7hr standby battery!!!

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  1. hehe299792458 macrumors 6502a

    hehe299792458

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    After charging my new iphone 3gs for 11+ hrs, I it went dead after 7 hours. I received 1 call, made 2, totaling no more than 15min. 3G, Wifi, and were turned off the entire time, and I only used bluetooth for about 30 min. What's wrong with my iphone?
     
  2. EvilShenaniganZ macrumors 6502

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    did it take 11 hours to charge? or thats just how long you left it on.. thats a long time to charge....
     
  3. paulsalter macrumors 68000

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    What does the usage show?
    Did you have push email on ?
    Did you have push app notification on ?
     
  4. scootaru macrumors 6502

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    I've found Push email/notifications to be the biggest contributors to rapid battery drain.
     
  5. instaxgirl macrumors 65816

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    If you're battery took 11+ hours to charge then I'd straight away think something was wrong. Mine does it in, I dunno, 2 or something.
     
  6. hehe299792458 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    no, that's just how long I left it connected to the charger.


    I did not have any push notification of any sort on.
     
  7. scootaru macrumors 6502

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    Charge the battery fully and make sure Settings->General->Usage resets to zero, then "Reset Statistics" and reboot phone. Let battery get down to <5%. Check usage stats. If it drains fast again, take a screen shot of the usage statistics and set up an appointment at the genius bar.
     
  8. hehe299792458 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    but the problem is that this is a factory unlocked phone from HK - I don't think apple stores here service those phones
     
  9. QuadCoreDad macrumors member

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    Oh.. good luck then.. :)
     
  10. John T macrumors 68020

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    Ah, that may explain it! :(
     
  11. iBookfan macrumors 6502

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    It's prob. a fake battery in it, which causes the strange behavior... But try contact the seller you bought from. Apple won't deal with it..
     
  12. hehe299792458 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'm pretty sure it's not fake since I ordered it from the apple hk website and had it shipped to a friend there
     
  13. pelicanflip macrumors 6502a

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    Do as instructed here on the forums.

    Fully charge your iPhone.
    Reset your statistics (Settings --> General --> Usage --> Reset Statistics)
    Let your battery drain to about 5%


    Check your stats to see if something might be draining your battery.


    If nothing is causing the battery drain, it's probably a hardware issue. In which case, sorry, you'll need to send it all the way back to HK to get a new one.
     
  14. hehe299792458 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    ok...


    how would I determine if it's a hardware issue from the stats?
     
  15. View macrumors regular

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    It should still be covered under the warranty. You will probably need to ship it back to your friend to take it to the Apple store there. There's no reason why they wouldn't honor the warranty.
     
  16. serialtoon macrumors 6502a

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    Wait, 7hrs is bad right? Cause i get way more than 7hr on standby. I dont talk on the phone much.
     
  17. hehe299792458 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    in a last ditch effort, I reset everything on the phone - settings, files, etc

    and now, I'm still at 95%+ battery after 3 hours of pure standby. that leads me to believe that an application is draining my battery quickly. here's a list of my applications:

    assassin's creed
    backgrounds
    bbcreader
    bloomberg
    chess free
    cnn reader
    cooliris
    cube runner
    daily finance
    dictionary.com
    documents to go
    ebuddy
    evernote
    free hangman
    free RSS reader
    google earth
    HSBC market watch
    huffingtonpost.com
    itreblid+
    lemonade tycoon
    lux touch
    movies
    multiconvert
    nytimes
    orblive
    paper toss
    rolando
    showtimes
    speedtest.net
    tatomic
    thomson reuters
    todo lite
    weatherbug
    what's on yv
    wikipanion
    wild west pinball
    wsj
    yellowpages
    your park lite
    500 free wallpapers
     
  18. John T macrumors 68020

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    It's always a good thing to check Safari and make sure there are no open pages - it's been reported that Safari can still run in the background even if it has been "shut down"via the home key.
     
  19. hehe299792458 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I didn't even use safari
     
  20. John T macrumors 68020

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    OK But are you sure none of your Apps do - e.g. RSS Reader, Google Earth and HSBC market watch?
     
  21. hehe299792458 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    hmm.... I'm not sure what caused it, but erasing everything seemed to fix the problem. However, I'm not left with a new problem: no incoming calls when email is enabled... I suppose that's for another thread
     
  22. phoneorpda macrumors regular

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    make sure you have 3G enabled and that you are in a 3G covered area: EDGE network won't allow you to check email AND receive calls at the same time...
    What happens is that if you are browsing the net or checking email on EDGE and you receive a call, it goes straight to VM.
    At least this is how i remember it being on my iphone 2G...am i wrong?
     

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