5% decrease (100 to 95%) after 13 hours of standby

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by XciteMe, Sep 14, 2010.

  1. XciteMe macrumors 6502

    May 21, 2009
    Santa Monica, CA
    and 20 minutes of usage (music).

    Is that normal??? Just checking cuz I'm paranoid about my battery.
  2. SpaceKitty macrumors 68040


    Nov 9, 2008
    Fort Collins Colorado
    Yes. Do yoi really expect the battery to stay at 100% after 13 hours?
  3. Gumbercules macrumors member

    Jul 16, 2009
  4. -aggie- macrumors P6


    Jun 19, 2009
    Where bunnies are welcome.
  5. darkside flow macrumors 6502

    Aug 11, 2010
    That's 0.4% battery drainage per hour if it were just in standby. Not to mention 20 minutes of music, which would account for about 1% of the battery as well.

    Pretty damn good for a smartphone.
  6. Savor Suspended


    Jun 18, 2010
    Put it on airplane mode overnight when it is fully charged. You won't lose any % after 10-11 hours on standby. Just remember the first 1% drains the slowest. It stays at 100% longer than it does at 99% and lower.

    You should be ok. If you get more paranoid, turn off WiFi/3G/Edge, location services, and fetch for emails. Also, clear out the multi-task bar. I once had my music on shuffle and it drained 20% in 5 hours. Yes, it was on shuffle which drains faster. But about 25 hours music is still far below the 40 hours they claim. I was getting paranoid with my battery too until I realized my apps were still running in the background. Under normal use, it doesn't always match their claims. Remember that Apple claims the battery life based on lowest brightness level and having almost every switch off. Constant internet, and I get about 6 hours on WiFi with video streaming. Sometimes up to 8 hours of usage. My setting is about good enough to last a day to a day and a half. Better battery life than many of those 1Ghz Android phones right now, but waiting when we don't have to charge it everyday. Getting an extra "half day" is better, but not Earth shattering.
  7. ulbador macrumors 68000


    Feb 11, 2010

    If you are this worried about your battery this is how you fix it:

    1. Press hold top button until red bar shows
    2. Slide red bar
    3. Go buy a RAZR
    4. Sell powered-down iPhone
    5. Profit!!
  8. mpossoff macrumors 68020

    Mar 21, 2010
    This is mine

    I was expecting close to 5 hours usage on 3G only. The people I know who have I4's seem to be getting 20% more battery than I have been. Will give it a couple of days.


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  9. Bawstun macrumors 65816


    Jun 25, 2009
    This OP is a troll. They've been making their way around different iPhone forums for a few weeks now.
  10. crazytiger86 macrumors 6502

    Aug 30, 2010
    ^This is the credited response.

    Hey XciteMe, didn't you return your iP4 in order to get an Evo 4? And now youre back to an iP4 again? Only to complain about battery life...which was the same reason you returned your first iP4?
  11. Bandolier macrumors 6502a

    Aug 2, 2010
    Came in here to say this. He posted this thread just to get reactions from people like "Why do you think that's bad!!?!? Dat's mazin!!"

    And he usually never replies to his own threads.
  12. -aggie- macrumors P6


    Jun 19, 2009
    Where bunnies are welcome.
    Yeah, you should be getting around 6 surfing on 3G. Calibrate it, and if it is still that low, take it back

    Yet, the mods let him live....sigh.:confused:

  13. Patman macrumors newbie

    Nov 10, 2003
    x2 i loved my razr for that, 4 days at least, when it went on low battery i had at least another day. not to mention it took probably 30 drops before it croked. long live the razr
  14. mackmgg macrumors 65816


    Nov 2, 2007
    I'd restore it before taking it back. My phone would be dead in 6 hours of standby when I first got it, now it lasts 3 days with moderate usage
  15. danpass macrumors 68020


    Jun 27, 2009
    Miami, FL
    I've had a similar experience. It's as though standby does nothing to battery life :D
  16. ulbador macrumors 68000


    Feb 11, 2010
    Great little phones. Especially the first GSM ones that were titanium or whatever.

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