2 BATTERY LOGS (comment, compare, etc.)

waterise

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Jun 3, 2012
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Delaware
BOLD CONTENT UNDER THE 2ND "OPTION" TITLE INDICATES CHANGE FROM PREVIOUS OPTION
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1ST OPTION: SIMPLY HOW I EVER USED PHONE SINCE I GOT IT IN JANUARY, 2012.* iOS 5.0-5.1.1
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iPhone 4s Battery Statistics:
(keep in mind: 1-2 bar(s) of cell signal in my area, where I was all day)
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Settings:
3G always on when available
Wi-Fi always on
-"Ask to join" on
System services: everything off except "Cell Network Search"
Notifications: manual
Location services: on
-On for: GifBoom, Siri, Waze, Find my iPhone, & FaceBook when needed
Sounds: Silent, vibrate: on
-ringer, vibrate: off
Brightness: about 2/5 on the bar
-Auto-brightness: on
Siri: on
-Raise to speak: off
Cellular data: on
Bluetooth: off
Auto-lock: 1 minute
Restrictions: Ping, off
iCloud: everything off except Find my iPhone
Mail (5 accounts): all fetch manually
Fetch new data: off
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No Airplane Mode
12:32AM: took off charger
12:32AM: slid to power off
12:33AM: turned back on
12:34AM-12:56AM:General usage (checked mail twice, sent 2 FB IM's, refreshed Twitter once, talked on The Spot most of this timeframe. No music, texts, calls, etc.)
12:57AM: Getting tired, so now will put headphones in and music on (Rdio app) until I fall asleep (which I never do, but for the sake of this test I am.) Still 100% as of 1:01AM. Been 28 minutes according to my Usage, which would normally have 8% drained by now 'cause usually I lose 10% per 30mins. So this is great!
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1:03AM: music playing, head on pillow, shutting eyes now. (I'm hoping to fall asleep, then wake up around 9AM with music still playing to see drain results.)
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6:12AM: 72% left. Music listened from 1:03AM-6:12AM (5 hours, 9mins.) Music now off.
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So far:
-Usage: 5hrs, 41mins
-Standby: 5hrs, 41mins
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6:15AM-6:25AM: General usage (refreshed Twitter & FB twice, as well as The Spot once. Checked mail. Checked MacForums to see if anyone replied to my reply in a post. Checked The Spot again. And again, but this time someone messaged me & I messaged back, so in conversation currently.
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6:26AM: Not really sure if I'm getting more usage or not now. I think the 100%-99% decrease just lasted a lot longer than before.
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Note: Current apps in background ("tasks open"): Rdio (not playing music), The Spot, FaceBook, Mail, Safari, Settings, Twitter, & Notes.
6:27AM: The Spot.
6:31AM: Added song to library on Rdio
6:33AM: Closed Settings
6:34AM-6:36AM: Checked 3 mailboxes
6:37AM: Checked Usage again. 6 hours, 4mins for usage & standby.
6:38AM: Closed Settings (deleted off task manager.)
6:40AM: On Rdio, going to listen to & find some music.
6:41AM: Music now on. Checked FB & Twitter until next log.
6:46AM: Checked App Store for any updates. *Exited.
6:51AM: Been 39mins and I've lost 10%. Usually is 30mins per 10%. Idk...I'll wait another 10% & see how long that takes.
6:52AM: The Spot.
6:56AM: Checked Usage. *6 hours, 23mins for usage & standby. Exited.
6:57AM: Checked FB & Twitter.
6:59AM: The Spot.
7:03AM: Pee break, lol, letting music still play in background, but everything else minimized (not exited.)
7:07AM: Got drink & said "bye" to sisters who are still in school
7:07AM: Music still playing.
7:11AM: Tweeted.
7:12AM: Uploaded 2 photos I already had onto FB.
7:16AM: Messaged on The Spot.
7:18AM: Checked E-Mail. Had an E-Mail.
7:21AM: Music been playing. Trying to wait another 2% drain to update you all on the stats.
7:24AM: Was in standby for 3mins w/ music playing.
7:27AM: Ok, 2% drained. Stats below:
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51% @ 7:28AM
Usage: 6 hours, 54mins
Standby: 6 hours, 54mins
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I kinda do the whole rapper thing, so I'll leave my iPhone on standby for a little while with music paused until I finish a song (writing verses, rapping, editing, mixing.) Then I wanna sit in sun, so I'll have music on a while after that, hopefully.
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9:10AM: Used Safari about 10mins. 40% left. Back on standby now.
9:22AM: Got text, replied. Prolly gonna have a mini-conversation now.
10:46AM: Finished recording music. Now playing music (not my own) on iPhone.
10:47AM: 30% left. Usage: 8 hours, 2mins
Standby: 10 hours, 15mins
