Apple is to issue a fix for a bug in its iOS 5 software that cuts battery life for some users, the company has said. In a statement reported on Wednesday, Apple said a "small number of customers have reported lower-than-expected battery life on iOS 5 devices". These devices include the iPhone 4S, and iPad 2, along with earlier models that have been upgraded to run the new version of the OS. "We have found a few bugs that are affecting battery life and we will release a software update to address those in a few weeks," Apple said. On the same day, the company also gave developers access to iOS 5.0.1, which supposedly fixes the problem while also resolving iCloud syncing problems and security, while adding multitasking gestures for users of the first generation iPad. The battery life problem was reported by many users after iOS 5 came out, triggering a widespread discussion about the best way to mitigate the drainage, pegged by some people as running at 15 percent an hour. … [Read more...] about Apple prepares battery drain fix for iOS 5
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Apple's latest iOS 5.0.1 update released yesterday isn't fixing the iPhone battery drain problem for everyone. In fact, most users are claiming that the update is a dud, and some are saying that it makes the problem worse. Want to get more from your iPhone battery? Check out these iOS 5 battery saver tips! Apple's support forum is still abuzz with complaints. Here's a selection. apple4s nige: 'usage is on mine is 1%-3% a min after update, going get my money back. usless this is ....' ChrisDB: 'Installed the new IOS 5.0.1 two hours ago. I started a test at 1:30 CT today. 5% battery drain in 45 minutes with WIFI and location services turned on and me not touching the Iphone 4S. The new update doesn't seem to help much.' geezerdave: '5.0.1 is a bust! I was one of the lucky ones getting two days out of a charge, albeit with a lot shut off. After updating I am seeing my power drain at a much quicker rate. Nice.' … [Read more...] about iPhone owners to Apple: iOS 5.0.1 doesn’t fix battery drain problem
If your new iPhone's battery always seems to be running low on power, one way to fix it may be to turn off some of the privileges for the Facebook app. That's the advice given by Scotty Loveless, who claims one of the most vexing issues he faced as an Apple Genius Bar employee for two years was fixing battery issues. Loveless has published a myth-busting guide for people who are obsessed with checking the battery percentage on their beloved iOS devices in which he cites Facebook as a prime suspect for excessive power drainage problems. Loveless explained that he used Apple's Xcode, a desktop developer tool, to reveal what's happening inside an iOS device, much in the same way as Android devices display how much memory and processing power each app is using. "During this testing, Facebook kept jumping up on the process list even though I wasn't using it. So I tried disabling Location Services and Background App Refresh for Facebook, and you'll never guess what happened: my battery … [Read more...] about Insane iPhone battery drain? Disable Facebook app’s location services
iPhone owners are complaining that Apple's latest updates to iOS 10 are causing batteries to conk out at 30 percent. While the company last week agreed to swap out faulty batteries for select iPhone 6s devices for free, complaints about other iPhone models' batteries dying prematurely have been picking up steam since Apple released iOS 10.1.1 at the end of October, a few days after its major feature update, iOS 10.1. A report on Apple's discussion board from October 25 set the ball rolling by noting that odd battery behavior on an iPhone 5 started after updating to iOS 10.1. The battery reading dropped from 30 percent charge to one percent within a few seconds and then the phone would shut down. The user reported that the iPhone was failing to boot up when unconnected to a power source after powering the phone down with at least 80 percent charge. Yet after plugging it into the electricity, the phone would magically return immediately to a 30 percent charge. The report struck a chord … [Read more...] about iPhone battery drain? Apple owners point finger at iOS 10.1.1 update
Smartphones, in particular the iPhone, seem to attract more battery life complaints than any other device out there. Maybe it's because we use the thing so much and don't realize it, or maybe it's that we rely on it so heavily for so many aspects of our lives. Must read: 12 things Steve Jobs would hate about Apple today The first thing that most iPhone owners do at the slightest hint of a battery problem is dive into the Settings app and begin flipping switches to turn stuff off. But this violates the first rule of troubleshooting -- if it's not broken, don't fix it. Before any switch flipping happens, the first thing you need to do is ascertain whether you have a battery issue in the first place. Note: The following works for the iPad too. To do this you're going to use the "Time Since Last Full Charge" meter that you can find in Settings > Battery (you'll have to scroll to the bottom of the page to find it). Here you will find different metrics being measured: Usage: How long … [Read more...] about Is your iPhone’s battery draining fast?
