Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > News and Article Discussion > MacRumors.com News Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Nov 2, 2011, 05:05 PM   #26
mdntcallr
macrumors 65816
 
mdntcallr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Quote:
Originally Posted by odedia View Post
This is not specific to the 4S, it's all iPhones.

Clearly, this is a software issue. I had it since Beta 1. Beta 6 fixed it, Beta 7 was bad once again.
my phone seems to also run down fast, not just 4S, also regular iPhone 4.
__________________
"Bite my Shiny Metal Ass!" Bender (Futurama)
mdntcallr is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 2, 2011, 05:05 PM   #27
Dr McKay
macrumors Demi-God
 
Dr McKay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Kirkland
Send a message via MSN to Dr McKay Send a message via Skype™ to Dr McKay
Quote:
Originally Posted by odedia View Post
This is not specific to the 4S, it's all iPhones.

Clearly, this is a software issue. I had it since Beta 1. Beta 6 fixed it, Beta 7 was bad once again.
It's random iPhones, this could be something to do with iOS 5. Thats the only common factor with all the phones suffering from it.
__________________
If only I could be so grossly incandescent.
Dr McKay is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 2, 2011, 05:06 PM   #28
blyan
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Tacoma, WA
Quote:
Originally Posted by coolbreeze View Post
How can it only be "a small number of customers" when all the 4S' run identical software?

Serious question.

Must be PR trying to soften the OMG LIGHTENING ROD IPHONE BREAKING NEWS aspect of it.
They don't technically run on identical software, AFAIK. There are a variety of different iOS builds for each specific device and carrier type (GSM vs. CDMA). Now that the iPhone 4S is a "world phone", they may have just made one build for everything, but I'm fairly sure there are technically still a variety of different builds of iOS5.
blyan is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 2, 2011, 05:06 PM   #29
GorgonPhone
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
my battery is fine on ios5...wtf... i will not update
__________________
 2009 21" iMac  2011 MacBook Pro 13" i5 +  2006 21" HD Cinema Display
 iPhone4S 16Gig  iPhone5 16Gig  iPad3 16Gig
GorgonPhone is offline   -10 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 2, 2011, 05:06 PM   #30
voodooshark
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
woohoo

i am glad my iPhone 4 battery only lasts a day and i think i have a bug with the wifi because if i watch youtube videos on my iPad it stops half way thew the video all the time but works fine on the iPhone
voodooshark is offline   -3 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 2, 2011, 05:06 PM   #31
AC Rempt
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Now I hope they can turn their attention to the static issue.
__________________
2012 Mac Mini 2.3 i7| MacBook Air 13" 1.7 i5 GHz | 32 Gig iPhone 5 | 64 Gig iPad Air
AC Rempt is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 2, 2011, 05:07 PM   #32
blyan
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Tacoma, WA
Quote:
Originally Posted by vitzr View Post
No it's not the same, Tim Cook is in charge now, and doing a great job.
... What does that have to do with iOS5 betas and battery life?
blyan is offline   -2 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 2, 2011, 05:07 PM   #33
yukycg
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
I'm not too happy that Apple will need few weeks to release the patch. Hopefully the patch 5.0.1 fixed all the battery issue in one shot and will release sooner.
yukycg is offline   2 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 2, 2011, 05:07 PM   #34
coolbreeze
macrumors 65816
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: UT
Quote:
Originally Posted by arn View Post
Are you suggesting that every bug in all software affects 100% of customers?

Of course not. Despite being same software, certain behavior depends on certain conditions.

arn
I wasn't suggesting anything, just asking for help on how the same software on all phones behaves differently.

Thanks arn. Makes sense that many variables are at stake.
__________________

Note 3, iPhone 5, iPad 4 LTE, 15" rMBP, 13" rMBP, 13" Air.

coolbreeze is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 2, 2011, 05:08 PM   #35
Macman45
macrumors G5
 
Macman45's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
My 4S Has Not Yet

Reached it's first recharge cycle, but it's close. It's early day's as I have only been using it for a couple of day's, but it definitely uses more battery than my 4.

