New iphone 4 battery usage low/dying fast

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Luisafonseca, Aug 11, 2013.

  1. Luisafonseca macrumors newbie

    Aug 11, 2013
    I have had my iPhone 4 since July 31st and have been having to charge it every day at night.
    I always close all my apps, have the screen brightness at about 50%, 3g and wifi are mostly off unless they are being used and I googled steps to save battery and followed most if not all of them.
    Today I woke up at 9am, iPhone was charged 100% (it had died last night at 0%) and I did some facebooking, instagram and tumblr but only for like half an hour, and have been texting regularly since about 11am. It is 1pm and my battery is at 60%. Is this normal? Isn't it draining waaay too fast? Is there anything I can do?

    Thank you ;)
  2. aneftp macrumors 601

    Jul 28, 2007
    Perfectly normal.

    The screen on time is the biggest drainer. If u are texting than the screen is on.

    The best test I find to run the battery is to put phone in airplane mode and use wifi and stream 8 hours video on airplane mode.

    That way variable factors like poor cell coverage don't come into play.

    That's a true run down battery test. Otherwise if u are intermittently touching your phone and u don't realize how much you are using your display and think it a battery problem when the problem is your usage.
  3. stormchaser macrumors 6502


    Mar 4, 2010
    That's good. My wife's iPhone 4 is worse than yours.
  4. bjb.butler macrumors 6502a


    Aug 18, 2008
    Southern California
    yes. no. use the phone less.
  5. FatPuppy macrumors 68000


    Jul 14, 2012
    Or just buy a case with a battery, I just bought one from Amazon for 55 dolars with a capacity of about 2400 mAh.
  6. Merkie macrumors 68020

    Oct 23, 2008

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