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post #81 of 117
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Originally Posted by rugby_kid View Post

Wow, my 4S was on 20% when I went to bed last night, forgot to charge, and by morning it was 16%. You guys have some really bad issues on your phones there. Gotta bad batch.

Sorry, forgot to mention -- this is a 4, not a 4s
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Originally Posted by charlituna View Post


And thus your phone is constantly seeking that bluetooth which means that it is never inactive. and that could be killing your battery

As I stated before, this is my same usage model as with my iPhone 4. With Bluetooth always enabled, I got far better battery life with the iPhone 4 than my iPhone 4S.

And even when I disable Bluetooth, the battery meter still drops like a rock, so I said "f**k it" and just left Bluetooth enabled. No need to be inconvenienced if the battery is gonna drain anyway.
post #83 of 117
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Originally Posted by Vulpes View Post

Sorry, forgot to mention -- this is a 4, not a 4s

Oh. Then there's a problem. I thought it was just 4S.
post #84 of 117
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Originally Posted by wayner8088 View Post

My battery problems began after installing iOS 5 on my iPhone 4. The battery drain was substantial, even in sleep mode I would wake the phone and the battery would drain by more than 10% in less than 15 minutes! No activity!
One solution that worked was simply turning off 3G. But in my line of work that defies the purpose of owning this phone. As a field technician I'm constantly tethered to the phone's 3G network. On 4.3.5 this posed no problem. But now that I'm completely immersed with iCloud, downgrading just isn't an option. I'm currently running 5.0.1.
Any other temporary suggestions?

I'd suggest 3 steps. Each one is hopefully all you need to resolve the problem:
1. Reboot the phone.
2. Restore the phone using iTunes (make sure you have backed it up)
3. Make appointment at Apple Store Genius Bar and explain the issue (they may do the above or ask if you have tried the above steps)

Not sure what else to suggest, as I am using the iPhone 4 with 4.3.5 (and plan to keep it that way until Apple sorts it out). But try those steps and let us know if they help.

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Originally Posted by SolipsismX View Post

What store can I go to today to give one a test drive?

Woz's house?

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post #86 of 117
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Originally Posted by irnchriz View Post

Do you have any email accounts configured? ICloud, Exchange any other IMAP push? If you do then your phone is not just sitting in standby mode.

I have been using an old 3GS as a second handset this week without any data services or apps running and get 3 days on a single charge. Between charges I clocked up 5.5hrs of calls.

With my 4 I get a day of use with 3 exchange accounts and iCloud.

That shouldn't be a problem since all email accounts are running as a single process. Beside, if you do the math (6% per hours of standby) you will see that the iPhone standby time will come to less than 17 hours. I personally have similar problem but my battery last a little longer at 30 to 36 of standby time.

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Originally Posted by Mazda 3s View Post

As I stated before, this is my same usage model as with my iPhone 4. With Bluetooth always enabled, I got far better battery life with the iPhone 4 than my iPhone 4S.

And even when I disable Bluetooth, the battery meter still drops like a rock, so I said "f**k it" and just left Bluetooth enabled. No need to be inconvenienced if the battery is gonna drain anyway.

No matter how many times you try to explain people will always blame you (the user). Regardless of your notifications and push email settings, 36 hours standby time is not right. This is less than 20% of the advertised standby time.
post #87 of 117
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Originally Posted by dtidmore View Post

I have the luxury of comparing identically configured IP4 vs IP4S. Both 32GB models, exactly the same apps loaded, same settings, same location, same Airport Extreme (actually ran the test at sisters home over Thanksgiving with same results, so actually two different Airport Extremes). I have diagnostic & usage reporting, Location based iAds, and time zone setting disabled on both. For the test, I also killed all apps other than DataMan and phone. iCloud backup was activated on both devices. WIth both devices fully charged, setting side by side overnight (roughly 9 hours), the IP4S discharged approx 25% MORE than the IP4 (IP4 was at 94%, IP4S down to 70%). DataMan reports the WiFi traffic as identical (within a couple of kilobytes) for the test period, with virtually no 3G activity over the test period (about 20KB on each).

