Does this mean my batter meter was WAY off?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by fjrabon, Oct 17, 2011.

  1. fjrabon macrumors regular

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    So, I'm fully powering down my iPhone 4S to calibrate the battery. I've been playing Pandora with the volume 3/4ths the way up on my phone over wifi. About an hour ago the battery indicator warned me I was at 10%.

    Still going strong an hour later. LOL.

    It always kind of amazes me how bad battery meters are.
     
  2. synagence macrumors 6502a

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    Exactly the same .... except mine sat at 1% and stayed there ages despite playing music, using GPS etc

    This is what i'm on now having fully recharged it, not spectacular i know but getting better
     

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  3. SteadNedy macrumors newbie

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    I had a similarly disproportionate drainage when running the battery down to zero.

    Took 6.5 hours from 2% to shutdown, that's on standby with wifi on and occasionaly checking and playing with settings.
     
  4. oshia86 macrumors regular

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    I drained mine last night. I was at 31% when I got home at night. I then turned every battery sucker on, just to do the calibration. The phone went down to 1% real quick, but that last 1% took a while. I'm pretty sure I managed to kill a lot of COD Zombies on that last 1%. :D
     
  5. fjrabon thread starter macrumors regular

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    yep, it's still going strong right now, I have screen brightness at max, streaming pandora at max volume over 3G, have maps open (so that it's continuously using GPS). Still refusing to die, lol. I think "batterygate" will be more or less gone once everybody fully calibrates their battery meters.
     

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