My 3gs is down to 95% with 9 minutes of usage

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by mmoran27, Jun 30, 2009.

  1. mmoran27 macrumors 6502

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    Is this normal?

    I have everything turned on and 40% screen brightness.

    Only usage was emails.
     
  2. MBHockey macrumors 68040

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    You should turn off the battery percentage. For your own sake.
     
  3. desistyle macrumors regular

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    my guess is that the percentage meter is way off sometimes. I'm thinking about turning mine off too...
     
  4. BaldiMac macrumors 604

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    I agree! :D

    Here is what Apple says to expect. Test at your leisure!

    Talk time:
    Up to 12 hours on 2G
    Up to 5 hours on 3G

    * Standby time: Up to 300 hours
    *

    Internet use:
    Up to 5 hours on 3G
    Up to 9 hours on Wi-Fi

    * Video playback: Up to 10 hours
    * Audio playback: Up to 30 hours
     
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  6. hsk macrumors regular

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    I have found mine will drop a % or 2 pretty quickly within the first 15 to 30 minutes, then it goes quite well. ~80% in about 3 hours, but now 9 hours after removed from the charger, I am at 60%.
     
  7. mmoran27 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    There is no way this phone can use wifi for 9 hours.

    I am on wifi here at work.

    I am down 5% for about 10 minutes of email only (Push).

    If I started using safari there is no way this thing will even get more than 3 hours on wifi.
     
  8. Unspoken Demise macrumors 68040

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    Technically, its kind of normal, it just seems bad. 5% in 9 minutes means you get 180 minutes or 3 hours. And thats if you did that for 3 hours straight. I dont agree with it, but I think its because % dwindling before your eyes makes it seem worse than it really is.
     
  9. JBaker122586 macrumors 65816

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    Do you forget that being on standby is also using battery?
    9 minutes of usage and an hour plus on standby is going to knock you down 5%.

    Geeze, at that rate you'd only get 3 and a half hours of usage and 20 hours of standby...
     
  10. Switz213 macrumors 6502

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  11. mmoran27 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That is what I am getting

    I get about 3-4 hours of use max with about 20 on standby.

    When using safari, I can see the % drop every few minutes.

    Is this battery a dud?
     
  12. JBaker122586 macrumors 65816

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    Nope, that's pretty standard.
     
  13. Edge171 macrumors member

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    so today i checked the app store for updates, sent a few good morning texts...checked the meter and it was down to 95%...hopefully the next update fixes this...its def becoming a common theme....
     
  14. t0mat0 macrumors 603

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    You got push on? can kill your battery very quickly
     
  15. mmoran27 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    How can that be standard?

    Apple says 5 hours 3g 9 hours wifi.

    I get about 3.5 hours on 3g.

    There is no way to get 9 hours on wifi - what are they smoking?
     
  16. BaldiMac macrumors 604

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    You've figured that out in the last 13 minutes? :rolleyes:
     
  17. JBaker122586 macrumors 65816

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    That's 5 hours straight. Not 5 hours with 20 hours of standby.
    And it's with email set to manual, and screen at half brightness.
     
  18. GfPQqmcRKUvP macrumors 68040

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  20. ODog4523 macrumors regular

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    I became obsessed with watching the %-meter, so it just had to go. I worry enough already about if the phone will last if I'm out and about all day...like I'm a desert island and have to ration out my e-mail and web use.
     
  21. mavis macrumors 68040

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    Wirelessly posted (iPhone 3GS (White, 32GB): Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_0 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7A341 Safari/528.16)

    Yup. Personally, I hate it. I find myself watching it all the time, caring far more about battery life/consumption than is necessary.
     
  22. megapopular macrumors 6502a

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    Check my earlier posts from battery life. I was able to get 6.5 hours doing heavy 3G surfing, but turned wifi, Bluetooth and push off. Used it pretty much non-stop, downloaded 4 songs, played a game and listened to iPod while skipping through multiple tracks. So, unless you're sitting at your desk, constantly on your iPhone, you should get a normal days usage from your iPhone, granted that you have a good battery.

    Just make sure to charge for at least one, if not two hours past the battery showing full because the battery and percentage meters aren't always on point. A number of us are taking the phone off of the charger before it's really fully charged. I know that's not a perfect scenario but maybe it'll help a few people on here see the true potential of their iPhone batteries.
     
  23. army91c macrumors 6502a

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    There are issues with the battery.... I made a thread with pics but the thread police aka Que decided it wasn't worthy.... to many about the battery I guess. My phone was getting hot when charging and very poor life. This is push off, 50% auto brite, location off, bt off, 3g and wifi on,
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    I did a fresh firmware install and set up as a new iPhone and it has improved but Im still not 100% satisified.... Ill have to wait and see how "good" it gets.
     
  24. sparkomatic macrumors 6502a

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    I turned my battery percentage off too. Thought it was really cool at first but found myself 'freaking' out over it more than I should be.

    Now it's off and all is better.
     
  25. aristotle macrumors 68000

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    You people are OCD. Turn off your battery percentage and enjoy your phone.
     

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