iPhone battery seems to die quick

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  1. sotorious macrumors 6502a

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    First time iphone user i dont know how the battery was before. But i was wondering is there a way to turn gps off, also i see signing out of the app store people say that saves battery. Also everytime i want to get in the app store would i have to re sign in?
     
  2. SirStrumalot macrumors 6502

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    You can turn the GPS off by going into general>location services. However, if you leave it on and just make sure you completely close down any apps not currently using the feature, it shouldn't make a difference.

    Also, yes if you sign out of the app store you will have to sign in again if you need to download something
     
  3. agentphish macrumors 65816

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    Battery life issues are typically software related.

    Sync your data
    Copy your photos
    Transfer your purchases
    Do a DFU restore
    except hold buttons together for 8 seconds, not 10 like the article says

    CHOOSE SETUP AS NEW when the phone shows back up in itunes

    Re-sync your data to the device.

    This should fix your battery life issues. You will lose any saved game data and text messages. Thats about it.

    If you restore a backup you'll put the software problem thats causing your poor battery life right back into the device.
     
  4. macingman macrumors 68020

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    How much hours of usage are you getting? Mine lasts 5-9 hours of usage depending on how I'm using it.
     
  5. sotorious, Apr 21, 2011
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    sotorious thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    i just got this phone yesterday. Did buy it used but he said it was no longer then a week old, which i do believe him as the phone is in immaculate condition. Right now i am on 2% battery life. I unplugged it @ 6:30 cent. It says i have 6 hours 37 mins usage and 16 hours 24 mins stand by
    sent 9.9mb data received 101mb.

    It just feels like when i look at my % it goes down every 5 to 7 mins. i just said it was 2% now its completely dead.

    Like i said i am new to this phone so i dont know when it was good or if this is good or if this is bad just seems a little fast, from what i been reading anyway.
     
  6. gigemzach macrumors 6502

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  7. notjustjay macrumors 603

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    If it truly is less than a week old then you might just need to give it a couple of charge/discharge cycles for the battery and the software to get calibrated.

    My iPhone is brand new too and I got about a day's worth of usage, which seemed short. I discharged it right down to where it shut itself down, and now I'm going to give it a full overnight charge. Hopefully after that the results will be better.
     
  8. agentphish macrumors 65816

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    I'm telling you, restore, setup as new, as I said above... then give that puppy a full charge. You'll be good.
     
  9. ClutchThese macrumors 65816

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    I wouldn't stress it. If the 101 megs you've downloaded has been throughout the day, that's a pretty good bit of processing for a day (all of it downloaded on 3g?). Getting 6-8 hours of usage is about normal with 16 hours of standby. If you are really worried, i would do a restore "AS NEW" and test for a couple days.

    If the problem persists, take it to Apple and tell them what you are experiencing and they will more than likely replace your phone as it's within a year. (assuming this is an iPhone 4)
     
  10. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    2 Things:

    1) Turn off battery % it will end up driving you crazy and you will become obsessed about it. I've learned the hard way!

    2) Apple states anything of 5 hours of usage is "normal" battery life and health. If you are getting about 6-7 hours that pretty good.
     
  11. sotorious thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I will do that if i think i am having issues today.

    Also thanks for everyones input. Today I am not playing with it as much. So we will see how it goes so far its still at 100% and its been off the charger since 7am cent. I do need to adjust the brightness to 1 setting, as i just sort of let everything be for the first day. It just felt weird towards the end 1 % was just dropping. Again thanks again and i will keep everyone posted.
     
  12. DotCom2 macrumors 68040

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    I am having really bad battery drain aissues after updating to iOS 4.3xx.
    I am on a 3GS with the latest iOS update.
    Last night I charged my iPhone to 100% then took it off the charger and sat it on my nightstand. Never touched it again until this morning when I checked it, it was down 17% overnight. Used it to check my mail, stocks and news. Maybe 3-4 mintues and it went down another 6%!!!
    :eek::confused::mad:
    I haven't downloaded any new App's or changed anything on the phone from when I was getting really good battery usage before updating the iOS.
     
  13. macingman macrumors 68020

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    Clear your app switcher tray and your problems will be solved (unless it's a hardware problem).
     
  14. sotorious thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    its not even the app tray. its the new GPS trakcer they added o_o haha jk but seriously its something.
     
  15. macingman macrumors 68020

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    Are you completely sure it's not the app tray? If you are sure try turning of location services and Ping using the Restrictions feature in settings.

    You could have a hardware issue if none of these fix it.
     
  16. endo689 macrumors newbie

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    Unplugged my iPhone Friday morning at 6:30 am pacific time. With moderate to heavy usage my phone is only now reaching close to the bottom of the battery meter and it's still green.


    Sent from my iPhone 4 using Tapatalk
     
  17. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    Dude that is very good usage
     
  18. notjustjay, Apr 23, 2011
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    notjustjay macrumors 603

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    So I took my phone, ran it all the way down its first charge until it shut itself off, then plugged it into the charger and left it overnight. Over a full day of light usage -- a bit of email, Facebook, Twitter, camera usage and one phone call -- it was at 20% when I went to bed. This morning I woke up and it was at 77%.

    Edit: by the end of the day, which included some GPS navigation, it was down to 30%. So I figure in a pinch the battery will last about 3 days of light usage, though realistically I'll be charging every second day at the least.
     
  19. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    6 hours, 36 mins usage is pretty good and it depends where these stats are from. Are you on wifi alot during the day or 3G? as whenever i'm away from home I use % as at work it goes quicker.

    I normally get around

    6 hours, 30 mins to 7 hours usage
    1 day to 1 day, 6 hours in standby

    although I use around 1 hour a day on music.

    so yours aren't too bad to be honest
     
  20. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    You do realize that you're responding to 15-month-old posts, right?
     

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