The only other difference was that I had the raise to active feature on Siri active on the IP4S, so I need to rerun the test with that deactivated to see if the results are dramatically different.

I have also noticed that the IP4S discharge rate is all over the place in real use. Sometimes, it goes for several hours with only a few % of discharge and other times, it can drop 10-15% in a matter of an hour or so. In typical daily usage, my IP4S will not make it through a complete day on a single charge unless the usage is minimal, while my spouse, who texts, takes lots of pics (work) and emails those pics in medium size (again work), runs a variety of apps and talks, virtually always makes it thru a typical 12hour day with no problem.

There is definitely something amiss here.

BTW, both iPhones are running 5.0.1 (9A405). As a matter of habit, I did a hard reboot on both after the upgrade to 5.0.1.

David

That's great - please keep us informed.

All the best.
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Woz's house?

Good ol Woz - he'd let you in too!

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post #89 of 117
I have a 4 running iOS 5.1 beta 1 and have been getting the best battery life I ever have on the phone. I was on 3G in 1-2 bars of coverage with 8 min use and 2:00 standby at 100% and usually get a full day of heavy use out of it. I can't imagine the public release of 5.1 being any better or my head might explode
post #90 of 117
I have bought Mac Pros, MacBook Pros, Minis, Airports, and four iPhones from Apple and have been completely happy with each and every purchase. Then I bought my 64GB iPhone 4S on November 21, running 5.0.1. I have NEVER been as frustrated with an Apple product as this phone. As far as I know it's not the phone, but IOS 5, 5.0.1, etc that's the problem. The damn thing goes from 100% battery charge to 0% and automatic shut down in less than 12 hours - 12-15 minutes of phone calls in total and 12-15 email messages read. That's all!!

Have reset the device, turned off all location services, and killed Siri (it's not that useful in Canada). No improvement. It's not just "a few remaining issues". This device is going back to Apple. It's not m-iPhone any longer. Going back to my old iPhone 4 which was great before 5.0 and now at least lasts a day on a charge.

Its a poor sign that this was the first post Steve Jobs Apple release. Sure hope it is not fortelling of the future of Apple with his critical eye no longer watching. Sad. Steve's questioning words about the poor performance of MobileMe seem to apply here to IOS 5 as well.

Not good on you Apple. This is an embarrassment. Hope the expansion of this phone to other countries doesn't compound the problem.
post #91 of 117
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Originally Posted by Mazda 3s View Post

I hope that Apple can work something out. I have an iPhone 4s and battery life is atrocious. I can have a fully charged iPhone, take it off the charger, and it will drop 1% within a few minutes just sitting there on the table doing nothing.

I could also just be browsing the internet at home via Wi-Fi (that's all, just checking a few sites) and see my battery drop from 80% to 70% in about 15 minutes or so. It's very frustrating to say the least.

And yes, I do have Bluetooth enabled. I have Bluetooth in my car and I like the ability to just leave my phone in my pocket and go instead of having to go through multiple to steps to enable/disable Bluetooth when I'm entering/exiting the car so I just leave it enabled all the time.

That being said, my iPhone 4 exhibited NONE of the battery problems that my iPhone 4S has and I have the same usage patterns. I would run my iPhone 4 down to about 50% after a day's work. With the iPhone 4S, I'm down to 20% and sometimes 10% by the end of the day.

DITTO....cant wait till this is fixed...was supposed to be this week...as it was supposed to be last week..........[btw I have gotten 2 replacement iPhones in 2 weeks...same prob.--Apple told me that they are not going to give me another one!]
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post #92 of 117
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Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post

I don't do much laughing. And come off it with the hyperbole nonsense.



No. He wasn't.

