Normal Battery Life 3gs

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  1. spaceleper macrumors newbie

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    Now that we've all been using our Iphone 3GS for a good few weeks now what do you consider "Normal Battery Life".

    I'd say with Locational Services off, bluetooth off, using mostly wifi or 3g I can get around 5-6 hours of useage.

    Has anybody found any tips for saving battery life?

    Can anybody post up their experiences ? Apple say you should get around 5-6 hours of usage so I am guessing this is ok.

    :)
     
  2. samcraig macrumors P6

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    try search - people have posted tips up the wazoo in every thread about battery life
     
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  4. samcraig macrumors P6

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    Now don't go starting to always think the worst in me, Aggie. I wasn't being harsh. You're reading tone where there is none. I simply said try search and then said that there were lots of info on how to save battery life.. Just because I didn't include some fancy-shmancy link doesn't mean I was being mean!
     
  5. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Hey, I didn't think you were mean. How about short? ;)
     
  6. d21mike macrumors 68040

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    Back to your subject "Normal Battery Life 3gs".

    I have read a lot of these threads I don't believe there is a "Normal Battery Life". The only thing that would be considered "Normal" would be what Apple says you should get based on what you do. I would check that out.

    Bottom line, I use to try and save battery life by turning various features off. Instead I have decided to use it to the max and just charge it frequently. And I use my iPhone all the time. Could not imagine going back to a regular phone.
     
  7. thecellar macrumors regular

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    i agree, too many variables to determine what is normal use.....apps, mail, 3g wifi, too much to worry about it. i too tried saving battery life, but instead....I bought an extra usb to charge at work and found a real cheap car charger on ebay....when it gets low i charge it up
     
  8. spaceleper thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Just a quick Q,

    what uses less battery? Push e-mail or Fetch every hour?

    I have two e-mails but I don't really use them at all to be honest but I don't want to put it on manual. So whats best for battery? Fetching every hour or pushing? cheers x
     
  9. thecellar macrumors regular

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    as far as i know,..... fetch every hour would will use less battery than push.
     
  10. nyisles84 macrumors regular

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    I have a question. As leaving 3g turned off to conserve battery life, leaves you with edge and not able to do voice and data simultaneously. I would like to keep edge on only when I am in a WiFi spot. Will i be able to get data and voice at the same time if I am using edge and WiFi?
     
  11. lavinci macrumors 6502

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    Normal usage is determined by what you do every day. If you don't like the performance, then I guess it's not "normal".
     
  12. samcraig macrumors P6

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    wifi takes first priority over 3g and edge - so if you're on wifi, you'll get voice calls because all data will be coming via wifi
     

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