Battery life on iOS5 with iPhone 4?

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by aircanman, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. aircanman macrumors 6502

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    Mine seems to be going down pretty quick today!!

    Anyone else?
     
  2. mickbab macrumors 65816

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    Yep mine's crashing pretty quickly, but I think I have a fair bit of stuff turned on to test out new features (e.g. iCloud). Might just have to get back to switching lots of things off to preserve battery.
     
  3. Crispy Duck macrumors regular

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    Mine is absolutely terrible!

    Went to bed with over 40% battery, this morning it was dead and the alarm didn't go off of course so I slept in half an hour...

    So I charged back up to 100% - and now within an hour and a bit I'm back down to 77%!! Something is seriously wrong!
    It's running hot too. Have quit all running apps, rebooted, turned off photo stream and location services... battery still draining.

    Gonna have to try a restore tonight –*though I did that last night when I installed iOS5 - not an 'update'.

    Hopefully it will be OK this time?
     
  4. climber20 macrumors member

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    Mine's been completely normal- same as with last iOS. I've had the gold master installed since the beginning of the week, so now that I'm not constantly playing with the phone and have turned off what I need to turn off, the battery life has been exactly as before.
     
  5. Frosticus macrumors 6502a

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    Probably a lot of stuff doing a large initial sync with iCloud - that will hammer the battery a lot.
     
  6. Crispy Duck macrumors regular

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    I turned OFF iCloud Backup. Didn't make any difference.
     
  7. Nickwell24 macrumors regular

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    I have also had the Gold Master installed since last week and have not noticed the battery draining any faster than normal.
     
  8. Frosticus macrumors 6502a

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    Well of course it wouldn't as iCloud backup only happens when the device is plugged into power anyway. :rolleyes:

    Could just be that everyone is frantically trying out all the new bells and whistles.. causing the battery to run down quicker.
     
  9. Anekdote macrumors newbie

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    100% after iOS 5 update.

    I just checked the battery usage, result:
    Usage: 2h 24min
    Stanby: 14h 17min

    Now at 60%
     
  10. Crispy Duck macrumors regular

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    Going to do a full restore when I get in from work tonight. Hopefully that will do the trick.

    [​IMG]
     
  11. Superman80 macrumors regular

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    Ive had this happen a few times with the previous IOS, i just closed every app and turned the phone off for about 10 mins turned it back on and it worked fine
     
  12. cal6n macrumors 68000

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    Mine's behaving normally, but I've stayed on mobileme for now.
     
  13. mms13 macrumors 6502

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    That doesn't seem too bad.
     

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