How many hours a day do you use your iphone as an ipod?

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  1. vanzeclipse macrumors newbie

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    Is it okay to use my iphone 4 as an ipod substitute for 8 hours a day, 5 days a week?

    I listen to it constantly at work and wonder if it will have a negative effect on the battery in the future.

    I still have my ipod touch, but I hate lugging 2 devices around....reason I got the iphone.

    Anyone else do this?
     
  2. iphone1105 macrumors 68020

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    Hmm, between the gym and work around 4hrs of iPod useage a day! On my iP4 that uses about zero battery too, so thats a huge plus!
     
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  4. adztaylor macrumors 68000

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    I use the iPod a lot during the day, it barely uses any of the battery.
     
  5. vanzeclipse thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Are you guys sure it doesn't use up much battery?

    I'm at 82%
    usage: 6 hours, 46 mins
    standby: 15 hours, 39 mins

    All the usage hours are ipod hours...except for a 5 min call.

    Is that acceptable?
     
  6. ItouchMe macrumors regular

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    I use my iPod maybe 45 minutes on average for a normal day. Obviously there are some days where I dont use it at all and then some days where I use it a whole lot
     
  7. DARKiLLUSiON macrumors 6502

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    just curios did you turn on wifi/push/notification/location?
    If yes then those are what is draining your phone battery but if not then you definitely have to book an appointment with the genius.


    As for me I usually use it around 2 to 4 hrs a day for commuting and gym.
     
  8. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    Is it bad to use your iPod like this? Probably the same for the phone.
     
  9. vanzeclipse thread starter macrumors newbie

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    hmm...I got locations on, notifications for textfree, facebook, my wireless on. But I haven't received any notifications at all today. I'm not sure where you can check push for all the apps. Email is set to no push...just manual updating. Wifi is off since I don't have any at work.

    I'll try tomorrow just on airplane mode during work and see what kind of battery life I get.

    I'm a very light user....just heavy on ipod usage.
     
  10. M-5 macrumors 65816

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    That's pretty much what you should expect. With what you posted, you're getting around 37.5 hours of audio playback. And Apple's iPhone 4 Tech specs state the audio playback to be "Up to 40 hours".

    Though you also have a standby of almost 16 hours, so it's performing how it should be.
     
  11. bembol macrumors 65816

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    I have 15GB of Videos on my 32GB i4 and I try not to use it as an iPod. This is why I have my 32GB Wi-Fi iPad & 4G touch but I have days when I don't feel like bring them with me.

    The most I would use it is about an hour for Music & Podcast.
     
  12. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    What pray tell do you expect?

    close to 7 hrs of usage and over 15 hrs standby and not even 20% battery usage sounds pretty dang good to me
     
  13. TheConfuzed1 macrumors 6502a

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    One of my iPhone's principle uses is playing music.

    I use it in my car, at the gym, walking the dog, and sometimes sitting at my desk at work.

    I wouldn't have it any other way.
     
  14. Fry-man22 macrumors 6502

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    IPod at least 8 hours a day here - no problem at all through 4 iPhones now.
     
  15. vanzeclipse thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Awesome thanks! I wasn't aware of of playback tech spec. Good to know I'm within spec.

    I assumed from the posts above that music usage barely affects battery life...I guess my definition of barely is different. And yes, 7 hours of usage and 15 hours of standby at 80% is very sweet!
     
  16. vanzeclipse thread starter macrumors newbie

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    wow, 2 hours of playback and the meter is still at 100%. This is with airplane mode on. awesome battery life :D
     
  17. SL4VE macrumors 6502

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    with everything on i have got 2.5 days use with light/normal use... anything more than a day with heavy use is acceptable imo for a smartphone


    regarding the topic i hardly use my iPod at the moment as ive got a 32GB iPod in the car and too lazy for the gym.. but im sure i will restart again and than a minimum of 1 hours use daily. The thing about the iPhone i love is its inviting and effortless to use,... i had a HTC desire and it had all the functions of the iPhone but it felt a chore using it
     
  18. qckslvrsiete macrumors regular

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    -18% after 6 hours of ipod usage? That's not bad at all.

    Edit: not bad by my standards...I usually leave my phone with 3g on and have about 6 e-mail accounts fetching every 15 minutes and 1 exchange calendar on push....
     
  19. Roofy. macrumors 6502a

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    Are you serious? You listened to music for almost 7 hours and you only dropped 18% battery. What do you think?!
     

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