We’ve heard from many folks who are having some battery issues with their new iPhone 4Ses and software-updated iPhone 4s and 3GSs.
Seems that in addition to bringing a lot of cool new features to iPhone, iOS 5 has also introduced some battery drain woes.
Apple told the Loop in an official response that it has discovered some issues and is working on a fix.
“A small number of customers have reported lower than expected battery life on iOS 5 devices,” an Apple spokesperson told The Loop. “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.”
Perhaps the fix will be part of Apple’s upcoming beta version of iOS 5, version 5.0.1, which will correct multi-tasking gesures for iPad 1 and bugs with Documents in the Cloud. It also has security improvements.
It’s not known how long it will take for the release to be made public but Apple usually issues betas to developers who sort out kinks and make sure they work with new releases before releasing them to us regular people.
While you wait, we have discovered a temporary fix that seems to alleviate the battery drain issue:
- Touch the “Settings” icon on the iPhone home screen.
- Click “General” within the setting menu.
- Scroll down to “date and time”. Tap that.
- Move the toggle switch beside “Set Automatically” to “off.”
Let us know if this works for you.