Battery usage normal?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by silentsal, Jun 29, 2009.

  1. silentsal macrumors member

    Feb 12, 2009
    Is this normal for the battery...this is my first iPhone and I wasn't sure if this is what I should expect.

    Also this was my battery on a good day, two days ago I had about 4 hours of usage and 5 hours of idle and my phone almost died. Is there a reason why it fluctuates so much? It seems to go from being ok to horrible about every other day.

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  2. Kyeris macrumors 6502

    Jul 19, 2008
    Somewhere in Texas
    Too broad to say yes or no to a certain point (however it seems normal to me).

    What kind of usage would you say came from this screenshot?
  3. silentsal thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 12, 2009
    Lets see, I downloaded a few apps, watched a youtube video, played 5 to 10 games including Tap Tap Revenge online, I also showed off to some friends for a while and they tested out some things on it...not exactly sure what. I also texted quite a bit and made some short phone calls and listened to a few songs.
  4. DeusInvictus7 macrumors 68020

    Aug 13, 2008
    Kitchener, Ontario
    Well if you did all that, then nothing looks too out of the ordinary. A full day's worth of usage is what I have come to expect from the iPhone...although I am getting almost 2 full days total with 5-6 hours of usage. However, I am not playing games, only texting on a daily basis, and a lot of it.
  5. silentsal thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 12, 2009
    Well I was thinking that it was pretty normal but those days when I am getting about 9 hours of usage seems rather strange to me.

    I forgot to take screen shots before but when/if it does it again I will remember to take one.
  6. fleshman03 macrumors 68000


    May 27, 2008
    Sioux City, IA
    This might be of interest.

    I did a "stress test" of sorts on my 3GS. I think it has pretty good battery life.

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