Battery Test - try this

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by DOUGHNUT, Oct 3, 2012.

  1. DOUGHNUT macrumors regular

    Jan 8, 2006
    Can everyone try this battery test out? I think this might be a more accurate and consistent way to see if your battery is performing to standard.
    First with wi-fi ON, brightness 50%
    Go on safari, just do regular surfing. Count how many minutes it takes for battery to drop 1 single percentage point. Try this for a few more percents, result should be fairly consistent.
    Then....with LTE on and Wi-fi off, try the same test
    For me, wi-fi on I'm getting around 5.5 minutes per percentage and LTE only I'm getting just less than 2 minutes.

    I've found that when the percentage is at 100% and 1% it takes longer to drain at these percentage marks but otherwise it's a fairly consistent rate at which battery is used up.

    Please let me know what kind of results you're getting.
  2. DOUGHNUT thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 8, 2006
  3. mcdj macrumors G3


    Jul 10, 2007
    Good luck with that. The only way to meaningfully compare results would be for all settings (push, notifications, locations, etc) to be identical...i.e. a brand new stock phone with no apps and no settings modified.
  4. HowardSmith macrumors 6502a

    Sep 13, 2012
    This test would be invalid.

    There are way more variables involved that what you think.

    Why are you even worrying about your battery life.

    Just use you phone and plug it in when you sleep. Repeat daily.


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