iOS4 on 3Gs drains battery fast

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Sirolway, Jun 29, 2010.

  1. Sirolway macrumors 6502

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    I used to get easily a day's use on my 3GS with iOS3.
    Now I've upgraded to iOS4, the battery is flat before I get to midday - it runs out FAR quicker.

    Anyone else noticed this?
    This is not good - if I'm away from a charger for the day, the phone isn't going to make it. I'd rather lose multitasking (or whatever's draining it) & get more life ..

    Thoughts?
     
  2. GadgetGeek71 macrumors 6502

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    There's been a lot of talk with people having this problem. I personally do not have this issue and I'm not sure it's because of the battery utility I use "Battery Doctor."
     
  3. jacollins macrumors 6502a

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    I didn't have that problem with my 3G on iOS4 (and I was playing MP3's all day). I kind of doubt it's something special with the 3Gs. I think you need to figure out what you're running that's causing the battery drain. So what apps are you running? Are you streaming? Is Wifi/Bluetooth on? etc.
     
  4. bumzo1 macrumors 6502a

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    My dad has the same issue but my 3GS didn't, he said with light use it would only last a few hours and he has to recharge it multiple times during the day
     
  5. Sirolway thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I've finally solved this after my iPhone started crashing all the time - apps would quit 10-20 times per day!

    I did a DFU wipe of the iPhone (held down both buttons for 8+ seconds while plugged into iTunes). This wipes all the data, takes it back to factory & upgrades it to the latest OS without going through all the intermediate OS versions.

    I then set it up as a new phone (i.e. I did not choose the 'restore from backup' option)

    I then went through iTunes & chose all the apps, music, photos etc I wanted to sync back onto it, synced it, logged into all the apps on my iPhone & generally got it back to where I wanted it

    It now doesn't crash (at all so far, fingers crossed) and after a day of standard (light) use is still at 53% battery - never would have got this before

    So that seems to have been a miracle cure - I can highly recommend
    If I was to do it again, the only thing I'd do differently would be to take a screen shot of all my app screens so I could remember how I had it set up before ...

    Hope it helps
     
  6. xAnthony macrumors 65816

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    Yeah a restore normally helps. This actually happened to me before when I updated my old iPhone 3Gs. I couldn't stand the slowness so I restored it and it fixed the problem.
     
  7. Ashin macrumors 6502a

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    A totally clean restore is the way tbh.

    Upgrading seems to cause all sorts of issues
     

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