Iphone 3gs battery drain right away when unplug

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Johnnybrav0, Jul 13, 2009.

  1. Johnnybrav0 macrumors member

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    Morning everyone,

    I unplug my iphone 3gs this morning as I was going to work...I notice that it was 100% but when I unplug it...it drops to 98% right now.... it just drop again to 97%....

    Is this normal? As of now I'm waiting for it to drop under 95% so I can recharge and see if I can duplicate this issue....

    Has anyone else experience this bad?
     
  2. lavinci macrumors 6502

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    Do you have anything running in the background for push or email?
     
  3. bbplayer5 macrumors 68030

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    There is def a problem with the charging, and honestly, I think Apple is trying to make a buck...

    If you notice while your phone is charging it will periodically drop as far down as 98% when its not being used. Doesnt seem like a big deal does it? Well it is. You can go through several charge cycles per night depending how bad this is. A normal charge cycle is 100% of the battery used. So if you use 50% today, thats half a cycle. If the charger allows 2% to drain every 10 minutes... well you see the issue.

    It also wont stay at 100% when running GPS. GPS drops the charge down regardless of if its plugged in.

    My guess is the phone is stopping its charge the second it hits 100% and isnt running from the charger at all times. Easy way for Apple to make money off your battery replacement.
     
  4. Johnnybrav0 thread starter macrumors member

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    Nope....no push or anything....but I did notice this after installing facebook apps....

    I will test it out and see....
     
  5. lavinci macrumors 6502

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    Try a full restore on iTunes and see if that helps.
     
  6. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    I suggest you turn of the battery percentage before you lose your mind. What you're seeing is nothing out of the normal. You're talking about 2 and 3 percent changes. Read through all the threads on here about these issues. Most likely all you have is a battery calibration issue, if that. You'd need more history to know for sure. Really, relax.
     
  7. samcraig macrumors P6

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    RIIIIIIGHT. cross-reference that with all the anal-retentive posters returning their iphones for the littlest issue and I am SURE Apple is looking to make a buck.

    (dripping sarcasm....)
     
  8. Johnnybrav0 thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm not going to return if it's not a problem...I've recalibrate the battery the first day I got the phone....http://www.apple.com/batteries/iphone.html

    I just want to know if that was normal and if others have experience what I have experience so we can share ideas....
     
  9. joedirt88 macrumors newbie

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    Its normal. The 3.0 update needs to be tweaked on the next update. I had mine for 4 days and had the same results. Took it back and swapped it out for a newer production dated one. It does the same thing. And after talking to about 10 friends who also have this the 3gs....theyre complaining about the same problems.
     

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