Making the battery last

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by tyranical, Jun 20, 2009.

  1. tyranical macrumors regular

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    Any hints and tips on little things you can do that help make your battery last. There was a post on here a while bk with loads of tips but I can't find it now.
     
  2. Ducky280 macrumors regular

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    - Turn of 3G when not in a 3G area

    - I removed TAP TAP which had push on it, seemed to help

    Loads you can do.... All depends in what way you use your iPhone... The more its checking things the more it will max your Battery.
     
  3. tyranical thread starter macrumors regular

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  4. vrflyer macrumors 6502

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    Quit playing with it, leave it alone - that usually helps alot. :p
     
  5. BlownJetta macrumors member

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    You didn't have to completely remove Tap Tap, just go into Settings > Notifications and then disable push for that particular application.
     
  6. Bacong macrumors 68000

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    Lower brightness to around 25% of it's capability. That right there will save at least an hour, if not 2 or more.
     
  7. chhhrrriiisss macrumors 6502a

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    Yesterday I did everything I normally do on my phone and the batter life was much fuller at the end of the night. I was pretty excited!
     
  8. Bacong macrumors 68000

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    Oops, also turn wi-fi off if you're not using it.
     
  9. BlownJetta macrumors member

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    I agree, the battery life of the 3G S is much improved over the 3G.
     
  10. E3BK macrumors 68020

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    Arrrghh!! I need SBSettings back. It made turning things off/on much easier.
     
  11. hellrider macrumors regular

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    I turn off 3G at night when I sleep. I only have wifi on when I am home or at a hotspot. brightness is about 25% indoors. bluetooth off.
     
  12. Kadman macrumors 65816

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    If you don't use Bluetooth connectivity for anything, definitely turn it off to save battery live.
     
  13. funrush macrumors regular

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    - 3G off
    - Wifi off
    - Bluetooth off
    - Push notifications off
    - Push mail off
    - Fetch mail off/once an hour (data roaming off)
    - brightness low
    - Don't use it, just put in in your pocket with only edge connectivity.
     
  14. BryanLyle macrumors 6502a

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    Location services suck the life out of these phones as well.
     
  15. Neverbepeace macrumors 6502a

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    Yea

    Just leave everything on...During the week when im at work....when the battery reaches 20%.....charge it :)

    On the weekends.....i leave everything on, only reason.....is because i dont use it as much. Use the features....thats what your paying for. I kind of agree to turn off stuff when not in use.....but come on...........what if you have to use the phone 4 separate occasions with in 30 minute span. Are you going to turn everything on and off on and off on and off on and off? Leave it on......saves time and energy:D However, thats just my opinion.

    In the meantime, i'm about to go finger pop my iphone ;)
     
  16. map1978 macrumors 68020

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    yeah the swipe to toggle on/off was brilliant. i am missing it as well
     
  17. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    What exactly is "location services"? What does it do?

    I find that turning off 3G helps most. I only turn it on if Edge is not fast enough. I also have bluetooth turned off. Having wi-fi turned on all the time doesn't seem to drain my battery though.
     
  18. daonesteven macrumors 6502

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    i'm still trying to decide within myself whether it makes sense for me to turn off 3g on an iphone 3g phone. Like it's definitely possible to only turn 3g on when needed, but is that even worth going through the trouble or am i just being impractical...for some reason i can't decide for myself.
     
  19. BryanLyle macrumors 6502a

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    GPS, Compass, etc. Turn them on only when you need them.
     
  20. BryanLyle macrumors 6502a

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    Be glad you have the choice. I still live in a Edge network area. I don't think AT&T will ever update us :)

    Was driving through Roanoke VA and they had a huge billboard that said Roanoke is AT&T Country. Then I looked down at my phone and still had Edge coverage. Come on....
     
  21. Mystikal macrumors 68020

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    Saves so much battery life. Thats 98% of why I want to jailbreak.
     
  22. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Would you say location services really affects battery life that much?
     
  23. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    It's really easy to turn on 3G when you need it; just go to settings>general>network and turn on 3G. When you're done, repeat the process to turn it off.
     
  24. SpaceKitty macrumors 68040

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    Ever since the 3G last summer, the only thing I have ever kept off was bluetooth. I always get 24-30 or more hours of battery life.

    Push email, contacts, calendar all on, location services on, WiFi on, brightness slightly less than 50%.
     
  25. tyranical thread starter macrumors regular

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    I charged my gone to full this morning and went out at 7.30 and by 5 the battery was dead, I dud use it quite a bit I Suppose
     

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