POLL: iPhone Battery Life and 4.1/4.1GM

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by netdog, Sep 8, 2010.

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How's your battery life on your iPhone since 4.1?

  1. iPhone 4 battery life the same since upgrading to 4.1

    35 vote(s)
    36.8%
  2. iPhone 3GS battery life the same since upgrading to 4.1

    4 vote(s)
    4.2%
  3. iPhone 3G battery life the same since upgrading to 4.1

    1 vote(s)
    1.1%
  4. iPhone 4 battery life is shorter since upgrading to 4.1

    30 vote(s)
    31.6%
  5. iPhone 3GS battery life is shorter since upgrading to 4.1

    3 vote(s)
    3.2%
  6. iPhone 3G battery life is shorter since upgrading to 4.1

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. iPhone 4 battery life is longer since upgrading to 4.1

    20 vote(s)
    21.1%
  8. iPhone 3GS battery life is longer since upgrading to 4.1

    1 vote(s)
    1.1%
  9. iPhone 3G battery life is longer since upgrading to 4.1

    1 vote(s)
    1.1%
  1. netdog macrumors 603

    netdog

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    #1
    Rumblings afoot that some have experienced battery times diminishing on the iPhone after upgrading to 4.1 and 4.1 GM.

    Assuming that the Gold Master is the same as the release (which it should be), curious to hear from those who have had enough experience to have formed an opinion.

    If it's too early to tell, please come back and take the poll when you do have an opinion.

    Given the less than stellar battery life on my iPhone 4, I'd hate to make it worse by upgrading, but I'd love to give HDR photography a go.

    Opinions?
     
  2. Richie2000 macrumors 6502

    Richie2000

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    West Sussex UK
    #2
    I upgraded to 4.1 GM last week and have not noticed any difference in battery life. Seems to be the same as before the upgrade.
     
  3. Stuipdboy1000 macrumors 6502a

    Stuipdboy1000

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    Location:
    Perth, Scotland, UK
    #3
    Down around 16% over a 6 hour period. It was inactive as I was sleeping. I'm using a iPhone 4.
     
  4. samcraig macrumors P6

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    Jun 22, 2009
    #4
    No lie - so far it "appears" my battery life is better.

    But I don't have a full day to verify yet under 4.1

    I base the above on the fact that normally I unplug my phone at 7am and during my commute, I use the Kindle App. My commute runs about 30 minutes and by the time I am at my office, I'm typically down to about 94-95 percent. Today I was at 99 and then Just as I was about to hit the top button it dipped to 98.
     
  5. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

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    Jan 16, 2008
    Location:
    Bristol, UK
    #5
    Mine is a LOT worse.

    I installed the GM as soon as it was available and I noticed a dramatic drop in battery life.

    Standby time is the worst - particularly overnight.

    It never lasts overnight, going from ~70 to 0 in about 8 hours.

    With 4.0.2 I'd only lose about 10%.
     
  6. Reefbone macrumors regular

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    Jul 13, 2008
    #6
    Seems kinda premature to create a poll about battery life less than 24hrs after the update was released.
     
  7. rk1991 macrumors regular

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    Dec 10, 2009
    #7
    my battery life is somewhat worse. Usually during my commute it goes down only 4-5% with me listening to music and playing games or browsing but today it down 16% in the same 1.5 hr. I did notice that whenever I charge the phone randomly it has an effect on the batt life so I plan on running it down and charging it back up to see.
     
  8. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

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    Location:
    Bristol, UK
    #8
    The update has been out far longer than that for many people.
     
  9. samcraig macrumors P6

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    #9
    You are soooo cool. Will you be my friend
     
  10. nooaah macrumors 68000

    nooaah

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    Location:
    Philadelphia, PA
  11. bmat macrumors 6502

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    Nov 24, 2004
    Location:
    East Coast, USA
    #11
    My battery life is terrible. I reset and everything. It's 2 PM, and I'm now down to less than 25% with light usage. Normally at this time I'd be at 75%+
     
  12. bmat macrumors 6502

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    Nov 24, 2004
    Location:
    East Coast, USA
    #12
    Less than 30 minutes later, now at 15%. Sigh. Reset. Turned off. Quit all apps. No avail. Drain, drain.
     
  13. Stuipdboy1000 macrumors 6502a

    Stuipdboy1000

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    Location:
    Perth, Scotland, UK
    #13
    In fact, I take that back. I ran the battery down and today I went through only 50 percent. Even after a whole day of use at school.
     
  14. shanmugam macrumors 68020

    shanmugam

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    Blazer town!
    #14
    looks like battery percentage is not showing up correctly (either in 4.1 or 4.02)

    it behaves differently from 4.02, after full day of occassional usuage it shows 50% so that means battery is still good.
     

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