iPhone 3GS iOS 4 Battery Issue Denied by Jobs

The iPhone battery has always been a bit of a guzzler, but apparently when you update your iPhone 3GS to iOS 4 the battery life worsens, but apparently Apple chief Steve Jobs doesn’t believe this and has apparently denied the issue.

According to an article over on Wired, Jarle Aasland, a Norwegian journalist emailed Steve Jobs inquiring if there is “any reason battery performance on the iPhone 3GS should be worse than when running OS3.”

Apparently Aasland received the standard short Jobs reply saying…”Nope.”

However there is apparently a 26 page threat on the official Apple message boards which say otherwise, the thread is named “iOS4 Burning Through battery Life,” and can be viewed here.

How many complaints does it take before Apple and Mr. Jobs realises there is a problem, and actually admit to that problem? If you use an iPhone 3GS with iOS 4 and are experiencing these battery drainage problems feel free to shout out in our comments area below.


13 thoughts on “iPhone 3GS iOS 4 Battery Issue Denied by Jobs”

  1. Adni says:

    Even with iOS3 my friend keeps reporting 2 hours of battery life, 3, 4, and he has the cheapest plan, so he is not a data hog.

    Honestly iPhone battery sucks big time.

  2. ghawk says:

    With 3GS and upgrade to iOS4, I hoped for more efficient use of battery and longer life between charges, which I do evening and morning. However, no such luck.
    I do not find OS 4 drains battery any more than previous OS, BUT it is hard to calculate.
    I have read some complaints.

  3. Joseph says:

    It’s worse then the 1st generation, some forums suggest it could be certain apps, waiting to hear more!

  4. Tony says:

    I have an iPhone 4 and my battery life is horrendous. It last about 3 hours with light use.. I'm thinking about returning the phone to Apple and buying a Droid. This is ridiculous. I can live with a lot of issues however a continuously dead battery won't work.

  5. simon says:

    running ios4 and at best getting 3-4 hours absolute disgrace that apple not trying to fix issues upetting therir loyal followers but to add insult to injury not admitting theres a problem is disgusting.

  6. abc says:

    I have seen the same battery issue, i drains very soon and the phone gets hot too

  7. Suzanne says:

    I have updated my 3GS to Ios4 my battery life his useless and phone gets really hot! Very disappointed!!!!

  8. Kim says:

    I'm seeing the same issue. I have a 3GS and upgrated to the Ios4 software. Now my iPhone's battery is dead within 4 hours. Is there a way to go back to the 3GS software?

  9. russell says:

    scince updating my iphone 3gs 16gb to the ios4 i have accessory problems with my alpine cde 114bti car head unit it tells me that there not compatable now but it worked fine on ios3!!

  10. chloe says:

    little point in having an iphone, when the battery life is so short..since upgrading to IS04 my phone lasts less than 3hrs…

  11. Cara says:

    I to have upgraded my 3gs to IS04 and the battery life has reduced to only a few hours. I had no problems before and was able to use my phone for the full day without any problems. I also had problems upgrading. My phone was totally wiped and I had to restore factory settings and use another computer to upgrade with.
    Can't Apple do something about this!!!