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Old Sep 17, 2012, 09:58 PM   #1
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Why does my 4s battery die so fast now?

Is it normal to need to buy a new battery
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Old Sep 17, 2012, 10:00 PM   #2
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Apple sends out an OTA update that lowers the life of your battery and slows your device down so you upgrade to the iPhone 5.
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Old Sep 17, 2012, 10:12 PM   #3
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Really????
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Old Sep 17, 2012, 10:14 PM   #4
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wow you believe that?

Turn stuff off. bluetooth, wifi, all that crap kills your battery.

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Old Sep 17, 2012, 10:15 PM   #5
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Really????
yeah OTA are real dude!
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Old Sep 17, 2012, 10:16 PM   #6
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Don't even start. There's literally a hundred posts on this. Google my friend
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Old Sep 17, 2012, 10:17 PM   #7
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Bluetooth and wifi don't affect my iPhone 4S's battery very much at all.
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Old Sep 17, 2012, 10:19 PM   #8
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Is it normal to need to buy a new battery
Massive battery drain can be tied to location being on constantly, a stuck email in your outbox that keeps trying to send... You have to do some detective work. As others suggest, google for some troubleshooting steps.
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Old Sep 17, 2012, 10:20 PM   #9
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Exhibit A. Proof that Apple will always have a healthy customer base.
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Old Sep 17, 2012, 10:50 PM   #10
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What are some setting like on system services I should turn off. Idk what any of them are
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Old Sep 17, 2012, 10:53 PM   #11
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With iOS 6 GM, I get about 7-9 hours of usage with about 1 day, 5 hours standby. Also, drain your battery once per month (to 0%), then charge it back up. You should be good to go.
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Old Sep 17, 2012, 11:31 PM   #12
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Dude, because your phone is getting old. What battery last forever? Common sense should tell you...

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Old Sep 17, 2012, 11:36 PM   #13
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Planned obsolescence
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Old Sep 17, 2012, 11:38 PM   #14
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Dude, because your phone is getting old. General wear and tear, app crap building up.

Common sense should tell you...

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Dude, because your phone is getting old. What battery last forever? Common sense should tell you...
Fuel cells!
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Old Sep 18, 2012, 12:31 AM   #15
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I also leave Bluetooth and WiFi on all the time and I get far battery battery life with iOS 6 on my 4S. Jussayin!
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Old Sep 18, 2012, 05:42 AM   #16
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How do you guys have ios6?
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Old Sep 18, 2012, 07:27 AM   #17
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Did you try to do a reset all setting? I had the same problem and did that and my battery was working much better.
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Did you try to do a reset all setting? I had the same problem and did that and my battery was working much better.
does that erase anything
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Old Sep 18, 2012, 05:37 PM   #20
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Seriously, my i4 battery has been a champ for the past 2+ years (purchased on release date 6/24/10) and for the first time last night, I lost 15% on standby over 8 or so hours.

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Old Sep 18, 2012, 05:39 PM   #21
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Because you're looking for an excuse to go out and upgrade to an iPhone 5?
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Old Sep 18, 2012, 06:00 PM   #22
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How do you guys have ios6?
I'm a paid developer, so I've had it since June. And for my 4S and my iPad (3) I get far, far better battery life with iOS6. Averages out to 7-9 hours of usage for the 4S, and about 15-20 hours on the iPad. I'll post screens if you'd like to see.
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 01:18 PM   #23
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does that erase anything
no just clears your settings out.

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no just clears your settings out.
Just make sure you don't hit the erase all instead.
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