100% standby for 5.5 hours but then

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  1. white4s macrumors 65816

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    not even 15 minutes of use and drops to 95%!? im talking reading a couple goal.com articles and going through the wall on facebook. no texts, no games, no other use of phone besides just opening up apps and going through them. this has to stop somewhere
     
  2. Thetonyk123 macrumors 68000

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    Apple basically tweaked the battery meter so it stays on 100 for a while and just drops in iOS 5.0.1.
     
  3. white4s thread starter macrumors 65816

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    whys that? i mean i just took it off charger at 2am and its down to 92% already. just weird

    92%
    usage 39 minutes
    standy 6 hours 30 min

    does this sound right or do i just expect more like everyone else
     
  4. Xenomorph macrumors 65816

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    Have you calibrated yet?

    Basically, charge to full (100%), and use the phone until it shuts itself off (which should happen a bit after sitting at 1%).
    After a several times, the battery meter should be accurate.

    I have 5.0.1 on my 4S and 3GS, and it drops from 100% to 99% at rate just as regular as all the other percentage drops.

    5.0.1 didn't make my phone "stay" at 100% for any longer period of time. I'm usually at 99% within 5 minutes or so of use.
     
  5. white4s thread starter macrumors 65816

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    yes i have, about 3 times. i'm gonna wait a couple more weeks since it is a new phone and see what happens.

    now its 87%
    usage 1 hour 3 minutes
    standby 7 hours 56 minutes

    ive read posts with people with those stats at like 95%, even 100%
     
  6. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040

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    Must be the same engineers that developed the fuel gauge in my car.

    If the standby time of the 4S is supposed to be 200 hours, and after 5.5 hours you still see 100% battery - what does that tell you?

    Answer: The battery percentage display is not to be relied on as a precise indicator of battery charge. It's an approximation.

    If it bothers you too much, you can turn off the percentage indicator and just use the green battery gauge.
     
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    Ever since iOS 3.0 and the iPhone 3GS when Apple introduce this percentage meter, (mostly) everyone has been fixated with every individual percentage that drops per minute (OCD), people need to stop this and focus on their daily usage from 100% down to 5%.

    How long does you phone last in a full usage test?

    Even then their are still plenty of factors that will vary per user, like:

    • 3G signal strength (weak signal will equal less battery)
    • screen brightness
    • type of apps used (graphic intense game or simple 2D games)
    • the iPhone 4 records video at 720p and the iPhone 4S at 1080p, so recording video will drain your phone
     
  9. jolt927 macrumors newbie

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    It totally depends what type of "usage" you're doing on the phone. I could listen to music for 4 hours, which would give me 4 hours "usage" but probably still have 95% left, whereas so far today I've made and received several phone calls, sent/received about 10 texts and I'm at:

    86%
    usage 58 minutes
    standby 3 hours, 32 minutes
     
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  11. ZipZap macrumors 601

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    No like may others you cant do math in your head

    At 0 you could see:

    92/8=11.5

    11.5*39 = 7.47 hours use
    11.5*390 = 74 hours standby

    Instead of guessing let the charge go to 0 and tell us where you are. Otherwise, use the phone more before you assume you are getting bad battery life.
     
  12. Joshwawilson macrumors regular

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    yesterday i had: 48%...
    usage 2 hours 30 minutes
    standby about 4 hours


    and right now i have 62% with 2 hours of usage, 5.5 hours of standbye
    it seems worse after the 5.0.1 update
     
  13. white4s thread starter macrumors 65816

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    im actually pretty good in my head with math but ok there

    once i deleted icloud i started to get the battery back up
     
  14. buddybd macrumors 6502

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    Today was the first time I faced the battery drainage issue and I think I know why, at least for my case.

    My college campus has an unprotected Wifi (No WEP, WPA etc) but requires me login in with my student ID when I first try to visit a site.

    Today I didn't login in but the phone connected to the Wifi. It went from 70% to 50% in less than an hour, no usage. I logged in 3 hours ago, and currently at home. Battery's at 44%, a 2 minute call in between.

    So I'm guessing that since I didn't login when on campus, the phone was continuously trying to do something through wifi but couldn't?
     
  15. white4s thread starter macrumors 65816

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    yup if the connection is bad or incorrect log in it will continue to look for signal which will kill the battery
     
  16. Thetonyk123 macrumors 68000

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    Well I'd did that and it didn't work. Still says at 100% for awhile then plummets down fast.
     

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