Is it Normal for the iPod to be power hungry?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by AHDuke99, Sep 24, 2008.

  1. AHDuke99 macrumors 68020

    AHDuke99

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    I started listening to my iPhone's iPod tonight around 12:30 so I wouldn't wake my roommate as I was studying and the battery was at 50% or so, and I just looked at the phone and it's at less than 10%. I've always wondered about my battery not really being up to par, but is this cause for concern? Should I be making a trip by the Apple store and ask them? I've already gotten it replaced once for subpar performance.
     
  2. bassproguy07 macrumors 6502a

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  3. soberbrain macrumors 65816

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    I can use my iPhone all day at work, mostly listening to music.

    I only have EDGE on since I can't get Wifi or 3G signal at work. Also, I have location services off. Turn off any unnecessary wireless signals and lower the brightness of the screen (mine is 25%)

    Have you calibrated the battery? Draining it all the way and then charging it overnight (repeat 1-3 times)?

    If you have done all the above and still have battery issues, then stop by the Apple Store.
     
  4. bassproguy07 macrumors 6502a

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    why should one have to "CALIBRATE" anything? also, all those things u have off, whats the point of even having the iphone 3g if you cant use them?
     
  5. soberbrain macrumors 65816

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    For proper maintenance of a lithium-based battery, it’s important to keep the electrons in it moving occasionally. Be sure to go through at least one charge cycle per month (charging the battery to 100% and then completely running it down).

    from http://www.apple.com/batteries/iphone.html

    Also, I'm not saying to turn off features you're using. I said to turn off features when not in use.

    Same thing as turning off a light in a room that's not currently being used, to save electricity. You can leave on all the lights/appliances at your house and then wonder why your electric bill is so high. It's your choice.
     
  6. AHDuke99 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I've had this phone since July 23. I've calibrated it many times. I had Location Services and Wifi off, but 3G was on. I don't think 3G should drain the battery if the iPod was the only thing in use on the phone. It wasn't like I was making any calls during that period. The phone's final usage was 5 hours, 15 hours standby. 3 hours of that was music, 45 minutes of that was 3G calls, and an hour of Wifi internet usage.
     

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