iPhone 3GS battery problems

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  1. RQPS macrumors regular

    RQPS

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    Is anyone else having problems with their 3GS battery? Mine is very inconsistent, the percentage will actually go up from time to time for example tonight it went from 50% to 63% in a matter of minutes on its own. Also it says that its fully charged after only a few minutes of charging. Is this something I should return it for? I really don't want to return a brand new phone and get a refrub back!
     
  2. Mystikal macrumors 68020

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    Everytime I restart my (3G) phone the percentage jumps up.
     
  3. RQPS thread starter macrumors regular

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    perhaps the battery percentage is just inconsistent and it may be better to just turn it off hahah
     
  4. moka macrumors 6502a

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_0 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7A341 Safari/528.16)

    Sorry, no
     
  5. RQPS thread starter macrumors regular

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    well mine just went from 56% to 24% while sleeping in the last 5 minutes so
     
  6. John T macrumors 68020

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    Try running the 'phone down completely and then recharge it to 100%. This should reset the battery meter.
     
  7. Compile 'em all macrumors 601

    Compile 'em all

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    Power cycle it:

    Use it till it actually turns off (battery will be almost empty).

    Leave it for a couple of hrs so that it even drains more.

    Connect AC and leave it to charge till it is 100%.


    Enjoy :p
     
  8. RQPS thread starter macrumors regular

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    I have done all that! It just went from 56% to 24% while sleeping in a matter of 5 minutes. Just made an apt at the Genius bar tm
     
  9. John T macrumors 68020

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    That seems to be the best option!
     
  10. kapnclinton macrumors newbie

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    Sometimes, my battery meter drops to 0% randomly and the phone auto-shuts down. Very annoying, and if it doesn't stop happening after another full battery cycle, I will be making a fuss.
     
  11. 1rottenapple macrumors 65816

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    Op please update us on what the genius says...

    I'm having HORRIBLE battery life. Even with 3g off.
     
  12. RQPS thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah I do as well. This is the second time I will be brining the phone in so I am sure I will get a replacement I did what they told me to do the first time which was restore it to factory settings and not create a backup from a previous phone. But I will deff keep you updated on what happens!
     
  13. enigmaverse macrumors member

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    Are any of you running MS Exchange? I found disabling contact and calendar in Exchange dramatically improved my battery life. shutting exchange off completely did wonders. I got my replacement from Apple today. I'm charging it now, setting it up tonight and letting it charge completely overnight... should give it about a 20 hour near continuos charge.

    I'm really starting to think the issue is with MS Exchange
     
  14. MBHockey macrumors 68040

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    So why would you get a replacement?
     
  15. enigmaverse macrumors member

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    because I am still suffering from other issues as well.... and the replacement was already on the way when I discovered this today. I want to see if that is truly the problem by testing the new one against the old with Exchange on.
     
  16. RQPS thread starter macrumors regular

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    So they gave me a brand new one right off the shelf no refurb.... and let me keep my old one, so I now have two 3GS's....
     
  17. detroit1 macrumors regular

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  18. RQPS thread starter macrumors regular

    RQPS

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    Don't know what I am going to do with it? I meant he battery really is messed up but that has to be an easy fix for apple? I am pretty sure they are gonna call and ask for it back when they realize what happened. I don't want to call and get the guy that helped me in trouble though so i'm gonna it on it for a while!
     
  19. stade1979 macrumors member

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    I go to the Apple Store and the Guy told me if I put my backup file of 2.2.1 on My Iphone 3GS with the 3.0 there's a battery glitch with the old backup and Apple are aware of this mators. So I restore my 3gs completely with no backup restart from scratch. The battery is much better with this.

    See you
     

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