As a global moderator, start with your own attitude and let the guy have his say.
post #93 of 117
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As a global moderator, start with your own attitude and let the guy have his say.

I love how everyone seems to think that's Forget it.

He had his say. He posited an opinion and I dismissed it as foolish. If he has more to say (such as a rundown of the power draw of each iPhone component), that's something awesome and we can pick up the discussion from there. As it stands, a single infrared LED being on ALL of the time instead of SOME of the time couldn't possibly be the reason for the battery draining. It's not common sense, sure, but it becomes a foolish suggestion when you know the average power drawn by LEDs and know a little more about the size and scope of Apple's specific ones.

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post #94 of 117
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Originally Posted by jameskatt2 View Post

The few users who are complaining about battery life can simply go to an Apple store and get a replacement for the iPhone under warranty.

Nearly everyone else is NOT having battery problems on the iPhone.

Thus, this must be a HARDWARE defect in a few iPhones.

The solution is to simply get a new iPhone under warranty.

I got mine replaced and did a fresh install - still have the prob
post #95 of 117
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Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post

I love how everyone seems to think that's Forget it.

He had his say. He posited an opinion and I dismissed it as foolish. If he has more to say (such as a rundown of the power draw of each iPhone component), that's something awesome and we can pick up the discussion from there. As it stands, a single infrared LED being on ALL of the time instead of SOME of the time couldn't possibly be the reason for the battery draining. It's not common sense, sure, but it becomes a foolish suggestion when you know the average power drawn by LEDs and know a little more about the size and scope of Apple's specific ones.

You dismissed it as one of the silliest things you had ever heard, not just foolish. And as you don't work for Apple his suggestion is just as valid as anyone else's. Though he probably does have a life and doesn't obsess about insulting those who don't spend it studying up on the power consumed by an iPhone LED so I will give you that much.
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Though he probably does have a life and doesn't obsess about insulting those who don't spend it studying up on the power consumed by an iPhone LED so I will give you that much.

That's completely unwarranted, meaningless, and utterly wrong, but I won't do anything about it (provided you just drop this now) because of how humorous I found it.

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Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post

That's completely unwarranted, meaningless, and utterly wrong, but I won't do anything about it (provided you just drop this now) because of how humorous I found it.

Go ahead and do it. Don't let me stop you! But I too have a life and am off to live it now.
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Go ahead and do it. Don't let me stop you! But I too have a life and am off to live it now.

But if you're breathing as you're typing, are you not alive?
post #99 of 117
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Originally Posted by IQatEdo View Post

That's great - please keep us informed.

All the best.

Today, I took my IP4S into one of our local Apple Stores to see what they thought. They agreed that the battery life I was seeing was NOT normal. I had unplugged my IP4S this morning at 7:30 and by the time I got to talk to a Genius a bit before noon, it was down to 53%. I had not been doing anything other than a few short phone calls and the raise to talk feature on Siri was disabled along with all the things I detailed in my previous post.

Right up front, he offered me the option of replacing the battery or the entire phone. He also ran a diagnostic on the phone and the battery clearly showed an anomaly as it was reporting identical standby and run time estimates of just over 4 hours (as the guy stated, "clearly, something wrong").

As I had little to loose and really wanted to know if it was the battery or the phone itself, I opted for the battery replacement. I think the guy also shared my curiosity as to which was the culprit. Took all of 10 minutes and I was on my way. He told me to run the new battery completely down and then recharge. It was at 61% when he handed it to me. It took less than 6 hours for the battery to deplete, so this does NOT look good.

But in all fairness, I am going to let it charge completely up and give it a good field test. The guy that helped me told me to not hesitate to bring it back if the new battery did not deliver vastly improved life. I fear that I will be returning to the Apple Store sooner than I wished.

