iPhone poor battery life = easy replacement?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Speedracer04, Jul 11, 2007.

  1. Speedracer04 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 8, 2006
    Just wondering, but for some reason the battery life on my iPhone does not seem to come close to the advertised life.

    I got my phone two days ago and after a full nights charge the first day I was down to half the battery life by midday the next after light-moderate use.

    My question is do you think I could get apple to replace it with a new one? and if so what is the best way to go about doing so? Call the apple store I bought it from?
  2. defeated macrumors regular

    Feb 22, 2007
    wi-fi does consume battery faster. whats your detailed usage in the morning?
  3. zap2 macrumors 604


    Mar 8, 2005
    Washington D.C
    Are you getting the plug in when your charging?

    If not, Apple should replace it easy enough
  4. SandmanTR macrumors member

    Jun 14, 2007
    So Cal
    My iPhone was the same way. The first charge was horrible. My phone seemed to get A LOT better battery life after about the 3rd charge. I am on my 5th charging cycle and I used the phone for about 6 hrs yesterday, I currently have 26hrs of stand by and I still have about 60% on the battery.
  5. AHDuke99 macrumors 68020


    Nov 14, 2002
    Charleston, SC
    my battery is almost dead even after i have it on standby for tbhe entire day with only one or 2 calls and i used the internet maybe twice.

    i have no apple store nearby .. could i just exchange it at the at&t store for a new one and just pay the restocking fee?
  6. DiamondMac macrumors 68040


    Aug 11, 2006
    Washington, D.C.
    Make sure you follow some of the tips given on here.

    If you work in an area with several wifi networks, turn it off if you aren't using it.

    It can drain your battery very easily.

    I have turned mine off when not using and saved a good bit of battery.

    Also, dim down your brightness and that can save some battery as well.
  7. alexia01 macrumors newbie

    Aug 23, 2009
    Iphone battery life SUCKS!

    I had the excat same problem.... when i upgraded it got worse.. it diddnt even last 3/4 of the dAY!!!!!

    however i found a soliution!!! for all you guys who had the same problem as me ... i found an battery case for iphone and it honestly doubled mine ... so no more complaints..

    If you want to use your iphone for longer without having to be near a mains port (LOL) check this out


    still wish you could actually have an iphone battery replacement - but this does me fine!!!!!!!!!!

    oh yea .. - it has an extra speaker 2!!!!!! LOL im happy anyways ... i hope that helped.
  8. wilderness1957 macrumors regular

    Aug 17, 2009
    your link is broken
  9. NovemberWhiskey macrumors 68030


    May 18, 2009
    I thought wifi gave better battery life? Didn't they say you get something like 9 hours of browsing on wifi vs. a lesser value on 3g?
  10. garethjs macrumors 6502a

    Nov 11, 2008
    For data usage WIFI = 9hrs, 3G = 5hrs

    But that's assuming your comparing WIFI (in airplane mode) vs 3G

    If you turn on WIFI with 3G cellular service you are essentially draining the battery faster than with 3G on only.

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