1.1.1 Battery problems

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by jbomber, Sep 28, 2007.

  1. jbomber macrumors 6502a


    Jun 24, 2003
    Brooklyn - NYC
    Not to be the first to proclaim the sky is falling due to the update, but does anyone feel like their battery takes forever to charge since installing the update?
  2. JessiLee99 macrumors newbie

    Sep 29, 2007
    Since the update, I've had issues with my battery draining super fast. We're talking like 12 hours of standby, no internet use, a few text messages, no phone calls even, and 12 hours later, I'm at 20%. I've turned off wifi, dimmed the screen to try to save battery life, but it's draining anyway. I had no issues with this before the update, battery lasted much longer, but now it's doing this on both my iphones. I did a restore and started over, and still having same issues. We'll see what apple has to say about it in the morning.
  3. bcooper0125 macrumors member

    Sep 3, 2007
    Chandler, AZ
    I will agree that it is taking a lot longer to charge, and after barely using it today, I'm already down to about 10% (with no BT, WiFi, or internet use), just texting and talking for about an hour. Normally the phone would be at 10% with WiFi and Edge use.

    You're not alone.
  4. Espo macrumors 6502

    Aug 16, 2007
    Yeah, actually I have noticed this also. I thought it may have been because of using the iPod, because I have been listening to music more often, but the music is on shuffle, and I just go to next with the headphones control, so i doubt it is that. We can't win them all...
  5. Bernie-Mac macrumors 65816

    Jul 30, 2007
    Sin City, NV
    I dont really check battery charging times cuz i charge it overnight but the first time i charged my iphone since the update was last night and it was at 20% with 2 days of standby and 8 hours of use
  6. plumbingandtech macrumors 68000

    Jun 20, 2007
    So far for me about the same.

    BT and WIFI turned on all the time.
  7. Biker21098 macrumors member

    Aug 13, 2002
    Same for me. Battery took forever to charge. Usually I can get away with charging it in the morning, but it just couldn't get enough for the day. Haven't changed my usage really at all.

    Wifi on, BT off, Screen at less then half brightness. Getting me through the day, but much closer to running out. And then takes forever to charge.

    Hope they fix this, if it isn't my imagination.

  8. d21mike macrumors 68040


    Jul 11, 2007
    Torrance, CA
    Check your USAGE and STANDBY

    I was having a problem as well. I just checked my USAGE and STANDBY stats and they were EXACTLY the SAME. STANDBY should be much larger then actual USAGE. It appears that something on my iPhone is always running.

    I POWER RESET and now my STANDBY it moving higher then USAGE. I will try to RECHARGE and see if the problem goes away. I upgraded my Wifes phone and she is not having this problem.
  9. zap2 macrumors 604


    Mar 8, 2005
    Washington D.C
    I feel like mine is draining a lot faster too...I mean that after a day of school, I'm at like 20%, where before I was at like 50%
  10. unity macrumors 6502a

    Sep 30, 2005
    Green Bay, WI
    As I stated in another post, battery life MAY be the same.

    The software simply reports what it thinks battery life is. It has no absolute way of knowing for sure.

    Had anyone noticed that before when you got to 20% is dropped to 10% and then off REALLY fast. It was like the last 30% or so was REALLY just 10 percent remaining.

    After the update, I charged my phone a couple times and I am all good now. I even ran it down, but now it takes longer to get to 20% and when I do it takes A LOT longer to get to 10%.

    In short, unless someone consistently drained the phone to the point of being off and now its happening sooner, we will not know for sure. But from my experience, it seems that the battery life is being better reported as an even drain versus a drop-off at the end!

    Does that make sense? :) Talking actual usage here versus what the phone "says".
  11. JHipp macrumors member

    Dec 28, 2005
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    unity - that does make sense.

    I, too, feel that my battery life has decreased with the new update.
  12. MooseDPM macrumors newbie

    Oct 1, 2007
    having problems here too

    I upgraded (as to whether it's actually an UPgrade is another issue) to 1.1.1 the other day. On Saturday, my phone died. Charged all night and then Sunday, hardly used the phone, it was dead by 6 PM. Charged again, all night, this time from an outlet rather than computer. I just got home and my battery is at 20% and it says Usage is 1h 8m and standby is 6h 17m. So the battery life sucks, but what is perplexing is that I haven't used the phone at all today. Not for internet, mail, texting, ipod, etc... Nada. Where is that 1h 8m coming from?
  13. KevinPlusPlus macrumors member

    Sep 16, 2007
    This sounds like it could be related to my problem that I posted in a different thread:


    I think the battery is actually getting drained because mine has drained to dead from almost full overnight in airplane mode, and won't turn on until plugged in, and then took a good two and a half hours to charge, just like it was empty.

