Battery goes up and down?!?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by miragebg, Nov 3, 2011.

  1. miragebg macrumors 6502a

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    Hi guys,
    My battery changes its percentage values- from 70% two minutes ago, now is 73% without the phone being plugged in?!? I have black 4S.
    Is this an OS issue?
    This normally happens when the phone is in idle and I haven't used it for a little time.
    Last time I saw this was on one Galaxy S after update to a newer OS version.
     
  2. Givmeabrek, Nov 3, 2011
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2011

    Givmeabrek macrumors 68030

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    #2
    Staring at the percentage can be a problem in itself. Turn off the percentage in Settings, and enjoy.
     
  3. 42streetsdown macrumors 6502a

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    The battery percentage isn't a fixed number. It's constantly being recalculated based on the load on the battery.
     
  4. r2shyyou macrumors 68000

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    #4
    Sounds like you're having the opposite problem others are having. And yes, iOS 5 has battery issues. See here.
     
  5. mstrze macrumors 68000

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    I'd suggest turning off the battery percentage indicator in Settings. This will solve your problem. :)

    I turned mine off last week and I couldn't be happier with my 4S.
     
  6. jollyreaper macrumors regular

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    If you notice a problem, stop noticing. Solved.
     
  7. mstrze macrumors 68000

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    But it's not a problem. It's just the natural up and down of the battery percentage calculations.

    I started obsessing over battery % and then I realized that I needed to turn off the percentage indicator. Even since then, I haven't had an issue.

    YMMV
     
  8. Thetonyk123 macrumors 68000

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    Sometimes mine goes from 20% up to 45% after gaming!
     

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