The update will be welcomed by all!
__________________
..That's All Folks
Macman45 is offline   -2 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 2, 2011, 05:09 PM   #36
blyan
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Tacoma, WA
Quote:
Originally Posted by Macman45 View Post
Reached it's first recharge cycle, but it's close. It's early day's as I have only been using it for a couple of day's, but it definitely uses more battery than my 4.

The update will be welcomed by all!
Was your iPhone 4 running iOS5? Because mine is and it loses battery like no other.
blyan is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 2, 2011, 05:10 PM   #37
wordoflife
macrumors 604
 
wordoflife's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Republic City, URN.
To be honest, the battery on my 3GS with 5.0 have been fine. I won't mind it being better if there's room for improvement though.
__________________
"When we hit our lowest point, we are open to the greatest change."
wordoflife is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 2, 2011, 05:11 PM   #38
sunspot42
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Mileage

Battery life on my 4S is much, much better than it ever was on my 3GS.

Of course, I also switched from AT&T - where my 3GS was constantly struggling to get a signal - to a 4S on Verizon, which pretty much always has a strong signal unless I'm two stories underground beneath dozens of feet of solid concrete.

Seriously, what does Verizon use to get its signal to penetrate so far into buildings and the ground? Subspace?
sunspot42 is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 2, 2011, 05:11 PM   #39
ghostface147
macrumors 65816
 
Join Date: May 2008
I still think iOS beta 5 was the best version for battery life.
ghostface147 is offline   -2 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 2, 2011, 05:13 PM   #40
Xian Zhu Xuande
macrumors 6502a
 
Xian Zhu Xuande's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Quote:
Originally Posted by coolbreeze View Post
How can it only be "a small number of customers" when all the 4S' run identical software?

Serious question.
Already answered, but I'll elaborate. Everyone has different data on their phone and computers. Add iCloud and syncing of things like contacts and you open yourself up to an exceptionally large range of possible complications, right on down to what a person might have entered into the 'notes' field of a contact. As such, people experience a range of different bugs. I'll bet Apple will be cleaning up bugs associated with iCloud for a while (seems like it is connected to numerous battery complaints), and that there will always be people who continue to have problems due to odd data or habits.

I've got a 4S and I'm not having any real problems. I feel like I'm getting a touch less battery life than I did with my 4, but it is still persisting well beyond a day of regular use, and I certainly don't feel as if I'm having the sort of problems others have described.
__________________
Mac Pro 3.2 GHz Xeon Retina MacBook Pro 15″ 2.6 GHz i7 iPhone 5 64 GB
Xian Zhu Xuande is offline   -2 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 2, 2011, 05:14 PM   #41
aristotle
macrumors 68000
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Canada
This bug will affect people more if you are in areas with really poor cellular/GPS signal throughout the day.

My 4S was draining battery faster than my 3GS was on iOS 5 because of several factors.
1. My 4S is on Telus which has a legacy CDMA network and HSPA+ so my 4S can only use their HSPA+ network as it is registered as an HSPA+ device while my 3GS was on Fido which operated a GSM GPRS and Edge network and 3G HSPA network so when my 3G signal was low, it could fall back onto Edge or GPRS which used less power.

2. My new carrier has a different network and I actually have signal at home whereas my previous carrier did not.

Turning off the Timezone feature stopped the battery drain on my 4S and it has lasted two days so far on a single charge.
__________________
15" Retina MBP, 2.7 Ghz Quad Core i7, 16 GB RAM, 768 GB SSD (10.9)
24" iMac, 2.8 GHz, 4GB RAM, 320 GB HD; 128 GB iPad Air LTE (iOS 7.0.4); 64 GB iPhone 5S (iOS 7.0.4)
aristotle is offline   2 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 2, 2011, 05:17 PM   #42
nikhsub1
macrumors 65816
 
nikhsub1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: mmmm... jessica.'s beer...
Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A334 Safari/7534.48.3)

Lol @ "small number of customers".
__________________
Laptop --> 17" Hi-Res AG 2.3 Sandy Bridge / 16GB RAM / Crucial M4 SSD 512GB / 10.8
iPhone --> 64GB Gold iPhone 5s
iPad --> White 64GB AT&T LTE
Desktop --> The Beast
nikhsub1 is offline   -1 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 2, 2011, 05:17 PM   #43
f00f
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: New Yawk
A welcomed update indeed. Installing the seed on my 4S as I type.

