Apple Still Looking into Battery Life Issues After iOS 5.0.1 Update

Couple of weeks ago,  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. Then, Apple 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.

iPhone 4S battery life iOS 5.0
iPhone 4S battery life on iOS 5.0

Yesterday, Apple released iOS 5.0.1 to fix the battery life issue. Since updating my iPhone 4S, I have seen a significant improvement, but I can’t speak for everyone. Apparently, even after the update some users still continue to experience battery life issues. Certain device owners might be laughing right now, but hey! At least, Apple is constantly on the lookout and will get this issue fixed. They care about their customers unlike some companies. *cough*

iPhone 4S battery life on iOS 5.0.1
iPhone 4S battery life on iOS 5.0.1

Today, in a statement to  John Paczkowski of  All Things D, Apple acknowledged there may be some issues that still need to be addressed after Thursday’s release of iOS 5.0.1.

“The recent iOS software update addressed many of the battery issues that some customers experienced on their iOS 5 devices,” the company reportedly said. “We continue to investigate a few remaining issues.”

I guess iOS will be released sometime soon…

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  • Jain

    The two phones which stand out in one particular department are the Nokia 701 and the Nokia C7. Both of these are NFC enabled phones, which could be quite advantageous, as NFC is being touted as the next best thing in mobile technology. NFC, Near Field Communication, is a technology which is being implanted in a lot of upcoming smartphones by all leading brands. It is bound to change the way we transact or communicate, but without getting into exact details about NFC, let me just say that you will be a step ahead with an NFC smartphone at your disposal.

  • What up with Apple? First Signal problem with iPhone 4 and now Battery problem with iOS 5? They must get their act straight if they are to compete with Windows Phone 7 and Android.