Real expectations for iphone battery

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by rxl125, Mar 25, 2008.

  1. rxl125 macrumors regular

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    I bought a refurb iphone from att... I don't think the battery is the best so far. What are honest expectations. I made one call today, checked my email auto every 15 minutes. Maybe about an hour of internet, 2 you tube movies via wifi, 30 min of ipod. The battery is more than halfway dead.

    Is this normal?

    I also see a thread that mentions that the att refurbs may have some bad batteries.
     
  2. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    If people want to know why Apple didn't put 3G in, this is why. It sounds about right to me (I also have a refurb). I know on my laptop that Bluetooth and WiFi both are power hogs. Any data connection is going to drain battery life, and the YouTube video (how long??) probably did a bit of that. I'm hoping to get through 2 days without charging and still have a bit of battery left with all the features we have on the iPhone. But I have a car charger just in case. I'll probably end up buying something else for work (I have an iPod docking speaker thing, but one that cost $20 and isn't GSM-shielded).
     
  3. marksman macrumors 603

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    I can usually get through 2 days of my normal usage before I have to charge.

    It just depends though. I had to charge it up earlier because it was down to like 20% but I had been watching a lot of videos in the past 24 hours.
     
  4. atluten macrumors 6502

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    I think having your email set to check manually or at hourly intervals should be able to improve your battery life somewhat. I have my mail accounts checked at hourly intervals and after using the phone to make a few calls and using WiFi for about 15 minutes every day, I am able to get through 2-3 days before I feel I need to charge the phone again. You can also lower the brightness of the screen to improve your battery life, maybe half way or a little lower.
     
  5. myphone macrumors 6502

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    Can you please tell us the total battery usage since last full charge. And we will see.
     
  6. Rojo024 macrumors member

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    What are you getting for usage since last full charge numbers? My battery life seems a but short. I get around 3 - 4 hours of usage. Mail is set to check Hourly. Wifi is always on as well.




    ^ beat me to it
     
  7. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    I just used mine a bunch today (checking out a lot of Web apps, "ooh, do I have e-mail??" etc. etc.) and ran the battery down to about 1/4 charge according to the meter at the top right. I had wifi on about half the time and was playing iTunes songs a decent bit (maybe an hour total). I don't really see it as that bad considering all that I was doing. AFter the novelty wears off, I'll probably stop doing so much, but I don't see going more than 2 days without recharging it. But after I get something to recharge it with at work, I don't see this as much of a problem.
     

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