iPhone 3g Battery Life and Loose Bezel on right Issues/Questions

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by hamzab, Jan 5, 2009.

  1. hamzab macrumors 6502

    Oct 7, 2008
    Hi Guys

    Recently got an iPhone 3g replacement just around 3 days ago, my other iPhone I only had for 1 week and that had around 5 dead pixels and loose bezel on the right so had some light leak

    Ive basically got a replacement one, other then the fact the bezel is now loose, but strangely on the right this time (been reading around and everyone is affected on the left) going in to Apple store today and not going to get it replaced but going to ask them to leave a note on my serial number asking when a good batch comes in, I should get a replacement then

    However, I just noticed that when I got my iPhone last time I charged it before turning on then activated. THIS time they activate replcements in store, so was I meant to charge before? And how do I know If im getting good battery life on the iPhone, ive turned of 3G, WIFI and Bluetooth (NO Push for mail activated) and i dont surf web through O2 (my network here in UK)

    I start using phone from around 11AM use phone till around 9 to 10PM receving a few calls, around 10 texts a day and listen to some music on the commute to college and commute back so all in all about a good 1hr and half of music, after all this the battery is between just over half and 3 quarters full. However when I use WIFI at around 9PM till around 00:30, the battery is almost empty

    Is that good Batt life? Isnt there a way i could test it using some sort of App/Program that Apple has and if yes How do I as i have no idea how to, as im sure it seems I should be getting a bit more juice out of battery


  2. Siriosys macrumors regular


    Dec 24, 2007
    New Zealand
    Have a poke around the forums here for battery life as results seem to vary between users. You're certainly heading in the right direction as far as eliminating the 'power hogs' however have you done the following:

    Turned Off Location Services (GPS)
    Make sure the screen is only at half-brightness or lower

  3. hamzab thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 7, 2008
    Yeh Mate turned of GPS and Location services as Ive dont need GPS plus it might give me extra DATA charges as it sometimes ues Phone 3g etc

    Ive had a long look at the forums, but ppl arent specifiaclly saying How they get those times E.G for me 2.5 to 3 HRS WIFI surfing, 2HRS use of Ipod, around 5 Phonecalls and 10 - 15 texts a day (Bluetooth never switched on, No celluar Internet access so no 3G or EDGE, other than when using WIFI for 2.5 to 3 hrs WIFI is OFF) Screen is at around 75 percent brightness. Other than that Phone is always on lock if not used for 1 min. Used phone from around 11AM till Midnight - 1AM doing what I do on it as said above and get almost empty battery life between 10 and 20 percent

    Ive made a log detailed log of how im doing today so will post this evening, but it would help if other users could tell me how they use their iPhone 3G, it would help alot


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