BOLD CONTENT UNDER THE 2ND "OPTION" TITLE INDICATES CHANGE FROM PREVIOUS OPTION * 1ST OPTION: SIMPLY HOW I EVER USED PHONE SINCE I GOT IT IN JANUARY, 2012.* iOS 5.0-5.1.1 * iPhone 4s Battery Statistics: (keep in mind: 1-2 bar(s) of cell signal in my area, where I was all day) * Settings: 3G always on when available Wi-Fi always on -"Ask to join" on System services: everything off except "Cell Network Search" Notifications: manual Location services: on -On for: GifBoom, Siri, Waze, Find my iPhone, & FaceBook when needed Sounds: Silent, vibrate: on -ringer, vibrate: off Brightness: about 2/5 on the bar -Auto-brightness: on Siri: on -Raise to speak: off Cellular data: on Bluetooth: off Auto-lock: 1 minute Restrictions: Ping, off iCloud: everything off except Find my iPhone Mail (5 accounts): all fetch manually Fetch new data: off * * No Airplane Mode 12:32AM: took off charger 12:32AM: slid to power off 12:33AM: turned back on 12:34AM-12:56AM:General usage (checked mail twice, sent 2 FB IM's, refreshed Twitter once, talked on The Spot most of this timeframe. No music, texts, calls, etc.) 12:57AM: Getting tired, so now will put headphones in and music on (Rdio app) until I fall asleep (which I never do, but for the sake of this test I am.) Still 100% as of 1:01AM. Been 28 minutes according to my Usage, which would normally have 8% drained by now 'cause usually I lose 10% per 30mins. So this is great! * 1:03AM: music playing, head on pillow, shutting eyes now. (I'm hoping to fall asleep, then wake up around 9AM with music still playing to see drain results.) * 6:12AM: 72% left. Music listened from 1:03AM-6:12AM (5 hours, 9mins.) Music now off. * So far: -Usage: 5hrs, 41mins -Standby: 5hrs, 41mins * 6:15AM-6:25AM: General usage (refreshed Twitter & FB twice, as well as The Spot once. Checked mail. Checked MacForums to see if anyone replied to my reply in a post. Checked The Spot again. And again, but this time someone messaged me & I messaged back, so in conversation currently. * 6:26AM: Not really sure if I'm getting more usage or not now. I think the 100%-99% decrease just lasted a lot longer than before. * Note: Current apps in background ("tasks open"): Rdio (not playing music), The Spot, FaceBook, Mail, Safari, Settings, Twitter, & Notes. 6:27AM: The Spot. 6:31AM: Added song to library on Rdio 6:33AM: Closed Settings 6:34AM-6:36AM: Checked 3 mailboxes 6:37AM: Checked Usage again. 6 hours, 4mins for usage & standby. 6:38AM: Closed Settings (deleted off task manager.) 6:40AM: On Rdio, going to listen to & find some music. 6:41AM: Music now on. Checked FB & Twitter until next log. 6:46AM: Checked App Store for any updates. *Exited. 6:51AM: Been 39mins and I've lost 10%. Usually is 30mins per 10%. Idk...I'll wait another 10% & see how long that takes. 6:52AM: The Spot. 6:56AM: Checked Usage. *6 hours, 23mins for usage & standby. Exited. 6:57AM: Checked FB & Twitter. 6:59AM: The Spot. 7:03AM: Pee break, lol, letting music still play in background, but everything else minimized (not exited.) 7:07AM: Got drink & said "bye" to sisters who are still in school 7:07AM: Music still playing. 7:11AM: Tweeted. 7:12AM: Uploaded 2 photos I already had onto FB. 7:16AM: Messaged on The Spot. 7:18AM: Checked E-Mail. Had an E-Mail. 7:21AM: Music been playing. Trying to wait another 2% drain to update you all on the stats. 7:24AM: Was in standby for 3mins w/ music playing. 7:27AM: Ok, 2% drained. Stats below: * 51% @ 7:28AM Usage: 6 hours, 54mins Standby: 6 hours, 54mins * I kinda do the whole rapper thing, so I'll leave my iPhone on standby for a little while with music paused until I finish a song (writing verses, rapping, editing, mixing.) Then I wanna sit in sun, so I'll have music on a while after that, hopefully. * 9:10AM: Used Safari about 10mins. 40% left. Back on standby now. 9:22AM: Got text, replied. Prolly gonna have a mini-conversation now. 10:46AM: Finished recording music. Now playing music (not my own) on iPhone. 10:47AM: 30% left. Usage: 8 hours, 2mins Standby: 10 hours, 15mins 10:48AM: FaceBook, Twitter, & The Spot now. 11:11AM: Refreshed MacForums page on Safari. 