3G battery life on 3.0

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by generationxwing, Jun 18, 2009.

  1. generationxwing macrumors 6502

    generationxwing

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    Anyone else noticed improved battery life? Typically by this time of day my battery would be down to about 50%. Today, with no real change in use, I still have about 75% left. I restarted my iPhone a couple of times since I thought the indicator wasn't working. Nope, it's all good.

    So fad I am very impressed with 3.0. Anyone else having similar battery experiences on their 3G?
     
  2. fishmoose macrumors 68000

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    I pretty much seem to have the same battery time, should be less since I've got notifications on for the AP app, allthough I only recived one notification yet though.
     
  3. Rob Mclovin macrumors 6502

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    Ive got less from Push Notifications and streaming SiriusXM all day!
     
  4. rtripa macrumors newbie

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    I'm experiencing the same "extra" juice from my battery today. It still has about 75% left, which is really unusual. Normally, by this time of day (midnight) the best I would get was like 25-30%.

    And besides the normal use, I also demoed some of the 3.0 new stuff to a friend. 3G, Wifi, GPS, all on (no bluetooth).

    OF course, it will require at least a couple more days to be sure, but I must say that I was a bit surprised.
     
  5. Rat-Boy macrumors 65816

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    Well, for me, I have noticed an improvement.

    Usually, after about 2 hours of usage, I am in the red.

    Today, I have 2.5 hours of usage (no iPod usage) and I am at 40%.
     
  6. Badandy macrumors 68040

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    That is truly aweful (the first scenario). Is it all 3G browsing?
     
  7. Rat-Boy macrumors 65816

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    Mostly 3G/WIFI Browsing, phone calls, email checks and that is about it.

    If I use the iPod, then I can get that usage number a lot higher because it seems the iPod uses far less power than 3G and WIFI data.

    But, truth be told, I think my battery has always stunk.
     
  8. rjsmith18 macrumors member

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    I feel my battery got worse. I use it about the same and have no push notifications, but it drains fairly fast.
     
  9. Arkanok macrumors 6502a

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    It's a little hard to judge so far due to the fact that I've been using my phone a little more often for a lot of little things since the update.
     
  10. michael31986 macrumors 68030

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  11. generationxwing thread starter macrumors 6502

    generationxwing

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    I haven't been. My battery experiences have been absolute crap, and for me it was a software problem (OS 2.2.1, on two different iPhones). I was hoping 3.0 would fix the issue, so I've specifically not been using it any more than usual to see if it did. So far, we're all good.
     

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