How do you set your iphone up

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by saladiro, Jul 18, 2008.

  1. saladiro macrumors 6502a

    saladiro

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    #1
    this question is primarily driven towards 3G settings

    i think its a pretty known fact that 3G can really kill some battery life. as a result of this, I have it tuned off, and then when i go to the web, i go into settings and turn it on. This is definitely time consuming and an inconvenience, and then have to turn it off when I am done. Does anyone share my frustration?

    does anyone have a clever way around this?

    i love the 3G, but it kills battery, and its kills time to keep turning it on and off...

    open to comments and advice:confused:
     
  2. bmms8 macrumors 68020

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    i keep 3g off all the time even though i live in a 3G area. at home i use wifi and when out i use edge. i am moving to a city where there is no 3g so i don't even use it where i am now. i also keep brightness down, and GPS off.

    i do use the GPS function when driving sometimes, i also use my jawbone 2 on it everyday and use safari quite a bit. as well as few texts. i get a full day out of it.
     
  3. karmamule macrumors 6502

    karmamule

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    #3
    I don't like to fuss with settings, turning things off then on then off again. I just make sure I have a place to charge at home, work, and in my car, and frequently do shallow charges of my iPhone. (And LiOn batteries like that sort of charging over deep discharging anyways: I plan on doing one deep discharge every month or so to keep my battery gauge calibrated)

    This way I don't have to ever worry about running low on power, and can keep all my settings on all the time.
     
  4. Next Tuesday macrumors 6502a

    Next Tuesday

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    #4
    Hopefully somone will make an app to turn off/on these services (bluetooth,locations,3g, wifi)
     
  5. saladiro thread starter macrumors 6502a

    saladiro

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    #5
    thanks all, it appears that we all feel the same frustration, and the problem is there there are so many people saying the right and wrong way to charge a battery (full drain vs incremental charges).....i am going crazy at the point....

    anyway.....i am going to roll with the 3g, that is one of the reasons whi i bought the phone, and and charge every night.....

    I only wish the makers of the batter could just tell us how, what, when and how long.....
    if anyone doe come across, let me know
     

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