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iOS 5.0.1 battery life on iPhone 4S – Consumer reviews

Earlier on we informed you that Apple had quietly released an update to iOS 5.0.1 to the masses, following on from the final beta version of iOS 5. The new software is now available to download but the big question that remains to be seen is – Has Apple solved the battery life issue on the iPhone 4S?

According to Apple, fixing up battery life problems with iOS 5 is their biggest priority, and if you have already updated to iOS 5.0.1, you’ll see that it was first on Apple’s checklist, with other fixes including adding multitasking gestures for original iPad, resolving bugs with Documents in the Cloud and improving voice recognition for Australian users using dictation.

As many of you are pointing out, the release of iOS 5.0.1 is also a landmark moment for iOS users as it is the very first time that you can update your device OTA, with users no longer having to connect cables to iTunes as before. We have already updated and we can tell you that the whole process took under 10 minutes to fully complete and install. Apple advises you to connect your iPhone to a wall charger, but we didn’t and found that it only zapped 3% of life to update – so again, this is pleasing for those who don’t have a charger handy.

So, after hundreds of complaints about battery life on the official Apple boards, have you experienced an increase in overall usage, or is it too early to tell at the moment? Once you have updated to iOS 5.0.1, be sure to leave a comment with your overall impressions so that other users can read the feedback. We know some of you have been having battery life issues on the iPhone 4 too, not just the 4S so if this applies to you, let us know how your iPhone 4 is handling after performing the OTA update.

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

Contact Alan Ng: alan@product-reviews.net

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