Apple admits iOS 5 bugs causing battery issues, promises a fix

Apple admits iOS 5 bugs causing battery issues, promises a fixOver the past few weeks it has come to light that the iPhone 4S’ battery life ain’t so good, and the finger has been pointed squarely at iOS 5.

Recently we heard that Apple engineers had stepped in, reportedly contacting some customers directly, and now the Californians have conceded that there is indeed an issue with iOS 5.

A statement to AllThingsD reads: “A small number of customers have reported lower than expected battery life on iOS 5 devices. 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.”

Unfortunately, Apple doesn’t go into any details about what those bugs might be, or what users can do to improve battery life before the update arrives.

Meanwhile, as BGR reports, Apple has served iOS 5.0.1 beta to developers. The change log reveals that the latest release “Fixes bugs affecting battery life”.

Forums are full of suggestions as to what’s causing the battery life problem. Proposed fixes include deleting and reinstalling contacts, backing up and restoring the device, and disabling “Setting Time Zone” within location services.

In any case, we expect Apple will have that update released pretty sharpish.

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