iPhone 5 Release Date: Apple Addresses iPhone 4S Battery Problem, Developers Discover Temporary Remedy

Apple addressed the battery life issues that many owners have complained about, three weeks after the launch of the iPhone 4S, and the company claims the issues will be resolved soon.

The iOS 5 software update that quickly drains the 4S's battery life will be resolved in "a few weeks,” according to Apple.

In the mean while, developers have discovered a short-term remedy for the sensitive battery life of the iPhone 4S.

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The fifth-generation Apple smartphone is advertised as having a battery life of up to 200 hours on standby; however, several iPhone owners have reported a drastically lower power time.

Developers have discovered that the problem may be attributed to a software discrepancy as opposed to a hardware problem.

The iDownloadBlog technology website details that the Setting Time Zone function on iOS 5 can prematurely drain the power of an iPhone. The same problem has also been discovered on iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS that have been updated to iOS 5.

The Setting Time Zone function works by constantly tracking the user's location to establish the time zone according to their current location, according to iDownloadBlog.

The website has figured that disabling the application seems to help conserve the battery life of a device running iOS 5.

To disable the Time Zone setting, users should launch the Settings app, select Location Services, then System Services, and turn off the Setting Time Zone option.

The purple location services icon on the iPhone’s status bar should disappear, indicating that the mechanism is no longer active.

It has been noted that despite the battery issue, the overall optimal charge time for the iPhone 4S is still 100 hours less than the iPhone 4.

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