Although the iPhone 4S was touted as having the best battery yet on an Apple smartphone, the reality has been very different. Most of us would agree that battery life isn’t quite as good as the iPhone 4′s. A few users have complained of having extremely low battery performance.
One customer in particular spoke of his iPhone losing 10% of standby every hour. The same user tried shutting off Siri, closing any apps, shutting down location services, and even without being used, the phone would still lose its battery life incredibly quickly.
“I then got a call from a senior [Apple] engineer who said he had read my post and was ‘reaching out’ to users for data and admitted this was an issue (and that they aren’t close to finding a fix!) and asked lots of questions about my usage and then asked if he could install the file below and that he would call back the day after to retrieve the info. I extracted the file from my Mac after a sync and emailed it to him. He was incredibly helpful and apologetic in the typical Apple way!”
So, apparently this is a problem, a fairly serious one too. Not sure it’ll be serious enough to be dubbed “batterygate”, we’ll have to see on that one.
One positive we can take from it is that Apple is looking in to it, and that with the diagnostic software running on people’s devices, a solution should be found. (Hopefully sooner rather than later.)
Are you experiencing really poor standby time? Mine’s not fantastic, but it’s not as poor as what this customer has experienced. Let me know