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iPhone users still having battery problems despite iOS 5.0.1. update

November 11, 2011 |  5:45 pm

Iphone 4S robert galbraith reuters

Apple's iOS 5.0.1. update was supposed to relieve the battery drain on the company's latest iPhone, but some users are complaining that the fix didn't work and, in some cases, made the problem worse.

"The recent iOS software update addressed many of the battery issues that some customers experienced on their iOS5 devices," Apple spokeswoman Trudy Muller said. "We continue to investigate a few remaining issues."

The update was released Thursday, and by Friday, many users had taken to Twitter and other forums to discuss the efficacy of the update.

"Is it just me or did the #iOS5 update do absolutely nothing to address the battery issues?" chadmolloy said on Twitter.

"iPhone 4s has gone down to 34% battery in 7 hours... Update never worked," richcovephoto tweeted.

Twitter user DanGunam had a more successful experience, writing: "I can already see the difference with the new iOS5 update 5.01 my battery life is longer."

Tell us: Did the update work for you?


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Photo: A customer uses his new iPhone 4S after buying it in San Francisco last month. Photo: Robert Galbraith / Reuters