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  • iPhone Battery Issues Persist With iOS 5.1


    Apple’s first beta of iOS 5.1 which was issued to developers reportedly doesn’t address the battery problems which many users have experienced thus far. Michael Morgan of ABI Research spoke with the folks over at ArsTechnica about the battery problems which have been reported since the release of iOS 5. The problems which were first noted by existing iPhone users who updated their handset to iOS 5, were reportedly noticed by those who bought the iPhone 4S as well.

    According to Morgan, although Apple has apparently been unable to solve the battery life issues for all users, an eventual software fix is still the most likely solution to the problem at hand. He mentioned that the folks over at ABI Research tore down the 4S and tested the major components including the new A5 processor. They came to the conclusion that nothing that was tested was significantly different from the iPhone 4 and that the power consumption was right where it was expected to be.

    It should be noted here that the iOS 5.1 beta seeded to developers on Monday was only the first beta of the pre-release software and it is likely that Apple will try to address the issue in upcoming releases. The final debut of iOS 5.1 could very well turn out to resolve the battery issues being reported by some iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 users.

    Apple previously released iOS 5.0.1 in November with hopes of an incremental update aimed to fix bugs affecting battery life on the iPhone. After installing the update, many users felt that iOS 5.0.1 failed to address the battery life problems they had been experiencing. The Cupertino giant issued a public statement admitting that there may be some issues still needing to be addressed shortly after the launch.

    The difficulty in pinpointing a problem in software as complex as Apple’s iOS 5 was noted by Morgan. According to him, the difficulty in completely addressing the battery issues lies not only within the complexity of the software but also the variables involved with how users actually use their device. Features such as Notification Center, automatic updates, and iCloud all naturally drain the battery. Those of you who are still experiencing the issue will have to continue to be patient.

