Podcast Battery Drain


macrumors 6502
Original poster
Apr 22, 2009
I listen to a lot of Podcasts daily on my 3GS. Even with a Juicepack Air, my battery barely gets me through the day. I primarily use the Stitcher Application (free from the AppStore; a GREAT App)! My questions are as follows:

1. When computing usage hours, am I using "Internet Hours" the entire time I am using Stitcher? It usually takes only a few minutes for it to download (in a temporary buffer) an hour long podcast. But, am I still considered using "Internet Hours" as they are defined for battery usage as long as I am using that application whether it is actively downloading or not?

2. Since I am listening to a podcast, is my Iphone using BOTH "Internet Hours" AND "IPOD Hours" as time applies to battery usage? (Meaning, I will get less battery life while using this application than I would ONLY browsing the Internet because it is playing the audio as well).


macrumors 68020
Sep 12, 2009
What are you talking about?! You only have hours from usage and stand-by.

Stand-by is the total amount of hours.
Usage are the hours in which you have been using your iPhone (so internet surfing, listening to music, using apps etc. etc.).


macrumors newbie
Jun 13, 2009
If I had to take a guess as to why your battery is draining like you say it is I would have to say the application is the culprit. Looking at it in the app store I see that it streams your podcasts to your phone on demand. The network activity is more than likely what is draining your battery. I listens to tons of podcasts as well only thing is I subscribe to them through iTunes and store them locally. I can go as long as two days without charging if all I do is listen to my podcasts this way. If you forget to download a podcast or want to listen to one you don't have stored mobile iTunes has you covered there as well you can stream any of them you like directly from the app itself. Hth
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