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Winston Smith20 Oct 2017 9:01 p.m. PST

I have an Apple 5S phone.
I was "invited" to upgrade to iOS 11a few days ago, and now my battery drains in about 2 hours.
This is unacceptable but I can find no cure for it on line. Basically, everyone says "Yeah, that's a big problem. Good luck."

I believe that Apple deliberately "destroyed" my "obsolete" phone to force me to buy an upgrade, like the $1,000 USD iPhone 8.
Do I have recourse?

Or, failing that, a quick (right) fix for it? Most fixes feature changing settings my phone is too old to have.

Schogun21 Oct 2017 4:30 a.m. PST

It's not just your 5s. It's all iPhones with iOS 11. The fix is the usual -- look to see what apps are using the memory; turn down your screen brightness, blah, blah.

One problem is that even though you may close WiFi and Bluetooth that the apps are still running in the background.

I think the iPhone 8 does better because of the better processor and power management. But for the rest of us…yes…good luck.

I have not updated my 5s because of this.

You may be able to go back to an earlier version of iOS (10.3?).

Roderick Robertson Fezian21 Oct 2017 8:14 a.m. PST

Or, failing that, a quick (right) fix for it?

Android? <ducks>

Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP21 Oct 2017 8:47 a.m. PST

Android can have problems with power (recharging taking
24 plus hours). The fix for that is to disconnect the
battery and then reconnect.

The problem (for Android) is an update puts the power
management routine into a 'do loop', so disconnecting
and reconnecting will provide a temporary fix (until the
next time it happens).

IDK if this might apply to the Apple product or not, I
just know that my first Apple 'phone was a POS, soon
discarded and I've been away from Apple ever since.

Personal logo Andrew Walters Supporting Member of TMP21 Oct 2017 11:59 a.m. PST

I think my 5c won't do 11, and I'm not sure I'm unhappy about it.

With any and all upgrades, hardware and software, let others go first. Wait for the scuttlebutt. The second mouse gets the cheese.

Personal logo Andrew Walters Supporting Member of TMP21 Oct 2017 12:01 p.m. PST

I forgot the useful part of my post: It *is* possible to go back to iOS 10.

Google around, lots of people have posted instructions. Read all the warnings, follow the sequence that looks best researched, caveat emptor, etc.

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP21 Oct 2017 1:53 p.m. PST

Makes me happy about my flip phone!

Mardaddy24 Oct 2017 8:59 p.m. PST

I've been on Androids forever and not even the "latest and greatest," only barely enough to do what I need (Galaxy J36V right now), and I've had no issues at all.

Part of it may be (in the opinion of others) I underuse my phones features… It is my phone. I call and text and play music. About a dozen times a week I use the internet on it (usually Sigalert for the traffic going home from work, and TMP if I am in line somewhere and bored.)

I only have one app (fitbit) and that one is the ONLY reason I have the GPS auto-locate turned on, because for some reason, fitbit needs to know your precise location to read your heartrate and number of steps (/sarcasm.)

No games, no social media, no "surfing."

So, yea, since I do not install all the useless crap, my Android has worked great and time on the charger is few and far between. I still remove the battery once a week just so it'll reboot and clear any crap hanging on.

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