Amazing how changing your brightness helps your battery life

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by The Game 161, Mar 25, 2011.

  1. The Game 161 macrumors P6

    The Game 161

    Dec 15, 2010
    I went from getting 5-6 hours max and maybe 12-14 hours standby on around 70-80% brightness with auto brightness on to

    7 hours, 40 minutes

    1 day, 15 hours standby

    on 50% brightness with auto brightness off.

    I could of got a good 8 hours too but i charged my phone when it had 10% left.
  2. gpc17 macrumors regular

    Aug 11, 2010
    Yea on what settings?
    Push off, notifications off, 3g off...
  3. The Game 161 thread starter macrumors P6

    The Game 161

    Dec 15, 2010
    push off
    Notifications off
    3g off

    wifi on.....when i'm out i leave 3G on.
  4. oakie macrumors 6502


    Oct 16, 2008

    i have mine set to ~60% with auto on, everything else is on except bluetooth, and i'll get about 2 days of standby no problem, a day and a half with regular usage (no tethering). i'll normally put my phone on the charger at night if it needs it or not, usually around 55-70% left on the battery.

    i average around 10-15 minutes of calls, 50-100 txt msgs, beejive running in the background, constant twitter and foursquare use, and daily use of News360 and Pulse News, app store browsing, and the occasional safari usage.

    i'm using 4.3 and have never had any battery issues like some have been complaining about, and i know i use mine a shitton.
  5. MEJHarrison macrumors 65816

    Feb 2, 2009
    I fail to see how drawing less power from the battery and thus causing it to last longer is "amazing". Were you expecting a different result?

    For the record, I've got mine set to something. Probably around 50%. And I don't turn off any services. My battery life is whatever it is. I always try to keep it fully charged so I don't have to worry such details.
  6. Ponderous macrumors regular

    Mar 12, 2011
    New Jersey
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    I have my screen on auto and I don't mess with services. After always tweaking services with android I'm very happy that the battery foe iPhone doesn't require me to play those games anymore. Im very happy with the iPhone 4 battery.
  7. iMaconApple macrumors 6502a

    Jun 30, 2009
    Sunny Diego
    depends on your cycle and charging i pushed my iphone 4 on 4.2 JB with push on/brightness 55% mild surf/updated apps/music always almost 8 hrs use..all so weather affects battery life..ect blah blah blah.. but cycle your battery once a while..i like to charge it on my macbook not on the AC...less amp charge=more fully charge the battery but takes bit longer..

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