5.1 *NOT* fixing battery life ... Will restoring help?

eroxx

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Jul 27, 2010
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My battery life has been consistently horrible with 5.0 and now 5.1 ... If my phone is on 10% when I go to sleep, it is dead by the time I wake up in the morning.

Anyone have an idea if restoring might help? I hate to do it except last resort, but if it may work I certainly will ... Thanks!
 

white4s

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Nov 15, 2011
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5 hours usage is about all i get now. at first i got 6 hours, idk how some people are getting 10-12 hours usage, theyre lucky
 

Edge1978

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Sep 11, 2011
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My battery life is pityful on 5.1, it wasn't the greatest on 5.01 either so I was one of the hopefuls that 5.1 would make it better. I have tried all tricks to try and get good battery life, reset network settings, turned off ping, and restored as new. NOTHING worked. However, since the 5.1 release I noticed that I didn't update iTunes, so I updated iTunes and and new drivers were installed I see, so I am restoring again hoping that made a difference. No clue if it'll make a difference or not, but worth a shot. :)
 

Xgm541

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May 3, 2011
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My battery is considerably better but probably not because of 5.1. I have reset my settings to default, and left them like that (meaning brightness, etc). Am at 5 hours usage, 13 hours standby right now.
 

Offshore1

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Jun 24, 2009
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Mine is MUCH better. When I first updated OTA, my battery life was worse, even after 3 or 4 recharges from 50 - 70%. Then I let battery drain to just under 10% and then did a full recharge - only then did my battery life get better.
VERY pleased with battery life now.
 

Stealthipad

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Apr 30, 2010
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My battery life has been consistently horrible with 5.0 and now 5.1 ... If my phone is on 10% when I go to sleep, it is dead by the time I wake up in the morning.!
If you go to sleep with your battery down to 10% you should expect it to be dead in the am.

It is not that there is something wrong with the battery, it is YOU!:rolleyes:
 

pdqgp

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Mar 23, 2010
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If you go to sleep with your battery down to 10% you should expect it to be dead in the am.

It is not that there is something wrong with the battery, it is YOU!:rolleyes:
^^ this. Honestly I think a lot of the poor battery life issues are related to settings within the phone and how you set it up for the days use.

I am now easily getting 7-8 hrs of full time use in all kinds of ways in addition to 16+ hrs of standby time. I wake up at 5am, phone is off the charger and doesn't go back until 11pm or so at night. I keep my notifications to a minimum and email is manually checked on all my accounts, brightness at 50% and I don't use cloud at all. No need in my day to use it.

Your mileage will vary.
 

Stealthipad

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^^ this. Honestly I think a lot of the poor battery life issues are related to settings within the phone and how you set it up for the days use.

I am now easily getting 7-8 hrs of full time use in all kinds of ways in addition to 16+ hrs of standby time. I wake up at 5am, phone is off the charger and doesn't go back until 11pm or so at night. I keep my notifications to a minimum and email is manually checked on all my accounts, brightness at 50% and I don't use cloud at all. No need in my day to use it.

Your mileage will vary.
I find that I CAN use all the bells and whistles like Apple intended.

BUT, Apple also intended us to charge our phones! No better time while you are sleeping!:D
 

verwon

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Jul 26, 2011
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I find that I CAN use all the bells and whistles like Apple intended.

BUT, Apple also intended us to charge our phones! No better time while you are sleeping!:D
^^this!!!

I don't know why people have a problem charging when sleeping....are they sleep gaming?
 

AlphaVictor87

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Sep 7, 2011
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If you go to sleep with your battery down to 10% you should expect it to be dead in the am.

It is not that there is something wrong with the battery, it is YOU!:rolleyes:
hahaha, glad someone said it.

Besides if its at 10%, even with "good" battery life it would be less than 10% when you woke up meaning you would have to charge it as soon as you wake up....
 

Stealthipad

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^^this!!!

I don't know why people have a problem charging when sleeping....are they sleep gaming?
Maybe with out warning they find someone "willing" to sleep with rather than go home! As the chargers do not fit in a guys wallet, he should keep one in the glove!

Guess I am old fashioned!:p
 

MattMJB0188

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Dec 28, 2009
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I don't understand why people just don't turn the phone off completely when they sleep? Why leave it on anyway?
 

Stella

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I don't understand why people just don't turn the phone off completely when they sleep? Why leave it on anyway?
People use iPhone as an alarm clock. A switched off iPhone will ignore the alarm.

Nokia phones were good in this regard - you could have the phone off and any alarm would still activate.

To minimize battery life while sleeping - put the phone into Airplane mode.. all WIFI and cellular connectivity is off thus saving quite a lot of battery life. If your iphone still loses close to double digit battery life then there's something wrong with the phone.
 

pooleman

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Jan 11, 2012
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Maybe with out warning they find someone "willing" to sleep with rather than go home! As the chargers do not fit in a guys wallet, he should keep one in the glove!

Guess I am old fashioned!:p
iPhone owners like us should only engage in these types of "activities" with other iPhone owners. To do otherwise is beneath us.
 

Cheffy Dave

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My battery life has been consistently horrible with 5.0 and now 5.1 ... If my phone is on 10% when I go to sleep, it is dead by the time I wake up in the morning.

Anyone have an idea if restoring might help? I hate to do it except last resort, but if it may work I certainly will ... Thanks!
Had the same problem with my wife's iPhone, took it to the Apple Store, ran diagnostics, all was well, their verdict, a software issue go home and restore, we did it, problem fixed:D
 

MattMJB0188

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People use iPhone as an alarm clock. A switched off iPhone will ignore the alarm.

Nokia phones were good in this regard - you could have the phone off and any alarm would still activate.

To minimize battery life while sleeping - put the phone into Airplane mode.. all WIFI and cellular connectivity is off thus saving quite a lot of battery life. If your iphone still loses close to double digit battery life then there's something wrong with the phone.
I don't think I'd rely on that. Are people getting to the point where they don't have basic alarm clocks anymore? I never leave my phone on all night. Never a good idea to leave something on all the time. I don't understand why people leave computers on all the time either.

But anyway, I can turn my phone off with 52% batter left and wake up and turn it back on with exactly the same.
 

Nikefn2

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Oct 7, 2011
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I've noticed that my battery has gotten slightly better. I'm a college student so I'm kind of big on knowing the usage but my MAIN goal is for my phone to last me throughout my whole day.

I don't care if I get 5-7 hours of usage, as long as I can get through my whole day.

I will say it's rather impressive for those who get 10-12 hours of usage on 1 charge. The only way that happens with me is if I charge it when my phone is around 20-30% and I let it charge to around 60%.
 

Stella

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I use my iPhone as an alarm clock.. and its extremely reliable. In fact, I've been using cell phones as alarm clocks for a very long time.

Why would I need an alarm clock when I have one built into my phone? In my case, standalone alarm clocks are pretty much redundant.

I can't see the issue of leaving things on all the time. Putting laptops to sleep don't use much power at all..

Of course, people have different preferences.. if you like alarm clocks, carry on :)


I don't think I'd rely on that. Are people getting to the point where they don't have basic alarm clocks anymore? I never leave my phone on all night. Never a good idea to leave something on all the time. I don't understand why people leave computers on all the time either.

But anyway, I can turn my phone off with 52% batter left and wake up and turn it back on with exactly the same.
I've not seen much different in battery life in 5.1... in fact, I've seen a reduction, if anything.