iPhone 4S Battery Drain Poll

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by dk831, Oct 24, 2011.


How's your iPhone 4S battery... Choose only ONE answer per Question Group

  1. Group1) My iPhone 4S battery seems fine/haven't noticed anything wrong

    16 vote(s)
  2. Group1) My iPhone 4S battery drains too fast

    28 vote(s)
  3. Group2) iPhone 4S was "Set Up as New"

    25 vote(s)
  4. Group2) iPhone 4S was restored from a previous backup

    15 vote(s)
  5. Group3) Disabling "System Services/Setting Time Zone" Helped

    10 vote(s)
  6. Group3) Disabling "System Services/Setting Time Zone" made no difference

    14 vote(s)
  7. Group3) I haven't tried disabling "System Services/Setting Time Zone"

    14 vote(s)
  8. Group4) Disabling iCloud Helped

    1 vote(s)
  9. Group4) Disabling iCloud made no difference

    9 vote(s)
  10. Group4) I haven't tried disabling iCloud

    26 vote(s)
  11. Group5) Resetting Network Settings helped

    2 vote(s)
  12. Group5) Resetting Network Settings made no difference

    18 vote(s)
  13. Group5) I haven't tried resetting Network Settings

    18 vote(s)
  14. Group6) Disabling ALL location services helped

    2 vote(s)
  15. Group6) Disabling ALL location services didn't help

    10 vote(s)
  16. Group6) I haven't tried disabling location services

    24 vote(s)
  17. Group7) I tried something else that has helped battery life... elaborate in a post

    2 vote(s)
  1. dk831, Oct 24, 2011
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2011

    dk831 macrumors newbie

    Nov 8, 2007
    Just trying to gather some data. The other "batterygate" thread is too long.

    Please only check one answer per Question Group!

    FWIW, I also believe this to be a software bug issue...

    EDIT: I realize the data gathering power of a poll this large isn't that great since you can't correlate answers, but I'm hoping the percentages might reveal a trend given enough responses.
  2. ap3604, Oct 24, 2011
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2011

    ap3604 macrumors 68000

    Jan 11, 2011
    Edit: Good lord... that Poll is like a novel written! ;)

    Btw I'm on my 3rd 4S (warranty 2nd replacement). I disable all the battery suckers (calibrate battery, set up as new, no iCloud, no location services, etc) each time so hopefully 3rd times a charm? :confused:
  3. dk831 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 8, 2007
    it just took a while to make. should be up now! :)
  4. boomhower macrumors 68000


    Oct 21, 2011
    I just charge a lot. Disabling all the features that make the phone truly unique kind of defeats the purpose. Not having location services, iCloud back-ups, etc. compromises a lot of best features of the phone. Fortunately my job puts me in a car for most of the day so keeping a charge in the phone isn't a issue. Even with pretty much everything on the battery life is still better than the Android phone I came from. With that thing if the GPS was on for an hour the phone would be close to dead. This phone will still go an easy twelve hours with everything on and doing a lot of streaming from 3G to BT. I run it hard so I don't expect 24 hours out of it. For what I put it through I consider the battery life pretty decent, roughly double the Droid.
  5. Oppressed macrumors 65816


    Aug 15, 2010
    Looks like from the poll results thus far that people have battery drain problems, have set up as a new phone, and done all the tips and tricks and it has not helped.
  6. MultiMediaWill macrumors 68000

    Aug 1, 2010
  7. zign macrumors 6502


    Apr 9, 2006
    The battery issues people are experiencing are iOS 5 related and have nothing to do with the phones. I have outlined a list of instructions here. You don't have to disable all the features of course. I can tell you that location based reminders is the biggest battery killer and then there are small bits and pieces that can make things better.
  8. gtmac macrumors 6502a

    Jun 25, 2010
    My battery life has sucked from day one. Originally restored from back up, this weekend I set up as new and it's actually worse!!! Unacceptable level at this point. At 21% with 4:53 in usage and 9:14 in standby. It's be dead on the drive home!!!

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