Worse now

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by BLOND37, Nov 10, 2011.

  1. BLOND37 macrumors 6502a

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    had great battery life BEFORE the update to 501 (on 4s).. now WORSE.. any thoughts?

    does the auto back up itunes does BEFORE the update.. can i go back to 5.0.. will that help?
     
  2. kas23 macrumors 603

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    I do too. I keep telling myself this is just giant, society-based experiment on how far a consumer can hang onto a product/brand, while being intensely abused, before jumping ship.
     
  3. BLOND37 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    and now mine is jumping from 63% to 32% to 59%

    WTF CRAPPLE
     
  4. Primejimbo macrumors 68040

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    how can you really know after only a few hours? what at least you try it our for a whole day before you complain about it :rolleyes:
     
  5. BLOND37 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    it never went down that fast before and it jumps.. i'm gonna do a restore from back up.. whats the worse that can happen? i brick it? LOL
     
  6. sjinsjca macrumors 68000

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    Recalibrate your battery.

    Use the thing 'til it shuts itself off. Then, recharge fully.
     
  7. BLOND37 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    that use til off thing that "recalibrates" it.. what does that do??


    why do i have to do this when others dont? will it fix it?

    dont mean to sound snippy just UPSET!

    so i should not restore from back uo?
     
  8. Primejimbo macrumors 68040

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    Doing this once a month will recalibrate your battery. Just use it until it dies on it's own. Plug it in and charge it 100% then.
     
  9. BLOND37 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    ugh fine i'll do what you suggest but do i get to say i told you so? LOL..

    its dropping fast tho man.. (guess it wont take much time to go to zero LOL)

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    WAIT when i recharge it wont that back up and over right the current back up with 5.0?
     
  10. -tWv- macrumors 68000

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    It doesn't matter what OS you backed up. When you restore it will restore your data onto 5.0.1, you can't go back, at least easily.
     
  11. BLOND37 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    cant i set up as new phone (wiping out everything) then restore from (5.0) backup?
     
  12. Primejimbo macrumors 68040

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    no, it will not. Why restore it when you don't need too. Did you set it up as new when you 1st got 5.0?
     
  13. BLOND37 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    i have a 4s which came preinstalled with 5.0
     
  14. Primejimbo macrumors 68040

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    then just drain the battery so the phone shuts off and charge it up over night.
     
  15. knoxtown macrumors 6502

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    My battery life was fine before the update, and maybe a little better afterwards. I find it hard to believe that people are having such bad battery life under normal usage. Oh well. Try the calibrate idea, may help.
     
  16. kas23 macrumors 603

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    I'm completely serious here. I just want some education. Can someone scientifically explain why waiting x amount of hours, be it a day or more, I'll then be able to know my battery's - a battery that is not new - true potential?
     
  17. applefan289 macrumors 68000

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    The battery life on my iPhone is nowhere near my iPad 1, but it is better with the update.
     
  18. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    Because it averages loads on the various components (CPU, GPU, RAM, various controllers and sensors, etc.). A longer sample will smooth any spikes or dips in load.
     
  19. saving107 macrumors 603

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    A few hours is better than this guy who posted after only 20 minutes.

    5.0.1 seems to have worked
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1273601
     
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