Battery Dropping 1% Every 5 Minutes

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by boatski, Aug 20, 2009.

  1. boatski macrumors regular

    Oct 16, 2008
    What is this non-sense!? Battery has been fine up until this morning. I unplugged the phone from the charger around 7:30am, it is now 12:09pm and I'm at 19% battery.

    Going to try and calibrate it and see what happens.

    Usage 3H 44M
    Standby 5H 6M
    Location Services Off
    Push On
    Brightness 33%
    3G On
    Been listening to music for about four hours.
  2. iOrlando macrumors 68000

    Jul 20, 2008
    sounds about normal to me...4 hours of listening to music...thats alot...

    dont go by percentage terms when the battery drains...seeing the number makes you go crazy and think your battery is dying quicker than others even though its not...
  3. boatski thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 16, 2008
    Consider this:

    On Tuesday I listened to music for about 7 hours. Random web surfing, texting, facebook, app store checks, emails, etc with the same settings as above. After being at work for about nine hours I came home with a battery around 60%.
  4. DotCom2 macrumors 68040

    Feb 22, 2009
    Try a restore.
    Worked for me!
  5. kate-willbury macrumors 6502a

    Feb 14, 2009
    um 4 hours of music is definitely NOT a lot.
  6. sshams95 macrumors member

    Jul 12, 2009
    I'm having issues today as well. I charge my iphone every night. Woke up, did my usual checking of email, reading emails, safari usage, manifesto rss, facebook, twitter....nothing out of the ordinary. I then noticed my battery level at 60%....40% down in about an hour.

    Rebooted the phone. Charged it up to 85%. Driving to work, made a few phone calls and it was down to 72%. Then it started going back slowly to 77%. Checked it a few minutes later and it was at 93%!!! Had about a 40minute meeting where I was not using the Iphone at all. Went back to my car and it dropped down to 53%. It just keeps going up and down.

    I am running 3.0.1 with JB. The only thing I've done in the past 24 hours is purchase the Apple AV Composite cable which includes a USB adapter that can be plugged in a power source. I had a USB car charger from my BB days and I plugged into that so that it can charge. It was not charging at all.

    So not sure if something happened from that or if I just need to restore and re-JB or if battery needs to be replaced.
  7. boatski thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 16, 2008
    I got down to 11% before I put it on a charger. I'm on 3.0.1 no jailbreak.

    After I charged it to around 67% it has been fine so far. Dunno what happened lol.
  8. DotCom2 macrumors 68040

    Feb 22, 2009
    Sometimes it's just a rogue App that takes over.
    Powering down the phone and sometimes a restore fixes it.
    Glad your back in working order.:)

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