Bad battery life or not?

MrEnergie

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Oct 4, 2011
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I recently got my first iPhone, the 4S. Coming from Android with horrible battery life, I do not know whether my iPhone has the battery bug or not.

I am running IOS 5.0 and my usage is this:

Usage: 2 Hours, 46 minutes
Standby: 10 Hours, 30 minutes

It is on 55% right now.

Is this normal or am I affected?

Thanks
 

BERRYP186

macrumors member
Aug 7, 2009
79
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It seems to be the case my wifes 4s seems to speed more time on the charger than in use. Even with the lates and greats up date:mad:
 

The Game 161

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Dec 15, 2010
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I recently got my first iPhone, the 4S. Coming from Android with horrible battery life, I do not know whether my iPhone has the battery bug or not.

I am running IOS 5.0 and my usage is this:

Usage: 2 Hours, 46 minutes
Standby: 10 Hours, 30 minutes

It is on 55% right now.

Is this normal or am I affected?

Thanks
That is perfectly fine
 

pdqgp

macrumors 68020
Mar 23, 2010
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I recently got my first iPhone, the 4S. Coming from Android with horrible battery life, I do not know whether my iPhone has the battery bug or not.

I am running IOS 5.0 and my usage is this:
Usage: 2 Hours, 46 minutes
Standby: 10 Hours, 30 minutes
It is on 55% right now.
Looks good and as if you were/are on track to hit the 8hrs talk time. Keep in mind, that's just a figure/spec from Apple. Real life you don't ever get just 8hrs talk time. What most forget is when you're surfing, the screen is lit and when you're talking it's not, etc...lots of variables.

Bottom line, what I gauge it's battery life as is do I get a full day (often 18hrs) of what I use it for in before it needs charged. In my world, I absolutely do and then some.
 

RosyT

macrumors newbie
Nov 2, 2011
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Carry around your charger like i do. Quick sit down in a friends house and steal their electricity! ;) hahah x
 

srowndedbyh2o

macrumors regular
Mar 28, 2009
145
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Hawaii
1030 pm. Unplugged iPhone from charging, showing 100%. Went to bed. At 0600 am, battery completely dead. Plugged phone into my iMac, took about 5 minutes before it had enough juice to chime and iTunes to recognize the phone was plugged in.
When I leave the phone plugged in to charge it, on occasion, gets very warm (not "charging" warm, or watching Netflix warm) but almost "HOT", so I'm kinda paranoid about leaving it plugged in all night.
Never had these problems with my 3G.:(
 

tranceFusion

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Aug 4, 2010
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I recently got my first iPhone, the 4S. Coming from Android with horrible battery life, I do not know whether my iPhone has the battery bug or not.

I am running IOS 5.0 and my usage is this:

Usage: 2 Hours, 46 minutes
Standby: 10 Hours, 30 minutes

It is on 55% right now.

Is this normal or am I affected?

Thanks
This is about what I get - 5 hours and a day of standby. It seems bad to me coming from a Droid X, but I've also been wondering if its normal for 4s.
 

white4s

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Nov 15, 2011
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the most ive gotten so far is barely 6 hours usage and 30 hours of standby. you can say its normal all you want but 6 hours of usage is terrible. one dude posted 11 hours which is amazing
 

aphexacid

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Jul 31, 2007
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IT ALL DEPENDS ON WHAT YOU DO!

its been said a million times.

If i put pandora on wifi, lock the phone and just let it play all day, i can get 18 hours of usage, come here, post a screenshot, and give everyone panic attacks.

I think most of you posting these 8+ hour battery shots are full of shet in one way or another.
 
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