My battery life is decreasing

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  1. Crawn2003 macrumors 6502

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    My battery life has been slowly decreasing over the last month since I purchased the iPhone. I get about a day of use including EDGE network web, iPod use, safari, and about 5-10 calls a day.



    Is it normal for it to be running out so fast?
     
  2. Telp macrumors 68040

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  3. alljunks macrumors regular

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    i think that is normal.....I charge mine daily!!
     
  4. Crawn2003 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Total use a day-roughly 12 hours

    Standby- 4 hours in between uses

    Use probably between 6-8 hours.
     
  5. Telp macrumors 68040

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    I try to charge about once every 2 days. I usually get abour 6.5 hours use (mostly edge and audio) with about 1 day 13 hours standby.
     
  6. Crawn2003 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Same here, charges over night.
     
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  9. Crawn2003 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Not in anyway, using firmware version 1.1.1

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  10. Clyde099 macrumors regular

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    I'd say that's pretty normal.
    My iPhone use/standby time is pretty close to yours.

    I try to charge it every night and have been getting the same results since I purchased it.
     
  11. FatSweatyBlldog macrumors regular

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    As others have pointed out, those numbers sound about right based on your usage.

    The other thing you may want to keep in mind, is to maintain battery life it's always best to run the battery down to zero before re-charging the first couple times for a new device. After that, it's still helps to get down as low as possible before re-charging.

    Also, turning off wi-fi when you don't need it will help you squeeze a little more juice out of the battery between charges.
     
  12. chr1s60 macrumors 68000

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    I charge my phone daily, but I also use it quite a bit (3-5 hours daily). When you use EDGE it drains your battery a lot faster than it does with any other use. If you are using a combo of calls and EDGE you should be getting 6-8 hours of lifetime without any standby. Add in the standby and you should likely be around 6 hours of total usage before needing to recharge.
     
  13. Telp macrumors 68040

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    not zero. You should never let any of your electronics run down to zero. its not good for them. however, do let it run down till the 20% or 10% warning comes up. That is the optimal thing to do.
     
  14. TurboSC macrumors 65816

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    I charge mine every night, and the battery life seems to be holding up well.
     
  15. FatSweatyBlldog macrumors regular

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    Actually, what you're thinking about is you should never leave a device dormant with a discharged battery, or remove a completely discharged battery for storage (e.g. Apple actually recommends a 50% charged battery if you plan to remove it for storage).

    It's a common practice to completely discharge batteries before immediately re-charging them, especially for new products. This will extend your battery life and maximize it's performance.

    "you should run your battery through at least two to four full charge/discharge cycles before putting it into ordinary service. This will help obtain maximum capacity of the battery."

    The above quote is at the below link, and just one of many articles that refers to the benefits of discharging new batteries completely:

    http://articles.techrepublic.com.com/5100-1035_11-1043618.html

    :apple:
     
  16. jecapaga macrumors 601

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    3hrs, 15 minutes usage..mostly phone, safari.

    4 days 2 hrs standby. I'm pretty ok with these numbers.
     
  17. thumper macrumors 6502

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    how long to you think these batts will last and are they
    easy to replace?
     
  18. jecapaga macrumors 601

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    Long enough for me.
    No they aren't easy to replace at all.
     
  19. thumper macrumors 6502

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    my 17"powerbook got 3.5 hours for the first year
    2 on the 2nd...
    now 3 years later ill be lucky to get 1 hour...
    :(
     

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