Apple admits battery issues with iOS5 – fix incoming

Apple admitted today that a number of bugs have been identified in iOS5 which have caused battery issues for some users..

the full quote is as follows

“A small number of customers have reported lower than expected battery life on iOS 5 devices,” Apple said in a statement to AllThingsD. “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.”

Apple have seeded this release (5.0.1) to developers, but it will be a couple of weeks before us ordinary folk get hold of it.

The battery fixes are listed as ‘Fixes Bugs Affecting Battery Life’.

Good to know appropriate action is being taken. My iPhone 4s battery life is definitely worse than my iPhone 4, but I thought that was because I can’t stop fiddling with it!


Source – TheVerge

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  • Funny, everyone’s writing about these problems, but my friend who has bought an iPhone 4S running iOS 5 doesn’t seem to have any problem…

    • iPhone Fan

      Same here with my iPhone 4s – I did say in the forum. Funny as well how there’s been no mention that Google released a native GMail app for iOS yesterday but pulled it soon after as that was full of bugs and kept crashing… but Google can do no wrong on CSP!

    • Andy

      Probably depends what services you’re using and how much you’re using it.  From full charge (overnight), my 4S goes down to 75% battery after watching a single 60 minute movie.  If you use it just as a phone, battery life will be just fine.. if you start using it for games/movies/all the location services stuff… it’ll soon eat battery.. Also, I use the reminders for when I get to work etc… this means that until I actually arrive at work, Location Services is on constantly… GPS is renowned for eating battery… so, my battery life “issue” is probably self induced :)

  • Yeah I have noticed my battery life has reduced but it seems to me like its all to do with the GPS being on for the Notifications. I wouldnt say its too bad as Ive always charged up my mobile phones at night so they are ready for the morning.

    Any possibly improvements are always welcome tho (be good to test out the update process now a computer isnt required anymore)