Iphone Ipod battery life help! I am running the Chicago Marathon

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by cordovavol, Oct 1, 2008.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Oct 1, 2008
    next week and need for my battery to last about 4 1/2 to 5 hours. In my training runs, the battery would be almost empty. I have tried putting the phone on the Edge network, lowering the brightness as well as airplane mode. Any other tips? Thanks
  2. macrumors 6502

    Aug 2, 2008
    are you leaving the screen on or something??? theres no way your iphone would run out of battery after 5 hours of just playing mp3s.
  3. macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    i agree. the iphone batt playing music is insanly good like in the 20-30 hr range
  4. macrumors regular

    Aug 16, 2007
    Puerto Rico
    Turn the 3G off, bluetooth and wifi off, and location services off. That way you should have more battery, works for me...You dont need them when ur running anyways right?
  5. macrumors G4

    Small White Car

    Aug 29, 2006
    Washington DC
    A better place to start would be the race rules:

    See here.

    So the battery thing doesn't really matter. Sorry!
  6. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 1, 2008
    Obviously you are not a runner b/c EVERY marathon has that rule and more than 1/2 of the participants in EVERY race use MP3 players. They will disqualify you if you win, but my 4 1/2 hour finishing time will not put me on the winner, winner chicken dinner stand.

    Thanks for all the tips on the battery saving techniques!
  7. macrumors regular

    Feb 16, 2003
    Germantown, MD
    I'm assuming you have a 3G phone, and that you've downloaded the 2.1 update. My 3G battery life improved dramatically as a result of that update. Previously, I was getting about 6 - 7 hours, with 3G, Bluetooth, WiFi, location services and push turned off (in favor of fetch at 15 min. intervals for three mail accounts), and moderate use of the phone for calls and checking e-mail and the web. Now I easily get twice that with 3G enabled, and occasionally Bluetooth as well.
  8. macrumors 68000

    Mar 18, 2008
    Bracknell UK
    Run faster ?? :D

    Seriously though, good luck in the marathon. Just got my acceptance for London 2009 through today!!

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