iPhone ruined the battery on my laptop?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by mjfarsi, Aug 1, 2007.

  1. mjfarsi macrumors member

    Feb 1, 2005
    I used my Dell laptop to activate my iphone, and ever since then the battery on my laptop could only hold 30 minutes of battery (as compared to a 3 hour lifetime before). Has anyone else experienced this problem? Or is it unrelated?
  2. unity macrumors 6502a

    Sep 30, 2005
    Green Bay, WI
    I really doubt it ruined it or there would be MANY reports of this since there are a lot of laptop users out there.

    However, if your iPhone is plugged into your Dell all the time and the Dell itself is not plugged in then you will see a huge drain even when the iPhone is fully charged. I try yo avoid running anything off USB while on battery, but then again I try to keep my PowerBook plugged in all the time too.
  3. iBookG4user macrumors 604


    Jun 27, 2006
    Seattle, WA
    I extremely doubt that the iPhone was the cause of the battery issue that arose. Dell issued a recall on batteries a while back, you might want to check to see if yours is covered.
  4. mjs975s Suspended


    Jul 5, 2007
    While I have no explaination for this, my MBP battery has suffered the same. The last two days, I've barely got an hour of use w/o the iPhone plugged in. Prior to having the iPhone and charging it through the USB ports on the MBP, I was getting over 3 hrs. :confused:

    It doesn't make sense that the iPhone would cause this but I don't have another explanation at the moment.

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