98% 40 minute usage or 4 hours standby

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by sillywabbit, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502a

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    As the title states. How can I have 98% battery life with 40 minutes of usage and about 4 hours of standby?

    It was at 100% just 2 minutes ago.

    Battery not accurate? Or something else is wrong?

    Thoughts or opinions?

    Thanks in advance.
     

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    BFizzzle

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    usually the first couple of % takes a while.. whats the problem? whats your usage after a full day??
     
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    vastoholic

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    profit? :D

    How long have you had this phone? I guess it could be a non-calibrated battery. I'm no expert obviously. See what happens when you run it down and how long you get.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Last night, if i remember correctly, it was it was about 4 hours and 19 minutes usage and standby (I forgot, I should have taken a scree shot), but the battery showed about 49%, before I charged it.

    Thanks, I did not know it took a while for the first few percentages.

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    This would be the second day with this phone (it was a replacement phone which was flawless EXCEPT for a slight scratch on the back plate aluminum - Week 37 Serial No. DN for those who care - seems to be a new phone or store return?).

    I already use it out of the box and drained all the way down to 1 % then did a full charge to 100%. Use it all the way down to 1% again, and did a full charge.

    Last night, charged it starting at 49%.

    I was trying to condition the battery. Was not sure how many times I have to bring it down to 1% and full charge cycles.

    Thanks.
     
  5. macrumors 68020

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    Mine has done this a few times... maybe not the one I currently have but maybe my first one (sent back for a defect). Somewhere, I have floating around a screencap of nearly 11 hours standby and my battery still at 100%.

    Whatever. It's a phone. It'll do it once in a while. Do a hard reset and move along. No need to fret.
     
  6. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks, was just curious. My original phone didn't do that.

    Not a major problem for now. I will probably live with it until I notice it does not last the entire day for me with light to moderate usage.

    I will just do full charge and drain a few more times and do the hard reset as you mentioned.


    Thanks all.
     
  7. macrumors 6502

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    So your previous phone you were getting better battery life with same usage/settings etc? What stats were u getting?
     
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    vastoholic

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    I have no idea if it matters but do you ever let it die completely? Whenever I run my battery down I run it until the phone actually shuts off by itself. One time it sat on 1% for I swear 20 minutes even with watching a couple of short 5 minute videos that were on my phone.
     
  9. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks, I took your advice/suggestion and tried doing two cycles of draining the battery until it shut off and you are right, the last 1% felt like 20 minutes. The results are attached. 8 hours and 28 minutes and the other was 9 hours and 30 minutes. Thanks for your help.
     

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  10. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Second cycle. Seems I can only attach 1 file per post from my phone.
     

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