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Battery issues persist for some post 5.0.1 update [Updated]

A number of iPhone 4S users are reporting that the iOS 5.0.1 update, which Apple specifically noted as fixing “bugs affecting battery life”, has not helped their battery drain issues. According to a lengthy thread on Apple’s Support Communities site, a significant number of users are reporting that their battery is draining at the same rate as before, while some are reporting that their battery drains at an even faster rate than before. Other users have reported that the update appears to have greatly improved their battery life, making it difficult to pinpoint the source of the problem for those that are still affected. [via 9to5Mac]

Update: Apple has released a statement to AllThingsD, stating that “The recent iOS software update addressed many of the battery issues that some customers experienced on their iOS 5 devices. We continue to investigate a few remaining issues.”

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Comments

1

How about an update that prevents Safari from crashing every couple of minutes!?  Ever since I installed iOS 5 safari on my first gen iPad it quits all the time now.

Posted by Jonathan Guzik on November 11, 2011 at 2:44 PM (CST)

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<—-> sorry for posting in wrong story originally <—->


You know, I had some battery drain issues when the iPhone4 was released last year, and came to a conclusion which may benefit some people having problems now.  I found certain apps were ALWAYS using the GPS, even though the GPS symbol was not displayed in the status bar.  I discovered this upon investigating the “Location Services” menu in my iPhone 4’s settings.  Upon scrolling down the list of apps, I noticed that some of them had the little GPS symbol displayed next to them, as if that app was currently using the GPS.  I ended up having four or five apps actively using the GPS all the time.  Although I can not remember all of them, I do recall the native camera app and the Weather Channel app were two of the culprits.  So, I simply slid the switch and turned off Location Services for those apps.  Doing this solved my excessive, unexplained battery loss. 
The point of my long comment - Check the apps in location services, and see any of your apps display the gps symbol next to them.  If it does, and the symbol is not displayed in the top status bar, well then you may have just found your battery hogging culprit.  AGAIN, this is based on a personal case and is a THEORY.  I do hope it helps…

Posted by Miles PO on November 12, 2011 at 2:28 AM (CST)

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I have noticed that my iPhone 4s battery charges verrrry slooooowly; e.g., I plug it into the wall charger before I go to bed, and in the morning the battery gauge is showing the charge level at 98%, not 100%. What gives?

Posted by Steve S on November 13, 2011 at 2:48 PM (CST)

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