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macrumors member
Original poster
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"


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.


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


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).
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