Has the battery issue with 3.0 been fixed?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by bluesTank, Jul 12, 2009.

  1. bluesTank macrumors regular

    Oct 21, 2008
    Someone told me not to upgrade to 3.0 due to an issue with it increasing the rate of battery draining.

    Does anyone know if this has been fixed? Or was it even an issue?
  2. mcmanus7 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 30, 2008
    unless you really need copy/paste or can utilize MMS/Tethering then I would hold off until 3.1.

    Users have reported that battery's are draining a lot faster now.. apple hasn't said anything
  3. daihard macrumors 6502a


    Feb 19, 2008
    Seattle, WA
    I'm not one of those users. I've been using 3.0 since the day it came out. It's snappier than 2.2, and it does not drain the batter any faster than 2.2. That's my experience, at least.

    BTW, OS 3.0 isn't just about copy/paste and MMS/Tethering. It has a lot of useful features as explained below.


    For me, I am extremely happy with its stability as well as its Bluetooth stereo support.
  4. -aggie- macrumors P6


    Jun 19, 2009
    Where bunnies are welcome.
    I also have had no problems with my battery. If anything things are much better, since some of the issues I had are gone.
  5. isaaclimdc macrumors 6502


    Jun 28, 2009
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Nope, I'm on 3.0 for both my iPod touch and my dad's iPhone, and battery life seems the same as 2.0.
  6. MaxxTraxx macrumors 6502

    Jul 2, 2008
    There is no battery problem. I've had 3.0 since it came out.
  7. daonesteven macrumors 6502

    Aug 7, 2007
    Baltimore, MD
    there's no issues with battery for me neither, but i am a member of a large group of people who believe 3.0 has made their 3g slower, most noticeable for me is in the messaging department.
  8. Mystikal macrumors 68020


    Oct 4, 2007
    Irvine, CA
    Hey, just like me!
  9. Kartnck57 macrumors newbie

    Jul 12, 2009

    Even though people are angered with AT&T at the fact that mms doesn't work yet, swirlymms is most peoples' next option. And although it works really well, it has been the reported cause of this EXTREME battery loss. Even I have noticed that if you have swirly, it could be the problem. Also, in your settings, turning the "push" off and setting your email to manually fetch new data can help save battery life. Hope this helps and feel free to email me.
  10. ravensfan55 macrumors 6502

    Mar 16, 2009
    Battery drains a LOT faster. It wasn't like this with the Betas. I was at the Apple Store last week getting some Anti-Glare films, asked one of the guys there and he said a ton of people are coming in thinking they have defective iPhones when really it's just 3.0. All he said to me was that 3.1 was supposed to improve battery life and help the 3GS with overheating.
  11. scottness macrumors 65816


    Mar 18, 2009
    Room 101
    All I know is that my new 3GS with 3.0 battery life sucks terribly compared to my 1st Gen iPhone on 2.2. I kinda wanna go back... 3GS is snappier, but not worth it at the expense of shorter battery life. I really hope this is an easy software fix.

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