My 3gs battery % jumping up and down

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by siratherock, Aug 10, 2009.

  1. siratherock macrumors newbie

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    #1
    My iphone 3gs battery percentage keeps jumping up and down. For example, it was at 50% and around 5 mins later it went down to 17% then went up to 30%. It stayed stable for a while and then shuts down (I assumed it ran out of battery, but it was still at 30%) Today's the first time this happen. I brought the phone on the launch date. should I be worried? Should I take this to the genius bar? Thanks in advance for your help.
     
  2. jmann macrumors 604

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    Try a Hard reboot, and if that doesn't work then do a restore before resorting to the Genius Bar.
     
  3. camarobh macrumors 6502

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    I noticed my 3GS doing the "battery jump" as well. I have also noticed a reduction in battery life. Today I listened to 30 minutes of a podcast and the battery dropped 10%. That translates to about 5 hours of audio playback. I am trying the restore now, and have an appt at the genius bar for Wednesday if it doesn't work.
     

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