After playing around with iCloud, I realize that I have something enabled that lead my iPhone to a faster drain than usual. Other than the usual battery optimization that you find on the internet, such as turning of iCloud Backup, Ping, Notification, Location, and so on. However, the important part that I use the most and essential to me, but it’s the main culprit of draining my battery.
iCloud Photo Stream is what I noticed that waste my battery the most. It’s fine if you don’t use Photo Stream or if you hardly use your iPhone 4S to take pictures. Apple next update should be more than to just delete photos in the Photo Stream, because by then, the photos are already uploaded, you wasted that battery time, and then you want to delete a few photos that are not suppose to be in the Photo Stream. What a waste of bandwidth and energy. Instead, the next update should be an option to upload Photo Stream via Wi-Fi Only. Like that in Google+ with Instant Upload. I disabled iCloud Photo Stream and the battery last almost like my iPhone 4, I know that’s not such a good gauge, but it is better than turning on Photo Stream. I also take a lot of pictures with my iPhone 4S, and I prefer not to send my Photos directly to iCloud in an instant. At least let me have to option to upload my photos the non-instant way, via WiFi when I get home or anywhere where WiFi is available. 3G or 4G is just such a commodity to use these days, especially when there is a cap on how much you use.
I have replaced Photo Stream with Google+ Instant Upload with the setting to upload when I’m on Wi-Fi only so I can conserve battery.
Another thing that I noticed is that turning off Documents & Data under iCloud could save you more battery time, as well as turning off iCloud Backup. Those options do not have to backup to iCloud on Wi-Fi, so I’m not sure why I would waste my precious data bandwidth on backups when I can do them at home via Wi-Fi or iTunes.
That’s just my rant of the day.