Is my battery life bad?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by tymaster50, Oct 8, 2012.

  1. tymaster50 macrumors 68030

    tymaster50

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    #1
    I restored from backup yes, I can play the dark knight rises for about 20 minutes and my battery will drop down to around 70%. This is on low brightness and airplane mode. So do I have a lemon(bad device) or is this normal? Should I restore as new or make a genius bar appointment and hope for a new phone?
     
  2. XboxMySocks macrumors 68020

    XboxMySocks

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    Drop 30% in 20 minutes? That is definitely a lemon. Especially on Airplane Mode (with airplane mode on I can squeeze 2 days out of the phone)
     
  3. Neverbepeace macrumors 6502a

    Neverbepeace

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    Try and restore as new and see how that works.....if you get same results....run like hell to the nearest apple store:cool:
     
  4. tymaster50 thread starter macrumors 68030

    tymaster50

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    I'm not generally a good indicator of battery life but it did seem like something was wrong when my phone died faster than usual.
    Is there a way to keep my text messages?
     
  5. mattopotamus macrumors G5

    mattopotamus

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    back the phone up to icloud. It will save everything on the phone and make it the exact same once you restore.
     
  6. tymaster50 thread starter macrumors 68030

    tymaster50

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    so restore, set up as new, then restore from iCloud backup?
     
  7. STiNG Operation macrumors 6502a

    STiNG Operation

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    I've wondered that too....but I think it's just the way it is. The phone has a lot of power hungry features and does fairly well with it. I played N.O.V.A. 3 for about 30 minutes and it took around 30% of my battery....

    Really just waiting on a Mophie Juice pack so I don't have to worry about it.
     
  8. mattopotamus macrumors G5

    mattopotamus

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    Yes, and it will load everything exactly as the phone was on your last backup, text and all :)
     

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