Leaving safari opened

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by mpossoff, Mar 25, 2010.

  1. mpossoff macrumors 68020

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    If I left safari on by accident with gmail opened will that drain battery? I ask cause battery drained 20% in 25 minutes.

    Marc
     
  2. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    It won't. Once your phone goes to sleep it's not really doing much of anything except listening for incoming signals I don't think, just phone calls, push notifications, and texts.
     
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    If it drained that fast, it was due to having either push on, bluetooth on, or having a very weak signal from 3G or EDGE and your phone constantly having to search for a signal. Even if you were surfing, the battery should last 5 hours (so, 20% and hour maybe). Besides, once you close Safari, it's no longer surfing. There is a small amount of memory being used, but that won't drain the battery much.
     
  5. mpossoff thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Hi battery was down to 40%. Started browsing, made some calls, and texting. Stayed on 40% without going down. Figured I would re boot iPhone by shutting it off and then on. The battery went up from 40% to 52%.

    Is this normal?

    Marc
     
  6. GadgetGeek71 macrumors 6502

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    Yes, that's normal. The exp. resedue in the battery lessens once the battery is deactivated. Once it is restarted, the battery is "clean" and will have a small precentage of pick-up.

    Not only that, the battery meters in most small devices are inaccurate.
     

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