iPhone Battery

Ping Could Be Draining iPhone Battery Life (iOS 4.3)

If you're one of the millions of iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS owners who have updated to iOS 4.3, you may have found the battery on your device drains noticeably faster that it did before. This isn't the first time Apple firmware updates have changed battery consumption, but luckily there seems to be an easy way to improve the situation.

iTunes Ping Apple music sharing

Ping has been cited by Pocket-lint as a possible culprit on the iPad, iPod touch and iPhones running iOS 4.3. The software runs Apple's iTunes-based social networking service, which makes it possible to connect with friends and get related music recommendations. For those who use the service this battery fix won't help, but if you don't find Ping useful then you can turn it off.

Apple Patent Could Improve iPhone Battery Life

Apple, like everyone else, is looking to increase the battery life of its mobile devices. The lithium-ion battery found in current model iPhones takes up a large amount of space yet still often fails to meet our power-hungry needs. A patent revealed by AppleInsider could mean that better batteries are in the works.

apple iphone patent better battery life high density

Apple's idea is to make current batteries hold more energy without increasing their size. High-density power cells would also up energy density without increasing charging times or reducing minimum life cycle. A charging technique described as multi-step constant-current constant-voltage (CC-CV) would be used to achieve this higher energy density.

Extend iPhone 4 Battery Life With Juice Pack Plus

Looking to give your iPhone 4 battery a boost? The juice pack plus from Mophie sports a massively powerful 2,000 mAh capacity battery in a sleek case. Besides fitting the iPhone 4 so well, this additional battery adds up to 8 hours 3G talk time, 7 hours 3G data time, and 11 hours video playback depending on usage conditions.

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The case features an ergonomic design and rubberized bumper that will come in four colors (black is currently available and ships in 1-2 days). Your iPhone 4 can be charged and synced without removing the juice pack plus, and a built-in LED status indicator tells you how much charge is left.

How to Fix iPhone iOS 4.1 Battery Life Problems

Some unlucky iPhone users got the short end of the battery life after updating to iOS 4.1. Users have reported battery life issues among other problems with prior firmware updates (remember iPhone OS 3.1?) but now some running iOS 4.1 are seeing their battery percentage drop to zero within hours.

apple iphone ios 4.1 3GS battery life bug

Online discussion forums are hopping with activity from iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS users complaining of shortened battery life and warm phones running iOS 4.1. Some reports have suggested that errant processes are running in the background constantly and draining the battery power. Bugs in the modem firmware, tethering software, and Game Center have all been cited as possible causes of the issue.

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