iPhone battery life reduced by using it a lot?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ShamrockRagEll, May 9, 2012.

  1. ShamrockRagEll macrumors newbie

    May 9, 2012
    Hey guys,

    I guess this question has been asked a lot, though I feel this is a more specific thing I'm asking about.

    My iPhone 4s is just 2 weeks old and I have to admit that I've used it a lot (email, Internet, some games) since I have it. My battery seems to drop rapidly which wasn't like that in the beginning. I downloaded an app that shows me that at 80 percent I have

    153 h standby time
    2.5 hours 3G talktime
    6.1 2g talktime
    2.5 h Internet 3G

    And it dropped 20 percent in like the last 1.5 hours and I was barely using it.

    I'm having it on 3g(shows 4g with my carrier), brightness on 50% and apps in the background are closed.

    Since that doesn't match with what they are saying on apples website AT ALL, might I have a bad battery or is it completely normal?

    As I said I've been playing this game a lot recently. Could that have "beaten up" my battery life?

    Btw, while writing this post it dropped down 3% and I'm not quite the slow writer.

    Thanks a lot.
  2. labman macrumors 604


    Jun 9, 2009
    Mich near Detroit
    yes games use allot of battery life. games are actually the worse for battery life.
  3. chiefpavvy macrumors 6502a

    Feb 23, 2008
    Games of course are tough on battery...the other is navigation. Fire up a nav app and watch that sucker go from 100% to 1% in a very short order!
  4. ShamrockRagEll thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 9, 2012
    I know that gaming drains the battery, but what I'm asking is; does it decrease my battery life in a long term when I play a lot? That's how it feels like, like when I'm not playing games but just use safari or check my mails or don't even use it my battery life drops rapidly compared to two weeks ago.
  5. mrsir2009 macrumors 604


    Sep 17, 2009
    Melbourne, Australia
  6. VSMacOne macrumors 601


    Oct 18, 2008
    It's made to be used. The battery can't tell the difference between power used by Safari and power used by games. Just use it and enjoy it. Nevertheless, this has been a general consensus that after adding Notifications and Location (you could try turning off some of those) it's possible the battery is being used more than in the beginning, thus making you think that it's not normal.

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