Some Users Still Experiencing iOS 5 Battery Issues, Apple Investigating

Battery DrainApple released iOS 5.0.1 Thursday to address, among other things, a battery drain issue, but some users are reporting that they are still experiencing poor battery performance even with the update. The company said in a statement that it was investigating some remaining issues left over after the update.

“The recent iOS software update addressed many of the battery issues that some customers experienced on their iOS 5 devices, the company said in a statement released to AllThingsD. “We continue to investigate a few remaining issues.”

The original battery drain problem affected a subset of users with iOS 5, and some of those users found that the iOS 5.0.1 update did improve battery life on their iPhone.

Some users, however, continue to report problems. For instance, the original thread on Apple’s support forums has grown to more than 4,600 replies and more than 327,000 views, with recent posts focusing on continued problems under the 5.0.1 update.

Apple forum member khanan posted:

100% four hours ago, 18% now. Got this phone this morning, uprgraded [sic] to 5.0.1 and got about NOTHING on it. This **** needs to be fixed, this is the worst phone ever. My iPhone 3G had went from 100% -> 91% after a 2h30m busride [sic] with constant iPod playing. Unacceptable. Give me a phone that works.

Member richardfromweston added:

Upgraded to 5.0.1 this afternoon and it appears that the battery life is worse after the patch. I was at 83% and after 15 minutes it has dropped to 78%. I really hope they can get this straightened out quickly!

There is no word yet of what Apple has found or what the company is planning to do about the issue.