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I'd be interested to see the "easter eggs" that drain the battery within 12 hours.



12 hours is a good battery life is it not? Admittedly, the iOS7 BETAs have cut my own down to the point where I have to make sure my phone is on 100% before a 4-5 hour night out so I know I'll have battery to use it by the end of the night.

Although I suspect that'll be fixed post-beta


If you mean standby time, it is absolutely horrible.


That is exactly what I mean.


My Nexus 4 lasts about 4 hours of usage, about 10 hours of standby time. I really wish it had a replaceable battery. Phones these days just don't last very long.


12 hours would be pretty bad for me. My 4S purchased on launch day (so nearly two years old now) gets unplugged at about 8AM, stays unplugged all day, and usually gets plugged in at 11PM with ~50% battery remaining.


I've noticed my battery life as more to do with how many notifications I get over any other usage.


Is that a recent beta? I actually had a day and a bit of battery life recently on the last beta. https://twitter.com/nicholassmith/status/369579656791732224/...


I was just talking about BETAs in general. The one I have at the moment is a bit better but I tend to charge my phone at work so I don't usually notice


Fair enough, the early ones were awful for battery. B1 turned my iPhone 5 into a hand warmer and meant I couldn't be away from a plug for more than 4 hours.


Oh yeah, I remember unplugging my phone at 100% then a few hours later having the 10% warning flash up. Luckily, it's at least better than that.


It means you can trash your phone. It's worthless. The iTemple will welcome you for your next iPhone purchase - if you accept not to indulge in any iBlasphemy.

The 12 hours are in stand-by (no screen/wifi/bluetooth/phone usage/message usage whatsoever).

And I had 3-4 days before the "upgrade".

In my case I just "upgraded" the OS on my 3GS to the current state: v. 3.1.6 (after having refrained from doing so for a very very long time - precisely because I had read about the drastic battery drainage at the time). So no beta software was involved.

EDIT: Here's an example of a thread in the "support" forum: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4325659?start=15&tstart... (I have tried every "solution" I could find on the net - nothing has fixed this. Which means we must assume this is strategy, not temporary bugs.)


It's called a BETA for a reason :-) The 3GS was released in 2009 which is quite a long time ago in technology terms so to expect it to be able to handle a more CPU-intensive update easily is a bit silly.


Did you even read?

> It's called a BETA for a reason

My "upgrade" was NOT BETA.

> The 3GS was released in 2009 which is quite a long time ago in technology terms so to expect it to be able to handle a more CPU-intensive update easily is a bit silly.

It worked perfectly BEFORE the "upgrade" (batter life: 3-4 days!), why would it not AFTER the "upgrade"? I mean, the "upgrade" was SPECIFICALLY coded for the 3GS. If it's "bricked" after the "upgrade", that says it all.

You have to be a sheep if you accept Apple "bricking" your device just like that.

EDIT: Ok, seems like I have enraged the iGods with some critical thinking.


No offence, but what does that have to do with iOS7's battery life? It seems you just wanted to start screaming about how everyone that buys Apple is a 'sheep' and use some terrible puns. You do tend to get downvoted if you don't contribute anything to the conversation.

You said my 'phone is useless now' which is completely incorrect. I wouldn't expect it to have perfect battery life in a BETA...


> what does that have to do with iOS7's battery life?

It has to do with Apple's apparent general battery strategy. The devaluing of devices sold as "upgrade" was done a few years back, and as I've mentioned above, it's still done today.

> You do tend to get downvoted if you don't contribute anything to the conversation.

The contribution here is: DO NOT "UPGRADE", UNLESS you are ok with being forced to buy a new phone BEFORE your "old" phone ceases to fulfill your actual/real needs! I hope this is now clear enough.

If this warning is NOT valuable, then I'm clearly on the wrong site here.

> You said my 'phone is useless now' which is completely incorrect.

Of course it is useless as a mobile phone. It's supposed to be a mobile phone (for travel etc.). So, if I have to keep it plugged in just to do calls, WiFi and bluetooth, then it's called a landline phone and I have to buy a new mobile phone.

> I wouldn't expect it to have perfect battery life in a BETA...

Why do you keep talking about "beta". As I've said in the downvoted posts already (twice): It was a NORMAL UPGRADE downloaded because iTunes kept bugging me with it. NO BETA HERE.


I've said it once and I'll say it again: This has nothing to do with the original topic. I posted about iOS7s battery life in the BETA and you started getting agitated about an iPhone 3gs upgrade (not iOS7...)

The phone is 4 years old. That's quite a long lifespan for a phone and if you're angry because the battery life has depleted, you obviously don't have an idea about how batteries work. Of course a new update is going to have an impact on the battery. Since it requires more CPU/Memory (which the iPhone 3gs is severely lacking in) the battery takes a hit.

>Why do you keep talking about "beta". As I've said in the downvoted posts already (twice): It was a NORMAL UPGRADE downloaded because iTunes kept bugging me with it. NO BETA HERE.

Then why are you talking about it? We are talking about the iOS7 BETA. Not iOS3.

>Of course it is useless as a mobile phone. It's supposed to be a mobile phone (for travel etc.). So, if I have to keep it plugged in just to do calls, WiFi and bluetooth, then it's called a landline phone and I have to buy a new mobile phone.

You said my phone. Not yours. My phone acts perfectly as a mobile device :)

>The contribution here is: DO NOT "UPGRADE", UNLESS you are ok with being forced to buy a new phone BEFORE your "old" phone ceases to fulfill your actual/real needs! I hope this is now clear enough.

Don't upgrade if you don't want to. Nobody is forcing you to buddy. I wouldn't expect an old computer to handle all the new games perfectly at full resolution

>It has to do with Apple's apparent general battery strategy. The devaluing of devices sold as "upgrade" was done a few years back, and as I've mentioned above, it's still done today.

Which is nothing to do with iOS7


Blame it on the "iGods" if you want, but your ridiculous all-caps whinging is what earned this a down-vote from me.

Did your device get bricked? That sucks, it's never fun. Did you take it in to get it unbricked? Everyone I know that's had hardware trouble like that has had their phone either fixed or, surprisingly, replaced. If the OS is designed to run on your phone and it doesn't, that's a defect, and you're entitled to a fix.




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