Do you have to bring your charger to work/school?

SnowLeopard OSX

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I have to bring my charger with me to work (full-time, office job) otherwise my phone will completely run out by the time I'm commuting back.

Anyone else have to? Everyone with an iPhone in my office has to aswell.



Just curious how many of you have to do this too.
 

GrecoISU

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Apr 2, 2011
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Unless I leave it on airplane all day yeah, I have to take it to work.

My iPhone 5 is horrible with battery life. It's only about a year old too. Worst phone battery I've ever had.
 

SnowLeopard OSX

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I have a 4S running on 8.1 and if I'm using my phone a lot in the morning, it could be at 50% by 11 a.m.

I'm just wondering if there's something I'm unaware of depleting my battery life.

Only a couple of apps use cell data, I close apps when not in use, brightness is down, etc.
 

Moccasin

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Mar 21, 2011
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Since getting my iPhone 6, I've not needed to. Occasionally I haven't even left the house in the morning with a fully charged phone and got through the day. If I run into problems, there are enough colleagues with a lightning cable to borrow.
 

noobinator

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I have so many chargers laying around I leave one at work. With the plus I rarely use it but with my 5s I used it most days when my phone went below 40% or so.
 

Mac'nCheese

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Everybody at work who has iPhones, has a charger in their locker/desk drawer. Other phone owners either have a charger or a spare battery (usually in a charger). I can't think of any co worker with any phone that hasn't charged it up at work ever.
 

madsci954

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I have a charger in my car and bring an external USB battery pack to work. I don't need to bring them, unless I go on a trip, but I prefer to be prepared.
 

bkar89

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I have charger at the office, which is handy when working OT, sometimes 16 hours, more if all hell breaks loose. On a regular day, I wont use it. And thats with an iPhone 5... The 6+ plus i have on order "should be here sometime next week" (I'm thinking, it wont)

My iPhone 5 usually lasts me to about 11 at night before it craps out on me, which if on a friday... and there drinks involved... and i forgot to charge it... and it gets late... Hoping the 6+ puts an end to that issue
 

Newtons Apple

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I have to bring my charger with me to work (full-time, office job) otherwise my phone will completely run out by the time I'm commuting back.

Anyone else have to? Everyone with an iPhone in my office has to aswell.



Just curious how many of you have to do this too.
How much time are you spending on your phone during your workday? I use my phone all day out in the field and still come home with 60% remaining. Have you had Apple check your battery lately?

Sorry just read where you have an iPhone 4S. If it has the original battery, by now, it's capacity has diminished. You might want to consider letting Apple put a new battery in your 4S
 

itsmemuffins

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I have to bring my charger with me to work (full-time, office job) otherwise my phone will completely run out by the time I'm commuting back.

Anyone else have to? Everyone with an iPhone in my office has to aswell.



Just curious how many of you have to do this too.
Of course. Why not. I have one in the car. The office. At work. No big hassle.
 

KUguardgrl13

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Nope. My iPhone 5 lasts throughout my 7 hour day on campus (with a 40 minute commute each way) and my 6 hour work day on the other days. I only have to charge it overnight. Depending on what I've been doing that day it might need an evening short charge to keep going until 1-2am (the schedule of a college student).

But I have a lot of settings turned off: Background App Refresh for all apps, Bluetooth, and Location Services unless I'm actively using it in an app or its deep in the background. I also close apps out of the switcher when I'm not using them. I'm not sure if that helps anything, but it keeps things uncluttered for me. I also use some resource hogging apps like Facebook and the My Little Pony game. Closing them when I'm not using them leaves me free to do other things.
 

Merkyworks

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I work a office desk job and have a cradle and charger on my desk. Phone stays in the cradle and pluged while i stream pandora during the day. Never have an issues with battery life, I also have an external battery for charging on the go just in case.
 

mgs315

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Apr 28, 2011
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Nope. But then again that's probably because I work outside in an area with no domestic power supply. I go through a 5 and a 5s in battery daily usually so in a way I guess I would if I could. I try to save the 5's battery a little as it's my personal device with music for the commute home.
 

swordfish5736

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Jun 29, 2007
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What are your usage numbers?

Have you checked the full charge capacity? Maybe it's time for a new battery.

Here is a program that can tell you your battery cycle count and full charge capacity.
 

nwmtnbiker

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Apr 5, 2011
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I used to with my iP5/5s or charge it right before work. I work 13 hour graveyard shifts so plenty of usage;). With my iP6 I haven't had to and usually have 30-40% left when I get home. I've been getting between 9-10 hours of usage where my iP5s only got between 5 or 6. I even turned of battery percentages lol:D
 

j3yq

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With My older iPhones id have to carry a charger in my work bag, since the Ive upgraded I can go a whole day and still have 30% left on my way home. we'll see after a few months where Im at on the battery life.
 

Small White Car

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I will say I've gone from needing my charger 80% of work days with my iPhone 3G and 4 and 50% of the work days with my iPhone 5 to only about 20% of my work days with my 6.

So I still need my charger at work (that's still one day a week) but things are clearly getting better.