Become a MacRumors Supporter for $25/year with no ads, private forums, and more!

iPhone iPhone 4s iOS 7 battery

Luca Tengattini

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Mar 16, 2014
18
0
Hi, i'm an italian iphone user. I want to comparate my battery usage with yours. My battery usage is usually 5 hours, with whatsapp, Facebook and a little bit game, using not 3G but edge, no wifi no Bluetooth ... What is Your battery usage??
(Sorry for my english and please corrects my mistakes)
 

Dave Felix

macrumors 6502a
Apr 9, 2011
964
17
Scranton, Pennsylvania
Hi, i'm an italian iphone user. I want to comparate my battery usage with yours. My battery usage is usually 5 hours, with whatsapp, Facebook and a little bit game, using not 3G but edge, no wifi no Bluetooth ... What is Your battery usage??
(Sorry for my english and please corrects my mistakes)

The battery depends on a lot of things (brightness, standby time, usage, background apps, wifi, LTE, etc.) I wouldn't compare batteries with anyone, there are people on here who can get like 12 hours of usage while others barely get 6. Plus, the IP4S is about 3 years old. I get about 6-7 hours of usage (I never game, only Facebook, Instagram, texts, emails, calls) and my standby could be as high as 16 hours.
 
Comment

Luca Tengattini

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Mar 16, 2014
18
0
The battery depends on a lot of things (brightness, standby time, usage, background apps, wifi, LTE, etc.) I wouldn't compare batteries with anyone, there are people on here who can get like 12 hours of usage while others barely get 6. Plus, the IP4S is about 3 years old. I get about 6-7 hours of usage (I never game, only Facebook, Instagram, texts, emails, calls) and my standby could be as high as 16 hours.


Yes, but it isn't possible that to somebody it last 7 hours, and to an other it last 4 hours
 
Comment

miragebg

macrumors 6502a
Mar 23, 2009
639
74
iPhone 4s iOS 7 battery

It's a little bit on the lower side, but still in acceptable range..
 
Comment

Max(IT)

Suspended
Dec 8, 2009
8,551
1,661
Italy
Hi, i'm an italian iphone user. I want to comparate my battery usage with yours. My battery usage is usually 5 hours, with whatsapp, Facebook and a little bit game, using not 3G but edge, no wifi no Bluetooth ... What is Your battery usage??
(Sorry for my english and please corrects my mistakes)

Ciao, why are you on edge ? If this is caused by a poor network coverage, then that could explain your short battery life.
By the way, 5 hrs with a three years old iPhone is not so bad ...
 
Comment

Luca Tengattini

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Mar 16, 2014
18
0
Ciao, why are you on edge ? If this is caused by a poor network coverage, then that could explain your short battery life.

By the way, 5 hrs with a three years old iPhone is not so bad ...


I'm in edge because 3G consume too much. And my iphone is only 1 years old...
 
Comment

miragebg

macrumors 6502a
Mar 23, 2009
639
74
Take it to the closest Apple Store in your area and let the guy from the genius bar make a full battery diagnostic.
Then you will know if your phone has software or hardware problem.
 
Comment

Luca Tengattini

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Mar 16, 2014
18
0
Take it to the closest Apple Store in your area and let the guy from the genius bar make a full battery diagnostic.
Then you will know if your phone has software or hardware problem.


So you think my battery have a problem?
 
Comment

miragebg

macrumors 6502a
Mar 23, 2009
639
74
I think you will get the best answer in Apple store. No one can tell you if your battery operates well until a diagnostic is made. Everything we say here is just a guess.
 
Comment

dannyyankou

macrumors G3
Mar 2, 2012
9,991
18,867
Westchester, NY
I usually got 4-5 hours max with my 4s, and the battery health was fine. I'm a heavy user though, and always kept a battery case or external charger with me.
 
Comment

C DM

macrumors Sandy Bridge
Oct 17, 2011
51,378
19,422
I'm in edge because 3G consume too much. And my iphone is only 1 years old...
Realistically speaking, AFAIK, on its own 3G should consume less than something like EDGE. If you have bad 3G signal though, then it could be using more certainly if the EDGE signal is fairly strong and consistent.
 
Comment

miragebg

macrumors 6502a
Mar 23, 2009
639
74
Wrong. 3G has always consumed more power than Edge if the signal strength is for both equal
 
Comment

Max(IT)

Suspended
Dec 8, 2009
8,551
1,661
Italy
I'm in edge because 3G consume too much. And my iphone is only 1 years old...

That depends on the area you are living ... A spotty edge coverage could be more demanding than a strong 3G connection.

----------

So you think my battery have a problem?

You can do a test by yourself: download iBackupBot on your computer, connect the iPhone and check the battery status. Then report it back here.
 
Comment

Luca Tengattini

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Mar 16, 2014
18
0
iPhone 4s iOS 7 battery

That depends on the area you are living ... A spotty edge coverage could be more demanding than a strong 3G connection.


In my house, on the ground floor, the Edge is excellent, an 3G is bad. But on the 1º floor it's the opposite.

----------


That depends on the area you are living ... A spotty edge coverage could be more demanding than a strong 3G connection.

----------





You can do a test by yourself: download iBackupBot on your computer, connect the iPhone and check the battery status. Then report it back here.


When i come back home I do this test
 
Comment

Max(IT)

Suspended
Dec 8, 2009
8,551
1,661
Italy
Wrong. 3G has always consumed more power than Edge if the signal strength is for both equal

IF the signal strength is equal, but in 2014 the 3G coverage in Italy is quite good and thee are many places where edge network is spotty while 3G is strong. In this case the phone keep trying to connect and exchange data via slow connections like edge or GPRS is actually consuming more than 3G.
 
Comment

Luca Tengattini

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Mar 16, 2014
18
0
IF the signal strength is equal, but in 2014 the 3G coverage in Italy is quite good and thee are many places where edge network is spotty while 3G is strong. In this case the phone keep trying to connect and exchange data via slow connections like edge or GPRS is actually consuming more than 3G.


I think in italy the 3G segnal isn't more strength
 
Comment

Max(IT)

Suspended
Dec 8, 2009
8,551
1,661
Italy
I think in italy the 3G segnal isn't more strength

It depends on the area whee you live/work. In big towns is very strong (in Milan you have strong 3G coverage also in the subway, and 4G network coverage is quite good).
It Is not easy to give a rule valid for all the people, since it is location dependent.
 
Comment
Register on MacRumors! This sidebar will go away, and you'll see fewer ads.