Horrible battery life - "normal"?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by macbook123, Sep 28, 2010.

  1. macbook123 macrumors 68000

    Feb 11, 2006
    I switched from the 3GS to the iPhone 4 2 months ago and from the beginning had much worse battery life. On average the battery would be drained by noon, without much usage. I went to a genius appointment three weeks after purchase, certain to be given a replacement, and the guy just hooked up his laptop and ran a battery test and declared my battery normal. He told me in a dry tone that if I want to make it through a day I have to have Wifi off, push and all notifications off, screen at half brightness auto, and a bunch of other things. I tried all that but there hasn't been much improvement. Eg today I have not placed a single phone call yet, did repond to two emails, and looked at about ten websites via edge or 3G. The battery is now at 40%, and it's noon. I can't use the phone really because it empties the battery, an hour of talk time draining 40%. Now that the return time has expired as I believed this arrogant genius, will I have to deal with this crap for 22 more months?
  2. -aggie- macrumors P6


    Jun 19, 2009
    Where bunnies are welcome.
    You can still return the phone. Return it and insist on a refurb.

    You might try restoring it and setting up as new before returning it though. It can't hurt and might fix your issues.
  3. Injector macrumors newbie

    Sep 7, 2010
    I get a full day of heavy use out of mine, a day and a half of medium use.
  4. missygal Guest


    Jul 5, 2010
    That doesnt seem normal! I can go at least a day with heavy use, usually into the next day then I charge it.

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