(CBS) - The iPhone 4S was released a little over two weeks ago, but there are already massive complaints about the smartphone's battery life. According to complaints at the Apple Support Communities forums, users are claiming battery drainage at rates that range from 1 percent every 3-4 minutes to 10 percent overnight on standby. Light usage has users claiming their batteries drain at about 12 to 35 percent every 30 minutes. Yikes! That means full drainage in only a few hours. Full coverage of Apple on Tech Talk Siri gets spoofed by Conan O'BrienHow to get the Steve Jobs biography for freeCNET's Josh Lowensohn pointed out that the battery issues affected iPhone 4 users, as well, meaning it is likely an issue with the iOS 5 software. Oddly enough, when CNET Labs tested the iPhone 4S' battery life their results were not in sync with other users. As a matter of fact, they achieved 9.2 hours of talk time on a single charge, as well as 8.2 hours of video playback and 64 hours of audio … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Apple iPhone 4S battery drain has people crying “antennagate” all over again
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Last Updated Jun 23, 2016 10:30 AM EDT If you're like the majority of iPhone addicts, you're constantly scanning for outlets the second you walk into a room, hoping to find a spot to charge your phone before it dies... again.But before you find yourself stuck without a cord, available outlet or portable charger, you may want to consider taking a more proactive approach to preserve battery life.Here are 7 ways you could be draining your iPhone's battery without even knowing it:1. Plugging your iPhone into a computer that's not activeWhen you've misplaced your charging block, plugging into a computer seems like an obvious alternative. But if your device is connected to a computer that's turned off or is in sleep or standby mode, that can cause problems. To avoid battery drain, make sure your computer is plugged in and powered on while charging.2. Exposing your phone to extreme temperaturesToo hot: Avoid exposing your iPhone to temperatures higher than 95° F. When your phone is … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo 7 ways you’re completely killing your iPhone battery
This is part of CNET’s “Tech Enabled” series about the role technology plays in helping the disability community. David Grissam was worried he’d have to quit his job. Grissam had steadily been losing his hearing, which was a serious problem for the 911 dispatcher based in Norman, Oklahoma. It had gotten to the point where normal hearing aids didn’t work anymore. But then Grissam — who has been deaf since the age of six — got the Cochlear Baha 5 Sound Processor, a hearing device that’s implanted in his skull. Connecting the Baha to his iPhone via Bluetooth lets the 44-year-old stream emergency calls directly to his ears, cutting out background noise and giving him crystal-clear sound. “With me missing the audio coming in, I was really concerned I was going to miss one of my friends screaming for help because he was shot,” Grissam said. But now, “I’m able to hear more than others in the room because of that … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Apple iPhone tech helps reinvent the hearing aid
Is your iPhone slowing down with age? Or, in the case of its battery life, speeding up? One of the first signs of age on an iPhone is the battery not holding a charge as long as it once did. Of course, you might also experience odd battery behavior on a relatively new iPhone, where the battery conks out before the meter hits zero. Here are three common battery problems -- short battery life, shutting off unexpectedly, getting warm while charging -- and how to fix them. My battery dies quickly There could be any number of reasons for why your iPhone's battery is draining quicker than usual, but the first place to start your investigation is Settings > Battery. Under Battery Usage, you can peruse a list of your apps and see how much battery each has consumed in the past 24 hours or seven days. If you can live without a battery-hungry app, then delete it. Before deleting an app, make sure you read the fine print and see if underneath its name in the above list, you … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo 3 common iPhone battery problems and how to fix them
If you're wondering if your iPhone's battery has been running out more quickly since you downloaded iOS 11, you're not alone. Researchers have found that the initial release of iOS 11 drains iPhone batteries more than twice as fast as the previous operating system iOS 10 did. The analysis from mobile security company Wandera claimed the average battery decy for an iPhone running iOS 10 under constant use is 240 minutes. For devices that have upgraded to iOS 11, the decay time is just 96 minutes. However, recent patches to iOS 11 appear to have limited the battery drain. Wandera analysed the battery decay of 50,000 iPhones and iPads on its network that were used moderately to heavily. It compared the average battery drain over three days and estimated the average. A drop in battery life is fairly common on older devices that upgrade, since new operating systems often use more power than previous ones. They also have early bugs that are fixed in … [Read more...] about Is iOS 11 draining your iPhone battery?