Apple iOS 5.0.1 update not solving some iPhone 4S battery life problems

By on Nov 11, 2011 in Software, Technology, World Comments

Apple has just released iOS 5.0.1 and is now available at iTunes, but some users who have upgraded their iOS 5 are claiming it did not really solve the battery life problem.

As earlier reported, iOS 5.0.1 has been made available as a 44.6 MB over-the-air update (or 790MB on iTunes) on Thursday for all iOS devices including iPhone 4S and all iPads.

According to Apple, iOS 5.0.1 has four tasks such as fixing bugs affecting battery life, adding of multitasking gestures for original iPad, resolving bugs with Documents in the Cloud, and improving voice recognition for Australian users using dictation.

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Apple iOS 5.0.1 (Click Image To Enlarge)
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However, some iPhone 4S users are still complaining on their battery life problem via the Apple Support forum, even after upgrading to iOS 5.0.1. Below are some of them.

“After upgrading to 5.0.1 my iPhone is draining the battery even faster! Anyone else sees this problem?” (@art_in_motion) wrote on Thursday, November 10.

“I can support this too.. After installing 5.01 i charged it up fully before going to bed and after 7 hrs just sitting there lost 79%, and have lost further 5% while logging in and typing this. Going to try a full back up and restore this eve…” (@healy79) said on Friday.

“Same here!! Upgraded to 5.0.1 on my iphone 4 last night and battery is shockingly bad!!! Not happy as battery was fine before and only upgraded as thought it might get even better! Totally disgusted that apple allows this to happen!!” (@Tickey) said.

Apparently, there are those saying that their battery worked fine when using iOS 5 but started to encounter the problem when they upgraded to iOS 5.0.1.

“On my iPhone 4 the battery life was good at iOS 5.0. But now with 5.0.1 my iPhone is getting hot, even when I dont use it. The battery life with 5.0.1 becomes bad! Very bad!!!!” (@Koratje) said.

“Same thing happened to me. I didnt have a battery problem before, but i thought the upgrade would make things better. Now i have a problem, after charging the whole night, my battery only went to 99 percent and after disconnecting from charger, it dropped 10 percent in less than an hour, just sitting on my table.” (@neal781) wrote.

Nevertheless, some says it needs some tweaking to make the iOS 5.0.1 work properly.

“I had the same problem, then I reseted my phone and fixed the problem (hopefully). I know resetting doesn’t change the iOS version, but it seems like it is working for me. Two hours in, I am still at 100%.” (@Imfromnj) wrote.

(@Rob Palmer4) said:

“Mine seems to be working a lot better now. I’ve managed this by the following steps:

1) Get the update via iTunes
2) Reset to Factory Settings
3) Restore from backup
4) Ensure that settings-> location services -> system services -> setting time zone is disabled

So far with internet usage and listening to music I’ve lost 9% battery in 3 hours. Hope this helps”

On the other hand, it is not known how many percent of iOS 5.0.1 users are still experiencing battery problem and Apple has not yet issued their comment on this recent problem.



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