Just less than a month of the release of the iPhone 4S, there’s already problems with it, and the big issue is battery. OUCH! With the iOS 5 and the iPhone 4S, users have complained of battery drainage, and they’re not getting the time given by Apple. This is a major problem, and we’ll see how new CEO Tim Cook will deal with it.
Currently, Apple is trying to work on a fix for this. There have even been reports of this with the iPhone 4. So it this a software problem? It might be, with all the new features put in the iOS.
Apple did email back a website called AllThingsD. They released this statement:
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.
So remember last year with the “death grip” problem on the iPhone 4? Looks like Apple has another problem on hand, and in my opinion, it’s bigger than the death grip problem. Dropped calls is one thing, but a battery problem…seriously Apple?
So while Apple does some work, I have a few ways to conserve battery. On your multitasking tray, eliminate the ones you are not using. Also for location services, disable the service for the ones you don’t need. You also might want to try turning off automatic time zone settings, which use location data all the time.