Originally Posted by ghostface147
On a sidenote, I do think I have crappy battery life. But I also know that iOS 5 is much complex than ever and as more and more features are enabled, it will make people use it differently. I also believe that some rogue apps may be causing issues as well. While there is an approval process for apps, sometimes things slip by.
This battery fiasco will only get worse in the future as Apple is obsessed with thin devices and that leaves less space for battery. Naturally they aren't going to make brick sized phones, but battery size is important here. For me, and I will always state this, iOS 5.0 beta 5 was the most superior version of iOS for me. Battery life was far superior than it is now. Who knows what made it work.
I agree. I don't recall any battery life issues running iOS 5 betas for many weeks on iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and iPad 2. I just didn't see issues until iOS 5 was released which causes me to believe this is related to a feature that wasn't active in the iOS 5 beta releases which implies either baseband issues or something related to Siri or (not likely) late changes to iCloud.
I have used essentially the same settings for years (excluding additional features introduced by new versions). I recently reset my phone and found many settings changed which is to be expected but I wonder how often this might be an issue. I know many users on this and other forums aren't typical users but I wonder how many of us technophiles are reporting issues.
Wi-Fi = On
Notifications = Weather, Phone, Messages, Reminders, Calendar, Game Center, Stock, Mail, (Facebook) Messenger, WhatsApp, Facebook, Waze
Location Services = Camera, Siri, Waze, Find My iPhone, Status Bar Icon
Sounds = 50% with Vibrate, Keyboard Clicks are off
Brightness = 50%, Auto-Brightness is on
Battery Percentage = on
Diagnostics & Usage = Automatically Send
Cellular Data = off (was on)
Bluetooth = off (was on)
Auto-Lock = 5 min
iCloud = everything on (Mail, Contacts, Calendars, Reminders, Bookmarks, Notes, Photo Stream, Documents & Data, Find My iPhone)
Mail, Contacts, Calendars = fetch (15 minutes) (2 of 4 accounts were set to push)
Automatic Downloads = everything on (Music, Apps, Books)