My 3GS battery is bad...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by SeanZy, Jul 23, 2010.

  1. SeanZy macrumors 6502a

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    So I returned my iPhone 4 yesterday and got shamefully put down by apple with the white announcement lol. But regardless.

    My 3GS has terrible battery life. Like really bad. I've barely used it today from 10am and it's at 40 percent and that's literally mostly asleep.

    My question is , is there any way to salvage a bad battery? By using a specific charge cycle to maybe boost it up a bit? I just need a temporary fix while I use this phone. Thanks!
     
  2. ClutchThese macrumors 65816

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    you can call applecare and see if they will repair it.

    Also, you may want to do a restore, and setup as a new device.
     
  3. SeanZy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well I know for sure I'm not eligible for apple care coverage. I checked online.

    Does anyone have an idea of what this problem costs? It really sucks having it so terrible. It literally drains while sleeping. Crazy
     
  4. ClutchThese macrumors 65816

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    give us more info...what's on

    push emails?

    location services?

    what are your settings?

    are you in a weak signal area?

    how many email inbox's do you have?
     
  5. SeanZy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    My push is off for this reason specifically.

    Location services are on, however it is my understanding that if an app isn't specifically using it, it doesn't affect battery.

    Brightness is at half. I only have one email inbox.

    I think the culprit may be that I charge it overnight. And it sits at 100 percent for a while. I just don't know how to avoid this. I don't exactly wake up early, but not late either (like 9am for school).
     
  6. ClutchThese macrumors 65816

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    your screen is what eats up most battery.

    turn it to like 25-30%

    you can turn location services off...

    another thing you can try is resetting your settings.

    however, if youre jailbroken, do NOT do it.
     

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