Battery meter not reliable at all...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Mike Coscia, Jul 15, 2007.

  1. Mike Coscia macrumors member

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    Jun 25, 2007
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    I can sometimes get the full battery glowing battery image after rebooting the phone. Once in awhile It shows the battery is not full but I get the plug icon instead of the lighting. It is never constant. However I think I am pretty much matching apple's specs.

    With bluetooth and wi-fi off my best run time so far as been a little over 2 days standby, 4 hours worth of calls, 2 hours of internet browsing over mostly edge, and about a half hour watching movies. I still had yet to get the 20% warning even though the battery icon looked like it was around 10% or and it was in the red when I started to charge it back up.

    Anyway has apple mentioned anything about improving the accuracy of the battery meter on the next update? Which I hope is soon.
     
  2. DiamondMac macrumors 68040

    DiamondMac

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    Aug 11, 2006
    Location:
    Washington, D.C.
    #2
    My battery itself is pretty poor but the meter has been good to me.

    Seems when it gets to red...the battery is quick to die...though I understand being under 20% doesn't mean you have much time....seems to creep up REALLY quickly.
     
  3. Fluidmusic00 macrumors member

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    Central Florida
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    My phone does the same thing. Most of the time I can't get a full charge battery meter unless I reset it....and sometimes that doesn't even work. I will get the plug, but the meter isn't full.

    The one thing I found interesting.....I finally let me phone completely die by playing a 2 hour movie and I got,

    15 percent at 1:05 into the movie
    10 percent at 1:15 into the movie

    then the phone died after I played the rest of the movie and 20 minutes of the movie after it was over...It took 65 minutes for the last 10 percent, wierd?

    But I do get pretty good battery life so I think it's just an Apple update to fix the meter.
     

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