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Old May 14, 2012, 03:42 PM   #1
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Angry New IOS update is eating my battery

Can't make it an entire day anymore, and that's been with two LOW ACTIVITY days so far.

Anybody else having this issue?
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Old May 14, 2012, 03:53 PM   #2
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The 5.1.1 right.
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Old May 14, 2012, 03:54 PM   #3
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You should restore it in iTunes, if you haven't already. I experienced the same when upgrading to 5.0, it could not hold for a few hours even.
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Old May 14, 2012, 03:54 PM   #4
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Nope. It's just you.

Restore as new via iTunes(not from a back up), turn off all system location services except for Cell Network Search, turn off diagnostics and usage, set brightness to less than 50%, and turn off auto brightness.
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Old May 14, 2012, 04:00 PM   #5
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You don't mention which iPhone you are using. No change on my iPhone 4 since update.
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Old May 14, 2012, 04:13 PM   #6
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My iPhone 4's battery life has been fantastic since the update. Restore
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Old May 14, 2012, 05:06 PM   #7
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Yep 4S with IOS 5.1.1

I am comparing the battery life pre update...so it should be giving me similar battery life without having to turn off bluetooth, turn off auto brightness, etc.

I'm not meaning to be a jackass, but it will definitely improve if I just turn off the phone. I'm just frustrated, and I can't reset it on iTunes until I get home (I am traveling).

I did go ahead and set up a Genius appointment, but I will do the reset before I go in. Also, the battery gets warm as it charges...never did that before.

Why have I not learned my lesson, and waited for a while before I upgrade Apple software....

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Old May 14, 2012, 05:35 PM   #8
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I was traveling too when I updated to 5.1.1, and I feel the battery drained faster than before. I'll have to do a restore sometime this week, I guess.
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Old May 14, 2012, 05:43 PM   #9
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Same problem. And I just restored as new.
I'm goin to drain and see what happens. The battery on the 4s has been so bad for me.

I wish I could get an iPhone that would just last me a day and I didn't have to turn crap off.
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Old May 14, 2012, 06:22 PM   #10
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Mine seems to be draining faster then normal too. Normal usage, backlight set to half brightness, blah, blah, blah. Can't get normal days use.
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Old May 14, 2012, 07:28 PM   #11
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Great thread.
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Old May 14, 2012, 08:16 PM   #12
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I don't think the thread is bad. It just sucks that the phone actually can't last a full day for some of us.

I truly envy the people that post 7hrs of good actual usage.
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Old May 14, 2012, 08:26 PM   #13
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Never met that problem.
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Old May 14, 2012, 08:35 PM   #14
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I'm suffering the same issue after a clean install with no restore! Safari is laggy too!
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Old May 15, 2012, 02:06 AM   #15
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Pc me too make me want to throw my phone across a lake lol.
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Old May 15, 2012, 02:54 AM   #16
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my iphone 4's battery life has been fantastic since the update. Restore
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Old May 15, 2012, 05:03 AM   #17
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Sorry but what kind of mental giant upgrades when they're traveling?
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Old May 16, 2012, 12:16 AM   #18
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Losing 15% battery overnight with 5.1.1 on 4S with no apps running. Was losing 1-2% on 5.1.
Upgraded using dfu restore. All setings the same. Location off, bluetooth off, siri off, email manual.
Did anyone try rolling back to 5.1.
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Old May 16, 2012, 08:18 AM   #19
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Upgraded before I left

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Sorry but what kind of mental giant upgrades when they're traveling?
I'm no mental genius, but I updated before I left. If I was a mental genius, I would have waited a good while until the bugs were gone before restoring in the first place.
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