Upgraded from 4.1 to 4.3.1, battery life unbearable!!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by likemyorbs, Apr 13, 2011.

  1. likemyorbs macrumors 68000

    likemyorbs

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    I held off on upgrading my iPhone 4 firmware until the 4.3.1 release. Ever since upgrading, my battery drains so much faster than it ever used to, it's horrible. Anyone else noticed this? Just a few minutes after taking my phone off the charger the battery was already at 99% and i didn't even do anything. Now i'm on hold with the dmv and my battery drained 5% in 7 minutes. I'm afraid my battery won't make it through the day, what a nuisance!
     
  2. eastercat macrumors 68040

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    If you have your blobs, you can downgrade to 4.2.1.
     
  3. seraphkz macrumors newbie

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    Same problem. Check your usage in Settings --> general, see if it's reporting usage that you never used.

    I had my phone charged to 100% before I went to sleep. After I woke up, my batter was at 69%, and the usage was showing an hour and 30 minutes, but I never used my phone while I was sleeping!
     
  4. Ashin macrumors 6502a

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    Try this and see if it helps -

    Go into settings>store, tap your email and sign out
    Open up the phone app, click home button, then kill the phone app in multi-task tray

    See if that helps, works for me, have been diagnosing this issue since 4.3 ever came out and it fixes it for me
     
  5. ..-. macrumors newbie

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    I'll have to give that a try. I have really noticeable battery drain with 4.3.1. Don't know if it's as bad as 4.3 but definitely different than before. Same with my iPhone and iPad2.

    :confused:
    Frank
     
  6. Ashin macrumors 6502a

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    Let me know if it works.

    Works for me every time, thankfully, the battery issues were driving me insane
     
  7. LightSpeed1 macrumors 6502a

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    I believe that is the same battery life that Verizon iPhones have been seeing since day one. The battery life on my Verizon iPhone in comparison to my At&t iPhone is night and day.

    Verizon iPhone Battery life = Horrible
    At&t iPhone Battery life = Great
     
  8. Stealthipad macrumors 68040

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    I do not understand as 4.3.1 did not change my battery life greatly from the previous OS. Slightly but maybe by 5% for the whole average day.
     
  9. likemyorbs thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Wow thanks for all the suggestions guys, will try when I get home, I should also mention that I have not yet tried to calibrate the battery since the update, don't know if it will help.
     
  10. likemyorbs thread starter macrumors 68000

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    ok, just gave this stuff a try and going to sleep now. we shall see tomorrow if it's improved. Also another thing, it won't charge to a full 100% keeps stopping at 99.
     
  11. seraphkz macrumors newbie

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  12. msjones macrumors 6502

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    Try disabling ping under restrictions as described in this article.

    I have read that this has helped many users with poor battery life since the update.
     
  13. Lotso macrumors 6502

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    If it stops charging at 99% that sounds like the battery needs to be recalibrated.
     
  14. George Knighton macrumors 6502a

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    To be honest, I think a lot of us are pushing a lot of notifications now, and there's no way to avoid a detrimental effect on battery life.
     
  15. maflynn Moderator

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    So far I've not needed to enable notifications, and while I cannot conclusively state that is the reason. My battery life doesn't suck
     
  16. Pink∆Floyd macrumors 68020

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    Another thread?

    You do realize there are countless useless threads like this one right?

    I don't understand you people, everytime Apple releases a new software update, somebody always has to complain about battery life and how much worse it is...

    Why?
     
  17. Grayburn macrumors 68000

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    Err people complain as it is bad because of the battery drain.Not had any problems with any of the previous IOS's except for 4.3.1!

    Luckily for me i could downgrade and now i'm not losing several % every 5 minutes,neither is it getting hot when using 2 apps or is it locking up!
     
  18. msjones macrumors 6502

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    Ping isn't for push notifications, its the new music sharing service thats part of itunes. Personally I dont use it and have it disabled.

    According to some reports its running constantly in the background. Disabling it under restrictions kills this feature.
     
  19. maflynn Moderator

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    I know its crazy a forum where people create threads. The mods better a put a stop to this or a discussion could break out:eek:
     
  20. tjcampbell macrumors 6502a

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    I've suffered battery drain as has my wife, her iPhone even more so. Just installed today's update though. We'll see if that helps at all. Fingers crossed.
     

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