Has battery improved with 3.1?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ercanbas, Sep 9, 2009.

  1. ercanbas macrumors regular

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    I have an issue with my battery life on my 3GS where it drains quicker than my 3G. I am on my second 3GS because of it however I run into the same problem. Is it me or do other people experience quick battery drainage? Anyway, does 3.1 solve this issue? I have the benm tethering and I heard 3.1 disables this, however if losing tethering means gaining battery life, I am willing to trade.
     
  2. Mess macrumors 6502

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    the update has been out less than a day. So no one will have gone through a battery cycle yet.

    Try updating and finding out. :rolleyes:
     
  3. Dakk macrumors newbie

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    My battery life seems to be much improved. On my commute into work I usually stream Pandora (high quality turned on) in the car for about 30 minutes, then play games while listening to the iPod for another 30 minutes. By the time I get to work I'm usually sitting at 70-75%, this morning I'm at 85%. We'll see how it goes over the next few days though!
     
  4. dukefan macrumors member

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    Both my wife and I have noticed significant battery drain over the past few days. I can't figure out what's going on. It's a noticeable difference - we saw it even before the 3.1 upgrade and after appears to still be having issues. She has a 3G I have a 3GS. Push notification is off.
     
  5. PNutts macrumors 601

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    I am thinking the same thing. I've been using it on the bus more than usual but didn't use any maps today. Strange.
     
  6. rburly macrumors 6502a

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  8. Goldfrapp macrumors 68040

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    The battery life of my iPhone 3GS is terrible. With 3.1, it became even worse. Usage stats are horrific: 1 hour, 17 minutes, and it's down to 21%. Standby is hardly 4 hours. :mad:

    P.S. Push completely off, bluetooth off.
     
  9. jason221 macrumors 6502

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    That is definitely not normal. Either try calibrating it a few times in the next month (let it drop to 0%, and when it displays 'plug into power' on the screen, let it charge to 100%) or go to Apple and get help.
     
  10. DarKeneD macrumors member

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    I can get usage like that if I'm playing a game. Heavy texting will be like 4 hours usage with 12 hours standby.
     
  11. Eso macrumors 68000

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    You know this does nothing for extending battery life but rather improves the accuracy of meter only.
     
  12. Hudzilla macrumors 6502a

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    From the Apple site:

    Use iPhone Regularly
    For proper maintenance of a lithium-based battery, it’s important to keep the electrons in it moving occasionally. Be sure to go through at least one charge cycle per month (charging the battery to 100% and then completely running it down).
     
  13. taewing509 macrumors newbie

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    same here, i take my phone off the charger around 6am, and go to school, and text and web surf a ton. its usualy down to 20% around 5-8pm. so i like my battery, the first 3GS i had would last like 2 hours, apple replaced
     

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