iPhone 3G amazing battery life?!

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  1. newyorksole macrumors 68020

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    Since having the original iPhone and upgrading to 3G I have always thought the battery sucked. On the 3G I have everything turned off (bluetooth, push/fetch, wifi) and yet after viewing a few websites and sending texts the battery goes down like 20%.

    But today.. different story!

    I used my phone for like 2 and a half hours.

    -3 phone calls
    -12 texts
    -half an hour using safari and the yelp app
    -45 minutes playing Aurora Feint

    and still the battery is full! this is AMAZING lol, i'm thrilled.
    i hope the battery will be like this all the time from now on!

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  2. superstrikertwo macrumors 65816

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    Turn your phone off then on.

    Now tell us if you're still thrilled about it.
     
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  4. Vandam500 macrumors 68000

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    Yep, same thing happened to me. I woke up, my phone was fully charged and used it all day. The battery was still full and I found that completely weird and too good to be true. I proceeded to turn off the phone and turned it back on only to be greeted with the 10% low battery warning, figures:rolleyes:
     
  5. newyorksole thread starter macrumors 68020

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    wow lol damn, well i guess it was too good to be true, oh well

    yup just turned it off and back on and have 10% battery left.. FML
     
  6. instaxgirl macrumors 65816

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    Jesus that is sucky battery. I'm happy to deal with edge to avoid that :eek:
     
  7. anjinha macrumors 604

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    I use my iPhone more than that and the battery usually lasts me at least a day and a half, usually 2 days...
     
  8. MBHockey macrumors 68040

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    I get 7-8 hours of actual usage a day out of my iPhone 3G. Much better than my original iPhone.
     
  9. Vandam500 macrumors 68000

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    How is that possible? I mean you dont text, call, surf safari, play games, have email checked? The only way you can get that much battery life if all you do is listen to music and thats about it.
     
  10. anjinha macrumors 604

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    I left home yesterday at 12pm with my battery fully charged. I always have 3G, Wi-Fi, Push and Location Services on. It's now almost 1am and I still haven't reached the 20% battery warning. Since yesterday I used twitter quite a bit, browsed a little bit, listened to music for about an hour, had about 5 calls and a few texts, used Beejive for a while too, received about 50 emails and used Maps for about 10 minutes.

    This is my normal usage.
     
  11. Clete2 macrumors 65816

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  12. JBaker122586 macrumors 65816

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    I don't have much trouble with my battery, to be honest.

    I have location services, Wi-Fi and 3G on at all times. I have one email account set to push, and another set to check every half hour. I've had my iPhone unplugged for about 14 hours right now.

    Right now, I'm at around 4 hours of usage according the the iPhone. That includes 9 phone calls, around 50 total text messages, probably a combined 30 minutes spent surfing the web, another 30 minutes spent between Tweetie, Tumblr, and MLB At Bat, and about two hours playing solitaire.

    My battery meter appears to be around 35-40% right now.
     
  13. KPEN7 macrumors member

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    i had been using iphone for a couple hours hardcore usage, and no battery had drained. 5 minutes later the phone shuts off and has the low battery thing flashing.
     
  14. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    A lot will depend on your cell tower proximity and its 3G user traffic.

    Closer and fewer 3G users = as much as 2/3 (from memory.. have to check) less power being used.
     
  15. Minimoose 360 macrumors 65816

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