[Poll] Did 5.0.1 solve your battery problems?

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by Metal Dice, Nov 11, 2011.


How did 5.0.1 affect your battery?

  1. Solved it!

    57 vote(s)
  2. It's somewhat better.

    98 vote(s)
  3. No difference.

    168 vote(s)
  4. A little worse.

    74 vote(s)
  5. Ruined my battery life!

    42 vote(s)
  1. Metal Dice macrumors regular

    Metal Dice

    Jun 3, 2009
    I hope this poll will give us all a better overview.

    I personally haven't noticed any improvement. My battery life actually seems a bit worse, however I haven't calibrated it yet.
  2. saintforlife macrumors 65816

    Feb 25, 2011
    No difference on my iPhone 4 sadly. It is still bad :(
  3. WAM2 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 6, 2011
    United States
  4. MonkeySee.... macrumors 68040


    Sep 24, 2010
    I selected no difference because i didn't have any issues to begin with.
  5. norneDK, Nov 11, 2011
    Last edited: Nov 11, 2011

    norneDK macrumors member

    Nov 6, 2011
    Mine is a little worse when I compare standby time at 75% left using the same settings as before and using the same apps:

    Old version:
    Usage 1 hour, 54 minutes
    Standby 13 hours, 16 minutes

    Usage 1 hour, 46 minutes
    Standby 10 hours, 21 minutes

    iPhone 4S was fully charged and I haven't calibrated the battery fully yet, but still very disappointing...
  6. BarryDuffman macrumors newbie

    Jul 20, 2011
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    Nope. It didn't fix the issue with the Timezone Settings location service running constantly on my iPhone 4.
    This is my biggest issue with the batterylife.
  7. Sebby macrumors 6502a

    Dec 20, 2008
    London, UK
    Unfortunately, despite me having great hopes for this, it hasn't helped. Usage is still showing as 29 minutes today, even though in reality it's 3 minutes at most.
  8. iCaleb macrumors 6502

    Apr 26, 2010
    You shouldn't of voted then.
  9. fergusor macrumors member

    Jun 18, 2009
    iOs 5 alone boosted the battery life on my iPhone 4, iOs 5.0.1 seems to have made it even better :)
  10. peto01 macrumors member

    Oct 18, 2009
    Can you tell me if my battery is OK with 2:41h usage and 14:03h of stand by? I used iPod for 0:30h and for 1:50 I browsed the web using 3G. Now, I have 66% left and I think it consumed those 34% pretty quick, or is it normal consumption?
    Thank you
  11. HellDiverUK macrumors 6502

    Oct 24, 2009
    Belfast, UK
    Poll is flawed - no "I didn't have any issues with 5.0 anyway" option.
  12. fleeper macrumors 6502

    Jul 30, 2008
    I have been on 5.0.1 for several days and I see no difference. I left my phone off charge again last night (I have to charge while at work to make it through the day).

    It was 81% when I went to bed and 50% this morning. Before 5.0 if I left it off charge, it might drop 2% through the night.

  13. urkel, Nov 11, 2011
    Last edited: Nov 11, 2011

    urkel macrumors 68030

    Nov 3, 2008
    No change for me. Got the update yesterday with 100% battery it still drained 15% per hour with many key services/features turned off and restraining myself from using things like Facebook/Instagram.

    I really want to use my phone to do things like they do in the commercials/demo but so far there is no way to do it because even at minimal use this drains battery too quickly.
  14. kallyq macrumors regular

    Apr 12, 2010
    Mine completely died from 50% over night. It wasn't that bad before. Hopefully a recharge will help it be better.
  15. Netherscourge macrumors 6502

    Oct 11, 2011
    No difference here.

    Last night, I charged my phone to 100%.

    I went to bed with a 95% charge, with the phone set to Airplane Mode.

    I woke up with my phone at a 84% charge.

    Battery lost 11% charge in Standby/Airplane Mode over a 6 hour period.

    Is that normal? Good? Bad? I have no idea.

    But it's exactly the same drain rate as it was with iOS 5.0
  16. Chairman.Jobbie macrumors 6502

    Sep 9, 2011
    Was getting atleast 2 days if not 3 for my average usage. After iOS5 its down to about 50% everyday by lunchtime.... the update hasnt done anything. Alittle worse maybe...?

    This is with 30% brightness and all location > system services > off.

    Hope the next update fixes it.
  17. urkel macrumors 68030

    Nov 3, 2008
    Is it possible there is a difference between doing an OTA (55MB) vs a full restore through iTunes (770MB)? I did the OTA which was amazing, but it didnt solve anything so im considering a restore.


    It took nearly a month to admit/test/release an update for a widely publicized problem and for Apple thats a pretty fast turnaround. But for the end users then a month of crippling your phone just to get through the day is unreasonable so I hope that the people with legitimate issues keep complaining and the defenders quit trying to muzzle them. The 4S is an amazing product but it's got problems that require an immediate solution.
  18. cmChimera macrumors 68040


    Feb 12, 2010
    Didn't have any issues, yet still notice an increase in battery life.
  19. xxBURT0Nxx macrumors 68020


    Jul 9, 2009
    50% overnight? You definitely have severe battery problems. I can go to bed with my battery at 15%, without killing any apps, using airplane mode, etc. and it's still on in the morning. Still on 5.0 btw.
  20. nwcs macrumors 68000


    Sep 21, 2009
    So far it looks better on my 4s. Not sure if it's solved yet but definitely better.
  21. nepalisherpa macrumors 68020


    Aug 15, 2011
    We never had any issues with our 4S (me and my wife's). It seemed normal! But, what's weird is that I updated her 4S last night and her battery was 100% before going to bed. This morning, after 7.5 hours, the battery was still at 100%. It just seems a little weird!
  22. asleep macrumors 68040


    Sep 26, 2007
    I dunno yet, left my screen on all night (no lock) and dropped 50 percentage points...

    But still had 20% left to drain for recalibration.
  23. Kyotoma macrumors 68000


    Nov 11, 2010
    Carnegie and Ontario
    No difference. Then again, I never had battery issues to begin with.
  24. George Knighton macrumors 65816

    George Knighton

    Oct 13, 2010
    Same here.
  25. woodydog macrumors newbie

    Sep 14, 2011
    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 haven't had any problems since I turned off the time zone. I get between 6-7 hrs on a full charge on a 4S I'm staying on 5.0 for the jailbreak

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