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  1. MattMJB0188 macrumors 68000

    MattMJB0188

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    This is 3rd day with my new iPhone which I'm still drooling over. About 25 hrs ago my battery was at 100% and now one day later its at 21%. Just wanted to be sure thats about right. I think thats pretty good and I've practically been on the phone like all day lol. Will the battery get better once it dies a few times and gets fully re-charged?
     
  2. The Californian macrumors 68040

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    That sounds atypically good.
     
  3. Apple... macrumors 68020

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    Wirelessly posted (Opera/9.80 (iPhone; Opera Mini/6.13548/24.871; U; en) Presto/2.5.25 Version/10.54)

    Especially when you're still drooling. :rolleyes:
     
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  5. MattMJB0188 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thanks. Well of course I'm still drooling, I had a BB and this is a real smartphone lol. One I've wanted for an extremely long time. Anyway, I always make sure I have no apps running when I don't need them and turned off all the push notifications for the apps and location services for some apps.
     
  6. xAnthony macrumors 65816

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    You sir, are a genius!
     
  7. nicksmolenski macrumors regular

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    Yeah if you've been using it all day that's working normally.

    I've heard that if you want to maximize your battery life, calibrate once a month and don't let it charge all night. Put it on the charger like 2 hours before going to bed, then when it hits 100% take it off.

    However I'm too lazy and I leave it plugged in all night. My battery still works like the day I got it almost four months later.
     
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    A genius??? I was thinking more on the lines of a smartphone god that spreads great and unknown knowledge on us mere mortals. Such as..... "battery life depends on usage".
     
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    The charger turns off by itself when it is 100% whether it takes 2-3 hours or is plugged in all night. Still shuts off by itself. Havent you ever noticed the charger is warm when charging and when it is done it is cool again?
     
  10. xlost6 macrumors 6502

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    Nice! I never knew that. Is this the same when you use the USB cord into the PC or Mac?
     
  11. Fuzzy14 macrumors 65816

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    I think it was a failed attempt at sarcasm.

    And my comment is a very valid one. Battery life depends on usage. If you would prefer me to elaborate, the OP states "I've practically been on the phone like all day lol" and yet wants us to take an educated guess as to their estimated battery life. What have they being doing all day? Reading on iBooks, watching a film, using the 3G or using Wifi? Each of these factors will greatly influence battery life, I unfortunately do not have the great benefit of your wisdom as to the OPs usage habits, until then I can only state that how they use the phone will affect battery life.
     
  12. MattMJB0188 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Wifi on all day, few phone calls, heavy texting, using the camera a lot, video camera, checking weather, played a few games. But that pretty much summarizes it.
     
  13. nicksmolenski macrumors regular

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    I knew that occurred with the laptops because of the adaptive charging but not with the phone. And I just said what I heard a genius say, so I didn't really doubt what he said. Good to know though :D
     
  14. vincenz macrumors 601

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    This is not right-- the iPhone will run on AC power once fully charged, so you don't have to worry about damaging it by leaving it plugged in all night (or all week for that matter).

    I love the battery on my 4. Still works just as well as when I got it on launch day.
     
  15. From A Buick 8 macrumors 68040

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    Like most others are saying that sounds normal. I charge mine every night, after carrying it with me all day and using it a typical amount (maybe 30 min talking, 20 or so text, several push apps running weather, news, facebook etc.. about 2 hours music streaming and about 2 hours on the web) i am down to around 20% every night.
     

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