iPhone battery drains quickly & without usage

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by daysleeper, Nov 27, 2007.

  1. daysleeper macrumors member

    Feb 27, 2006
    New York, NY
    I am getting very frustrated with my unhacked, 1.1.1 fimware iPhone's battery. With 1.0.2 I had no issues. Over the past two weeks, however, I have noticed the battery discharging extremely quickly, even when the phone is on standby. On several occasions I have hit the home button to wake up the phone only to find it completely discharged and unusable, with the battery warning screen.

    A couple of other things I have noticed: sometimes the blue "play" icon appears next to the battery icon, even though the ipod is not playing. I have seen this issue mentioned in other forums. And today, I took my phone off the charging dock at 8 am (fully charged) and didn't use it until noon, when I turned it on to see the battery 1/4 drained. I checked the usage stats and they said: Usage-- 4 hours and Standby--4 hours... what's going on here? Anybody else having these issues?

    It's really disappointing. It's getting to the point where I can't trust this thing as my phone, because I'm never sure if when I hit the home button there'll be any juice left, or if people are trying to call me and not getting through because of this.
  2. CybrMike macrumors member

    Mar 16, 2006
    I've found if I put my phone to sleep on the mail screen it will drain the battery even when asleep. If I go back to the home screen before putting to sleep, everything is peachy.

    Might help you.
  3. she's krissy macrumors newbie

    she's krissy

    Nov 18, 2007
    Queens, NY
    same with me.......i had two phones i used heavily before switching to the iphone (2) days ago and its only been 2 days and the battery is dead...so quickly before 7pm at night...and i put it to sleep just like everyone else!
  4. digitgirl macrumors newbie

    Jun 25, 2007
    South Beach Florida
    Same thing was happening with my battery it could not keep a full charge for more than 6 to 8 hours, and the phone would get so hot so I checked all the iphone forums I go to and I did everything: a soft reset, a hard reset, re-install firmware turn this off wait, turn this on wait I was at my ends and it sucked because until 2 weeks ago my phone was perfect.

    To make a long story short this is what was going on every 2 minutes my phone would just wake up out of the blue a small pop up would give me a warning (this device is not made to work bla bla bla) then the pop up would go away and leave my phone on. Also I was not able to turn my phone off every time that I would try to turn it off it would restart by itself. I took it 2 times to the apple store 1st visit they told me to back up all my info and do a hard reset that didn't work. 2nd visit they finally saw that I was not crazy and that my phone was acting up they told me to come back in 2 days for a replacement and wouldn't you know after that 2nd visit my old phone started to work perfect again battery was not draining, I was able to turn it off, and no crazy Usage and Standby times I thought to myself "I must of done something and now its fine" but no my happiness only lasted for 2 days and so now I find myself sitting in front of my NEW iPhone that I picked up today. It was kinda hard to let go of my old phone I got very attached to it waited in line for 7 hours on D-Day but oh well that's technology for you.
    My advise take it to the apple store tell them whats been going on.

    sorry for the long post.
  5. forrestmc4 macrumors regular

    Sep 20, 2007
    Washington, DC
    Agreed, the Apple store will likely hand you a new one or a loaner without asking too many questions assuming you haven't damaged the phone.

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