iPhone 3GS battery issue.

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by britishcolumbia, Nov 6, 2010.

  1. britishcolumbia macrumors newbie

    Oct 6, 2008
    I just bought an iPhone from a buddy in california, as I live in BC, Canada I have to jailbreak and unlock the phone in order to use it. Not a big deal, as the past 3 phones of mine i had to do the same. On my 3G, I would charge it 2x a week. I got this phone yesterday, and it was connected with 3 bars of edge (3G disabled) near my desk, I could hear GSM feedback through the speakers clearly, non stop. I figured it was trying to retrieve mail or something so i disabled all automatic fetch and push features, as well as push notifications. When the battery was 100% charged, i unplugged it and went and watched a movie, a few hours later when it was over i checked the time with my phone and the battery was at 60%!! I thought this cant be right, i have sent one text message with this thing. I went to bed a few hours later, phone now at 40% and when i woke up in the morning it was dead. The friend I bought it off never had any battery issues, but it hasn't been used for a few months. Is this a part of the wake up process after sitting? Should i keep draining it and re charging it to see if it eases off? Anyone had these issues?
  2. pscraig macrumors member

    Apr 9, 2008
    My 3GS did something like this, and I ended up changing the battery, which fixed the problem.

    The kit was something like $25 including the tools and battery.
  3. britishcolumbia thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 6, 2008
    Perfect, in a way im glad it's a cheap hardware fix, rather than being unable to use the unlock properly. I found the kit on ifixit. Thanks for your advice.

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