So you've carried out the tests and come to the conclusion that your iPhone suffers from a battery drain issue. What do you do next? Must read: Does your iPhone have a battery drain problem? Before you venture any further I want to point out a few things. The process of troubleshooting a battery drain can be long and frustrating. Be aware of this right from the start and take your time. Make notes of the changes you've made to your iPhone so that you know where you are in your troubleshooting process. This will help save you time and allow you to roll back any changes that don't help. There are no guarantees that you'll solve the problem, especially if your battery drain issue is down to a bug with iOS or an app you use, or it's a hardware problem such as a dying battery. With that out of the way, let's get troubleshooting. Background Refresh First head over to Settings > Battery and take a look at the Battery Usage list. Tap anywhere on the list to change it from showing … [Read more...] about iPhone’s battery draining fast? Here’s how to fix it
posted on 31 May 2014, 10:59 1 1. aayupanday (Posts: 582; Member since: 28 Jun 2012) iPhone 6 in June & 5.5 inch iPhone Air in September will be great for Apple if they manage to do so... posted on 31 May 2014, 11:11 5 7. eggimage (Posts: 80; Member since: 19 Jan 2012) What will they sell in June when nothing is even in production yet... posted on 31 May 2014, 11:28 1 13. zuckerboy (banned) (Posts: 898; Member since: 22 Dec 2011) maybe they launch it on mid jully 72. Finalflash (Posts: 3697; Member since: 23 Jul 2013) No they won't, it will likely come out at the end of september like the first iPhone (after it was announced at wwdc by jobs). It will be poised as a throw back to the good old days. Also, they will probably only show off the looks and that is about it, won't mention the internals (reasoning for that would be because everyone already knows what it looks like through leaks, so utilize the drama). 73. HansGoneInsane (unregistered) There … [Read more...] about Comments for : Video of WWDC preparation reveals a possible Apple iPhone 6 unveiling at the conference
posted on 04 Jun 2013, 11:12 8 1. wendygarett (unregistered) Lol running facebook on safari is even worse... Poor ifans... posted on 04 Jun 2013, 11:25 8 3. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012) You were once an ifan too posted on 04 Jun 2013, 11:26 3 5. iWorld (Posts: 85; Member since: 05 Jul 2012) so, do you have any problem with that? 10. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012) Just wondering how opinions can change so radically. 12. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011) Don't pay attention at wendygarett, he intentionally changes opinions just for trolling purposes. In one comment he may say that he loves an company or product and hates another company or product and suddenly after few minutes he may say totally oposite things. It is the way how he trolls or maybe just his mental problems. posted on 04 Jun 2013, 19:37 1 24. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012) They deserve it® … [Read more...] about Comments for : Are Facebook’s apps to blame for Apple iPhone battery drain?
Apple is always releasing updates to fine tune it's software and make it better, faster, and, of course, preserve the battery life. But, sometimes with these updates and changes, your previous settings can make for worse battery life under the new configurations that Apple has put into place. Take, for example, the iOS 8.4.1 update, which has some users reporting battery life issues since upgrading. Fortunately, these things are usually easily correctable. Let's take a look at some ways to tweak your settings after an update if you're experiencing battery drain issues.Recalibrating the battery can often fix issues related to the battery life on your device. You can perform these steps on any of your iOS devices (iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch): Charge your device to 100% Discharge the device until it shuts off itself After the device shuts off, plug it back in and charge it back to 100% without any interruption After the device is fully charged, perform a hard reset by … [Read more...] about How to fix battery drain issues on your iPhone following a software update
Since the latest iOS 10.1.1 update, users are complaining of battery drain and shut down issues. The 10.1.1 release was intended by Apple to fix the Health data handling issues, but instead it has introduced some other problems. Generally, it is a great idea to update your iPhone device as soon as Apple releases the update, but the number of users reporting the battery and shut down problem may suggest you to hold the update for a while.The complaint thread on Apple’s support forum now crosses more than thirteen pages. Each message suggests the very same problem of random battery life behaviour which causes the device to shut down. We have seen issues earlier in which the battery drains quickly causing the mobile to shut down. However in the iOS 10.1.1 it seems that when a certain battery percentage is reached the iPhone just shuts down.This is very frustrating when you see you device displaying battery of 25%, 35% or even 40% and suddenly shuts down. The original creator of … [Read more...] about IPhone Users Report Battery Drain Issues With IOS 10.1.1