Battery problem on new phone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by jwolz, Jan 5, 2009.

  1. jwolz macrumors newbie

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    I activated my new iPhone yesterday afternoon after fully charging it overnight. Played around with it for about 45 min, then set it down for about 5 hours. Picked it up again and had 10% battery warning. I let the battery go to zero, recharged overnight, took it off the charger this morning and within two hours I was at about 50% battery life remaining. All I did was check email two times. Didn't even make any calls. Phone was still on default settings -- autolock after 1 min, wi-fi turned off, etc. All the things that should extend battery life. Is the battery defective or is there something I'm missing? Thanks.
     
  2. daveishere macrumors 6502a

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    that sounds like a faulty battery. i'd take it back to your nearest apple store.
     
  3. bwortman macrumors member

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    I would be heading the Apple Store and asking for a replacement...nice of course
     
  4. Small White Car macrumors G4

    Small White Car

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    You should try a software restore once. It's possible something is messed up that's draining the battery.

    But, after you do that, if it still happens, take it in.

    The reason I say this is that's what they'll say to you: "Did you update to the newest software and try restoring the phone?"

    If you can say "yes, I did that" you'll be in a much better position.
     
  5. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    See if you can get multiple screenshots before you get to the Apple Store...:(
     
  6. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

    Interstella5555

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    I don't think that's really necessary....
     
  7. neesh0 macrumors 6502a

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    I agree with the restore, if there was a problem with the software, then it would save you a trip to the apple store.
     

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