iOS 5.1 Battery

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by mcdonoughdr, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. macrumors member

    Oct 10, 2011
    Has anyones iPhone 4S battery gotten better with the update?
  2. macrumors 6502


    Apr 9, 2003
    It has not drained my battery after one hour of use. Really pleased with that! :p
  3. macrumors 68040


    Jul 7, 2010
    Bay Area
    Maybe give it a couple days? You were expecting someone to notice right after they updated?
  4. macrumors newbie

    Mar 7, 2012
    Battery Drain Issues in 5.1

    I have noticed significant battery drain issues since updating to 5.1. In the past 23 minutes of use I have fallen from 93% to 79% with limited use; i.e., email check, 4 texts, and settings check. My notifications and location services have been off since the previous iOS offering. Worried problem is worse just when it was barely bearable before. Will try a full wipe and load tomorrow if this persists. BS that a full wipe may be required to work properly(term loosely used)
  5. macrumors newbie

    Mar 7, 2012
    It has NOT fixed the battery drain issues!!! In fact I believe it's worse. Mine has drained 25% with an hour and half of regular usage. It wasn't this bad before the fix. Actually I can live with this as long as it stops randomly shutting off at a high battery percentage and telling me my phone is completely dead. Ape has sent me 4 4s phones in two months because of this problem. Waiting to see if this newest one will work correctly. My first experience with an iPhone…needless to say I have a sour taste in my mouth for this company's products!
  6. macrumors 604


    Jan 8, 2012
    Mine is doing great!!

    30+ minutes and still at 100%


    Currently I'm at 70% with 3 hours and 10 minutes of use. So it looks like I'm getting an hour of use per 10%.
  7. macrumors regular

    Oct 18, 2011
    Seems better to me, guys!
    Never would have gotten this good of battery on my 4s 5.0.1.

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  8. macrumors 6502

    Feb 18, 2009
  9. macrumors 6502a

    Apr 18, 2011
    Sounds kind of sketchy to me. Four phones with the exact same problem?
  10. macrumors member

    Aug 2, 2010
    Very sketchy indeed! Also curious that both "terrible battery drain" posters above (Will21, and ScottyBinSLC) joined this forum at the same time on March 7, 2012....both have posted only once....both posted only in this thread....both posted within minutes of each other. Hmmmmmmmmm.
  11. macrumors 6502a


    Sep 20, 2011
    This made me laugh but I have to hmmmm myself on that one sketchy indeed!
  12. macrumors 68020


    Jan 22, 2009
    We just got Samsunged by these two...

    I hope to hear that the 4S' battery is better.
  13. macrumors 6502

    Nov 7, 2008
    Columbus, OH
    It may be better, but the only time I've experienced battery issues was when I've had poor 3G reception. And since I updated when I got home, and I have good reception at home, I can't really confirm if the battery drain issue is better. I'll know more the next time I go to Walmart.
  14. macrumors 6502a


    Aug 1, 2008
    Nothing amazing: (and I'm on wifi for all of that time)

  15. macrumors newbie

    Mar 5, 2012
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9B179 Safari/7534.48.3)

    Mine is at 45% 5:34 usage with most of it being pretty heavy. Coming from my phone being drained almost that much with no usage I'd say is a huge fix. I'll have to plug it in tonight for use tomorrow but I am waiting to see if my stand by batter drain is fixed. The fact that my phone would go dead in half a day with 0 usage really made me angry.

    I guess it's my turn. I never had the battery problem until 5.0.1.
  16. macrumors regular

    Dec 22, 2011
    Loving this thread but the battery is the same wait until the iPhone 6 comes out an that phone will have a new battery the battery life is the same folks.
  17. macrumors newbie

    Mar 5, 2012
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9B179 Safari/7534.48.3)

    ^ his battery must work.
  18. macrumors Nehalem


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    I agree.
    We need longer than 4-5 hours to be able to tell anything.
    Days at least or even a full week.
  19. macrumors G5


    Jul 29, 2011
    Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
    I have not had a chance to test it properly, as it was docked for the upgrade etc. But this morning, it does seem to be draining more slowly. Lets hope they have finally sorted out the battery issue.
  20. macrumors newbie

    Jan 14, 2012
    Quite good, My 4s does not going down any percentage in 7 hour sleeping
  21. macrumors 68040


    Jun 27, 2006
    Rhode Island
    I can get almost 2 days out of my 3GS normally. I've been running iOS 5.1 for a few hours and my phone is already down to 64% from 100%. :(

    Edit: Interestingly enough, the battery life on my iPad seems better.
  22. macrumors 6502a

    Oct 30, 2011
    Lost about 9% last night on standby but noticed that Bluetooth had mysteriously turned itself back on after the update. Agree we need longer to see if this update has made a difference.
  23. macrumors regular

    Apr 7, 2011

    Samsung, err Big Brother is watching. :D
  24. macrumors newbie

    Mar 8, 2012
    have you guys all perform a hard reset on your iphones ? before i reset my phone(no its not restore), the battery was having the same ****** drainage. however, after i did a hard reset and the battery has improved, SIGNIFICANTLY.. i'm not ********ting you. if you havent try a hard reset, no harm trying now :) hold the sleep/wake button + home button until phone switches off and on.
  25. macrumors 6502

    Aug 19, 2009
    S. AZ.
    Well, my battery dropped 7% overnight. Normally I will only drop 1% maybe 2% so maybe there is an issue? Will watch it long term and see what happens.

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