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Skywatcher
09-12-2011, 02:37 PM
3 times this week the battery has totally dicharged from 60 odd% to 0 overnight, not running any apps, usual stuff turned on

Though the recent update was supposed to fix this - anyone else getting this?

catrancher
09-12-2011, 03:03 PM
I haven't seen it Chris. Mine seems to be fine. But I have heard other reports that are saying the same thing.

The battery issue still doesn't seem to be completely solved. :thumbsdown:

Tom (:macwave:... power to the iPhone!)

Skywatcher
09-12-2011, 03:19 PM
Cheers , as long as its not just me

The iCloud has been a revelation for me and helps with so many things at work

keith
09-12-2011, 04:19 PM
everyone at work with an iphone 4gs is really suffering! terrible battery life

catrancher
09-12-2011, 04:57 PM
everyone at work with an iphone 4gs is really suffering! terrible battery life

Hmmm.... mine's a regular 4. Kind of glad I didn't upgrade to the 4S. Yet.

Tom (:macwave:... not on the bleeding edge. This time.)

Skywatcher
09-12-2011, 05:28 PM
Mine is just a 4 , Siri will have to wait for me , much as I yearn to have it.

A fix suggested is to go to location services, scroll down to System services and to turn off Location based iAds, Traffic ( unless you use it) and most importantly - Setting time zone - apparently your iPhone checks this very very often to see if you have shifted time zones in the last 5 minutes and is a big drain on battery life - Just done it and I will report back

Skywatcher
09-12-2011, 05:30 PM
Oh and the iPod4's the boys got last Xmas have just been astonishing with each new update - they can now 'text' me using iMessenger even though they don't have phones - they have never had a christmas present that they have used so much, just brilliant

catrancher
09-12-2011, 05:32 PM
Oh and the iPod4's the boys got last Xmas have just been astonishing with each new update - they can now 'text' me using iMessenger even though they don't have phones - they have never had a christmas present that they have used so much, just brilliant

Have they been doing Facetime? My grandsons are pinging me all the time on Facetime. :D

Seems they want to know what they might be getting for Christmas! :unsure:

I told them I have no idea. :evil:

Tom (:macwave:... hey, at least this way, they'll talk to me!)

Skywatcher
09-12-2011, 05:52 PM
Yep they love facetime - we also play hide and seek with them and set them up so they can only 'see' something obscure and have to work out where the other one is hidden.

'find my iphone/pad/mac' etc is brilliant as well as we all share the same account if Lisa is out or I am late on a call then she knows where I am , so clever.

I was worried about her driving home the other night and I 'watched' her drive back it was brilliant

josh.p.
09-12-2011, 10:18 PM
I upgraded to the 4s and it is DREADFUL for battery life! 5.0.1 made it worse if anything else, hopefully it will be fixed soon :thumbsup:

Will give your quick-fix attempt a try, too!

Oh and siri is A-MAZING!

Skywatcher
12-12-2011, 09:12 AM
I sooooooooooooooo want it , what a surprise eh lol

josh.p.
12-12-2011, 10:50 PM
I sooooooooooooooo want it , what a surprise eh lol
I can honestly say it's *not* worth the hassle of an upgrade unless your contract is already up :yes: I like to play about with it, and the extra speed and higher res camera is nice, too. But it's a 'nice' upgrade and not really one that I think 'WOW' at!

keith
12-12-2011, 11:01 PM
I can honestly say it's *not* worth the hassle of an upgrade unless your contract is already up :yes: I like to play about with it, and the extra speed and higher res camera is nice, too. But it's a 'nice' upgrade and not really one that I think 'WOW' at!

yep totally agree with that

Skywatcher
13-12-2011, 08:40 AM
Nah I know and thats why it isn't going to happen , I will get the 5 if and when it comes though

Starting to get a little fristrated with the original iPad and some of the newer zippier apps and games , not sure when the 3 is planned but I think that will have to be an upgrade as well come the time.

Amazing how just a few months ago everyone was saying to me 'what on earth do you want an iPad for? whats the point? its just a big phone - you are only getting it because you area fanboy etc etc.... now most have got one and you can't move for 'me too' like products out there , quite the visionary Mr Jobs :sigh:

catrancher
13-12-2011, 11:40 AM
quite the visionary Mr Jobs :sigh:

Yep! Create the product AND the market. What a business plan! :mental:

Tom (:macwave:... iPad, therefore iAm!)

Wendy
13-12-2011, 12:26 PM
I can honestly say it's *not* worth the hassle of an upgrade unless your contract is already up :yes: I like to play about with it, and the extra speed and higher res camera is nice, too. But it's a 'nice' upgrade and not really one that I think 'WOW' at!

That's exactly what Keith said to me :yes:


yep totally agree with that

I listened Keith :D I've bought a Galaxy S2 sim free for Chris :D that way if or when the 5 comes out he can wait 3 months until all the annoying faults are sorted and then get one on contract.

Skywatcher
13-12-2011, 05:33 PM
Well the battery life is no where like as good as it was pre update to iOS5 but it is better I think with the changes I've made - the run downs are more gradual and I haven't (so far) had any of the catostrophic 60% -0% overnight loss' I was having before

keith
13-12-2011, 08:02 PM
I listened Keith :D I've bought a Galaxy S2 sim free for Chris :D that way if or when the 5 comes out he can wait 3 months until all the annoying faults are sorted and then get one on contract.

he'll love the S2... I truly think it's a gem of a phone!

Skywatcher
29-12-2011, 09:10 AM
Well since the only net access we have had over xmas has been the 3G in the iPhone and I haven't had any catastrophic battery failures I have to conclude that switching off those things made a bit of a difference. Hopeanother update comes sooner rather than later