Owners of the new iPhone 4S no doubt got all charged up about the improved camera, faster speed, and Siri, the virtual personal assistant with a bit of sass. Unfortunately, some of those owners aren't so charged up about the iPhone 4S's battery.
As it turns out, Apple forums and other sites are filling up with distress signals from iPhone 4S owners who complain that the smartphone's battery loses its juice way too fast. Apple's been mum thus far about the problem and any fix it has in store, just as it was when Antennagate was reaching a fever pitch.
While the world awaits from an official response, here are some things you can try to stop the iPhone 4S battery bleeding:
* Disable the calendar in your Exchange mail account, then re-enable it.
* Turn off Location Settings for apps that don’t really, truly need it. Yes, this means Angry Birds.
* Go into your Settings and find System Services. Turn off Diagnostics & Usage, Location-based iAds; and Setting Time Zone.
* Turn off Push email, if you can stand it, and switch to manual Fetch.
* Dim your screen’s brightness level.
If you want to get all severe about it, turn off 3G data, Bluetooth, and/or Wi-Fi, or all of the above by putting your phone into Airplane Mode when you don’t need it. Of course, then you have to remember to turn Airplane Mode off later. If you go this route, set an alarm on your phone’s clock as a reminder.