Anybody else NOT watching their battery % ?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by MacDawg, Oct 28, 2011.

  1. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    I am not unsympathetic to those with battery issues
    I am sure some are valid and need to be addressed

    But I don't constantly check my battery numbers, percentage, standby or anything else
    I don't check every time I do something to see if it dropped 2% or 5%
    I don't monitor overnight drain
    I don't fiddle with every setting on the phone trying to squeeze another percent

    I just use my phone and plug it in at night

    I am curious, anybody else NOT constantly checking their battery %?
  2. macbd macrumors regular

    Mar 13, 2010
    The first few days, mostly due to the hype on this forum, I was closely watching my battery percentages, comparing it to how the iP4 was. But I've found that since I have turned off the percentage indicator, I'm much more relaxed about the battery.

    True, it doesn't perform as well as the iP4 battery did, but I plug it at night, and everything is fine.

    The phone does a lot more network-wise now, with iOS 5, and that is probably the reason for the faster drain.

    But so what? My coworker with his Evo has to pretty much keep his phone plugged in all day.
  3. juswest macrumors regular

    Jul 30, 2008
    I don't think they were checking it either, until well you know it died.
  4. dontwalkhand macrumors 601


    Jul 5, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
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  5. Illuminated macrumors 6502a


    Sep 25, 2008
    I don't really watch it, but I do have the % showing...I plug it in whenever I'm at my desk and when ever I am near a plug and have
    My charger...
  6. h1r0ll3r macrumors 68040


    Dec 28, 2009
    I've noticed drops in battery life since updating to iOS 5. Sometimes it's significant, sometimes it's not. Not sure why that is. Anyhoo, I shut the percentage indicator off and now I'm fine. I probably should restore as new but I'm too lazy. I'll just keep this up until the iPhone 5 comes out next year.
  7. MaxximusPrime macrumors newbie

    Oct 24, 2011
    Bingo! Some of us don't get that luxury, we have to plug it in at the office, in the car and at home during the day.
  8. ijohnbro macrumors regular

    Oct 27, 2010
    I watch my battery indicator for hours, sometimes I grab popcorn and a soda for it.
  9. PhoenixMac macrumors 65816

    Mar 7, 2010
    I never look at mine. With my use it will last me two days before it is completely dead so I don't worry and charge it every morning before work
  10. wordoflife macrumors 604


    Jul 6, 2009
    I keep my battery % displayed, but I'm not anal about it. It is what it is. I don't check it every 10 seconds to see if it has dropped.

    Reason I keep it checked is because I like knowing an exact amount as to how much battery have left when I do check it.

    Threads can come up about anything these days.
  11. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    If I check my battery level twice a day, I consider that a lot. I generally don't pay any attention to the battery level during the day.
  12. BJB Productions macrumors 65816

    BJB Productions

    Nov 10, 2008
    I don't. I'm on day 3 since last charge.
  13. adztaylor macrumors 68000

    Aug 20, 2009
    Preston, UK
    I display the % but I don't obsesses over it, I use mine heavily so as long as it serves me from when I wake up to when I go to bed I'm fine. Pop it in the dock before I go to bed and wake up to a freshly charged iPhone. I'm using an iPhone 4 though and never had any problems with battery life.
  14. pdqgp macrumors 68020


    Mar 23, 2010
  15. takeshi74 macrumors 601

    Feb 9, 2011
    Absolutely. Never assume that active topics mean that the less mentioned alternatives aren't in use no matter what forum site you're on. And does it really matter anyway (unless you're just trying to fit in)? Do what you prefer. As with anything in life, some people are obsessive, some are not.
  16. AppleWarMachine macrumors 65816


    Sep 27, 2011
    Michigan, US

    I have all of my settings on/maxed out, use it until the battery is low and the charge overnight, then get a new iPhone in 2 years, recycle, repeat...
  17. sbddude macrumors 6502a

    Sep 27, 2010
    Nor Cal, USA
    You can't charge at night?
  18. MaxximusPrime macrumors newbie

    Oct 24, 2011
    My point was that it doesn't make it a full day. I don't get to charge it once at night.
  19. HazyCloud macrumors 68030


    Jun 30, 2010
    This and this. I have mine on so I know where I'm at so I know if it needs a charge. I totally don't get all OCD about it throughout the day. I just use and abuse.
  20. Jordan921 macrumors 601


    Jul 7, 2010
    Bay Area
    What makes it so you can't plug it in at night?
  21. jade, Oct 28, 2011
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2011

    jade macrumors 6502

    May 3, 2003
    Me too. I have a 50% success rate of it lasting all day. I keep watch to see if i need to be cognizant of charging during the day. If it lasted all day with no question, it wouldn't be a concern.

    For example, I am 5 hours unplugged from the charger, and at 59% of battery left. I have sent a dozen emails and about 5 texts. Browsed/Facebook for 15-20 minutes and downloaded 5 app updates. At this rate, I will be lucky to make it until dinner time.
  22. pbateman macrumors 6502

    Jan 9, 2009
    I guess im lucky i see absolutely no difference in how long my battery lasts compared to my 4, using it exactly the same way. I had my 4s on last weekend without charging for the entire weekend from friday afternoon to Sunday night when it got to 20%.
  23. asouclks macrumors member

    Jul 8, 2010
    I don't watch my battery percentage either. But when I get home and it dies on me before I even head to sleep then it's a problem. I would never charge my phone before bed with my iPhone 4.

    Doesn't matter if I you don't watch it, the problem still exists whether you believe it or not.
  24. wellok macrumors 6502

    Oct 12, 2011
    I have it turned on because I feel like my status bar looks lopsided without it, but I don't obsess over it.
  25. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
    I don't keep checking my battery because turning on the phone causes the battery to drain needlessly.

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