Sometimes this thing would go 1.5 days standby, and others would barely make it through the day -- all with similar usage patterns and identical configurations. Yes there are a lot of variables influencing the battery performance, with the only constant being the hardware itself.

Smelled like a software glitch from the start.

Glad Apple is on top of their game!
__________________
13" MBA mid 2012 | 27" iMac late 2012 | iPhone 5S 64GB Space Gray
f00f is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 2, 2011, 05:17 PM   #44
GoodWatch
macrumors 6502a
 
GoodWatch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Quote:
Originally Posted by arn View Post
Are you suggesting that every bug in all software affects 100% of customers?

Of course not. Despite being same software, certain behavior depends on certain conditions.

arn
It's not 'all' software but specific firmware, namely the latest incarnation of iOs. And it's not a every bug but a specific bug. The fact that not all users are affected by it is indeed influenced by certain conditions but that does not mean the bug is not there. It just should not happen. This is Apple, not Microsoft.
__________________
Too late, my time has come
Sends shivers down my spine
Body's aching all the time
Goodbye everybody - I've got to go
GoodWatch is offline   -3 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 2, 2011, 05:17 PM   #45
Consultant
macrumors G5
 
Consultant's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
My iPhone 4S still lasts full day.
Consultant is offline   -1 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 2, 2011, 05:20 PM   #46
EngBrian
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Ontario, Canada
Fine on my end

I've got an iPhone 4s. It's my first iPhone but to date I've been pretty happy with the battery life. I have most everything on (location services, email checks every 15 minutes). I can always get through the day listening to music most of the day even with some video. So hopefully the fix comes soon for those with problems but I would side with Apple in that not everyone has an issue.
EngBrian is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 2, 2011, 05:21 PM   #47
Consultant
macrumors G5
 
Consultant's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
In other news, Android users suffer battery gate every single day and takes it as "normal".
Consultant is offline   5 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 2, 2011, 05:21 PM   #48
Xian Zhu Xuande
macrumors 6502a
 
Xian Zhu Xuande's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Quote:
Originally Posted by nikhsub1 View Post
Lol @ "small number of customers".
It might actually be. I don't know anyone who is having these problems and I'd assumed it is because most of the people who I know with a new 4S aren't really doing anything intricate with it just yet. They're barely even beginning to experiment with iCloud. I've heard a whole range of solutions through which people have temporarily addressed or fixed their battery life issues so it is hard to pinpoint what it might be, but if it is more frequently associated with intricate features like iCloud, it probably is a 'small number of customers'.

Us forum-participating folk aren't very indicative of the whole.
__________________
Mac Pro 3.2 GHz Xeon Retina MacBook Pro 15″ 2.6 GHz i7 iPhone 5 64 GB
Xian Zhu Xuande is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 2, 2011, 05:23 PM   #49
anberlinairlift
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Charlotte Hall, MD
Quote:
Originally Posted by iPad 3 View Post
about time for 4s sucks bad
Why do you even have a MacRumors account? All you do is troll. Gtfo and go to bed already.
__________________
 15" MacBook Pro (2.53 GHz, Mid 2009)  64GB iPhone 5S
anberlinairlift is offline   6 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 2, 2011, 05:24 PM   #50
acslater017
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
Quote:
Originally Posted by vitzr View Post
I give Apple high marks. They responded quite quickly to this issue.

Tim Cook, really knows how to make things happen.
I can't help but wonder if we would have just gotten the silent treatment from Steve in the same situation...
acslater017 is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > News and Article Discussion > MacRumors.com News Discussion

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Is your iPad going completely "PC-Free" with iOS 5? musika iPad 51 Jan 24, 2013 07:45 AM
Buy iPod Touch with iOS 5 pchipchip iPod touch 4 Oct 13, 2011 09:22 AM
Is your iPhone going completely "PC-Free" with iOS 5? musika iPhone 14 Sep 30, 2011 02:47 PM
AT&T Voicemail on IOS 5 - Keeps coming back bmclemons iPhone 4 Jun 14, 2011 02:18 PM
Apple Addresses Battery Life Issues With Aluminum Wireless Keyboard Firmware Update 1.1 MacRumors Mac Blog Discussion 35 Feb 9, 2010 03:30 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:43 AM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC