Facetiming and Battery

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by crackedz, Nov 17, 2011.

  1. crackedz macrumors newbie

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    How long can you guys last facetiming (unplugged)?

    I went from 65% to 0% in a span of an hour 40 mins facetiming.

    Is this normal? (4s)
     
  2. MacDevil7334 macrumors 6502a

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    I don't usually FaceTime for more than 20 minutes or so. But, based on my experience, I would say my battery drain would be about the same as yours if I went for that long. FaceTime is definitely a battery hog...
     
  3. saving107 macrumors 603

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    40 mins if definitely not normal, the most I have ever gone on a call is something around 1.5hrs (unplugged) and I still had plenty of battery remaining, but I do make it a point to fully charge my phone if I know I will be making a FaceTime call.

    Activity Monitor claims (at 70%) I should be able to FaceTime for 4hrs 12mins

    [​IMG]
     
  4. Thetonyk123 macrumors 68000

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    Can you give me the link to that app? Thanks.
     
  5. Shadowbech macrumors 68040

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    I guess it depends? For me when I do FaceTime, I usually talk for 30 minutes and I only lose 10% from that 30 minute.
     
  6. iphone4s16gb macrumors 6502

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    7:00 is it 7 hour or 7 minutes , if 7 minute that drain so fast
     
  7. TM WAZZA macrumors 68000

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    That app is inaccurate anyway. It recognizes the 4S as a 4 and it displays 300 hour stand by battery time on 100%.
     
  8. iphone4s16gb macrumors 6502

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  9. Thetonyk123 macrumors 68000

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    7 hours.
     
  10. Pink∆Floyd macrumors 68020

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    It all depends on:

    • How many apps you had running in the background
    • Screen brightness
    • If notifications were on
    • If push e-mail was on
    • If Location Services was on
    • How strong/weak the Wi-Fi signal was
    • Your volume
    • Whether iCloud was on
    • Whether 3G was on
    • How strong/weak 3G was
    • Whether Ping was on
    • Whether you chose to send diagnostics to Apple or not

    Read through them and you'll get your answer as to whether or not it was normal
     
  11. iphone4s16gb macrumors 6502

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    i dont think iphone 4s could facetime 4 hour and video 5 hour with 70 % left , battery iphone has limit bro ......
     
  12. r2shyyou macrumors 68000

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    I could be wrong but I don't think it's an "and" situation but rather an "or" one. Meaning, you can do any one of those things for as long as is specified given the current battery life remaining.
     
  13. AHDuke99 macrumors 68020

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    You should FaceTime at like 2 hours max. No way it's a 4 hour limit.
     
  14. saving107 macrumors 603

    saving107

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    Correct.

    If you want to watch Movies from the Videos.app, you can for up to X hrs/mins, if you want to web browse over 3G, you can for X hrs/mins. Its an "OR" situation.

    The app is called Activity Monitor and its sells for $.99, but they also offer a lite version (though I don't know what the difference is, I have the paid version).

    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/activity-monitor-touch/id385619152?mt=8
     

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