Update 4.3.3 battery life fixed?

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  1. The Game 161, May 6, 2011
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    The Game 161 macrumors G5

    The Game 161

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    Seeing as the new update is out, has battery life been fixed? I'm on 4.3.1 as didn't want to upgrade to 4.3.2 due to everyone saying how the battery life was so bad should I upgrade to this one?
     
  2. Mess macrumors 6502

    Mess

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    My battery issues were sorted in 4.3.2 and i think a lot of other people fou d the same.

    The version you are on was the worst for me!
     
  3. PaulyD macrumors 6502

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    Yep, you are definitely on the worst version! 4.3.2 has been awesome for me, just about to upgrade to 4.3.3 and don't expect any problems
     
  4. bizfox macrumors member

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    iOS 4.3.3 is better than 4.3.2 for me in regards to battery life. I've even re-JB my iP4, and the battery life has remained pretty decent so far...
     
  5. Chocolatemilty macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the report. I've been having amazing battery life after upgrading from 4.2.1 to 4.3.2 and setting up as a new phone. Since I'm jailbroken and very happy with it, though, I suppose I'll keep with this and continue seeing how others are reporting iOS 4.3.3 battery performance.
     
  6. Antoni Nygaard macrumors 6502a

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    Looks like my battery is really good after a restore to 4.3.3 and set it up as new. My battery is on 48% and the stats is 4 hours and 47 min usage and 1 day and 1 hour of standby. And I have been using 3G and wifi and wifi has been on all the time. And 3G has been turned off when I don't need it.
     
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  8. thomamon macrumors 65816

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    I feel my battery is draining too fast...

    Right now I am at 60% with 2:13 minutes usage and 13 Hours, 29 Minutes of Stand By.

    I had no problems before 4.3.3
     
  9. jacollins macrumors 6502a

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    I've seen no difference in battery life with 4.3.3.
     
  10. tmaxxtigger macrumors member

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    Huge improvement in 4.3.3, got 4 days with about 4 hours usage! Used to be lucky to get 2 days with similar usage.
     
  11. thomamon macrumors 65816

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    What the hell is up with mine? What should I do?
     
  12. JulianL macrumors 65816

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    All the reports about 4.3.x battery drain scared me so I stuck with 4.2.1 until yesterday when I finally upgraded my iPhone 4 to 4.3.3.

    I took my phone off the charger immediately after the upgrade and it's been off power now for 22 hours and 26 minutes and is now at 99% having only been woken up twice for about 5 seconds each time so that I could quickly glance at the battery percentage on the status bar without even unlocking it just to make sure that I wasn't getting the catastrophic drain that others have reported.

    With 4.2.1 my phone would typically lose 3 or 4% overnight so for me 4.3.3 seems to be an active improvement as far as battery life is concerned.

    I still see "phantom usage", 12 minutes in my case in the last 22.5 hours, and I have no push or fetch services set up on the phone. It seems to have next to no effect on the battery though so I just accept it as a continuing mystery that doesn't really matter much.

    - Julian
     
  13. synagence macrumors 6502a

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    I'm getting that battery paranoia .... at the weekend i restored and setup as new phone on 4.3.3,

    I'm now at 73% with 6hours standby and 1hr 32 of usage (90% of that usage was a podcast listen and a teeny bit of surfing) ... feels like its draining quicker
     
  14. The Game 161 thread starter macrumors G5

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    I havn't really noticed much difference, currently my usage is

    44% battery life left

    5 hours, 40 minutes usage
    1 day, 13 hours standby

    so still pretty good.
     
  15. NewishMacGuy macrumors 6502a

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    4.3.2 fixed the significant issues I was having with 4.3.1, but they're back now with 4.3.3 and worse. On my commute this morning I went from 100% walking out the door to 67% sitting down at my desk. Total commute time 1hr and 40 minutes, just listening to podcasts through IEMS and 25minutes of playing Mancala, wifi off. Before 4.3.3 that same commute usage would take me down to 90-95%.
     
  16. ahfu25 macrumors 6502a

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    In my opinion battery life varies iPhone to iPhone. My original iP4 I bought the day it launched had decent battery life and maintained it thru-out all the updates. I had it replaced a few weeks ago and my battery life is much better on my warranty replaced/refurbished phone. 4.3.1, 4.3.2 and 4.3.3 have all been the same to me. Only thing I noticed is that the 4.3.3 jailbrake has been the most stable jailbrake in a while. Again it's just my opinion.
     
  17. sotorious macrumors 6502a

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  18. richiekim macrumors newbie

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    I've also noticed my battery is draining faster when I upgraded to iOS 4.2.8 on my Verizon iPhone.
     
  19. ColtonA7X macrumors newbie

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    My Battery life has gotten worse over the last couple updates as well. :confused:
     
  20. synagence macrumors 6502a

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    Well, just to show the difference a dodgy cell tower can make....

    I posted the above when i was losing about 5-8% an hour doing nothing with my phone...

    Today, cell-data speed was back, battery life drop was about just under 1% / hour found that my local cell tower was out / suffering problems .... as an end user i had no idea, unless i chased my mobile service provider to know that there were issues (still saw 3-4 bars of 3G) but its a radical difference in drain
     
  21. thomamon macrumors 65816

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    I wiped my phone and setup as new... Currently at:

    29%
    Usage: 4 Hours, 51 Minutes
    Standby: 1 Day, 22 Hours

    To the guy who said battery life varies from iphone to iphone, you are one hundred percent correct.

    My first iPhone 4 had great battery life. I had to exchange it tho and my next one was awful. I kept complaining and they finally gave me another, this one has much better battery life again.
     

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