Ack - Battery is draining much more quickly on 3GS after 3.1 update

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by emhan98, Sep 22, 2009.

  1. emhan98 macrumors newbie

    Sep 2, 2005
    I did a quick search of the forums and found the OS 3.1 "coma" issue, but not this battery-drain issue, so I would really appreciate any help from you guys!

    I have a new 3GS, 16GB, updated to OS 3.1. For the past few days (seemingly all of a sudden), my battery drain has been QUICK. It drops maybe 8% every hour, even in standby.

    - I don't use it for music.
    - It doesn't seem like any of my applications would be running without my knowing.
    - I turned off Bluetooth, Wifi, and Notifications. (but I still have 3G on, always have without problem).
    - The screen goes off as it should after no activity.

    But still, for some reason, just in the past couple days, it's been draining quickly. I thought about any new apps I downloaded, but I can't see any problems there.

    Is this a 3.1 issue? I thought it was supposed to increase battery life? Do any programs have issues running in the background?

    Thanks for the help!
  2. emhan98 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 2, 2005
    Ah thanks - oddly reassuring that everyone is having this issue.
    Appreciate the link.
  3. svndmvn Guest

    Nov 6, 2007
    What about push/fetch? Try removing apps with push notifications, at least for a test. And 3g wastes your battery in standby, just turn it off when you don't need fast data..
  4. iSpaghettiCat macrumors regular

    Sep 4, 2009
    Miami, FL
    Turn off your Location Services too.

    I turned that off yesterday on my iPod touch and noticed the battery lasted way longer than before.

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