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Apple Acknowledges Battery Life Problem With iOS 5, Promises Fix

November 3rd, 2011 admin

If you’ve been suffering short battery life on your iPhone since upgrading to iOS 5, you’ll be relieve to know that Apple has acknowledged the problem and promised to release an iOS 5.0.1 fix within a few weeks.

According to “The Loop”, an Apple spokesperson said:

“A small number of customers have reported lower than expected battery life on iOS 5 devices,   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.”

In the meantime, people are reporting improved battery life by disabling “Setting Time Zone” (Settings>Location Services>System Services).

Is iOS 5 Killing Your Battery – Poll

October 14th, 2011 admin

Is iOS 5 killing your battery life?   See our recent iOS 5 Battery post for a discussion of the problem

Let us know your experience in the poll below :


Is iOS 5 Killing your iPhone Battery?

October 14th, 2011 admin

New reports are starting to appear on Twitter that the recent iOS 5 update is having detrimental effects on iPhone battery life.

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Some people are putting this down to the new notification system included in iOS 5, however we’ve been unable to confirm this so far.   The problem appears to only affect some users though, with others even reporting better battery life?

Searches for iOS Battery have certainly increased this month on Google as you can see in the chart below:


Are you experiencing the same problem?   If so, let us know in the comments.

Update 1: Vote in our poll and let us know your experience

Update 2: Interesting suggestion from @HalifaxTech – could this be due to the new location aware reminders continually polling for your current location?