Battery drain in areas with low signal

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

  1. Ezra macrumors newbie

    Dec 26, 2002
    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?

  2. xtend macrumors regular

    Oct 14, 2009
    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:

  3. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

    Nov 7, 2007
    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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