Losing 3% every half an hour..normal battery life?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by The Game 161, Nov 15, 2011.

  1. The Game 161 macrumors P6

    The Game 161

    Dec 15, 2010
    Ok so i've tested that i've lost 3% in the past half hour with two e-mails and a notification from ESPN. Been in standby the rest of the way

    I ask if this is normal as i'm at work with no 3G coverage so wanted to ask if this is normal considering it's looking for a connection. The e-mail is on push.
  2. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040


    Sep 8, 2011
    Eureka Springs, Arkansas
    You need to take the battery percentage with a dose of salt. It's like the gas gauge in your car - the amount of gas used from full to 3/4 tank isn't "exactly" the amount used from half to 1/4 tank.

    My iPhone sits at 100% for quite a while, then declines pretty steadily through the day.

    But to answer your question - a 3% drop in 30 minutes is not something, by itself, that would raise any concern.
  3. The Game 161 thread starter macrumors P6

    The Game 161

    Dec 15, 2010
    I'm thinking the fact it is searching for a signal is the big reason that and pushing a few e-mails also....just wanted to get feedback really
  4. Menel macrumors 603


    Aug 4, 2011
    You're looking at it too granular.

    Charge your phone overnight, take it with you in the morning, use it 'normally' throughout the day, and when your settling down in the evening and ready to dock it on your nightstand, check it then.

    Get a running average, because your usage will vary, and you don't need to check it everyday. I only do it once in awhile, and at that I usually don't even screenshot, yesterday was an exception because another buddy of mine was curious a few days ago and I finally remembered. Think of it like occasionally checking your oil when you fill your gas tank.

    e.g. mine from yesterday.


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  5. heisenberg123 macrumors 603


    Oct 31, 2010
    Hamilton, Ontario
    well think this way, 3% every half hour is about 16 hours of use

    16 hours for everything a iphone is doing is not bad for battery life
  6. TM WAZZA macrumors 68000

    Sep 18, 2010
    Hamilton, New Zealand
  7. forcetactic macrumors 6502

    Jul 30, 2010
    Turn off your battery meter and just enjoy the phone
  8. offcamber macrumors 6502


    Jun 30, 2007
    My usage and standby are only minutes apart.
    I'm not using the phone. Just checking usage every hour.

    3hrs, 2min Usage
    3hrs, 17min Standby

    Something continues to run while the phone is in standby.

    This is after a full restore as new and no apps except what comes on the phone.


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