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IPhone 4s battery life?

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Journeyman

IPhone 4s battery life?

I bought my 64GB 4s at a Sprint store Friday.  Activation was very quick according to the Sprint guy.  Phone seems to work very well but the voicemail had to be re-established.  3G speed is terrible like many others although it did improve considerably after a reboot - now getting about .3 Mbps on speedtest.  I used to get aroun .6 - 1 Mbps on my mobile hotspot so I assume Sprint will work out the speed issues.  My only reall issue is the battery life - it is worse than any mobile device I have used to date.  Last night I shut down location services, bluetooth, all apps in the multi tasking bar, wifi, etc. trying to reach a minimum battery drain with just the phone running.  I started from a 100% charge state and didn't touch the phone until this morning.  After 7 hours it was down to 7% - that's something like 4% per hour!  How are others faring with the battery?

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If you're not showing off to your friends or asking too many questions about local stores or weather. Try disabling Siri. Hope this helps too.

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From AppAdvice.com:

Here Are 10 Ways To Improve Battery Life On The iPhone 4S -- AppAdvice

http://appadvice.com/appnn/2011/10/here-are-10-ways-to-improve-battery-life-on-the-iphone-4s

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Thanks, closing the open apps has helped a lot. I used a task killer on my previous android device. Is there a similar app for the iPhone that can run in the background and auto kill apps so that we don't have to do it manually?

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Here is the second day of use, all pushes off and just checking manually when I have free time to play with my phone during the day.

Probably gonna stand by for at least 48 hours since there are still plenty juice left.

http://vip.liography.com/photos/i-QJdnvK6/0/O/i-QJdnvK6.png

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Uh at least it's better then ANDRIOD phones.

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No, but most of those "running apps" are just short cuts essentially. They shouldn't use that much battery unless you have a game or something running in the background. I've had an iPhone for awhile, and I just switched from AT&T to sprint and purchased a 4s. That said, it does seem like my ip4s is losing battery at a fast rate while in standby. My problem may be that I have been unable to connect to the 3G network, so my phone is always searching for the network. In setting I disabled cellular data to see if this will help.

When 3G was unavailable on AT&T my phone would automatically use Edge. Is there no equivalent to edge on sprint? I don't know how many of you're unable to connect to a cellular data network period, but if you have a blue circle where 3G or E should appear, I suggest opening your phone settings and disabling "cellular data" until sprint fixes their network; this might be the reason the battery is draining the way it is.

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http://youtu.be/elKxgsrJFhw   yeah way better

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When I started this thread I was very unhappy with the way my battery was dropping in standby (4%/hour).  After trying the suggestions - hard reset, battery calibration (all the way down), turning off unused features (wifi, location services, push email, notifications, bluetooth, etc.) and going through several battery cycles - I would now characterize it is excellent!  Last night on standby from a full charge the phone still showed 100% after 7 hours.  Yesterday with moderate usage it went from 100% to ~90% after 10 hours.  I don't know exactly what caused the improvement, probably a combination but at this point I'm pretty much a happy camper.

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Look what I am at.This is with running no apps. The battery life is horrible.

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weird, i'm on my 3rd day of use since full discharge, and this is screen shot from last of it's juice...  of course, email and app push off, location on

few internet browses, music and just checking fb and twitter updates, and maybe 20 min of phone call.  about 20% of time on Wi-Fi.  And background apps are constantly been closed by double tap home button and delete them all.

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same issue...kinda bums me out.

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