3G battery

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by kobefan234, Sep 7, 2008.

  1. kobefan234 macrumors 6502

    kobefan234

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    If I have my 3G enabled but I am not talking or browsing the web does it take more battery??
     
  2. superstrikertwo macrumors 65816

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    Yes, the 3G chip is on so it uses more power in turn it drains the battery faster.
     
  3. chaseardoin7 macrumors regular

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    i've wondering the same thing, but i THINK it does.
     
  4. hexonxonx macrumors 601

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    3G is the supreme battery killer on any 3G phone.
     
  5. kobefan234 thread starter macrumors 6502

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  6. cenetti macrumors 6502

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    to save battery,

    you should turn off

    -3g
    -gps
    -brightness
    -push/fetch
    -ipod (carry a fm radio with you)
    -oh wifi (go to an internet cafe or sumthing)

    well, you know what...turn off the damn phone....
    That's Iphone for you... :apple:
     
  7. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    Or, put a charger by your bed, in your car, and at work. Plug-in whenever you're near one.

    Seriously, that's 2 extra chargers to buy and you shouldn't have any trouble. People say "oh, that's hard." Ok, well I leave everything turned on all the time, ENJOY my phone, and never worry about battery. Who wouldn't want that?

    (Yes, I follow these battery-saving rules when I'm going to be outside ALL day long, but that's, like, 1 day every 2 weeks. Why punish myself the rest of the time?)
     
  8. rxmxsh macrumors member

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    Exactly. I keep a charger at my desk, and in my car. And the times when I can't charge, I'm usually not using my phone, so the charge actually lasts.
     
  9. mavis macrumors 68040

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    Wirelessly posted (iPhone 3G (16GB, 2.0.2 JB'd): Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_0_2 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5C1 Safari/525.20)

    Pity many of us live countries where 3G is the only network available. :(
     
  10. Naked Snake macrumors member

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    I feel the same way. Well said.
     
  11. XiiAoMao macrumors newbie

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    Well, if any of you might want to know why 3G is a battery killer, the reasons are simple. The 3G function does not really use much if there is no data transfer going on. Any of you notice when you turn on the 3G, the handphone signal will weaken quite much. That is the reason for the fast battery draining. Try it!:)
     

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