Ok, what about BETA 5 Battery life ?

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  1. vslo macrumors regular

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    Battery life is always one of the biggest concerns , both in betas and official releases.

    So, what about your battery life in iOS 5 BETA 5 ?
    Is it good? better or worse than previously BETA ?
    Reasons?
     
  2. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

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    I'm seeing about the same. Battery issue was never a problem for me in beta 4 though.
     
  3. vslo thread starter macrumors regular

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    Me too. I just installed it, but beta 4 was , for sure, the best beta in terms of battery. Still a bit far from what I expect for the final release, but...
     
  4. mikelegacy macrumors 65816

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    As long as it's better as it was in 4.3.3 or whatever 4.3 release had that HORRIFIC battery life.
     
  5. mattdo93 macrumors 6502

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    Not good as beta 4, but not bad enough to make me really pissed.
     
  6. Paulshaqz macrumors 6502a

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    not sure yet but beta 4 was by far the best so far
     
  7. jsh macrumors regular

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    Drained 5% overnight (10 hrs) with wifi, bluetooth, 3g, push e-mail (exchange and mobileme) and all location services on. Best I've seen yet.
     
  8. vslo thread starter macrumors regular

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    Wow, nice...
    I was thinking, what drain more battery? Set the e-mail to push or fetch 15 min ?
     
  9. mikelegacy macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, that would work, but push doesnt drain that much battery in my experience. I can still last all day with average usage and constant push.
     
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  11. mikelegacy macrumors 65816

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    Fetch would help battery life, but it really depends on your needs of use.

    If you are the type of person who needs his/her email RIGHT when they come, then obviously push is for you, and it really doesn't hit your battery too hard.

    If you can wait 15 minutes for your emails, fetch will give you another 30 minutes - 1 hour per day battery life.
     
  12. SanjeevRana macrumors 6502a

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    For me this beta is a battery lover :)

    Last night did a full restore (in DFU mode) and setup from scratch (did not restore from beta 4)..

    When I woke up ... I had lost 2% with everything off (except 3G & Location Svcs) in 6 hours.

    At this time ...

    Usage - 1 Hour, 24 Mins (20 Mins of BT music included)
    Standby - 9 Hours, 15 Mins
    Current Battery - 94%

    I switched email to my own Zimbra server and am using IMAP/CardDav/CalDav Fetch (15 mins) now. I believe Push may have taken 1-2% more ...

    Also, Bluetooth skipping issue is fixed :D
     
  13. trajen macrumors 6502a

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    I'm getting pretty good battery life. I turned off "traffic" in location services settings.
     
  14. RafaelT macrumors 65816

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    Battery life is amazing, much better then any other beta's, maybe better then iOS 4.
     
  15. ad2435 macrumors member

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    For those with the real iPhone 5, how is the battery life with the larger screen??
     
  16. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

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    That made me laugh. Thanks.
     
  17. aonali21 macrumors member

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    I know that beta 4 I had the best battery life I have ever seen!! Now beta 5 seems to be doing good but not like beta 4. Right now I'm at 20% with 3 hours usage and 12 hours standby. With beta 4 I was getting 6 hours usage and 22 hours standby at only 40%
     
  18. BlindMellon macrumors 65816

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    The larger battery helps.:D
     
  19. jdlorinser macrumors member

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    :eek: I just jizzed my pants.
     
  20. dilute37 macrumors member

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    Honestly, I am having terrible issues with iOS 5 beta 5. Just pulled the phone off the charger 33 minutes ago. Already down to 89% and it's just been light browsing. Any suggestions?
     
  21. Gjwilly macrumors 68030

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    I'm betting that the people saying that beta-4 was the best were all using iPhone 4s because for me on the 3GS, beta-4 was a definite step backward.

    Beta-1 was the worst followed by beta-4.
    Beta-2 and beta-3 were pretty much a toss-up and both were pretty much as good as iOS4.
    Beta-5 is back to decent again and along the lines of betas-2/3.
     
  22. stephen1108 macrumors 65816

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    I'm in the SAME boat. Battery life has been horrible.

    And I've turned off Ping and did a power cycle to no avail.
     
  23. RafaelT macrumors 65816

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    Has anyone with horrible battery life tried to restore and set up as new?
     
  24. Statusnone88 macrumors 65816

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    Did before I went to bed. Battery life was beyond horrible. Did a restore as new to iOSb5. With push email, wifi, 3G, Bluetooth, etc on I woke up at 96% after 7 hours.

    Apparently doing a fresh restore does the trick for most folks.
     
  25. dilute37 macrumors member

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    So to continue my issue from last night, got it to about 84% before I went to bed, was dead when I woke up this morning. I haven't turned off all the services yet, but as far as I'm concerned, it shouldn't matter.

    Wondering if a restore would fix this. Any thoughts?

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    Guess I just missed this one. I'll give a try when I get home.

    Thanks!
     

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