iOS 5.0.1 didn't quite help the iPhone 4S battery problem

Battery_problemIf you've been following the iPhone 4S scene for any amount of time, you'll know that it's not without its problems. In fact, it has quite a few, and none of them has been more frustrating for me than the battery issue

iOS 5.0.1 was pushed out two weeks ago tomorrow, and was supposedly supposed to fix all of the iPhone 4S' battery problems. At first I thought it did, but I am pretty sure that something's still wrong.

My typical charging cycle is this: after the battery runs down to 20% from a normal day's use (usually 6:00 p.m.,) I charge the phone up to 100%, set it next to my bed, and go to sleep. Before the update, I'd wake up with 50% battery. After the update, it would typically be >95% and I could get through my day just fine.

But this morning, I woke up and looked at my phone and this is what I saw. I didn't touch the darn thing all night. I didn't turn on anything that I didn't have on before last night, so I'm positive that I'm not at fault. Plus, I've only got three apps that run at night: Mail, Messages, and the Phone. 

Unless I'm missing something here, this is completely normal usage with abnormal battery problems. iOS 5.0.2 is supposedly coming in the next few weeks and will hopefully bring further battery life. I'm skeptical, though, as that's what 5.0.1 was supposed to bring. 

If things don't get better soon, I'm going to swap my current iPhone with another one. And if that doesn't solve anything . . . well, that Lenovo phoneblet is looking mighty fine.

How's your battery holding up?

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Calob Horton

Calob Horton is an associate editor at Pocketables. He loves all technology, no matter which company it comes from. This unbiased view of the tech world allows him to choose the products that best fit his personal needs and tastes: a Microsoft Surface Pro, a Samsung Galaxy Note 3, and a third-gen iPad.Google+ | Twitter | More posts by Calob | Subscribe to Calob's posts

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