Better battery on 4.2 than 4.1??

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by LevMac, Nov 19, 2010.

  1. LevMac macrumors 6502

    LevMac

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    Hey guys for the people who have been running iOS 4.2 have you noticed better battery life?

    Since upgrading my iPhone 4 to iOS 4.1 my battery life has been terrible, dropping almost 1% per minute!

    I have been given the option to swap it out at genius bar but I bought my phone brand new and don't want a "refurbished" phone as a replacement so I'm waiting for 4.2 release to see if it hopefully fixes the battery drain I'm having!
     
  2. tempusfugit macrumors 65816

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    its not likely that it will magically fix your phone. Have you restored as a new phone? Sometimes that helps.

    Anyway, there is no known battery issues with the official 4.1 software. Therefore, no fix for said issues will likely be a part of 4.2.

    I wouldn't worry about getting a refurbished phone. Half of the time they're brand new and otherwise, they still come with the same warranty. I would just inspect it and not settle for a phone that has ANY cosmetic damage. Even the slightest scratch. If you get one without that, whats the difference?
     
  3. Jordan921 macrumors 68040

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  4. LevMac thread starter macrumors 6502

    LevMac

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    Thanks for the replies guys,

    Yeah I guess your right, the lady from Apple did tell me that the casing is brand new anyway, I think I will go ahead and try a replacement and hope that the battery is better !!
     
  5. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    iPhone 4 4.0 had great battery life. 4.1 dropped a little bit, 4.2 was pretty good, 4.2.1 much better than 4.1, I think better than 4.0.
     
  6. LevMac thread starter macrumors 6502

    LevMac

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    Finally someone who agree's ! :)

    Yes, 4.0 has great battery life as my battery was fine up until for some reason I upgraded to 4.1 I could see my percentage metre drop 1% almost every minute !

    So obviously you are running 4.2.1 and notice the battery life has improved ?
     
  7. Kariya macrumors 68000

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    Batt life is improved in 4.2/4.2.1 At 8pm yesterday i was still at 76% after disconnecting from the charger at 10AM. I had skype running in the background for majority of the day, some games were played, iPod used, calls and texts etc. Granted i was mostly on WiFi and push notifications were off but still in 4.1 i'd have been down to just under 50%.
     
  8. andrewfz macrumors newbie

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