Tomorrow should tell me all I need to know.

david
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all of these messages saying there are no issues with the battery in the 4S dont hold water with me. I had a 4S for one week, had a loss of 40 % PER HOUR, with just being on twitter. thats right, 2 1/2 hours of time. and yes, everything turned off - bluetooth, brightness, location, push and fetch mail, etc. yes, i tried re setting, everything that everyone talks about.

i returned the phone to the apple store. they gave me a new 4S. they advised to set up the phone as a new, not back up from cloud or itunes. they advised NOT to upgrade to 5.01 bug fix. they advised to load selective apps only. i did this exactly, ended up loading 30 or 80 apps i had on i tunes. i was hopeful. Not discernable difference. I lose 20-25% battery life PER HOUR still. obviously this is not a firmware issue, but an IOS issue.

I have posted on apple community support boards - along with over 6,000 others. APPLE is no where to be found, they do not reply, do not issue press releases, nothing. they are no where to be found. this is AWFUL. i am about to return the 4S and go back to my old 4 until a year from now when the 5 comes out.

with so many complaining, how can apple keep its head in the sand? how can they just ignore all of these problems?????
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Originally Posted by davidiblackman View Post

obviously this is not a firmware issue, but an IOS issue.

What's your reasoning behind that?

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all of these messages saying there are no issues with the battery in the 4S dont hold water with me. I had a 4S for one week, had a loss of 40 % PER HOUR, with just being on twitter. thats right, 2 1/2 hours of time. and yes, everything turned off - bluetooth, brightness, location, push and fetch mail, etc. yes, i tried re setting, everything that everyone talks about.

i returned the phone to the apple store. they gave me a new 4S. they advised to set up the phone as a new, not back up from cloud or itunes. they advised NOT to upgrade to 5.01 bug fix. they advised to load selective apps only. i did this exactly, ended up loading 30 or 80 apps i had on i tunes. i was hopeful. Not discernable difference. I lose 20-25% battery life PER HOUR still. obviously this is not a firmware issue, but an IOS issue.

I have posted on apple community support boards - along with over 6,000 others. APPLE is no where to be found, they do not reply, do not issue press releases, nothing. they are no where to be found. this is AWFUL. i am about to return the 4S and go back to my old 4 until a year from now when the 5 comes out.

with so many complaining, how can apple keep its head in the sand? how can they just ignore all of these problems?????

Well take it back and get a replacement, they work fine normally. Why would you even try to use an obviously damaged or faulty phone?

Mine was just on a cruise filming in HD, taking hundreds of HDR pictures and texting, phoning and being used as a book. The battery lasted all day each day. So cheer up you just have a lemon.
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post #103 of 117
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Well take it back and get a replacement, they work fine normally. Why would you even try to use an obviously damaged or faulty phone?

Mine was just on a cruise filming in HD, taking hundreds of HDR pictures and texting, phoning and being used as a book. The battery lasted all day each day. So cheer up you just have a lemon.

My theory is that it's a problem with the 4s under certain cell tower conditions. That's why some people see abnormal battery drain with multiple devices. They can install a clean OS, different apps, and still see problems because of the one factor that doesn't change -- location.
post #104 of 117
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Well take it back and get a replacement, they work fine normally. Why would you even try to use an obviously damaged or faulty phone?

Mine was just on a cruise filming in HD, taking hundreds of HDR pictures and texting, phoning and being used as a book. The battery lasted all day each day. So cheer up you just have a lemon.

Did you read the post? Lemon? This is my second 4s, do
both are lemons? Interesting because I have received
60 replies from all over the country on facebook with
the same problem and 20 DM on twitter saying
they have the same problem too. I guess also
the thousands of posts on Apple community
board are lemons too. We all just have lemons. Just
has to be china, huh? Apple IOS developers are
perfect and can do no wrong. Consumers
are just stupid, don't know how to use the
phones and we need to chill cause we all just
have lemons. Yeah, right. Let us know when
the space shuttle lands. I am genuinely being
sincere in my frustration here and the answer is
to chill out, there is no problem. Do a google search,
tens of thousand of posts in just the past
week about the issue. It's real, dude
post #105 of 117
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Originally Posted by davidiblackman View Post

