Battery Only Charges to 97-98%

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by kristinaishere, Jul 1, 2009.

  1. kristinaishere macrumors newbie

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    #1
    My battery life on my 3GS is pretty great (yes it did seem to get better over time, which is a little strange but not something I'm about to complain about); however, the battery percentage indicator is showing that my phone only charges to 97 or 98% half of the time. The other half of the time it will charge up to 100%.

    Anyone else seeing this issue? It's definitely not something I'm going to return my phone over, but I'd like to know if it's a widespread issue or just something with my particular phone.
     
  2. jmccullough108 macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe you need to calibrate it like we calibrate macbooks. Let it die and stay dead for about two hours, then charge completely.
     
  3. kristinaishere thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I tried that twice and it still eventually goes back to 97%. It doesn't hurt to keep trying though! Thanks.
     
  4. marmaladeny macrumors newbie

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    You may be charging it in the stand by mode.
    Make sure that you turned it off when you are charging!
    If you are charging it in the stand-by mode, it will never get to 100 percent
    charged.

    *how to turn it off: hold sleep/wake bottom down long, then power off option will show up.

    Good luck!:)
     
  5. kristinaishere thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Wow that is just awful :( I'm going to try what marmaladeny suggested and turn my phone off when I charge and see if that works.
     
  6. globalist macrumors 6502a

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    Did this ever solve your issue?

    I'm having a similar problem, brand new 3Gs, second full charge in its lifetime, and it will only go to 95% , thinking the battery is fully charged (plug symbol appers instead of the flash symbol).

    Anyone?
     

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