11:15AM: 20% battery. Had 30% 23mins ago :/ Usage: 8 hours, 30mins Standby: 10 hours, 43mins * Apps used: FaceBook The Spot (music-related app) Twitter Rdio (music streaming app) Mail Safari Notes (what I'm typing this in) App Store Photos Settings * If we were to assume 1hr lasts me that last 20%, then I can conclude I'd have used 9 hours, 35mins used, 11 hours, 20mins standby(?). * * 2ND OPTION: BACKUP, THEN "ERASE ALL CONTENT AND SETTINGS," & RESTORE FROM iCLOUD * * (keep in mind: 2-3 bar(s) of cell signal in my area today, then some spots with 4-5 bars) * Settings: 3G always on when available Wi-Fi always on -"Ask to join" on System services: everything off except "Cell Network Search" Notifications: manual Location services: on -On for: Siri & Waze only Sounds: Silent, vibrate: on -ringer, vibrate: off Brightness: about 2/5 on the bar -Auto-brightness: on Siri: on -Raise to speak: off Cellular data: on Bluetooth: off Auto-lock: 1 minute Restrictions: Ping, off iCloud: everything off except Mail, Contacts, Notes, Documents & Data, and Find my iPhone Mail (5 accounts): all fetch manually Fetch new data: off * * Airplane Mode used for hours I was at home and on road with terrible signal (1 bar). 6:48AM: Turned iPhone on 6:49AM-6:59: Standby (10mins) 6:59AM: Airplane mode & wi-fi on 6:59AM-7:15: Standby (16mins) 7:18AM: music on now via Rdio app (apps in background: FaceBook, Messages, Notes [what I'm typing this in], & Rdio) 7:18AM-7:55AM: standby with music in background playing (37mins) 7:56AM: closed FaceBook, Settings, & Messages apps. Turned Airplane Mode OFF. 7:58AM: Mannn, usage & standby not showing 'cause phone was off when I charged to 100% :/ I'll just go off of the times on my log. 8:10AM: Opened Messages, sent & received a text, opened The Spot & Twitter too. 8:28AM: went on MacForums & made a post, checked E-Mail, got 4 E-Mail's 8:39AM: on wi-fi now 8:41: On FaceBook on and off -90% now. So 6:48AM-8:42AM I lost 10%. 8:44AM: Switching between The Spot & Messages & FaceBook on and off (apps in background: Messages, The Spot, FaceBook, E-Mail, Safari, Twitter, & Rdio) 8:45AM: Updating a game app 8:50AM: took picture, then exited app 8:50AM: Having mini-text conversation 9:06AM: replied to post on Apple forums via Safari Oh yeah, 3 bars of signal. No 3G available here. On wi-fi still. 9:11AM: uploaded photo to FB 9:15AM: 80% now. 8:41AM-9:15AM lost 10%. Basically same battery life as first log way above in this post. Not sure if any point in keeping this 2nd log anymore since I lose 10% about every 30mins. 9:16AM: Assuming I lose 10% per 30mins, I'll have 1% in 4 hours, at 1:17PMish. I know I'll have my phone on standby a lot today since work, so I guess I'll continue with log. 9:20AM-9:25: Standby w/ music playing. (5mins) 9:26AM: Had to make 2-3min phone call, then 3G came on for about 40s. 9:26AM: back on wi-fi 9:32AM: ok, just noticed on 3G again 'cause I'm standing outside the building waiting for someone to arrive 10:00: 70% left 10:00-10:32AM: Standby (32mins) 10:05AM: music off 10:40AM: 30s Skype call 10:56AM: 60% left 10:56AM-12:56PM: Standby (2hrs) 12:56PM: Uploaded 2 new photos to FB 12:56PM: 50% left. 1:20PM: The Spot, FB, & Twitter 1:40PM: Ok, I just noticed music was randomly playing on Music app with volume all the way down, for about 10-15mins. 1:49PM: The Spot a lot. 2:07AM: 30% left. 2:14PM: Music on 2:35PMish: 20% left. 3:15PMish: 10% left 3:15PM: music off, on wi-fi now * Apps used total: Messages Settings App Store (to update) Notes (what I'm typing this with) The Spot FaceBook Twitter Rdio E-Mail Safari Camera Phone Skype * So, from 6:48AM-3:34PM, I am left with 8% battery in all.* Now, as stated in the log, the Usage and Standby times weren't there since I charged phone while it was off.* But you can do the math, and so can I, sooo: 3 hours, 40mins Standby, then 6 hours and however many odd minutes.* I'm assuming Standby would be a lot more, though, since I was playing music on "standby" and when music is played on Standby mode, it counts as Standby and usage.* So those numbers are kind of rough, but the battery lasted about the same as the first log, before the restore. * So, please leave your feedback here of the post, how your battery compares, how you improved yours, if you've done tests, etc.* Thank-you, all!