Not long after Apple launched the iPhone 4S, lots of customers started reporting problems with the battery life about the latest iPhone, which apparently exhausted at an annoyingly fast rate. The issues began on October 15, in the official Apple forum site, and persisted for weeks, gradually forcing Apple to push out a a statement.
“A small number of customers have reported lower than expected battery life on iOS 5 devices,” Apple representative informed Ina Fried from All Things D. “We have found a few bugs that are affecting battery life and we will release a software update to address those in a few weeks.” Now, this update comes, by means of of iOS 5.0.1. If you are an iPhone customer, you will receive a download prompt next time you synchronize your unit with iTunes.
The update is about 790 MB and will take 10 minutes or more to download, according to TechCrunch. But will it really enhance the life of the battery on the latest iPhone? As outlined by Wired, it definitely does.
“Frankly the difference is nothing short of amazing,” according to one reader who told Wired. “To go almost an entire day without a change in the meter reading seems unbelievable. Where before I could almost watch the battery drain, now it doesn’t move at all.”
A quick browse of Twitter and technology blogs appears to have very similar results: iOS 5.0.1 will do the job.