i noticed a better battery life also. will keep track of it today and post how much battery i use today. i am on WiFi listening to pandora radio a lot by lunch time i am down ot 51%.yesterday i was at like 64%.


Wait--either I'm confused or I must be reading your comment the wrong way; you stated that you noticed a better battery life (after updating to iOS 5.1), yet you said your battery was at 51% which is lower than the 64% you reported battery level being at the day before.  Isn't 51% < 64%?


 

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Scholar

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I've noticed a slight difference on it too
Especially using data from 100% it went down to 97%
In 37mins after a hour it was 89%

I have charged my phone up since the update it's 48%
At the minute on Wifi Smiley Happy

Reception has improved a lot on it too

I just hate that new toggle you guys are livid at
With AT&T I would gladly wish for the old option back in a mere instant!!!
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Professor

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my battery life is a lot longer now. after 4 hours of use to listen to music i was only down to 87% from 100% and using text msg and the net.

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Scholar

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^^ Thats pretty Good!

 

I normally listen to Music on the go on mine prob about 2/5hrs at most

the battery is really good on Music i think on that phone!

 

I was playing Need For speed 2 it was on 16% and it took 1hr to kill it off so thats changed to

cos gaming normally cains phones till there dead as Smiley Tongue

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Hm.  It's worse for me than before ...

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Scholar

Re: iOS5.1 battery life

Oh dear what you can try do is re-installing iTunes from fresh
On ur pc and performing the update again it might fix it?

If not arrange a slot at the Genius bar Smiley Wink

All the best Smiley Happy
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Reinstalling iTunes wouldn't allow me to perform the update again -- the iPhone has been upgraded and can't be downgraded even if I reset to factory defaults.

The genius bar's response has always been the same: "wipe the phone, reset to factory defaults, and set up as new". This means obliterating 2 years of text history, which is something I simply don't want to do.

The genius bar has no other more helpful ideas.

And the battery life is **MUCH** worse than before: twice as bad. My phone was at 98% this morning at 9am and is now at 68% at 10am. I've not used any apps, any 3G data, and I've only spoken on the phone a little bit. That's worse I think than it's *EVER* been.

AT&T signal strength seems lower now than before as well. This may be one of the reasons it's draining faster.
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Take it into a apple store and say the battery is wasting away
Explain about the loss of signal too and that you followed instructions
On resetting etc with no avail there gunna have to send it for rePair I think

Let us know what they say!

Signal seems improved on mine battery is slightly improved
But I still have the original hardware issue occur in the
Usage and Standby keep reading - | - instead of 0 | 0 lol
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