Insane iPhone 4S Battery

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by w00t951, Oct 30, 2011.

  1. w00t951 macrumors 68000


    Jan 6, 2009
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A334 Safari/7534.48.3)

    I'll post pics when I get back to my Macbook.

    I have all settings enabled, including iCloud and Siri. I have wifi on and Bluetooth off. Screen brightness was untouched from the factory default, and is set to auto brightness.

    Usage: 7 hours, 15 minutes
    Standby: 17 hours, 15 minutes

    This is insanity! This... Is... Sparta!

    EDIT: I had 46% battery left. That's what made it insane.
  2. ZBoater macrumors G3


    Jul 2, 2007
    Sunny Florida
  3. apunkrockmonk macrumors 6502a


    Nov 20, 2005
    Rochester, NY
    I have a white 4s. Same settings as you. Everything on except Bluetooth.*

  4. Pez555 macrumors 68020


    Apr 18, 2010
    seems pretty normal to me...ive definitely had better. (thats what she said)
  5. vitzr macrumors 68030


    Jul 28, 2011
    There are a lot of variable reports when it comes to battery life. Too many to compare. Apple is working on this.

    I know one of my iPhone 4's demonstrated outstanding battery life for two weeks then died. Got a replacement which lasted just three days then died.

    I'm waiting patiently to see what Apple does.
  6. MaxximusPrime macrumors newbie

    Oct 24, 2011
    I hate you guys for having such great battery life. I'm at 50% battery already today with 2 hours usage and 3 1/2 standby. I'm not doing much except some texting and listening to music. I literally see it go down a percentage point or two every few minutes I turn the screen on.
  7. gdjsnyder macrumors 6502a


    Apr 19, 2010
    Swoyersville, PA
    Same. I'm getting about 4 hours of usage and 6-7 hours of standby before my phone dies. For example, at work the other day I didn't use my phone at all except to send text message. Dropped from 86% to 37% in four hours.
  8. ZBoater macrumors G3


    Jul 2, 2007
    Sunny Florida
    Did you guys try turning off the time zone setting in location services?
  9. kre62 macrumors 68020

    Jul 12, 2010
    You were listening to music for half the time, guaranteed.

    Artificial inflation of usage.
  10. White/Rhino macrumors 6502a


    Jul 19, 2010
    Battery life

    You may have read this in other places but this is what I did to improve my battery life. I've only had my iPhone 4s for 5 days and from day one batt life was horrible. What I've done here brought me back to normal batt power.
    1st drained my batt all the way until it shut itself off then fully charged it to 100%.
    2nd I did a full restore from my Mac instead of using icloud. I did this to solve an iMessage issue I was having plus I hoped it will help with the battery
    3rd turned off the set time automaticly
    4th set my email to get manually.

    Today after 4.5 hours of being unplugged and listing to an audio book for an hour with a wired headset and checking emails and what not I'm still at 93%

    With the same amount of usage two days ago I would have been in the 60's
    Hope this helps
  11. macjunk(ie) macrumors 6502a

    Aug 12, 2009
    thanks for this one...I am gonna try this out
  12. Dangerous Theory macrumors 68000

    Jul 28, 2011
    You know 'usage' is a very ambiguous term. You could simply leave the iPhone on with autolock turned off and that would rack up a pretty nice 'usage' time, or, on the other end of the spectrum you might play Infinity Blade flat out.
  13. Sir Ruben macrumors 65816

    Sir Ruben

    Jul 3, 2010
    You seem to be prone to this issue, Ive not even heard of peoples batteries just dying. What the heck are you doing to them?

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