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Battery life shot to heck with 4.3.5?


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Has anyone else seen a drop in their battery life since upgrading to 4.3.5? Mine on my 3Gs is really bad, and it "seems" it started when I updated it, though it may be coincidence. If it sat more or less idle all day besides a couple calls, as little as a week or two ago I'd still have a full charge come, say, 6 p.m. Now it's near dead with the same usage.


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I'll keep an eye on it, I updated yesterday and my battery was down to 53% when I got home from work today. That said, our building is umm.. well.. it's effectively a farady cage so I often use a lot of battery with the thing trying to reconnect.

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I will also keep an eye but on my First Gen iPad it seems about the same so far.
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Thanks. My battery may have simply tanked and the timing is coincidental. I've been expecting it to happen since my mother-in-law had this happen a couple months ago and had to replace the battery. But I vaguely recall some battery life issues some time back that an update caused and had to be fixed with another update.


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Hah! It was the update. Finally did a little digging and as it turns out, some people have been having a problem, but a hard reset cures it. I thought I had done that, but… heh heh… as it turns out I've been doing the hard reset wrong all these years. Ooops!

The big clue that the battery itself was not the culprit was in the usage log, seen via Settings > General > Usage. Despite my phone sitting unused for a few hours since charging up, the times for Usage and Standby were identical @ 5+ hours each. Despite being on standby, "something" was actively running in the background that shouldn't have been. After a hard reset, things are back to normal.


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Thanks for posting that LB! I just checked my iPad and it's been 3 days sitting since the update and it's still at 100%.
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I just "love" batter issues. I forgot which of the updates it was that destroyed everyone's battery life. Anyway, it got "fixed" but here's a BIG one...make sure that you have ping shut completely off. Go to settings -> restrictions and shut down and restrict ping from doing anything at all. If you don't it will constantly push to your phone and drain your battery. If you haven't already done this, do it now and reboot you'll see a huge difference.
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