The iPhone 4S has battery life issues, that much is for sure. For many users, the battery life is bad enough that they have turned to the App Store to find a fix for bad iPhone 4s battery life.
Enter the Battery Boost Magic App, which claims to “Maximize & Extend your battery life”, “Reduce battery drain” and “allow you to use your iPhone, iPod, & iPad Longer.”
Battery Boost Magic is a 99 cent app, and based on its rank of number 22 in the iPhone Paid Apps has pulled in a decent amount of money from users looking for better iPhone 4S battery life. According to the app description Battery Boost Magic has been downloaded over 2 million times.
What’s Wrong With These Claims?
For starters, Apple doesn’t let apps touch the power settings that affect battery life. We saw an app claim to fix iPhone 4S battery life on jailbroken iPhones, but it was proven to be a fake.
If there was a simple software fix to deliver better iPhone 4S battery life, Apple would have rolled it out in a software update, not left it to a third party app developer.
What Does Battery Boost Magic App Do?
The app walks you through a full cycle charge, which is to say, charging your iPhone 4S from below 20% to full and then leaving it on the charger to trickle charge and top off charge.
The Battery Boost Magic App displays battery life in 1% increments and estimates how long your battery would last for different tasks, as well as logging your charge history.
The only thing in this app that could help your iPhone 4S last longer is the collection of battery life tips, most of which Apple provides for free and we collect for you.
How You Can Really Fix Bad iPhone 4S Battery Life
If you have bad iPhone 4S battery life, I suggest following my guide to fix bad iPhone 4S battery life in 5 minutes.
By resetting several settings, many users have reported better battery life on the iPhone 4S with no change in how they use their iPhone.