News, , , , , , , , — November 14, 2011 16:30 — 0 Comments

Battery problem continues for iPhone users, despite iOS 5 fix

iphone_batteryThe iOS 5.0.1 update for iPhone devices that was supposed to fix battery drain issues does not appeared to have worked, and in some cases the update has reportedly made the situation worse.

Apple user forums
were on fire over the weekend as users vented their frustration with Apple engineers.

Here’s a typical post:

Installed the new iOS 5.0.1 two hours ago. Five percent battery drain in 45 minutes with Wi-Fi and location services turned on and me not touching the iPhone 4S. The new update doesn’t seem to help much.

As reported earlier, users started complaining about the iPhone 4S battery life almost immediately after its launch. The problem was thought to come from the location services system in the new mobile device.

But owners of other iOS devices have also complained of battery problems since upgrading to iOS 5. Apple claimed the problem was a software issue, and the iOS 5.0.1 update was issued to address it.

But in an official statement, Apple has admitted that there are still problems.

The recent iOS 5.0.1 software update addressed many of the battery issues that some customers experienced on their iOS 5 devices. We continue to investigate a few remaining issues.

In a poll conducted on Mashable last week, more than 900 respondents (32%) said they were experiencing the same battery performance issues they had suffered before the iOS 5.0.1 update. Another 350 (12%) said performance was even worse. Six hundred respondents (21%) said the update had fixed the problem.

I own an iPhone 4 and have not noticed a particular drain on battery since updating to iOS 5. I installed the update over the weekend and so far it hasn’t made a difference either way.

Please share any of your experiences, good or bad, in the comment box below.

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Fooling around with the iPhone since 2010. Taking it to the next web by writing about new media, new technology, new wave cinema and the digital revolution.

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