Anyone else not use 3G because of battery drain?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by shotta287, Sep 2, 2013.

  1. shotta287 macrumors member

    Jul 22, 2013
    Hi, i have a 4s and ever since i've got it i have it on 2g, but if i switch to 3g i start to get sudden battery drain, is this normal ?
  2. stormchaser macrumors 6502


    Mar 4, 2010
    Yes that's normal. My wife's 4 and my previous 3GS had this problem but switching it off saved a lot of battery. Sadly I can't do this on my 5 as there is only an LTE switch and no 3G toggle :(
  3. watchthisspace macrumors 6502a

    Apr 11, 2010
    I would use 2g, but the network I'm on is 3G only. My 4 still gets a good portion of the day with usual use.
  4. Tiger8 macrumors 68020

    May 23, 2011
    Depends on how much of a drain. The main reason I terminated my contract with Sprint was that data became so bad to the point were the phone would loose 25% overnight in standby with 3G on, 1% with 3G off,which is NOT normal. once I switched though it drains something like 8%, which seems ok

    How much do you use while on standby?
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
  6. shotta287 thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 22, 2013
    i lose like 1% every minute on 3G lol , plus 2G is fine for whatsapp, and if i do need to use maps or browse outside i turn 3G on
  7. R.Stoychev macrumors 6502a


    Dec 23, 2012
    I use my 3G what is the point of using my 2G for less battery drain, turn off something that you don't use daily to cut battery drain :rolleyes:
  8. IFRIT macrumors 6502a

    Oct 15, 2012
    I guess you mean the signal was bad which was causing more of a drain then usual?
  9. Mr_Brightside_@ macrumors 68030


    Sep 23, 2005
    Yes you can ;)

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  10. Tiger8 macrumors 68020

    May 23, 2011
    Yes, that's a key factor actually; a lot of times excessive 3G battery drain can be traced back to weak signal; phone keeps increasing power to keep the connection.
  11. IFRIT macrumors 6502a

    Oct 15, 2012
    Isn't that what he said? A LTE toggle but no 3g one....

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