iPhone 4S is here for a couple of weeks. There are quite a few reports in the big tech blogs regarding how iPhone 4S is failing iPhone 4S. It all looked like iPhone 4S is heading towards “Battery-Gate”. Apple talked to the tech press and said that it has iOS 5 fix for the iPhone 4S battery issue. It only seems a really minor issue affecting a few iPhone 4S. Even then it is better to learn a few tips that will help extend the battery life of iPhone 4S.
The new iPhone 4S is looks the same as iPhone 4, so most of the tips to improve iPhone 4 will be useful to extend iPhone 4S battery life. iPhone 4S also has a host of new features that comes with iOS 5, Camera, and Siri that could make iPhone 4S make battery hungry.
What Should You Expect From iPhone 4S Battery?
Apple iPhone 4S has a built-in rechargeable lithium ion battery that is chargeable either through power adaptor or USB. Apple claims that iPhone 4S should offer talk time of up to 8 hours on 3G and up to 14 hours on 2G (GSM). If you are using internet alone, iPhone 4S should last up to 6 hours on 3G and a whopping up to 9 hours on Wi-Fi. If you are using iPhone 4S as iPod listen to music, iPhone 4S battery should last for up to 40 hrs.
And if you are playing video iPhone 4S should last up to 10 hours. The above battery specifications were under Apple test conditions that typically keeps iPhone 4S at default settings with Wi-Fi.
Disable Location Service:
To disable location services selectively, Go to
Settings > Location Services
and choose the services to disable it
Disable Timezone Adjustment:
If you are not frequently crossing different time-zones, switch off automatic Time-Zone adjustment by going to
“Settings” > “Location Services” > ‘System Services’ > Setting Time Zone to OFF
Disable “Ping” by going to
Settings > General > Restrictions > Enable Restrictions > Ping > OFF
Disable Diagnostic & Usage Reports:
iPhone 4S by default sends diagnostic and usage to Apple. Switch it off to save some battery by going to
“Settings” > General > About > Diagnostic & Usage > Don’t Send
Switch off SIRI
SIRI is lots of fun. But remember that Siri needs Wi-Fi to connect to answer your questions. And depending on the question, SIRI might take some time to answer. That means it can take the juice out of battery in more than one ways. If you really need SIRI badly, at least turn off Raise to speak to SIRI,
Settings > General > Siri > Turn off Raise to Speak
Switch Off Photo Stream
Settings > iCloud = Turn off Photostream