Iphone (2G) battery drains fast...?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by maximus06, Jul 18, 2008.

  1. maximus06 macrumors regular

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    I recently bought a used 1st generation iPhone, it had been in use for about 6-7 months, but is still in *really* good condition, everything works great, few scratches, only 1 small dent, in other words: it was loved.

    The only problem I have, is that the battery seems to drain really fast...I listened to a bit of music today, did some surfing and played some games, all in all i couldn't have been more than 2 hours usage (not all at once), and now my battery is at 30%.

    I've already "calibrated" it, by draining it fully (which also went fast...) and then recharging it to full.

    I read that a full recharge is supposed to take 4 hours, but it took much less for me, maybe 1.5-2 hours. So it drains fast, and charges fast. What does that mean? Do I need a new battery?

    Note: brightness was turned down VERY low always, no EDGE usage at all. This is on 1.1.4

    Any help is very much appreciated!
     
  2. rotobadger macrumors 65816

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    Are you on 2.0? If so, this is (likely) a software issue and the hope is that Apple will be addressing it soon with an update. If you are not on 2.0 it is possible you've got a bum battery.seeing as the phone is used.
     
  3. TEG macrumors 604

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    Locations Services - Locations Services - Locations Services - Locations Services

    Also, many of the Apps use the internet connection, without showing the ouroboros circle. I can't even get 6 hours out of my iPhone because of listening to AOL Radio.

    TEG
     
  4. ivtecDOu macrumors 6502

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    maybe the battery's shot because my phone has the same battery length as when i first got it.
     
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