iPhone 4 prematurely aged ! oh yes !

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  1. USBitsa macrumors newbie

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    Yes, iPhone 4 get it's mileage clocked "FORWARD" ! ! :confused:


    Okay,

    I have an iPhone 4 32Gb purchased at 8am on the 24th launch day !

    I just looked at the usage meter ( Settings / General / Usage )

    ... and it shows my iPhone 4 has a lifetime usage of 6 Days, 18 Hours total usage ! !

    Well now, my iPhone 4 is just over 3 days old ! So How's this ???

    Okay, even If I had been in a call 24/7 since I picked-up the phone I still couldn't have hit this ! this 6 day figure represents many, many months of usage !

    So right then ! "Investigation hat on" ...I check my previous iPhone 3 GS... and yep ! the Usage has been carried over from it during the backup and restore to the new iPhone 4 ! :eek:

    So, note to apple... "Don't restore Usage data to a new model" ??

    Anybody have an electric drill handy to wind back the mileage on my prematurely aged iPhone 4 ?

    Lol !

    Anyone else ??


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  2. darkhunter139 macrumors regular

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  3. PetitBourgeois macrumors member

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    What exactly do you expect when you restore from a backup?
     
  4. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Not as annoying as having to re-enter all the passwords that you've accumulated.
     
  5. USBitsa thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Anyone who buys a used iPhone 4 should care as you'll never get a true "lifetime usage" of the phone !

    As in...

    It's Display backlight life...(yes it does wear out !)

    And... It's Battery Usage / Lifetime remaining ?

    Do you buy cars and ignore the mileage ?

    Anyhow "This is a bug" !
     
  6. USBitsa thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Lifetime Usage shouldn't be carried forward from phone to phone !

    It's specific to a particular Phone/Device.

    and anyone that owns an iPhone 3 or 3GS will probably take this route when they upgrade to iPhone 4 ! After-all, you are prompted to do this by iTunes when activating iPhnoe 4 ! yes ?
     
  7. Minimoose 360 macrumors 65816

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    When I got my MacBook Pro coconutbattery stated that it was 1 month old already.

    EDIT: Also, on my iPhone 4 I did a clean new install coming from my 3G.
     
  8. Sleazy E macrumors 65816

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    Wow what a petty little thing to be worried about. Protip: get over it!
     
  9. USBitsa thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Security feature Jay...

    Makes sure nobody can take your backup file and duplicate your phone's keychain and account data, complete with all your passwords for everything you use !

    This is common to all Apple's iPhone backup's.... Keychain data isn't restored to a new device.
     
  10. Jeffrosproto macrumors 6502

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    This is lifetime Call time, not usage! Therefore, your backlight argument isn't even relevant. Also, before you sell it, you're gonna restore it to remove your data, therefore resetting that counter. If you don't like it coming forward from your old phone, don't restore.
     
  11. wingnut8 macrumors 65816

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  12. USBitsa thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Doesn't bother me in the slightest...

    just sharing ? ;)

    I'm developer, I've submitted a bug report to apple...

    After-all, if you've migrated from iPhone 2 to iPhone 3 to iPhone 3GS to iPhone 4... You'll have a 4 year old iPhone 4 before you know it ! !

    chill ! I am :rolleyes:
     
  13. ryuuzaki macrumors member

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    It's not an aging issue.

    You restored from backup from a previous generation phone, so that phones lifetime was transfered to yours.

    If you restore from a fresh new install, you won't have 6Days as your life time, rather it will be from zero.
     
  14. USBitsa thread starter macrumors newbie

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    uh ?

    re: "aging" = joke, humor ?

    no ?

    okay...

    ;)
     
  15. treyjustice macrumors 65816

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    That happens with a restore.


    Hit reset and it resets lifetime usage too...
     
  16. Built macrumors 68020

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    If we could create iOS4-style folders for threads here, I would put this one in along with the thread about the damage from the Apple boxing that you can't see, or detect, but which is there anyway.
     
  17. dhjapple89 macrumors member

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    The Usage data carries over from a previous iPhone backup. If you told iTunes to restore your new iPhone 4 from a backup of your old iPhone, it would carry over the Usage statistics.
     

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