Over past 24hours battery life is really bad and dramatically different

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by bababoey14, Aug 25, 2010.

  1. bababoey14 macrumors regular

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    So like a week ago my iphone 4 jammed up....just kept vibrating and wouldn't respond...took me like 30 mins to reset it. Now yesterday all day I got pretty bad battery life with min usage. I charged my phone to 100% before going to bed and this morning I have already lost 13% and down to 87%.

    What should I do?? Nothing much has really changed over the past few days....could that "episode" have damaged my battery???? Not sure why the phone just kept vibrating.....
     
  2. bababoey14 thread starter macrumors regular

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    No...don't have skype on it. Only new apps are a couple free games like Cash cab and that Ninjajump game

    Do you know if I take it to an apple store can they test the battery? How do they determine if it is working right and how long does it take??
     
  3. esadb macrumors 65816

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    Takes no time. They plug it in and most likely will swap it out for a different phone.

    What are your settings tho on the phone?
     
  4. PhazonUK macrumors 6502

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    Check Push Notifications?
    I know it may sound dumb it's usually the obvious things people forget xD
     
  5. bababoey14 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Only my yahoo pushes and that has not changed since I've had the phone. I deleted a bunch of the stuff that was in the background under "multi-tasking". Also turned my phone on/off. Let's see how it does today. I've had my phone for about 2 months now so hopefully there's still a warranty if the battery is going bad.
     
  6. ddavid macrumors regular

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    Is your usage and standby the same? If so, do a hard reset to kill any rogue app running in the background.
     
  7. itsmemuffins macrumors 68030

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    This. Try a hard reset first.

    I had excellent battery life and then all of a sudden it just started to drop dramatically.

    I did a hard reset and the battery life has gone back to being excellent again.
     
  8. Limey77 macrumors regular

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    I had the same thing happen to me and it turned out that the 3G tower near me was faulty so the phone kept trying to log on but couldn't.

    I was didn't work out what was causing the drain for days as I usually use WiFi at home and not 3G.

    Try accessing the internet on 3G. If you are unable to then there could be a problem with the cell tower so call you provider and get them to check.

    If you can get the internet on 3G then it's something else.
     

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