Question about battery life.

Cmcnichol

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Mar 16, 2012
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Not sure if this is normal, I play with my phone a lot (apps/games/email) and leave 3g on all day. Also for part of the day I was trying out push email. This is my first post so if this is in the wrong section or just a no-no in general please be gentle...

It's an iPhone 4 16g refurb.
 

Cmcnichol

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Mar 16, 2012
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Okay, thanks very much! I figured it was the games and especially since a few of them use data as well. I do have another question, is it really that bad to charge your iPhone a lot (1 to 2 times a day)? I've read in a few places people saying it kills the battery so i'm just curious.
 

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Okay, thanks very much! I figured it was the games and especially since a few of them use data as well. I do have another question, is it really that bad to charge your iPhone a lot (1 to 2 times a day)? I've read in a few places people saying it kills the battery so i'm just curious.
Charge the phone as needed. Wherever you read that kills the battery was wrong, unless you're referring to totally letting it die. You shouldn't let it go to ~0 more often than a month or so.

BTW, you'll find MANY threads here about battery life. It's common for a new user to come here and sweat about their batteries. Anyway, you can read them (most of us all have), but after you get used to having an iPhone, you may stop worrying so much.
 

Cmcnichol

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Mar 16, 2012
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Yeah, I guess I'm just not used to actually using my phone for more than texting. Once I've had it for a while I probably won't fiddle with it as much and it'll last longer as well. Thank you for the help!