    Something is definitely going on here with this update.
  14. MooseDPM macrumors newbie

    Oct 1, 2007
    I called apple care and they didn't know about anything. I downgraded to 1.0.2 and my battery still sucks, so either its a change in the baseboard or it is coincidental. Im going to the apple store to swap at 7.
  15. fabertism macrumors newbie

    Sep 15, 2007
    I agree with what everyone is saying. My battery was excellent before the 1.1.1 update and now, after the update, it absolutely sucks! I bought my iPhone on June 29th and haven't had any problems until now. Anyway, I called Apple (10/4) and they are sending me a free loaner so they can look at mine. I tried a complete re-flash without restoring from any backups and it didn't correct anything. I have also made sure my WiFi, BT, and mail settings are all turned off. I though I was crazy to think an update would kill battery usage, I guess I'm not too far off base.
  16. iMACTASTIC macrumors member

    Oct 5, 2007
    WOW so happy to find this. I thought it was me. I only had the phone for a week before I updated so i wasnt exactly sure if i had changed some setting to cause this to happen, but I have noticed a serious loss in longevity from the battery. I had it fully charged this morning, sent 3 emails and made 2 on e minute calls played no music or video and now the battery is at half. I haven t changed any setting from before the update and find that the battery is definitely draining faster.

    What I may do is charge it back up 100 percent and then let it sit with out using it tomorrow since I do use this as my back up phone. I will report back to let you know how it goes.

    Side note...

    I have the email being checked every 10 minutes, the screen is on bright 100% and the wireless is always on.

    I know I know these are not optimal battery settings but it did seem to be ok previous to the update, and got me through the day while also being able to play music.

    One step further may be to try charging it through the wall and see if ,maybe the update did something that causes the itunes charge to work differently. I honestly dont know but thought I would put that out there.
  17. atavision macrumors member

    Jul 24, 2007
    plenty of company...

    Well, I guess I should have scrolled down a bit before I posted my first thread today. I thought I was alone in my waning battery life, but NO.
    It seems that this update (possibly?) has done something to the battery
    All I know is I agree with everyone on this thread, the battery life has
    drastically dropped off for me since updating to 1.1.1
    This is something that Apple will HAVE to fix.
  18. PDE macrumors 68020

    Nov 16, 2005
    How does encryption affect battery life? As I understand it, Apple has added lots of on-the-fly encryption to prevent people like myself from unlocking and adding third party apps. Would that affect battery life?

    I don't know anything about this kind of stuff so it's just a thought....
  19. kcsekhar macrumors newbie

    Oct 4, 2007
    Same problem i am also facing. After upgrading to 1.1.1 its draining super fast... I am just wondering .. letz check with :apple: any one checked please post your response from apple.
  20. JessiLee99 macrumors newbie

    Sep 29, 2007
    Apple replaced my iphone after I reported these issues. Only problem, I had the same issues when I activated my new phone. Apple said to try restoring as a "new iphone" rather than restoring from backup. I did that and so far, the battery life is much improved. The restore as new seems to have resolved the issue, but I've heard that the fix doesn't work for everyone. Just for a reference point, when I was having the battery issues, I had 1hr 38 mins of usage, and 5 hours 30 mins of standby and my battery was completely dead. Now that I did the restore as new, I'm at 2.5 hours of usage, 13 hours of standby, and I still have ~75% battery left. Hopefully it lasts.
  21. isleofjib macrumors regular

    Jan 21, 2007
    when you say "restoring as a new phone", do mean reset the phone by erasing all content and settings?

    i just got my phone a couple of days ago and updated to 1.1.1 yesterday. took it off the charger right before bed last night, woke up 8 hrs later and battery is below the halfway point. :(
  22. JD914 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 24, 2007
    Dutchess County NY
    I'm so glad my phone is unlocked and I'm not able to upgrade to 1.1.1 No battery issues here what so ever :D
  23. atavision macrumors member

    Jul 24, 2007
    an iPod glitch?

    Here's another one in regard to the battery issue everyone here is having, well everyone on 1.1.1.

    I have noticed the small play icon next to the battery icon when on the home page. This has happened several times and always when I'M NOT USING THE IPOD! and NOTHING is being played, just the icon that indicates that something it being played. Could the upgrade be somehow starting the play feature in the iPod?
    Could the waning battery power have something to do with some feature being run in the background that I am not aware of?

    I will call Apple on Monday and see if I need to restore as a new phone.
    One question on the restore as a new phone, will I lose all my contacts if I do that type of a restore?
  24. isleofjib macrumors regular

    Jan 21, 2007
    yes. but if they're on your computer already, it'll resynch it after the reset.
  25. Macsterling macrumors regular


    Sep 24, 2007
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    dont worry. Keep ur unlocked phone and stay in the stone age and never do updates again. I had several 3rd party apps on my phone and all it did was cause problems and the battery was a problem. I had apple replace my phone and I decided to leave it the way they intended it for and the performance has been a 100% better. It amazes me that people will never update their phone just so they can play nintendo and IM or change the look of it. Apple has changed the way cell phones are made and I know it will only get better with more updates and I know they will have more native apps for it too. I guess there are people that will never be satisfied with what they have and expect to have everything right now instead of being patient with apple. They know what they are doing.

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