Need help deciding if battery is bad or not

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by hatcher146, Jul 28, 2008.

  1. hatcher146 macrumors 6502

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    #1
    i need help deciding whether my iPhones battery is bad or not..

    i got it on july 11th.. so its been through quite alot of cyles already.

    here are some of my stats..

    everything is turned off... location services, no 3G, wifi, etc.

    4 hrs 3 minutes usage
    14 hrs 38 minutes standby 30% remaining

    today i didnt do much heavy usage at all except alot of text messaging and the usage was 4 hrs 13 minutes and standby 11 hrs 15 minutes and it was 50%

    also my battery only takes at the most an hour and a half to charge.

    and somedays i wont use it much and the battery will get down to 40%

    what do you guys think? my battery isnt all that good i think. it drains very quickly.

    any help would be appreciated. thanks.
     
  2. yode macrumors 6502

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  3. hatcher146 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i cant seem to believe that this is normal battery life. i didnt talk on the phone for more than 20 minutes today. all i did was pretty much text all day. and my battery gets down to 40%.

    could a software update make the battery better?
     
  4. shinenjk macrumors regular

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    Sounds pretty normal to me. :rolleyes: I swear it's like a paranoia among iPhone 3G users - they all think their battery is defective!
     
  5. hatcher146 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i dont know.. i just wish i knew for sure if mine was bad or not.

    my battery is just.. "random"

    yesterday my battery was 100% the whole entire day.. never went down. and i used it more than i did today.. and by 11:00 tonight the battery was 40% and i didnt do much heavy usage at all. it seems to drain quickly when im using it. too quickly.
     
  6. shinenjk macrumors regular

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    Well what do you do when you notice the battery draining fast? Mine drains pretty fast too when I'm surfing the web non-stop on my 3G, playing around with apps, or using GPS on Google maps (I just love seeing that blue dot drop lol - I'm sure people can agree with me on this). But if I minimize doing all those things the battery lasts the whole day with no problem.
     
  7. hatcher146 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    today i did not do any web surfing at all. all i did was text all day and had at the most probably 30 minutes of talk time. and to get 40% at the end of the day for only texting? is that good?
     
  8. rotobadger macrumors 65816

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    I'm not sure if you have a defective battery but I think there is definetely a problem. I have ALL services turned off (3G, Push, Location, etc.) and only manage to get between 4.5 and 5 hours to total shutdown. Apple claims that battery life should be BETTER than the original iPhone. I would easily get 5.5 hours until the 20% warning on my old phone. I spoke to an Apple customer service agent over the phone and he agreed.

    The only thing I can guess is that the update will fix this.
     
  9. hatcher146 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    yeah.. people that i know who have the 1st gen i asked to compare with and they got significantly better battery life. i dont think it has been improved with the iPhone 3G.

    can a software update really fix battery issues?
     
  10. bluenoise macrumors 6502a

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    This may be a stupid question, but how do you know what your battery's percentage is other than at the 20% and 10% warnings?

    Today, my phone has 2:30 usage, 14:25 standby, and the battery appears to be around 40-45%. I did about an hour of phone calls and then have been playing with various settings and email for the past hour or two. I have 3G off, push on, location and wifi off (except I turned on wifi for a brief email test).
     

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