Battery Life Still Rapidly Draining After iOS 5.0.1 Update
Yesterday, Apple released iOS 5.0.1, which was mainly in response to bugs in iOS 5 causing battery life issues. For some (myself included), the iPhone 4S was their very first iPhone, and it was disappointed to be greeting by having to shut off many of the phone’s neat features — like notifications and location services — in order to preserve battery life. Yesterday’s update was quick and painless, but many users are still reporting battery life issues after updating to iOS 5.0.1.
I can personally confirm that my battery is stil draining at the same rate it was before the supposed battery fix iOS 5.0.1 brought, a rate which isn’t as severe as many are reporting, but is much quicker than people I know who own an iPhone 4 or 3GS who actually use features more than I do. Some users are claiming very severe drainage still, saying that their phones have drained 20 percent in an hour and a half, while other users (this cowboy included) are claiming they haven’t noticed a change in their battery life, and are getting around the same subpar numbers as before the update.
A poll over on 9to5Mac has around a 30% vote from users saying they are still dealing with battery issues with their phone even after the update. One wonders if this is just a perceived issue since we are all paranoid now, or if the issue really still stands. Like I said, my phone is in the same state it was before 5.0.1 — I didn’t turn any of the disabled features back on — and my battery has not gotten any better.