Battery drain in areas with low signal

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Ezra, Jul 23, 2010.

  1. Ezra macrumors newbie

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    Dec 26, 2002
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    Sorry, simple question, I live in an area with a very weak 3G signal, I have an iPhone 4, it the battery seems to drain very quickly, based on the usage today, I might get 4.5 hours of total 3G data usage.

    So my question is, does the phone use more power when the signal is weak?

    Thanks
     
  2. xtend macrumors regular

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    Oct 14, 2009
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    yes i think so...

    in the office i have weak signal -and with any data usage over 3g i can see the battery draining like crazy - up to 1% for 2 minutes or so. :mad:


    :apple::D
     
  3. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    New Sanfrakota
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    Yes, definitely, weak to no signal makes the phone work harder in searching for signals and drains the battery quicker in the process.
     

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