Lost 27% battery life in 1 hour

Shadyriley

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What the hell apple? My ****** Palm Pixi lasted way longer now that's just sad


 

Pattycerts

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It's not an hour, it's an hour and a half.

And it's not an hour and a half either, it's 3 hours. 90 minutes of active usage.
 

deeddawg

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And it's not an hour and a half either, it's 3 hours. 90 minutes of active usage.
Actually, Standby is powered on time since last full charge, inclusive of usage time. From http://www.apple.com/batteries/iphone.html
Viewing Usage Statistics
Awareness of how you use your iPhone and knowing how long your battery typically lasts can help you improve its battery life. You can view your iPhone usage statistics by tapping the Settings icon on the Home screen and choosing General > Usage. Under the “Time since last full charge” heading you’ll see two items:
  • Usage: Amount of time iPhone has been awake and in use since the last full charge. The phone is awake when you’re on a call, using email, listening to music, browsing the web, or sending and receiving text messages, or during certain background tasks such as auto-checking email.
  • Standby: Amount of time iPhone has been powered on since its last full charge, including the time the phone has been asleep.

To the OP though, whether that's reasonable or not depends entirely on what you were doing. Playing a game using the GPU & CPU, that's reasonable. Sitting on your desk, no - and indicates some app is running and consuming battery. More details would be useful.
 

Shadyriley

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I went on facebook for 5 minutes and had google maps running because I'm routing out my trip to work by bus. No music or games. A little iMessage too.
 

BoxerGT2.5

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Normally I'd make some sarcastic comment about people just need to stop using their phones and their battery will last, but in alot of cases lately they aren't and still seeing the phone drain like a MOFO. :eek::confused: lol
 

The Game 161

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Only way you should lose that amount is if you are playing 3D games like FIFA or real racing 2
 

Stella

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I went on facebook for 5 minutes and had google maps running because I'm routing out my trip to work by bus. No music or games. A little iMessage too.
If you had maps running then you probably had GPS going at the same time - unless you disabled it.

GPS is battery hungry and quite possible consumed that amount over 90 minutes.
 

Shadyriley

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If you had maps running then you probably had GPS going at the same time - unless you disabled it.

GPS is battery hungry and quite possible consumed that amount over 90 minutes.
If I have google maps running and close the app, does it still use gps? Not close it fully just hit the home button but it's still running. I ask because while I'm looking at the app I notice the location service is running by the indicator on the top right of the screen, but when I close it (again just hit the home button not x it out) the location services notification icon goes away. So that means its not using the gps, only when I bring it back up from the multi tasking bar does it continue to use the gps, I know because the blue dot showing my location jumps from where I am now from the where I was when I sent the app to the multi tasking bar. So it's not using gps the whole time so it shouldn't drain the battery that bad.
 

heyloo

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Yeah, the GPS shouldn't be activated when you have it 'closed'. You're right that if you don't see the little GPS arrow on top, location service isn't active at the time.

Is this the first time you've had this kind of drop?

A lot of factors do come into play when it comes to battery usage...your push settings, brightness, cellphone reception (lower = more battery hungry), 3G usage, etc. But yeah, 27% does sound like a pretty big jump if FB and occasionally checking Maps were all you've really done...
 
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