10:48AM: FaceBook, Twitter, & The Spot now.
11:11AM: Refreshed MacForums page on Safari.
11:15AM: 20% battery. Had 30% 23mins ago :/
Usage: 8 hours, 30mins
Standby: 10 hours, 43mins
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Apps used:
FaceBook
The Spot (music-related app)
Twitter
Rdio (music streaming app)
Mail
Safari
Notes (what I'm typing this in)
App Store
Photos
Settings
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If we were to assume 1hr lasts me that last 20%, then I can conclude I'd have used 9 hours, 35mins used, 11 hours, 20mins standby(?).
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2ND OPTION: BACKUP, THEN "ERASE ALL CONTENT AND SETTINGS," & RESTORE FROM iCLOUD
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(keep in mind: 2-3 bar(s) of cell signal in my area today, then some spots with 4-5 bars)
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Settings:
3G always on when available
Wi-Fi always on
-"Ask to join" on
System services: everything off except "Cell Network Search"
Notifications: manual
Location services: on
-On for: Siri & Waze only
Sounds: Silent, vibrate: on
-ringer, vibrate: off
Brightness: about 2/5 on the bar
-Auto-brightness: on
Siri: on
-Raise to speak: off
Cellular data: on
Bluetooth: off
Auto-lock: 1 minute
Restrictions: Ping, off
iCloud: everything off except Mail, Contacts, Notes, Documents & Data, and Find my iPhone
Mail (5 accounts): all fetch manually
Fetch new data: off
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Airplane Mode used for hours I was at home and on road with terrible signal (1 bar).
6:48AM: Turned iPhone on
6:49AM-6:59: Standby (10mins)
6:59AM: Airplane mode & wi-fi on
6:59AM-7:15: Standby (16mins)
7:18AM: music on now via Rdio app
(apps in background: FaceBook, Messages, Notes [what I'm typing this in], & Rdio)
7:18AM-7:55AM: standby with music in background playing (37mins)
7:56AM: closed FaceBook, Settings, & Messages apps. Turned Airplane Mode OFF.
7:58AM: Mannn, usage & standby not showing 'cause phone was off when I charged to 100% :/ I'll just go off of the times on my log.
8:10AM: Opened Messages, sent & received a text, opened The Spot & Twitter too.
8:28AM: went on MacForums & made a post, checked E-Mail, got 4 E-Mail's
8:39AM: on wi-fi now
8:41: On FaceBook on and off
-90% now. So 6:48AM-8:42AM I lost 10%.
8:44AM: Switching between The Spot & Messages & FaceBook on and off
(apps in background: Messages, The Spot, FaceBook, E-Mail, Safari, Twitter, & Rdio)
8:45AM: Updating a game app
8:50AM: took picture, then exited app
8:50AM: Having mini-text conversation
9:06AM: replied to post on Apple forums via Safari
Oh yeah, 3 bars of signal. No 3G available here. On wi-fi still.
9:11AM: uploaded photo to FB
9:15AM: 80% now. 8:41AM-9:15AM lost 10%.
Basically same battery life as first log way above in this post. Not sure if any point in keeping this 2nd log anymore since I lose 10% about every 30mins.
9:16AM: Assuming I lose 10% per 30mins, I'll have 1% in 4 hours, at 1:17PMish. I know I'll have my phone on standby a lot today since work, so I guess I'll continue with log.
9:20AM-9:25: Standby w/ music playing. (5mins)
9:26AM: Had to make 2-3min phone call, then 3G came on for about 40s.
9:26AM: back on wi-fi
9:32AM: ok, just noticed on 3G again 'cause I'm standing outside the building waiting for someone to arrive
10:00: 70% left
10:00-10:32AM: Standby (32mins)
10:05AM: music off
10:40AM: 30s Skype call
10:56AM: 60% left
10:56AM-12:56PM: Standby (2hrs)
12:56PM: Uploaded 2 new photos to FB
12:56PM: 50% left.
1:20PM: The Spot, FB, & Twitter
1:40PM: Ok, I just noticed music was randomly playing on Music app with volume all the way down, for about 10-15mins.
1:49PM: The Spot a lot.
2:07AM: 30% left.
2:14PM: Music on
2:35PMish: 20% left.
3:15PMish: 10% left
3:15PM: music off, on wi-fi now
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Apps used total:
Messages
Settings
App Store (to update)
Notes (what I'm typing this with)
The Spot
FaceBook
Twitter
Rdio
E-Mail
Safari
Camera
Phone
Skype

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So, from 6:48AM-3:34PM, I am left with 8% battery in all.* Now, as stated in the log, the Usage and Standby times weren't there since I charged phone while it was off.* But you can do the math, and so can I, sooo: 3 hours, 40mins Standby, then 6 hours and however many odd minutes.* I'm assuming Standby would be a lot more, though, since I was playing music on "standby" and when music is played on Standby mode, it counts as Standby and usage.* So those numbers are kind of rough, but the battery lasted about the same as the first log, before the restore.
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So, please leave your feedback here of the post, how your battery compares, how you improved yours, if you've done tests, etc.*
Thank-you, all!
 
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