    Source: ArsTechnica
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iPhone Battery Issues Persist With iOS 5.1 started by Akshay Masand View original post
    Comments 48 Comments
    1. xxhorseriderxxx's Avatar
      xxhorseriderxxx -
      I say it's a design flaw of the 4S, Apple is stupid for using a 1430mAh battery, when comparable ones have more like 1600mAh
    1. RICO_'s Avatar
      RICO_ -
      Quote Originally Posted by xxhorseriderxxx View Post
      I say it's a design flaw of the 4S, Apple is stupid for using a 1430mAh battery, when comparable ones have more like 1600mAh
      But the iPhone 4 has the same battery size. So it's clearly something else. It's either iOS 5 or the A5 chip......it has to be.
    1. fatalcrixer's Avatar
      fatalcrixer -
      Still on 3.1.2 any hope????
    1. Selwin Snape's Avatar
      Selwin Snape -
      I would suggest people stay on older firmware on older devices for the time being.
    1. iPod's Avatar
      iPod -
      I guess apple will just have to release the 5 now
    1. lkailburn's Avatar
      lkailburn -
      My 4s is still on 5.0 but I get 4 hours of usage and will have 15% or less battery. Maybe 20% if it's a good day. So frustrating
      -Luke
    1. seemorbutz's Avatar
      seemorbutz -
      Who about reception, my data signal suck , at work I lose signal on 2/3 of the warehouse !
    1. thevmax's Avatar
      thevmax -
      Quote Originally Posted by Jj2345 View Post
      I know how apple can fix this problem,get a damn bigger stronger battery
      That means they also must get a wider iPhone to accommodate the bigger battery :-)
      AND...as long as they are making it bigger, put in the 4" screen!
    1. MemphisYork's Avatar
      MemphisYork -
      I believe the issues occur more do after jailbreak. OEM should keep it steady ... Lower brightness ... use wifi only when wifi available. Simple things.
    1. ashrafkhalifa's Avatar
      ashrafkhalifa -
      Quote Originally Posted by jrrtps View Post
      Hey!! I have a Solution, do not turn on your Iphone...
      If I don't turn on my iPhone then how I can tell its draining battery or not??? You THICK !!!!!
    1. stryker_tc's Avatar
      stryker_tc -
      Well, that sucks...maybe they will address this complex complexity of the battery and have it figured out by 6.0. False hope is better than no hope at all. Like this...the company / smartguy to invent a mega-super-badass-battery for smartphones that actually power smartphones regardless of "how the user uses it" is going to be very rich indeed. He/She is out there. And when it happens, it will be like the world just got Facebook all over again. And then we'll all have to find something else to ***** about. Screen size, maybe?
    1. teej1410's Avatar
      teej1410 -
      Quote Originally Posted by RICO_ View Post
      But the iPhone 4 has the same battery size. So it's clearly something else. It's either iOS 5 or the A5 chip......it has to be.
      I don't think it's the A5 chip. I haven't heard any problems of the iPad 2 having issues. Its most likely the software. Why do you think apple is releasing software saying they fixed it?
    1. seemorbutz's Avatar
      seemorbutz -
      Let all get a blackberry instead LOL
    1. iPod's Avatar
      iPod -
      Quote Originally Posted by ashrafkhalifa View Post
      If I don't turn on my iPhone then how I can tell its draining battery or not??? You THICK !!!!!
      WOW, you sir need to learn to accept a joke. Why would you lash out at him like that? It was a simple joke, and it wasn't evens directed at you.
    1. krs7272's Avatar
      krs7272 -
      Quote Originally Posted by seemorbutz View Post
      Who about reception, my data signal suck , at work I lose signal on 2/3 of the warehouse !
      Same here my 4S loses service in low signal areas where my 4 would just be low signal. I'm guessing the battery is bad on 4S due to the crappy reception issues
    1. RICO_'s Avatar
      RICO_ -
      Quote Originally Posted by teej1410 View Post
      I don't think it's the A5 chip. I haven't heard any problems of the iPad 2 having issues. Its most likely the software. Why do you think apple is releasing software saying they fixed it?
      They can say they've fixed it all they want. Fact is....they haven't. And if it's not the A5 chip then it could very well be Siri (which is NOT available on the iPad2) or iCloud.....or a combination of those two. The fact is.....these problems just showed up with this new phone. New processor, new OS, Siri, and iCloud. It has to be one or a combination of those.
    1. s0ulp1xel's Avatar
      s0ulp1xel -
      Oh uh no! Guess I'm gonna buy the mophie juice pack.
    1. SeveIV's Avatar
      SeveIV -
      I had battery issues on my 4s until I turned of raise to speak under siri options, my phone battery lasts a **** LOAD longer now without that huge *** battery drain turned on.
    1. -JailbreakeR-'s Avatar
      -JailbreakeR- -
      Now some of us (me included) are not having problems at all. I have a 4 and 4s both on 5.0, the only difference between the two is the 4 is jail broke, they are always within 1% of each other with similar use. What I don't understand is I bought my girl friend a 4s at the same time I bought mine and she has huge battery issues. The phones where from same shipment, set both up as new on same computer, and one has the problem and the others are fine. So what causes one to have problems and not the other is the question that needs answered before a fix is found.
    1. thumper_net's Avatar
      thumper_net -
      My iphone 4s has a 1% battery drain per 10 mins on wifi , between my iphone 4 and 4s the 4s has a very poor battery , did a test on both at 100% then both streaming live tv found the iphone 4s down to 20% within 2 hours , iphone 4 got 5 hours before it hit the 20% , one point on theiphone 4 is it is over a year old and should have a worse battery compared to a new iphone , hope apple fix this problem soon , my only question to apple is why does ios have so many bugs , would be nice to one day buy a new iphone and have a bugfree phone , not to buy it and have non stop beta softwares on my phone ( apple released firmware to customers ) someone at apples ios department needs a kick up the *** , to release an update that lasts longer than a month