Apple Soliciting Battery Life Feedback from iPhone OS 3.1 Users

If you’ve been having trouble with your battery life on your iPhone running version 3.1 of the firmware, Apple cares. It’s just being quiet about it. According to the iPhone blog, an undisclosed number of users who have posted on Apple’s discussion boards about poor battery life following the iPhone 3.1 software update are being contacted by AppleCare helpdesk with a hefty list of 11 follow-up questions.

These questions focus primarily on the usual battery culprits; email, WiFi and Bluetooth, and App Store apps.

The note also contains an attachment which, when double-clicked, installs what looks like an unsigned profile, similar to what is provided by developers using Ad Hoc provisioning for beta testing.

Once enabled, the iPhone will sync power logs back via iTunes, and they ask that those logs be sent back to Apple. Due to the size of the logs, Apple recommends users not go for a few days without syncing, and provide instructions on turning off Battery Life Logging once the information has been accumulated.

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