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iPhone iOS 5 update 5.0.1 beta 2 improves battery life

 A customer shows his iPhone 4S after getting the latest smartphone at a Softbank Mobile Co. shop in Tokyo on the launch day in Japan Friday, Oct. 14,...

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A customer shows his iPhone 4S after getting the latest smartphone at a Softbank Mobile Co. shop in Tokyo on the launch day in Japan Friday, Oct. 14,...

Apple has released iOS 5.0.1 beta 2 for developers to download. This beta update focuses on improving the iPhone battery life of which many users who have upgraded to iOS 5 have noticed a decrease.

Developers who have been testing Apple’s iOS 5 update say that it can improve battery life, notably by reducing the amount of times that iphone uses location sensing.

Apple has said that it will make a version for public “in the next few weeks”.

Apple last Wednesday confirmed that a bug in iOS 5 is draining iPhone battery life on a select number of devices.

One developer said a number of services that drain the battery include the “Setting Time Zone”, “Traffic” and the location services system. These functions can drain the battery rapidly because they become an always-on system which is constantly trying to check for any change in signal strength from the sources which would indicate movement.

Some suggest before the update can be available to the public, users can try to turn these services off when they are not using them to prolong the battery life.

Disable Location Services:
Settings > Location Services > Disable selectively for services you don’t use
Disable Time Zone Adjustment:
Settings > Location Services > System Services > Setting Time Zone to OFF


Updated : 2021-07-26 08:23 GMT+08:00