How did you update to iOS 5/How is your battery life now...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by thomamon, Nov 11, 2011.

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How did you update to iOS 5 and how is your battery life now?

  1. I updated using OTA and my battery has improved

    15 vote(s)
    30.6%
  2. I updated using OTA and my battery has stayed the same

    15 vote(s)
    30.6%
  3. I updated using OTA and my battery life has decreased

    8 vote(s)
    16.3%
  4. I did a full update/sync and my battery life has improved

    1 vote(s)
    2.0%
  5. I did a full update/sync and my battery life has stayed the same

    9 vote(s)
    18.4%
  6. I did a full update/sync and my battery life has decreased

    1 vote(s)
    2.0%
  1. thomamon macrumors 6502a

    thomamon

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    #1
    Just curious about how everyone updated and how their battery is now...

    I did the OTA update and my battery is worse. My wife did the full update/sync and hers is better... Lets see what the poll reveals!
     
  2. JustinDaigle macrumors member

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    #2
    Not quite sure I understand you. Do you mean iOS 5.0.1? Because it's impossible to OTA update from 4.x -> 5.x, as OTA functionality wasn't in iOS 4.
     
  3. verwon macrumors 68030

    verwon

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  4. thomamon thread starter macrumors 6502a

    thomamon

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    #4
    Yes, 5.0.1
     
  5. JustinDaigle macrumors member

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    #5
    Thanks for the clarification. In that case, I updated through iTunes (three times; once from 5.0 to 5.0.1b1, then to 5.0.1b2, then to 5.0.1). Apparently you can't OTA update from the betas to the GM, so I had no other option.

    As for battery life, it seems about the same to me. These issues seem to only have affected very few people. The only time battery life was a problem on my 4S was when I went on a short trip, and used it for five hours of streaming radio, plus Twitter and IRC, as well as a few foursquare checkins. Came home with a dead battery.
     
  6. Stealthipad macrumors 68040

    Stealthipad

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    #6
    Yep just what we need is another thread on battery life!

    My battery is no better after the update but then it was more than good enough BEFORE the update.

    No problems here, just enjoying the phone:p
     
  7. iphone4s16gb macrumors 6502

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    #7
    can't enjoin the phone like we want , keep charging everytime is drain ,

    why dont apple spend money hire some smart guy who could create good real good battery , this issue repeat again and again for iphone .......
     
  8. Lukkee24 macrumors 6502a

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    #8
    I updated using OTA and my battery has stayed the same.
     
  9. daftpunkstu, Nov 12, 2011
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2011

    daftpunkstu macrumors member

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    #9
    my battery was good to start with i wouldnt say it has really improved thouugh, maybe a little better in standby but no better in usage
     
  10. daviddth macrumors 6502a

    daviddth

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    #10
    OTA update and battery was good, and is still good
     
  11. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    #11
    I very much doubt there is any direct correlation between how the phone was updated and battery life.
     
  12. itsmemuffins macrumors 68030

    itsmemuffins

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    #12
    I updated 4S via iTunes and it improved, updated 4 and iPad 2 ota and they too improved.

    Not that I had any battery problems before, it just got better.
     

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