Battery life still rubbish

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by dj9928, Feb 17, 2012.

  1. dj9928 macrumors member

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    Getting annoyed with this, Battery life was rubbish on iOS 5.0.1 so I set up as new phone, no difference, turned of iCloud, no difference, and today I went to the hassle of installing a brand new battery thinking it was a battery problem but again no difference, Took the phone of the charger 30 mins ago, checked twitter and emails and the phone is already down 10% from 2 mins of use and just sitting idle. Any ideas?
     
  2. 3bs macrumors 603

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    I agree that the battery life sucks on my 4S too. Would you be open to buying a mophie battery case? http://www.mophie.com/iPhone-4-s/47.htm
     
  3. bandofbrothers macrumors 601

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    Hi,


    People are doing all kinds of tweaks such as turning the system services off in location services, along with the known settings such as brightness etc etc.

    Hopefully apple will release an update in the next iOS to help combat this well discussed topic.

    I currently use the iPhone 4 which gives me easily a day and half with moderate to heavy usage. I have siri activated and get the same battery life.

    i wonder if its the new processor chip and that the sensor is constantly firing to allow siri hands free activation.
     
  4. chakraj macrumors 65816

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    You should get a Galaxy Nexus, my GN battery life is better than my 4s was, and thats even with LTE.
     
  5. sviato macrumors 68020

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    Try getting your device replaced maybe? Mine is fine, much better than the Bold9900 I had
     

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  6. AlphaVictor87 macrumors 6502a

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    if you've even gone as far as replacing the battery and voiding your warranty, then it seems like its a software problem.

    i'd just be patient and wait for 5.1
     
  7. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    My battery life is good. 3G and Wifi on ... I lose about 1% overnight.
    Generally at about 70% when I get home.
     
  8. ModestMoo macrumors 6502

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    Even on iPhone 4 I lose about 25-40% of battery life overnight... But it's always on charge over night.
     
  9. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    I generally forget to plug mine in at night, but right now I'm at

    55% battery
    3 hours, 2 minutes usage
    20 hours, 20 minutes standby
     
  10. Balibalistic macrumors regular

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    This is strange, my gf and I both recent got 4s's. My battery life is awesome where hers is horrid. I have jb both of them. Mine is themed to the nuts with a bunch of tweaks. Hers has nothing and with equal use, mine has triple artery life.when I go to bed I eneraly ave 50-60% where she's lucky to have 20%. Weird!!!
     
  11. 4sFanatic macrumors regular

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    My battery life is so good that I just started leaving bluetooth On. :D
     
  12. 3bs macrumors 603

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    I nearly went to google "triple artery life" to see what it was. I thought it was a jb tweak or something then I realised you probably meant triple battery life :p
     
  13. Balibalistic macrumors regular

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    Lol, yes I did mean triple battery life. Damn iPad corrections.
     
  14. 4sFanatic macrumors regular

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    That's called "quality control", (or lack of it) :eek:
     
  15. Gathomblipoob macrumors 68040

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    The battery on my 4S seems to be identical in performance to that of my 4. No complaints here.
     
  16. DroidRules macrumors 65816

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    Change to another phone that would make you happier?
     
  17. Fubar1977 macrumors 6502a

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    This is a weird issue to be sure as many people seem to suffer with it but many others, myself included, are very happy with the battery life.
    Mine came off charge around 4 hours ago, has been used (lightly) and is currently showing 97%.
    I can often go 2 days between charges and I have location services, wifi and bluetooth on permanently.
    It`s very odd...
     
  18. SBacklin macrumors member

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    Something is off with a lot of the 4S batteries. I've tried several different tweaks and nothing changes. I can charge my phone in the evening and unplug it, go upstairs and go to bed. When I wake up in the morning, I have lost anywhere from 10 to 20 percent of just idling. Something is definitely wrong.
     
  19. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    I get around 5.5 - 6.0 hours of screen-on time with my phone. Definitely no complaints.
     
  20. Nyalotha macrumors member

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    Not using my phone at all today, just checked.

    Time since last full charge
    Usage 1 hour 30
    Standby 3 hours 54 minutes

    at 81% battery.

    That sound decent/awful?
     
  21. Jordan921 macrumors 68040

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    My 4S battery is pretty bad compared to my 4 but I just charge it whenever it needs to be so doesn't really matter
     
  22. Leonard1818 macrumors 68020

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    just got this the other day. It *was* at 55% but it took me too long to remember how to take a screenshot lol.
     

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  23. lympero macrumors 6502a

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    If u r not using your iPhone all day, how did u get 1.30 hour of usage?
    Something's not right...
     
  24. alesley03 macrumors newbie

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    I have a pretty horrible battery life on my 4S (which, yes, I do use it constantly) but I love it so much that I just keep a charger at home, work, and in my car and charge in between throughout the day. Hopefully an update or the next phone will have better battery life though.
     
  25. KoukiFC3S macrumors 6502a

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    I keep getting the usage/standby bug where they are the same. :mad:
     

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