My battery experience

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by derrick2005, Nov 11, 2011.

  1. derrick2005 macrumors regular

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    So my first 4s was getting really hot every time I charged it, and combining that with the battery issues I was having a genius swapped it out for a new phone a couple of weeks ago. 2 weeks of great battery life, fast apps loading etc. Yesterday, I intended to do the OTA update, plugged in to Itunes and backed up and then thought (so so so stupidly!) why not just update through itunes - yes, now I know that it downloads the ENTIRE OS. So, 35 or so minutes later I had 5.0.1 on my phone. And ever since I am back to the same poor battery life of my first 4s. Quite disappointed. Before deciding to go back and swap out again I plan to drain the battery and recalibrate and see if that helps, if not I will get a new handset I guess. Jealously reading all the people's great 5.0.1 experiences, especially as my battery issue was over for 2 weeks..
     
  2. bosoxmrkn macrumors newbie

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    Are you suggesting that OTA updates fix battery issues while iTunes updates cause them?
     
  3. salacious macrumors 6502a

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A405 Safari/7534.48.3)

    I was under the impression that new technology batteries did not need recalibrating?
     
  4. cababah macrumors 68000

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    the lithium ion batteries themselves, no.

    the software apple uses to calculate the battery life %, yes
     
  5. derrick2005 thread starter macrumors regular

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    not sure - i haven't done the OTA update! this is just my experience of the itunes update, and battery has been bad. also, i have had weird notifications, like introuding me to siri, and how to organize my home screen. i'm getting horrible drain like on the original phone...
     
  6. verwon macrumors 68030

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    I updated my 4S via iTunes and have no problems, at all.
     
  7. derrick2005 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks, so i wonder then what the update did do my particular phone, as it is definitely losing a lot more than it was yesterday...
     

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