Many users have reported the iPhone battery life was degraded after upgrading to iOS 5. We've covered some of the possible workarounds to fix the battery issue. Anyhow, they are just workarounds.

According to AllThingsD, Apple finally confirmed with them the less-than-expected battery life was actually due to bugs in iOS 5.

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

Apple is now working on the fix and has already released iOS 5.0.1 beta for developer's testing. You can expect the battery problem will be resolved in the upcoming iOS update. According to the release note, here are the changes in iOS 5.0.1:

iOS 5.0.1 beta contains improvements and other bug fixes including:
- Fixes bugs affecting battery life
- Adds Multitasking Gestures for original iPad
- Resolves bugs with Documents in the Cloud
- Improves voice recognition for Australian users using dictation
- Contains security improvements

If you're experiencing battery problem after upgrading to iOS 5, stay tuned. I believe it'll soon be available to all users.


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