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iOS 5.0.1 Fails to Fix Battery Issues for Many, Brings New Problems

iOS 5.0.1 Fails to Fix Battery Issues for Many, Brings New Problems

Posted November 11, 2011 at 3:22pm by iClarified
Apple's release of iOS 5.0.1 yesterday failed to fix battery issues for many iPhone 4S owners, according to Apple support forums.

Updated about 1.5 hours ago, battery has drained 20% since then with no usage! This is awful!

Upgraded to 5.0.1 this morning. Still draining at the exact same rate. Unplugged with a full charge 2 1/2 hours ago, and already down to 80% with light usage. Just lost 2% during a 15 minute shower. I see no difference at all.

New update is no help at all. I opened the safari and lost 2 % just by opening the safari browser...This really *****

No change for me either. Battery drain on my 4S remains after upgrading to 5.0.1! :-/

9to5Mac did a poll of its users and found that 61.7% of those having battery issues reported that iOS 5.0.1 did not solve the problem.

Meanwhile others are reporting new issues with the firmware such as not being able to download apps over the air and incoming calls and texts that don't display the contact name as saved in the address book.

Let us know if you are experiencing any of these issues or others in the comments.

iOS 5.0.1 Fails to Fix Battery Issues for Many, Brings New Problems

iOS 5.0.1 Fails to Fix Battery Issues for Many, Brings New Problems
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Geo Papa
Geo Papa - November 13, 2011 at 3:38pm
I've got iphone 4 and updated. Battery seems the same to me!
Brandon - November 13, 2011 at 10:21am
Apple used to be a prodigy now all there work is turning into trash they have more issues now then ever your making Steve look bad come on now stop running Apple into the ground I bought this iphone 4s for a hefty penny and the battery life still drains after the update I have had every iPhone even when I was in Iraq so lets gets these issues fixed please
Bio - November 13, 2011 at 10:03am
Guys, i've updated my 3gs to ios5.0.1 but the sim is not activating, i need help please.
KhantastiK - November 13, 2011 at 12:57pm
B B AZZ is drunk, ignore him lol
Yusof - November 13, 2011 at 5:13am
I just updated my iPhone 4 with the latest iOS 5.01 and guess what? The battery is draining faster than before even now as I writing this comment. One percent for every minute. Blerghh
KhantastiK - November 13, 2011 at 12:57pm
Yup ditto
alamgir566 - November 12, 2011 at 11:55am
I hav iPad 2, i updated it to IOS 5.0.1 from IOS 5 now i'm having from problem with its battery . Now I wnt to go back my previous version IOS 5, it's is possible?
Lm - November 11, 2011 at 10:09pm
Look at apple blameing flash for using too much power, they better sort out their software or hardware first!
iMe - November 11, 2011 at 9:52pm
Hi all this helped me very much: Go to settings-location services and all the way down is System services. From there disable location time zone or something like this. It increased my battery life with almost a day
Frank - November 11, 2011 at 10:26pm
Good post. This trick works even on 5.0
richard - November 12, 2011 at 2:41am
Indeed a useful adjustment. I disable what I don't need. The 5.0.1 update increased my 4S battery life by around 15% with no other issues.
KhantastiK - November 13, 2011 at 12:53pm
Apple is such a creep to keep all these location services on by default!! Thanks ime
KhantastiK - November 11, 2011 at 8:51pm
Strange that my battery life seem t have improved on the 5.0 update and now has issues with 5.0.1 upgrade on my i4 !!! Annoying !¡
Locutus - November 11, 2011 at 8:24pm
This is why I stayed with the untethered JB iOS 4.3.3. I have more functionality (with my installed Cydia apps and tweaks), longer battery life, and more stability than with iOS 5. iOS 5 can suck it until the next version of iOS/iPhone is released.
Diego - November 11, 2011 at 8:23pm
If I want to select the carrier manually it doesn't show anything I just can't select any I have to do with everything automatically I hate that
Aman - November 11, 2011 at 7:44pm
I hav iphone 4 , i updated it to IOS 5.0.1 from IOS 5 now i'm having from problem with its battery
PeterZ - November 11, 2011 at 6:50pm
Oh no, people whining on forums about a fantasy issue. I'm sure it will have an affect on things. Just like the antennagate whining did...oh wait...
DJ Slapp4
DJ Slapp4 - November 11, 2011 at 6:37pm
No battery problem :)
TM Tha MiXer
TM Tha MiXer - November 11, 2011 at 5:49pm
All of you with problems......, just wait for the iphone 5 to come out and hope that Apple will put in a muchhh BIGGER battery!!!
pssibility to choose
pssibility to choose - November 12, 2011 at 4:47pm
Or just buy ANY android phone and, if you feel you need it, buy a spare battery. That simple.
TM Tha MiXer
TM Tha MiXer - November 11, 2011 at 5:44pm
Yesss and that's why an iphone 3G still has good battery life..., cause it has none of that PUSH stuff......
Frank - November 11, 2011 at 10:35pm
if you turn off push notification, location and 3G and only enable it when you need to use it (like 3G and location) your battery will improve 100%. You can set push to fetch very 30 mins or1 hour. Calls are still as clear on edge. 3G is only needed for data so disable it till you need to go online.
Noman - November 11, 2011 at 5:35pm
Lost my faith in Apple - bring on the Lumia! BTW. Gotta love the street attitude that is present on this forum. Probably the roughest i've come across in any web-site ever. Keep it up!
TM Tha MiXer
TM Tha MiXer - November 11, 2011 at 5:40pm
For the new generation this is normal, let them listen to Bob marley's One love!!!
Dan - November 11, 2011 at 5:33pm
Floods and famine. Now that's a cause for concern. Not something that will get fixed. Is it really effecting your life that much?
TM Tha MiXer
TM Tha MiXer - November 11, 2011 at 5:27pm
Factory unlocked 4S with no battery problems, 3 hours of installing apps and mods battery dropped 25%......., acceptable I think......
Chris - November 11, 2011 at 5:10pm
Still no changes. That's terrible. Apple starts making a fool out of themseles and the customers too! It'ridiculous!
TM Tha MiXer
TM Tha MiXer - November 11, 2011 at 5:36pm
Try disabling siri...., it helps alot!!
altleet - November 11, 2011 at 4:51pm
Maybe I dont know a lot about technology, But I have Jailbroken up to 3 - 4 Different iDevices about a dozen times, I can hackintosh, I know plenty of things about new smart phones and their components in detail(thanks to the research), I am a Triple boot user On my laptop, with Linux, OSX 10.7, And windows 7. honestly dont give about what you have to say. Adios.
Nick - November 11, 2011 at 5:13pm
If you knew about technology you would never have made your initial statement, and anybody in the technology industry would agree 100% with me.
altleet - November 11, 2011 at 5:44pm
Ok dude, I do agree that I have generalised in the first comment , But it was directed to people who were making lame comments, sounded like they were just flaming cuz they were Apple haters and would like to see Apple Sink, I am not a fanboy here though, Just that I happen to find my device working great and that some people here just exaggerate things a bit. Therefore mybad
Windmeel - November 11, 2011 at 8:09pm
Way to buy it all back dude.
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