iPhone 3G and "premature aging" - assuming the usage timers of the old iPhone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by scaredpoet, Jul 12, 2008.

  1. scaredpoet macrumors 604

    scaredpoet

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    Well THIS is annoying.

    I upgraded to an iPhone 3G yesterday, backing up my old iPhone and syncing to my new one from backup.

    Unfortunately, it looks like the backup was a little TOO successful.

    If I go into Settings -> General -> Usage, I find that old iPhone AND my new iPhone now have a "Lifetime" call time of 8 Days, 12 Hours. Yeah, both of them.

    While I don't plan on selling my iPhone 3G anytime soon, often the amount of "battle action" a phone has seen can be a determining factor in the resale value of a device down the road. It is a bit irksome that it's showing more usage than it has actually seen (much less, than is physically possible).

    Also: this is a Week 27 iPhone (manufactured week of June 29, 2008).

    Anyone else noticing this?
     
  2. FarSeide macrumors 6502a

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    my understanding is that, that counter resets to 0 when you restore your phone so I wouldnt worry about that counter
     
  3. scaredpoet thread starter macrumors 604

    scaredpoet

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    Your understanding is correct for all BUT the "lifetime counter." It survives a reset. Hence the label, "Lifetime." A reset, and my 3G still thinks I've been talking on it for more than 8 Days in total.

    Unfortunately, that Lifetime counter is now counting the Lifetimes of two phones, not one.
     
  4. NeoMayhem macrumors 6502a

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    That number is completely meaningless. You can reset it to zero if you restore your phone and do not restore a backup from your old phone.
     
  5. scaredpoet thread starter macrumors 604

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    Thanks for the non-answer. I'll send feedback to Apple.
     
  6. b1gted macrumors regular

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    I have the same exact issue as you. I looked at my lifetime usage and it said 12 hours! I was like, this 3G Iphone is used!!!! Then I looked at the lifetime counter of my original Iphone and sure enough it imported the lifetime usage of it to my new 15 minute lifetime usage phone!!!
     

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