Apple admits battery problem with iOS 5 on iPhone

Apple iPhone 4S

Apple has admitted there is a battery problem with iOS 5 that has affected both the iPhone 4S and older models.

Users have reported iPhone batteries draining over night despite little or no use, and Apple has pin-pointed bugs in iOS 5 as the problem.

In a statement Apple admitted the issue and said that it might take a few weeks to fix.

“A small number of customers have reported lower than expected battery life on iOS 5 devices,” Apple said in a statement to website AllThingsD.

“We have found a few bugs that are affecting battery life and we will release a software update to address those in a few weeks.”

Users on Apple support forums have been complaining about the issue and reporting potential fixes – though we'd recommend you wait for the official Apple fix.

Look out for our review of the Apple iPhone 4S in our December issue, out November 16th.

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Joe Cox
Content Director

Joe is the Content Director for What Hi-Fi? and Future’s Product Testing, having previously been the Global Editor-in-Chief of What Hi-Fi?. He has worked on What Hi-Fi? across the print magazine and website for almost 20 years, writing news, reviews and features on everything from turntables to TVs, headphones to hi-fi separates. He has covered product launch events across the world, from Apple to Technics, Sony and Samsung; reported from CES, the Bristol Show, and Munich High End for many years; and written for sites such as the BBC, Stuff, and the Guardian. In his spare time, he enjoys expanding his vinyl collection and cycling (not at the same time).