How long is your iPhone 4s battery lasting

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by testdrive, Apr 20, 2012.

  1. testdrive macrumors member

    Mar 1, 2012
    Please answer the following criteria as it will help us all and the people who are getting high running time off a single charge; feel free to share your secrets. :)

    Model: example "iPhone 4s"
    iOS running: example "5.1"
    Usage time since last full charge: example " 4 hrs and 24 mins"
    Standby time since last full charge: example "9 hrs and 55 mins"
  2. xnickitynickx macrumors regular


    Mar 13, 2012
    Orlando, FL
    iPhone 4S iOS 5.1 16GB Verizon. Mostly on wifi today, but some 3G action as well. Copious amounts of web browsing, music listening, texting, calling, and video watching. This amount is actually pretty typical too.
    Charge: 32%
    Usage: 5 hours, 5 minutes
    Standby: 14 hours, 58 minutes

    I charge overnight, almost every single night. :) and i have on iCloud stuff and location.
  3. Uguubot macrumors member


    Dec 16, 2010
    Model: example "iPhone 4s"
    iOS running: example "5.1"
    Usage time since last full charge: 10 hours, 15 minutes
    Standby time since last full charge: 17 hours, 33 minutes
  4. cyks macrumors 68020


    Jul 24, 2002
    Westchester County, NY
    There are far too many variables and unknowns to make this thread worth anything. After all, I could probably get about a day of usage if I were to throw my phone into Airplane Mode and simply play music. Likewise, I could just as easily turn on a GPS, start a background video rendering, and play Infinity Blade 2 all at once and be lucky if I get a half hour. Heck, I could simply place the phone in a locker and watch as it drains itself dry in no time while searching for a 3G signal while on Standby.

    To play along, I"m currently at 7%.
    iPhone 4S
    iOS 5.1
    Usage: 5h 24m
    Standby: 18h 8m

    The usage is a mixture of WiFi and 3g, calls, texts, web browsing, video watching, some music, a few photos, some games (anything from Draw Something to the before mentioned IB2), minor navigation, and various dedicated browsing apps (facebook, twitter, and numerous ones for news).
  5. ET iPhone Home macrumors 68040

    ET iPhone Home

    Oct 5, 2011
    Orange County, California USA
    All I can say is battery drain is crazy. I was texting for about 30 mins. and checked an email acct. through Safari ( for maybe 3 mins.), and it drained from 50% to 35%.
  6. Dkorda macrumors 6502

    Mar 7, 2012
    Battery in 4S is just okay... It goes most of the day for me..

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