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#1 E-Z-B

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Posted 20 October 2011 - 02:24 AM

Anyone else less than satisfied with the battery life of their iphone 4s?
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#2 Crunchewy

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Posted 20 October 2011 - 04:38 PM

That's a bummer if true. Like the 3GS. It took a battery hit as well. Is it like the 3GS, or better than that or worse? If you know. I am considering the upgrade, but if the battery life is a lot worse than the iPhone 4 I'll reconsider.

#3 dmaul1114

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Posted 20 October 2011 - 04:40 PM

Haven't got mine yet, but from looking into it before ordering even Apple in their specs listed some of the battery life estimates as lower than the iPhone 4.

The new processor takes more power and they didn't increase the battery capacity much at all.

Here's one study of it:

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So it's not a huge difference. Mainly the 3G and camera eat more battery than before.

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#4 Crunchewy

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Posted 21 October 2011 - 03:34 PM

That doesn't look like as much of a hit as the 3GS took. No too bad. And voice time is actually touch more. But I mostly use data. :)

#5 bsesb2003

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Posted 22 October 2011 - 04:33 AM

Mine's not that good at all. A friend picked up hers and it seems to be better, so maybe its the battery itself.

#6 dmaul1114

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Posted 23 October 2011 - 02:15 PM

Yeah, no harm in going to an Apple store or wherever you bought it and trying an exchange once they're back in stock.

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#7 dmaul1114

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 05:42 PM

I got my 4S on Tuesday.

I haven't timed it out yet, but I used it pretty heavily the past two days and still had 15-25% battery left each day. Less on Tuesday as I was downloading tons of apps and playing with it all day. Yesterday I spent a good bit of time fooling around online inbetween teaching a couple classes and listened to music while working etc. and had 25% left at bedtime. And that was probably lower than usual due to using it in an area with a spotty wifi signal on campus for an hour or two where it kept dropping in and out.

So battery life is fine for me. I charge it every night as I stick in in a speaker dock on my night stand and listen to music.

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#8 Crunchewy

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Posted 28 October 2011 - 02:09 PM

Glad to hear that. I'm probably going to upgrade once the option opens up for me in December.

#9 dmaul1114

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Posted 03 November 2011 - 02:06 PM

http://bits.blogs.ny...life-in-iphone/

Apple's admitted there is a bug in iOS5 that's causing battery drain issues for some people.

Seems fine for me. Haven't noticed any difference on my iPad2. iPhone 4s battery life seems good as well, but since it's my first iPhone I can't compare to older models.

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#10 Crunchewy

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Posted 03 November 2011 - 03:33 PM

I haven't noticed any extra battery drain on my iPhone 4 with iOS 5. It might be there, but if so it's pretty minimal.

One thing I have noticed is that Disc Drivin' seems to get stuttery some times. Not sure what that's about. Probably just needs an update because my other games and apps seem to work fine.

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 04:07 AM

I had to turn off a LOT of features to not have my battery drain completely in one day. Hopefully the update will help with the battery issues.

Also, does anybody else really, really hate not being able to switch between 3G and Edge? Not only does Edge use less battery, I also get better Edge reception in my apartment. I've been getting more dropped calls since I got the 4S and it's kinda pissing me off.
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#12 Rig

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 04:03 PM

I've noticed a huge battery drain on my iPhone 4 after the iOS 5 upgrade. Very glad to see they found a problem, as I was going nuts and getting aggravated barely making it through the day on a full charge!

#13 dmaul1114

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Posted 05 November 2011 - 01:03 AM

I have no problems at all with my 4S. Listen to music a couple hours most days, do some other stuff like checking e-mail, news, a little reading in the Kindle app, check facebook/twitter, play words with friends etc. throughout the day.

Usually have 20-40% battery left at night.

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#14 dmaul1114

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 06:35 AM

The iOS update to deal with the bugs giving some people battery life issues is out now.

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#15 porieux

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 06:44 AM

Be sure to calibrate the battery by running it all the way down until it shuts itself off, then charge all the way back to 100%. You should do this once a month according to Apple.

Love my new 4s....pretty huge upgrade over my previous 3gs.

#16 Rig

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 08:21 PM

Mine seems to be much better after this morning's update. :)