Apple Confirms iOS 5 Update To Address Battery Life Issues

iPhone 4S battery specs

Last week, we reported that the  The Guardian had received word from a customer that Apple had contacted him regarding poor battery life. He was asked to install a monitoring program on his phone. Using the program, Apple engineers hoped to  be able to use the diagnostics to determine what was causing shorter battery life for some users.  A senior engineer at Apple contacted the person who wrote a post online, and indicated that  the company was contacting users to resolve the problem.

Today, Apple has confirmed that they had found issues in iOS 5 that  are causing some iPhone owners to experience poor battery life with their iPhone running its latest software. The Wall Street Journal‘s Ina Fried published a statement from Apple, which said:

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.”

In addition, Apple has released beta iOS 5.0.1 build 9a402 for developers to begin testing the new update on iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Apple says that the new build “contains improvements and other bug fixes including:

  • Fixes bugs affecting battery life
  • Adds Multitasking Gestures for original iPad
  • Resolves bugs with Documents in the Cloud
  • Improves voice recognition for Australian users using dictation
  • Contains security improvements
  • iOS 5.0.1 beta introduces a new way for developers to specify files that should remain on device, even in low storage situations.”
I myself have experienced battery life issues with the iPhone 4S, but now I’m glad that Apple’s working on a fix. See, this is another thing I love about Apple. They care about their customers and will do whatever it takes to make them happy.

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Parth Dhebar

Parth Dhebar is a 18 year-old entrepreneur. He is the founder of Simple Reviews, a blog focused on reviewing iPhone and iPad applications. Parth is a recognized name in the industry, known for covering Apple news. He is an editor at Techie-Buzz covering news on Apple. You can follow him on Twitter @pdparticle.