iPhone 4S Battery

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    Oct 26, 2011 3:51 AM GMT
    So I went from iPhone 3GS to 4S.

    I've been reading on other forums how the battery drain is an issue. The first few days with the phone, the battery did drain quick (a lot quicker than my 3GS even).

    Now my phone seems to be fine but I have turned some Location Services off, most System Services off, iCloud off (I don't have Lion anyway) and Siri off (only turn her on when I really need to use her or the dictation function but most of the time I'm too used to doing things the old way... plus I'm in Canada so she doesn't integrate with Maps which kind of defeats the point of having her on at all times).

    Anyway, maybe some of these things helped my battery and thought I'd share here. Anyone have a 4S and have battery issues?
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    Oct 26, 2011 4:03 AM GMT
    Also, you have to condition the battery since it's new. After a few weeks of regular usage and recharging, I'm sure you'll notice better battery performance.

    Also, I heard Apple removed the ability to turn on/off 3G in iOS5. So that kinda sucks. But I'm sure someone will come out with a hack for it.
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    Oct 26, 2011 6:31 AM GMT
    xrichx saidAlso, you have to condition the battery since it's new. After a few weeks of regular usage and recharging, I'm sure you'll notice better battery performance.

    Also, I heard Apple removed the ability to turn on/off 3G in iOS5. So that kinda sucks. But I'm sure someone will come out with a hack for it.


    They switched from Infineon to Qualcomm for the cell radio chipset on the 4S.

    The 4S has all 2g/3g transceivers inside one chip (RTR8605). Since all standards use similar signal paths inside the same chip, there isn't much left that's redundant to turn off.

    Its hard for me to tell what my battery life is on my Verizon Iphone4. I'm constantly plugging it into things while I use it (car stereo for navigation, Nike+ gym equipment, home stereo) and it gets recharged often.

    Last, I'd be surprised if the 4S gets hacked anytime soon. IMHO.