Batter drains in 7 hours

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  1. spaceboy60 macrumors newbie

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    Is this usual. I'm using software version 4.3.1. I'm using it for the music for the duration.
     
  2. fungus macrumors regular

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    It should last a lot longer if you're only listening to music. You most likely have a bunch of background processes running that are draining the battery faster than normal. There was a NYT article on this very subject just a couple of days ago: http://pogue.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/05/23/four-ways-to-make-your-battery-last-longer/ and a follow-up on TUAW: http://www.tuaw.com/2011/05/24/four-tips-for-better-iphone-battery-life/

    If none of those suggestions solves your problem, you should call AppleCare or take it to a store if you have one near you.
     
  3. boss.king macrumors 68040

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    OP, you never said what model you had. If you're using a 3GS then it's reasonable performance (at least from my experience, can't wait to upgrade to something with better battery life)
     
  4. b-rad g macrumors 6502a

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    That must be some thick Batter if it takes 7 hours to drain.;)
     
  5. spaceboy60 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  6. fivenotrump macrumors 6502

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    In British English it's 'batsman'. 'Batter' is US/Australian usage. :)
     
  7. dontwalkhand macrumors 601

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    I think he is talking about the food related batter, such as pancake batter, not the baseball one ;-)
     
  8. DeaconGraves macrumors 65816

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    By "listening to music" do you mean using the iPod app or are you streaming music using something like Pandora?

    iPhone 4 promises 6 hours of internet use. So if you're streaming music, 7 hours is normal (or even better than normal).
     
  9. saving107 macrumors 603

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    Their are so many (many) variables that your original post is lacking that can help determine if this is usual or unusual.

    For example:
    -Are you jailbroken, if yes, what apps have you installed.
    -Do you have "Push" email set ON (also, how many emails accounts do you have set up).
    -Do you have "Push Notifications" set to ON.
    -Do you have "Location Services" set to ON.
    -Are you streaming you media or is it saved locally.
    -Whats you screen brightness set to.
    -Do you live in an area of good or bad reception. having a weaker signal (low bars) means your phone has to work harder to maintain that connection causing you to loose battery.
    -Are you playing graphic intense games.
    -Are you on 3G or EDGE, and how often are you on WiFi.

    I don't know what normal is, but the average from what I've seen here on the forum have been between 5-7hrs of various usage patterns.
     
  10. nateo200 macrumors 68030

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    This is just so awesome right here.:p:D:D
     
  11. spaceboy60 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Push off, Location off. As for music i mean the ipod application. I'm not streaming anything. Anyway I upgraded to 4.3.3 and battery is now lasting 12-13 hours of continuous use.
     
  12. bowlerman625 macrumors 68020

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    I'd go to Apple and have them look at it. My former 3GS had erratic battery behavior at one point and they replaced it for me.
     

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