Why does my 4s battery die so fast now?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by aliensarecool, Sep 17, 2012.

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    aliensarecool

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    Is it normal to need to buy a new battery
     
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    iBreatheApple

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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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    aliensarecool

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    Really????
     
  4. macrumors 65816

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    wow you believe that?

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

     
  5. macrumors regular

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    yeah OTA are real dude!
     
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    adam044

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    Don't even start. There's literally a hundred posts on this. Google my friend
     
  7. macrumors 68000

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    Bluetooth and wifi don't affect my iPhone 4S's battery very much at all.
     
  8. macrumors 6502a

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    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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    Kadman

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    Exhibit A. Proof that Apple will always have a healthy customer base.
     
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    aliensarecool

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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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    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.
     
  12. bpeeps, Sep 17, 2012
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    bpeeps

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    Dude, because your phone is getting old. What battery last forever? Common sense should tell you...
     
  13. macrumors regular

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    Planned obsolescence
     
  14. macrumors 65816

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    Fuel cells!
     
  15. macrumors 6502a

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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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    aliensarecool

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    How do you guys have ios6?
     
  17. macrumors member

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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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    aliensarecool

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    does that erase anything
     
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    aliensarecool

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    Bump
     
  20. macrumors 65816

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    My 4S battery is working normal. Do reset all settings or restore phone and set up as new.

    And no, erase all settings doesn't erase anything just puts the phone back to factory settings. Erase all content and settings erases everything.
     
  21. macrumors member

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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.

    +1 :apple:Conspiracy
     
  22. macrumors 6502a

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    Because you're looking for an excuse to go out and upgrade to an iPhone 5?
     
  23. macrumors 6502a

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    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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    This makes me excited to get iOS6 on my 4S tomorrow. Not that my battery is bad but if you're saying it's better with 6, then hallelujah.
     
  25. macrumors member

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    no just clears your settings out.

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    Just make sure you don't hit the erase all instead.
     

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