Full drain 5.0 & 5.0.1 usage comparison

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by mms13, Nov 11, 2011.

  1. mms13 macrumors 6502

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  2. r2shyyou macrumors 68000

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    That's too bad. Mine didn't seem to change much. As you can see below, I had more Usage but less Standby.
     

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  3. mms13 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Wow, I would take your phone to an apple store and get it replaced, that's awful battery life.

    I'm actually very pleased with my battery life, I was just noting how it got worse with 5.0.1
     
  4. r2shyyou macrumors 68000

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    Meh, it's an old 3GS so I'm not too worried about it. I hear you though, it ain't great battery life.
     
  5. jkozlow3 macrumors 6502a

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    You realize not all usage is the same, right? Streaming videos or using 3G data uses more battery than talking on the phone (when you have a strong signal) but they both count towards the same amount of "usage". There is absolutely no way you can compare anything unless you do a controlled test which involves performing the EXACT same activities under 5.0 and 5.01.
     
  6. mms13 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes, I'm aware of that.
     
  7. aperry macrumors 6502a

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    I'm totally confused on what "usage" actually means. Does the screen need to be on? For example, when I'm listening to music with the screen off, is that "usage"? What about emails that come in, do they count as "usage"?
     
  8. borisiii macrumors 6502

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    From what I can tell, usage is when the screen is on, or when you are listening to music (with or without the screen on). Empirical battery life reports should be taken with a grain of salt since a couple of hours of surfing on 3G will bring the battery down by about 40%, while the same amount of usage just listening to music would use no more than 5%.
     

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