Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Ollywood, Jul 25, 2008.

  1. Ollywood macrumors member

    Jul 7, 2008
    It's Bad I mean really really bad... I am in shock. People did say it was a problem. I can't believe that the made the iPhone thinner and didn't upgrade the battery.

    Apart from that a great Phone...

    How are people coping, I guess you have to switch wi-fi and email push off... and use the maps sparingly although it does crash for you regularly enough.

    but then what's the point of the phone might as well get a crackberry... mmm

    Not good and no solution on the horizon apart form carrying a power monkey in my front pocket.
  2. TEG macrumors 604


    Jan 21, 2002
    Langley, Washington
    Turn off location services, and manually adjust the brightness down. Switch over to EDGE full time, unless you need the extra 3G speed.

  3. macrumors 6502

    May 26, 2008
    actually, its thicker and has an improved battery. You might have a defective iPhone.
  4. scaredpoet macrumors 604


    Apr 6, 2007
    Actually, this is probably the OP's first charge, which is going to be pretty terrible.

    Give it a couple cycles. The battery needs to "stretch" a bit. If you see no improvement, get it exchanged.

    What does your usage screen say?
  5. Ollywood thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 7, 2008
    usage 4 hr 28
    stand by 9hrs 50

    and has now 10% left in the battery. It's 0100 here and the last "top up" was at 1800 so no idea where it got the 9hrs stand by.
  6. Ollywood thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 7, 2008
    Well I was experimenting over the week end and switched pretty much all of the extras like Wi-fi, push, bluetooth and it worked. Managed to get about 10 hours of stand and 3 hours of usage and had about 20% left at the end of the day. Result.
  7. atiffarooq macrumors 6502


    May 27, 2006
    At the moment mine is sitting on 13 hours standby, 45 minutes usage and the battery is still full, no bars lost. I normally get the 20% warning after about 4 hours and 45 minutes usage, with 1 day and 15 hours or so standby. I've noticed that battery life definitely does improve over time.
  8. Ori macrumors 6502

    Jun 18, 2008
    Thats awful!!!!!You have a duff my friend!

    I expect 24 hours standby with that usage before hitting 20%
  9. wrboyce macrumors 6502

    Oct 30, 2007
    "Smashing through the boundaries
    lunacy has found me
    cannot stop the Battery"

    Sorry, couldn't resist when I saw the thread title... (they're the opening lyrics from a song called Battery by Metallica)
  10. sunfast macrumors 68020


    Oct 14, 2005
    My battery life is definitely improving now it's had a few charges
  11. philgilder macrumors 68000

    Sep 30, 2007
    before mine would just last a day. now, its lasting 2-3 days with some usage (sms, email, safari, games)
  12. ki2594 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 12, 2008
    Carmel, IN.
    you obviously didn't have a 3G phone before this and if you did you probably didn't use the data as much...
  13. bigmouth macrumors 6502

    Jul 24, 2008
    I'm currently at full battery after 1 day of standby and 3 hours of usage. Wifi, push e-mail, bluetooth, and GPS are all turned off.
  14. sr5878 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 5, 2007
    I have full battery after 10hr 25m standby and 44m usage.

    I have 3G enabled
    Wifi enabled
    Push enabled

    calibrate the battery a few times (fully charge and let the phone go down to 0)

  15. AustinIphoner macrumors member

    Jul 23, 2008
    im having the same issues! first day i got it (saturday) it was full, and i had it out playing with it, and it drained super fast. Hopefully you guys are right and it has to be "stretched" if not, im going to Apple.
  16. FJR macrumors regular

    Jul 21, 2008
  17. ratbatblue macrumors 6502

    Sep 12, 2007
    I've been following battery-related threads pretty religiously since launch day, and the only things that are clear are that lots of people are having problems and that there's no good way to tell when problems warrant an attempted exchange. I almost hate to ask, but....can we get some opinions as to what would be a good point to give up hope and try and get Apple to exchange a phone because of a "bad" battery?
  18. bigmouth macrumors 6502

    Jul 24, 2008
    CORRECTION: As it turns out, this was too good to be true. After roughly an hour of intensive use (i.e., streaming audio and GPS) my battery suddenly dropped to 10%. I lasted about another hour on standby before she died. My battery indicator needs more calibration apparently.
    I'd give it a week or two. If you aren't getting at least a day of standby after after several deep charges, you probably have a dud.
  19. extraextra macrumors 68000


    Jun 29, 2006
    Huh, what are you doing?

    My settings are:
    EDGE (I have 3G in my area but I only turn it on if I need to surf the internet and there's no wifi)
    I don't use GPS
    Brightness is around 30-40%
    Don't play games too often
    Use the internet (on wifi) for maybe 30-45 minutes a day
    I send/receive around 200 texts a day
    Use the iPod for around an hour a day
    Maybe 30 minutes worth of calls a day

    annnd my battery lasts me about 2-3 days. I realize my usage is on the low side though.

    If you've cranked up the brightness, and are running GPS, games, 3G, etc. your battery will die very, very fast.
  20. Dimwhit macrumors 68000


    Apr 10, 2007
    I watched two movies on mine this morning and the battery was at somewhere around 60-70%. Not sure how to get an exact reading. I wish someone would release a good battery application.

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