Apple continues to investigate iOS 5 battery life issues


According to a statement Apple released to AllThingD, iOS 5.0.1 resolved many of the battery issues that people were experiencing on their iPhones and iPads after installing iOS 5 but they are continuing to investigate some remaining issues with battery life.

“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 given to AllThingsD. “We continue to investigate a few remaining issues.”

The results coming from users seem to be fairly mixed. Some are saying that they are seeing an improvement, while others are still having issues. We are among the ones who have not noticed any difference in battery life after installing iOS 5.

In this poll by 9to5Mac, it appears most users didn’t have an issue with battery life to begin with. While 18% claim iOS 5.0.1 improved their battery life and 31% report that the software update did not solve the problem.

Meanwhile a couple of new issues with the iOS 5.0.1 are being reported. Such as, incoming calls and texts are not displaying the contact name as saved in the address book and some users state they are able to download apps over the air after installing iOS 5.0.1.

I expect we will be seeing iOS 5.0.2 in the coming weeks.

  • Michael Cussen

    Since upgrading to 5.0.1 When I need to charge my battery and connect the charger I keep getting device not compatible! How the hell can it not be compatable when it is made for the purpose of charging the iPad. I have to keep
    Taking the lead out and putting it back in again to get it to charge which makes charging the iPad take hours. If the charger gets damaged doing this I will demand apple replace it free of charge I doubt if I will be successful.