How many hours of useage before you have to charge your iphone 4?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by The Game 161, Feb 21, 2011.

  1. The Game 161 macrumors P6

    The Game 161

    Dec 15, 2010
    I normally get around 4 hours of useage with about 20% left til I have to charge my iphone up again. That normal? what about you and at what % do you normally out your phone on charge?
  2. h1r0ll3r macrumors 68040


    Dec 28, 2009
    I can usually go all day without needing to charge my phone. Normal usage for me is a good deal of standby, Bluetooth and wifi always on, push mail for about 4 email accounts, and about 1-2 hours of gaming while at work :D. I'd probably consider that light usage for the most part.

    Usually charge every night and I get down to around 15-20%.
  3. The Game 161 thread starter macrumors P6

    The Game 161

    Dec 15, 2010
    well currently for me

    i have 46% left

    usage- 2 hours, 36 minutes

    Standby- 18 hours, 30 minutes
  4. Ferrd macrumors regular


    Jan 24, 2008
    For me:


    2 hours, 53 minutes usage
    5 hours, 39 minutes standby

    This is about normal for me.
  5. gigapocket1 macrumors 65816

    Mar 15, 2009
    As of right now.. Im at hour, 39 minutes of usage..
    3 hours 33 minutes of standy... and im at 80 percent...
    Today im actually not using my phone that much.. But i usually have to hit the charger around 2pm. Im on my phone constantly.. twitter, facebook, sms, phone calls.. I use it alot.. I even went out and bought the mophie juice pack... Thats a life saver..
  6. The Game 161 thread starter macrumors P6

    The Game 161

    Dec 15, 2010
    Ok thats good then least I know mine is normal in terms of using the phone lol
  7. Interstella5555 macrumors 603


    Jun 30, 2008
    Depends on how I'm using it, but normal work day I'll have about 30-40% battery left after 15 or 20 hours of use.
  8. ulbador macrumors 68000


    Feb 11, 2010

    3 hours 14 minutes usage
    21 hours 30 minutes standby

    It's a pain for me to get these numbers because it seems like I'm always either respringing for something or plugging it into my computer to do some development.
  9. Savor Suspended


    Jun 18, 2010
    With all the switches off except WiFi, having lower brightness level, not many apps on the multi-task bar, I can get 8-10 hours. No music playing to pad the stats. I got 10 1/2 hours a few times with 10h 40m as my record with mostly WiFi browsing. This is on 4.0 and after a full drain.

    I notice my battery is starting to drain faster after that first 1%. Used take over 30 min, but now slightly below it. But sometimes the percentage meter acts weird and I could still be at 97% after 50 min or sometimes stuck at 99% after a full charge. Turning it off remedies it. If I get 4 hrs before the 70% mark and 5 hours before 60%, I am going at a 10 hour rate as the last half of the 50% will drain faster.

    Is 4 hours normal? Well, it depends what you are doing. Location services, push notification, Bluetooth, 3G/Edge on, graphic intensive 3D gaming, and high brightness can all be a drain to your battery.

    Airplane mode + WiFi on = 8-10 hours for me sans music.
  10. felch macrumors member

    Sep 18, 2010
    I get 5.5 to 6.5 hours of usage on average. It doesnt matter if I have 5.5-6.5 hours of standby or 2.5 days. I would imagine much more if I had it in airplane mode + wifi on
  11. The Game 161 thread starter macrumors P6

    The Game 161

    Dec 15, 2010
    So if I turn off 3G and locations services I should get better usage time? Does anybody keep 3G on when using wifi?
  12. vincenz macrumors 601


    Oct 20, 2008
    Anywhere from 5.5-7 hrs usually. 75% brightness and always on 3G.
  13. gigapocket1 macrumors 65816

    Mar 15, 2009
    Well now, I have 4 hours 18 minutes of usage.. 8 hours of standby and im at 38%
  14. snakelda macrumors 6502

    Jan 23, 2006
    I usually charge mine every day and a half. Right now,my usage is 3 hours with 15 minutes with 72% left of battery. Mostly play music and every now and then,I play farmville.
  15. Krevnik macrumors 68040


    Sep 8, 2003
    I can get about 7-10 hours on a single charge (of usage) while leaving 3G, Wifi and Bluetooth on. This is mostly browsing the web, audio streaming, and the like. Less about gaming. Gaming seems a lot closer to 4-5 hours if it pushes the GPU in any way.

    I normally charge every night, but I've been able to go 3 days without a charge sometimes if I'm not fiddling with it too much.
  16. Hydrocity macrumors 6502a

    May 14, 2010
  17. CosmoPilot macrumors 65816


    Nov 8, 2010
    South Carolina
    iPhone4: I unplug at around 5:30 a.m. and at around 10:00 p.m. I'm usually around 35 to 40% (this is moderate to heavy use). If I have meetings and don't use it very much, I'll have around 50 to 60% by 10:00 p.m.

    My wife's is the same.
  18. Zac7 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 9, 2011
    At 87% currently. Usage 1 hour, 25 minutes. Standby 12 hours, 31 minutes.
  19. icanhas macrumors newbie

    Feb 1, 2011
    Currently at 1%.

    8h 47 min of usage.
    Wifi on
    3G off
    Brightness set to around 40%

    20h 24 min standby.
  20. The Game 161 thread starter macrumors P6

    The Game 161

    Dec 15, 2010
    in terms of brightness is there actually a % you can tell it's at or do you just guess?
  21. ozred macrumors 6502

    Feb 19, 2011
    As an avid reader with a never ending desire for continuing education, I've read everything Apple has published about their batteries.

    I've followed their suggestions exactly.

    I get the same results you do.
  22. Phatzer macrumors regular


    Nov 3, 2007
    I had Endomondo GPS tracking a long walk while listening to the iPod with 3G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth turned off for almost 6 hours and had 55% remaining.
  23. -MRB macrumors 6502

    Jul 1, 2010
    After a calibration I got

    Useage - 8 Hours, 25 Minutes
    Standby - 1 Day, 2 Hours

    Brightness 40%
    WiFi on all day
    3G on
    Heavy texting from 8am - 11pm
    Facebook, twitter, email, photo's app etc
  24. The Game 161 thread starter macrumors P6

    The Game 161

    Dec 15, 2010
    Damn how did you get so much usage out of it? do you turn other things off on it?

    Does the brightness matter alot here? Wasn't aware there was a brightness % available to see?
  25. icanhas macrumors newbie

    Feb 1, 2011
    Just guessing.

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