Apple iPhone 4S Battery Issues Might Have Been Pinpointed [Your iPhone’s Time …
It’s been a while since the iPhone 4S was launched, and a lot of people are now starting to recognize a problem with their batteries. Very early on, there were initial signs that the iPhone 4′s battery might be better than the newest iteration’s. And more lately, Apple’s engineers have actually been contacting people who have complained of poor battery life to try and resolve the issue.
According to iDownloadblog, the problem may be the phone’s Time Zone feature that automatically changes time zone the moment you cross into one different from your own. The author states that he noticed this issue from way back during iOS 5′s Golden Master days. Apparently, iOS 5 has a bug that keeps the Setting Time Zone function running all the time, which means it keeps location tracking on whether you like it or not.
Several people on the blog’s comments section reported improved battery life when they turned the function off. Will this method work for everyone? I’d wager the answer’s a “no.” But if you have no idea why your phone’s battery life is hurting, you can try disabling Setting Time Zone, and see how it goes.