Did you read the post? Lemon? This is my second 4s, do
both are lemons? Interesting because I have received
60 replies from all over the country on facebook with
the same problem and 20 DM on twitter saying
they have the same problem too. I guess also
the thousands of posts on Apple community
board are lemons too. We all just have lemons. Just
has to be china, huh? Apple IOS developers are
perfect and can do no wrong. Consumers
are just stupid, don't know how to use the
phones and we need to chill cause we all just
have lemons. Yeah, right. Let us know when
the space shuttle lands. I am genuinely being
sincere in my frustration here and the answer is
to chill out, there is no problem. Do a google search,
tens of thousand of posts in just the past
week about the issue. It's real, dude

You do need to chill out. All your conclusions are the exact opposite of what is most likely. A "lemon" refers to a faulty product, not to customers being stupid. Yes, there are thousands of "lemons". This is CE not a Rolls Royce. It's possible that one of the many components in your devices isn't acting correctly. While unlikely it's still far from the impossibility you've made it out to be despite you being the one with the issues.

As tonton has stated the one thing that is going to remain fairly constant is their primary locations. You've excluded buggy firmware as being a potential issue despite that being something Apple has radically changed with each new version and beta. The Qualcomm's MDM66x0 chip in the 4S is new. No one but Apple is using it.

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post #106 of 117
Is there any difference observed in battery drain between US phones and European or other phones?
post #107 of 117
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Originally Posted by SolipsismX View Post

You do need to chill out. All your conclusions are the exact opposite of what is most likely. A "lemon" refers to a faulty product, not to customers being stupid. Yes, there are thousands of "lemons". This is CE not a Rolls Royce. It's possible that one of the many components in your devices isn't acting correctly. While unlikely it's still far from the impossibility you've made it out to be despite you being the one with the issues.

As tonton has stated the one thing that is going to remain fairly constant is their primary locations. You've excluded buggy firmware as being a potential issue despite that being something Apple has radically changed with each new version and beta. The Qualcomm's MDM66x0 chip in the 4S is new. No one but Apple is using it.

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OPEN LETTER TO TIM COOK POSTED TODAY ON THE NET
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Yes, some users are experienced horrendous battery life and Apple is working on it. That "open letter" is no defense of your previous comments.

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post #109 of 117
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Yes, some users are experienced horrendous battery life and Apple is working on it. That "open letter" is no defense of your previous comments.

Lets consider the source. Without Apple, there is no AppleInsider. AppleInisder has a vested interest here, so I just consider the source.

Thank you
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Lets consider the source. Without Apple, there is no AppleInsider. AppleInisder has a vested interest here, so I just consider the source.

Again, it's pointless.

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post #111 of 117
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Originally Posted by GoPowers View Post

I have noticed a noticeable battery life increase when disabling Siri. When Siri is enabled, a small infrared LED light is always on when your screen is illuminated for the "raise to speak" feature. It's purpose is to notice when you raise your handset to your ear to speak to Siri without any button pressing.

For those with battery issues, I would suggest disabling Siri for a day or two and see if it helps.

I did that and no change.

These fixes of turn this off and that off is not something one should have to do just to get thru the day. I have battery life problems but I think Apple will get to the bottom of it. (I hope)
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Originally Posted by Suddenly Newton View Post

I'd suggest 3 steps. Each one is hopefully all you need to resolve the problem:
1. Reboot the phone.
2. Restore the phone using iTunes (make sure you have backed it up)
3. Make appointment at Apple Store Genius Bar and explain the issue (they may do the above or ask if you have tried the above steps)

Not sure what else to suggest, as I am using the iPhone 4 with 4.3.5 (and plan to keep it that way until Apple sorts it out). But try those steps and let us know if they help.

Been there, done that.

