"Usage" on a newly installed battery

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  1. idavid956 macrumors newbie

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    Does anyone know what the iPhone Usage statistics for a newly installed battery on an iPhone 3G should say? My friend and I recently took in our iPhones to have the battery replaced at a local shop. When I got back my iPhone, it had a dash for "Usage" and "Standby" under "Time since last full charge." It has since changed after I fully recharged it and seems to be reading correct. But my friend's iPhone says "4,107 Days, 11 Hours" for "Usage" and "4,108 Days, 13 Hours" for "Standby" under "Time since last full charge." Did he get a used or bad battery?
     
  2. JamesMB macrumors 68000

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    Tell him to reset "usage statistics".
     
  3. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    "At a local shop" doesn't sound like an Apple store, who knows where the battery came from.
     
  4. dave420 macrumors 65816

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    Either way, I think the usage statistics are maintained on the phone not stored on the battery. Maybe the phone is just acting weird because a new battery was installed?
     
  5. gpc17 macrumors regular

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    Just make a charge to 100%, and it will be gone.
     
  6. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    good answer chump

    actually you need to let the battery get close to 0% then fully charge to 100% and the usage meter will be back to normal
     
  7. idavid956 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No, it wasn't an Apple Store because we don't have any here. It was a shop that specializes in iPhone/iPod/iPad repairs. They gave us back the old batteries that were in our phones. I was just being cautious when I saw the differences in both our phones usage statistics. I thought maybe they just popped out our old batteries and put them back in and gave us some old batteries they had lying around.

    I guess what I would really like to find out is if there is some way to prove that I have a new battery installed. Is there some kind of diagnostic or app that can tell how many charge cycles a battery has gone through?

    As for my friend's iPhone, it has since reset itself after a full recharge. I've also posted the screen shots of my iPhone and my friend's.
     

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  8. JamesMB macrumors 68000

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    Since you didn't buy it or install it....NO

    Not on a stock iPhone.
     
  9. JamesMB macrumors 68000

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  10. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    Yet it seems like I was correct...More information rarely hurts, but thanks anyway.
     

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