Battery Life - How many hours are you getting on iPhone 4S?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by cbongiova, Oct 31, 2011.


How many hours are you getting on iPhone 4S before it dies?

  1. 0-2 Hours

    1 vote(s)
  2. 2-3 Hours

    0 vote(s)
  3. 3-4 Hours

    5 vote(s)
  4. 4-5 Hours

    13 vote(s)
  5. 5-6 Hours

    13 vote(s)
  6. 6-7 Hours

    11 vote(s)
  7. 7-8 Hours

    5 vote(s)
  8. 8+ Hours

    28 vote(s)
  1. cbongiova, Oct 31, 2011
    Last edited: Oct 31, 2011

    cbongiova macrumors newbie

    Sep 12, 2011
    I see a lot of threads on battery issues, but what I want to know is how many hours are they getting on average before the phone dies in a typical day (i.e. within an 24 hour period). I'm between 5-6 hours of usages.

    To be clear, when I say usage I mean go to Settings -> General -> Usage and scroll to the bottom.

    I can go a full day without a charge, but I'm only using it about 4-6 hours each day.
  2. Jamie017 macrumors newbie

    Oct 11, 2011
    Mine has great battery life. I can easily go a day without a charge.
  3. jasko macrumors 6502


    Dec 26, 2006
    4-5 hours usage. It all depends. I could be using facebook or texting all that time, or playing a game all that time, which will kill the battery faster.
  4. superdudeo macrumors regular

    Dec 7, 2010
    Why do people keep making polls with ambiguous questions? Are we talking usage or standby because I refuse to believe that people are getting 8+ hours if you're not just playing music.
  5. MayBee macrumors 6502

    Oct 21, 2011
    this poll is gonna be inaccurate...

    i can let it sit there and play music for 10 hours+
    while I can get 4 hours or less just being on the apps store
  6. ap3604 macrumors 68000

    Jan 11, 2011

    Why bump the thread if the poll question is flawed/written poorly/inaccurate?
  7. superdudeo macrumors regular

    Dec 7, 2010
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    Touché. I am trusting that people are voting on usage and not standby and I am interested in this for comparison.
  8. firecodeny macrumors newbie

    Nov 1, 2011
    Battery issue 4s

    My battery dosn't last more than 4hours, that's with NO phone use.. if I used the device as it should be used..maybe 2hours.

    This is my first iPhone and I have to say "NOT A HAPPY MAC USER":mad:
  9. pdqgp macrumors 68020


    Mar 23, 2010
    Sounds like your location services/GPS are draining your battery. I say that because I can get about 3-4 hours of constant GPS use while streaming through BlueTooth.

    IMO, you should turn off location services unless your app. needs it turned on. Another thing that comes to mind is using location based reminders. Those will use the GPS to keep track of your phone to determine when to alert you of the reminder.
  10. MacDevil7334 macrumors 65816


    Oct 15, 2011
    Austin TX
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    I'm getting 5 to 6 hours of use. However, that stat is pretty much useless. While the usage my phone is reporting is about on par with what I got on my iPhone 4, I am racking up that 5-6 hours in less than a day of normal use on my 4S. On my old iPhone 4, it would take me 2 days to drain the battery with the same usage. This tells me two things. First, the 4S is doing something in standby that is draining the hell out of the battery. Second, the iPhone's usage meter is essentially worthless as a measuring tool.
  11. apunkrockmonk macrumors 6502a


    Nov 20, 2005
    Rochester, NY
    I've been having good results, the same good results I was having on iOS 5 on my old iP4 before the 4s showed up in the mail.

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  12. rt909 macrumors newbie

    Mar 22, 2011
    No SIRI
    No iCloud

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