Battery life survery. Whats your usage show on your iPhone?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by westernmass, Jan 13, 2008.

  1. westernmass macrumors 6502


    Dec 30, 2007
    Western Mass.
    I see a bunch of posts about battery life on the iPhone but I am wondering specifically what your phone shows. I am seeing how long I can get between charges and so I took the phone off the charger Saturday 01/13/08 morning and going to see when I am down to a point that I can't take seeing the battery level to low ;)

    Under settings and usage there is some info. Mine right now says

    Time Since Last Full Charge

    Usage 2 Hours 36 Minutes
    Standby 3 Hours 50 minutes

    So I have a question or two. Does this mean I have used the phone (internet, phone calls, emial, music check or just had it on period) for 2 hours and 36 minutes?

    And now can expect to still be able to use it for 3 hours 50 minutes more?

    What is your phone showing?

    I wish I could see something better then just the level indicator on the phone, I mean like I heard it says you are at 20% battery life I wish I could see when I am at all levels, 100%, 90% 75% etc.

    Thoughts comments suggestions?
  2. nickjaco macrumors newbie

    Jan 11, 2008
    Usage 4 hours, 9 minutes
    Standby 9 hours, 23 minutes

    Current period 2 hours, 15 min.
    Lifetime 2 hours, 15min.

    Based on 3x30 minute use periods
    Sent 2.0mb
    Received 7.2mb

    non jailbroken
    with close to 2000 songs
  3. westernmass thread starter macrumors 6502


    Dec 30, 2007
    Western Mass.
    Well, got the 10% battery sign tonight. So I took phone off fully charged Saturday morning 01/12/08 around 10am Now Tonight 01/13/08 had to recharge. It said before charging

    Usage 3 hours 55minutes
    Standby 9hours 46 minutes

    I made one phone call that lasted about 10 minutes. 2 calls at under 5 minutes. I checked email manually during the day maybe once every 2 hours and surfed the net about a half hour or better straight then on and off a few more times at maybe 5 minutes each. Yesturday the wifi was on all day. I shut the phone OFF over night. Today I shut off and only turned on when I needed to. No music played at all. Brigthness up a little more then normal.

    So is this typical?
    Is this a problem?

    I think it maybe an issue as I could go a weekend with the Treo and still have decent charge on Monday. But of course I did not use it half as much so scratch that last comment. BUt still I would think I could get better the 36 hours without a charge. Heck less then an hour of talk time that seems odd. What if I had used it to talk an hour I bet the battery low would have popped up yesturday.

    What are these numbers anyway?

    Usage 3 hours 55minutes - Is this how long I used it? that is what I assume
    Standby 9hours 46 minutes - Is this how many hours of stand by or how many hours the phone was on standby?

    Tomorrow I will try no wifi on at all unless needed. Any other battery saving tips?
  4. huntnboy04 macrumors regular

    Apr 11, 2007
    MI, USA
    Usage is how long the the phone has been in use. Either having the screen on playing around, or playing music.

    Standby is how long your iPhone has just been on, in sleep mode, since the last charge,.... I'm pretty sure.
  5. westernmass thread starter macrumors 6502


    Dec 30, 2007
    Western Mass.
    Thanks Hunt found this after quick google search it was helpful to me maybe others.

    From the link:

    Viewing Usage Statistics
    Awareness of how you use your iPhone and knowing how long your battery typically lasts can help you improve your iPhone’s battery life. You can view your iPhone usage statistics by tapping the Settings application on the Home screen and choosing Usage. Under the “Time since last full charge” heading you’ll see two items:

    Usage: Amount of time iPhone has been awake and in use since the last full charge. The phone is awake when you're on a call, using email, listening to music, browsing the Web, sending and receiving text messages, or when certain background tasks occur such as auto-checking email.
    Standby: Amount of time iPhone has been powered on since its last full charge, including the time the phone has been asleep.
  6. Apple321 macrumors member

    Oct 16, 2007
    My iPhone may have a few cosmetic defects (because obviously Apple can't assemble a stupid little thing that easily :( ), but I wouldn't trade it because it has great batterylife.

    My best stats have been something like:

    Usage: 8 Hours
    Standby: 4 Days 12 Hours

    Which is amazing. I don't make many calls so most of my usage consists of sms, listening to music, a few minutes watching a podcast, writing notes, using google maps. Wifi is always on also. I am very happy :)
  7. Passante macrumors 6502a


    Apr 16, 2004
    on the sofa
    My phone is showing 4 hours of use and 8 hours of standby with 50% battery showing
  8. mrobison macrumors member

    Sep 18, 2007
    I just got mine on Monday and took it off the charger yesterday morning.

    Usage: 5 hours 41 minutes
    Standby: 1 Day 7 hours

    I'm fairly impressed with how much time I spent playing around and on the internet.
  9. NiCk- macrumors regular

    Jun 11, 2007
    Usage = 3 Hours, 38 Minutes
    Standby = 3 Days, 23 Hours

    ... And still going :D Wi-fi = on, EDGE/Bluetooth = off, Auto-lock = 1 minute .. No internet usage except from some stock/weather checking through the widgets, and 20-30 minutes of listening to music ( podcasts specifically ) per day .. To say that "i'm happy" would be an understatement .. I'm delighted :D
  10. dsgalit macrumors member

    Nov 13, 2007
    Ok my question to you is, is your phone jailbroken? if it is, then you can go to installer and install the app "Batteryinfo" in the "tools" catagory, it shows you exactly how much charge you have left in your battery in percent (%). Also gives "battery voltage, battery status(if its charging), your battery serial # and your external power. Pretty cool app!
  11. westernmass thread starter macrumors 6502


    Dec 30, 2007
    Western Mass.
    Not jail broken at all. I still think the battery is not what it should be. I love the phone and may bring it in to the store and see what they think.
  12. ewxlt macrumors regular

    Jan 25, 2008
    This is very anecdotal evidence, but my wife's 4G iPhone gets a full charge each night. She talks perhaps 20 min per day and check email 2 or 3 times and sends about 10 txt messages.

    By the time she get's home at 6pm, she's at half battery. This is with wifi and bluetooth on.
  13. redgaz26 macrumors 68020


    Mar 6, 2007
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU like Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/420.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.0 Mobile/4A93 Safari/419.3)

    my battery has been getting worse lately. Right now I'm on 2hours 38 minutes usage and my battery is below half way. Bought it on uk launch day. Would I still be able to return it?

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