Batter drains in 7 hours

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by spaceboy60, May 25, 2011.

  1. spaceboy60 macrumors newbie

    May 21, 2011
    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


    Sep 30, 2008
    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: and a follow-up on TUAW:

    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


    Apr 8, 2009
    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

    b-rad g

    Jun 29, 2010
    That must be some thick Batter if it takes 7 hours to drain.;)
  5. spaceboy60 thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 21, 2011
  6. fivenotrump macrumors 6502

    Apr 15, 2009
    Central England
    In British English it's 'batsman'. 'Batter' is US/Australian usage. :)
  7. dontwalkhand macrumors 601


    Jul 5, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    I think he is talking about the food related batter, such as pancake batter, not the baseball one ;-)
  8. DeaconGraves macrumors 65816


    Apr 25, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    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


    Oct 14, 2007
    San Jose, Ca
    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


    Feb 4, 2009
    Northern District NY
    This is just so awesome right here.:p:D:D
  11. spaceboy60 thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 21, 2011

    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


    Jun 17, 2009
    Chicago, IL area
    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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