I just got my first iPhone. Should I keep iOS 5.0?

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  1. SuperSnake2012 macrumors 6502a

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    So I ordered my iPhone 4S 64GB and it finally came in today :D It came pre-installed with iOS 5.0, and not 5.0.1. I was reading that some people experienced poor battery life with 5.0.1. Should I keep 5.0 or upgrade? :confused:
     
  2. TM WAZZA macrumors 68000

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    It depends. I upgraded to 5.0.1 straight away when I got my 4S.

    Are you having problems with 5.0? If yes, there's no harm in giving 5.0.1 a go then.
     
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    I went almost straight to 5.0.1 and haven't had any battery issues. All I noticed after the upgrade is that Siri changed from a British guy to an Australian woman :eek:
     
  4. Neolithium macrumors 6502a

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    I upgraded to 5.0.1 right away and have no complaints about battery life.
     
  5. SuperSnake2012 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Not sure yet, I just got the phone an hour ago and just started syncing with iTunes :p
     
  6. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    If you are wanting to jailbreak/unlock, it's best to stick with 5.0. You can dump your shsh blobs using tiny umbrella too, in case yoy may end up needing them in the future. If that doesn't matter to you, then go ahead and update. Some people ARE reporting improved battery life on 5.0.1
     
  7. Jmclark macrumors regular

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    I went right to 5.0.1, and my battery life is just fine.
     
  8. hizzaah macrumors 6502

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    I'm still on 5.0 because I saw people complaining their battery life got worse after updating to 5.0.1. I'm not saying that's always the case, but all 5.0.1 was is a battery "fix" and my battery life is just fine.. I'm gonna stay with 5.0 until either a JB comes out, or an apple update comes out with some nice features
     

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  9. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    ^^^ That's about my usage on 5.0.1

    Kinda bummed I updated, as the dev team keeps saying we likely won't see a jailbreak terribly soon. IMO 5.0.1 was more a patch for potential jailbreakers than anything else.
     
  10. bjb.butler, Dec 8, 2011
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    There probably isn't going to be a jailbreak released until after 5.1
    It seems as though most people updated to 5.0.1. If they released it now for 5.0 only, the majority of people wouldn't be able to use it. Also, 5.1 is around the corner, which will bring some new features/battery life enhancements/bug fixes, and everyone would want to upgrade.

    The goal is to hit the most amount of people possible. With so many on 5.0.1, I don't see them releasing a jailbreak for 5.0 only.
     
  11. GraphicsGeek macrumors 6502a

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    The only reason why you see a lot of posts with 5.0.1 problems is because people post problems, not praises. Just upgrade, you'll more than likely be fine, especially of you have no issues with 5.0
     
  12. ET iPhone Home macrumors 68040

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    I noticed a difference when I upgraded. After the upgrade, I had 20% left at the end of the day with approx. the same use.
     
  13. Leonard1818 macrumors 68020

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    My first 4s shipped with 5.0 and the 2nd one I got already had 5.0.1 on it. No difference really....
     
  14. thatoneguy82 macrumors 68000

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    I upgraded to 5.0.1 immediately after it was available through my iPhone. It was less than 3 days old. Didn't really have a chance to test the battery performance. However, on 5.0.1 there was a minor hiccup, but with changing some settings I'm getting the battery I want and the latest software.

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    Second image was the average after I discovered that not fully closing large applications via the "task bar" require a lot of power. Infinity Blade 2, for instance needs to be fully closed, not paused.
     
  15. forcetactic macrumors 6502

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    Jb and/or unlock might be available on 5.0 exclusively. I would keep 5.0 until further news is released
     
  16. SuperSnake2012 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not really interested in jail breaking my phone... I just came off two different rooted Android devices and didn't really use any of the features of it being rooted besides the wireless tether. I think I'll run 5.0 for a few days see how my battery life is with 5.0.
     
  17. bandofbrothers macrumors 601

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    I find the battery life on my iPhone 4 much better on the newest software !
     
  18. Walter Bell macrumors regular

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    Just to add some wood to the fire, before 5.0.1 I was able to get 1 day standby and about 8 hours of usage. I haven't come close to that since going to 5.0.1.
     
  19. Jordan921 macrumors 68040

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    Use it on 5.0 for a couple days first and see how you like the battery life. If it's not to your liking then just update it.
     
  20. SuperSnake2012 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Upgraded to 5.0.1 and I got pretty good battery life. Plenty of 3G/wifi, games and music. Blows my htc evo away in terms of life.
     

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  21. SweetLou122 macrumors regular

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    you can always go forward, but not backwards. Being on my 3rd 4s, I stuck with 5.0 and have much beter battery life than the first two with 5.0.1. Plus for jailbreaking/unlocking its a no brainer
     
  22. iphone4s16gb macrumors 6502

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    believe me , apple didn't improve battery at all . even you upgrade it not really help like you want , so stay 5.0 and ready for jailbreak untethered ,
     

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