Ios 5.0.2 Saves The Day?
Posted 18 November 2011 - 08:27 AM
Word on the street is that iOS 5.0.2 is en route to save the day from battery-sapping woes!
I know battery life on iOS has received mixed reviews so far, but I've got to say I'm championing this release by Apple, if it's true.
I am charging my iPhone at an alarming rate, and this is with hardly any apps installed or running on the device. I keep the bulk of these on my iPad.
And speaking of alarms, I'm glad my body clock is on Daylight Savings time – My iPhone 4 has conked out in the middle of the night every so often, rendering my daily wake up call completely useless.
Come on Apple, let's get releasing!
Posted 18 November 2011 - 09:34 AM
I have to say though, that if I am relying on the alarm, I'm happier if the phone is plugged in!
I know the 3's (and that includes mine) have a major battery chewing habit if reception is marginal or non existent, they just seem to sit there and sulk, sort of like a kid holding its breath if it doesn't get its own way, except it's chewing away at the battery life so that when we do come into range we can't make calls anyway.
Of course that would never happen in Australia where even the worst coverage connects 97% of the population, would it?
Posted 18 November 2011 - 11:26 AM
Posted 19 November 2011 - 10:31 AM
gracer, on 18 November 2011 - 08:27 AM, said:
And speaking of alarms, I'm glad my body clock is on Daylight Savings time – My iPhone 4 has conked out in the middle of the night every so often, rendering my daily wake up call completely
don't worry Grace, just roll over and go back to sleep, Dave won't mind....he'll be at work!
Posted 07 December 2011 - 06:53 PM
I have an iPhone 3GS and after updating to iOS 5 it was fine for about a week although battery life was very poor. Then one morning the battery was so low that I thought I needed a new battery. In fact, the battery was so dead that iTunes was not able to see the iPhone until it had been plugged in and charging for half an hour! Once I was able to get it charged I had a few hours use of the phone and then it started rebooting itself every few minutes! Software restores did not stop that from happening and so I thought my iPhone days were over.
So next time I did a software restore I also deleted all but the most essential applications. Suddenly my iPhone is fine. It is going about 3 days between charges and the dreadful problem of rebooting itself every few minutes has disappeared. The phone is now a great phone.
I will point out that my phone is not jailbroken and all the apps came from the iTunes App Store - in other words, everything is done the Apple way - but somehow it seems that some apps which caused no grief in iOS 4 become major problems in iOS 5.
So if your iPhone's battery isn't lasting like it used to, try deleting some unessential apps - especially if they are old - and see what happens. I suspect that under iOS 5, some third-party apps are getting stuck in loops that waste resources and run the battery down.
I must admit, although my phone is working really well now I'm nervous as hell about the prospect of updating the iOS with the latest patch purely because of Apple's no-going-back policy. If the phone breaks like it did last time I might not be able to get things working again.
Posted 09 December 2011 - 11:13 AM