Local Apple store has looked into it. They say nothing is wrong that they can see.
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Originally Posted by jameskatt2 View Post

The few users who are complaining about battery life can simply go to an Apple store and get a replacement for the iPhone under warranty.

Nearly everyone else is NOT having battery problems on the iPhone.

Thus, this must be a HARDWARE defect in a few iPhones.

The solution is to simply get a new iPhone under warranty.

absolutely, completely totally disagree. this is NOT a hardware issue. this is very very definitely a software issue.
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absolutely, completely totally disagree. this is NOT a hardware issue. this is very very definitely a software issue.

Interesting thing, this battery issue.

I had an iPhone 4S - serial #C39 series. Had amazing battery life...until it was "accidentally" updated to iOS 5.0.1 from 5.0. Ugh. It dropped percentages per hour - standby or during usage, no matter. Apple store at Metrotown Mall in Burnaby, BC replaced it within minutes of my conversation with a genius. Got a replacement iPhone 4S the next day. It came installed with 5.0 - however, serial #C38 series. F**k. Battery drain crap standby or during usage.

Updated this iPhone 4S to iOS 5.0.1 (9A406) and the battery life became even better than my original iPhone 4S...better as in I can unplug my phone at 10pm...got to sleep..and wake up around 7am and still have a 100% charge.

During actual usage it seems to drain as per Apple's promised battery-life statements..but, during standby, the battery life on my current phone seem nearly nil. Yes, I have no push services turned on, etc.

imho - it's a software issue. But, I'm no engineer. My purely subjective experiences are not universally meaningful in any way.

edit: I'm so very confused. Is SolipsismX the same Solipsism who has been around here for years or?????
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edit: I'm so very confused. Is SolipsismX the same Solipsism who has been around here for years or?????

Yup. He supposedly saw the light, traveled to the mountaintop, or whatever and created a new account while the old one got closed.
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Originally Posted by NasserAE View Post

It is not a hardware defect. It is a software bug mainly affecting those people who restored from a previous iOS backup. Some were able to fix the problem by restoring and setting the iPhone as a new device. For me this is not a solution. I don't want to go through reconfiguring 50+ apps on my iPhone.

Another option is to use the "reset all settings" option then setup as new after the reboot. Run through the wizard. All apps and data will remain but the settings that seem to be screwing up battery after restoring from an older backup seem to get fixed. No restore is needed or should be done. No iTunes is needed. I am thinking the sync from itunes will put your apps back am I wrong? Not a restore but a sync.

Anyway If this does not work then I guess you have to decide if you can live with the less than desirable battery or can take some time to install the apps you need/want back on your new iPhone. (if the sync does not)
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Originally Posted by davidiblackman View Post

all of these messages saying there are no issues with the battery in the 4S dont hold water with me. I had a 4S for one week, had a loss of 40 % PER HOUR, with just being on twitter. thats right, 2 1/2 hours of time. and yes, everything turned off - bluetooth, brightness, location, push and fetch mail, etc. yes, i tried re setting, everything that everyone talks about.

i returned the phone to the apple store. they gave me a new 4S. they advised to set up the phone as a new, not back up from cloud or itunes. they advised NOT to upgrade to 5.01 bug fix. they advised to load selective apps only. i did this exactly, ended up loading 30 or 80 apps i had on i tunes. i was hopeful. Not discernable difference. I lose 20-25% battery life PER HOUR still. obviously this is not a firmware issue, but an IOS issue.

I have posted on apple community support boards - along with over 6,000 others. APPLE is no where to be found, they do not reply, do not issue press releases, nothing. they are no where to be found. this is AWFUL. i am about to return the 4S and go back to my old 4 until a year from now when the 5 comes out.

with so many complaining, how can apple keep its head in the sand? how can they just ignore all of these problems?????

Curious but is 80 apps "selective"? Perhaps you should try out of box then maybe 2 or 3 apps until you know if the actual hardware is ok. Just sayin.
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