Weird Iphone 3GS Battery Issue!!!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by sparkles61785, Jun 21, 2009.

  1. sparkles61785 macrumors regular

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    Today while texting, I got a warning message that my battery had less than 20% remaining. When I looked at my phone it had only 18% left. This was after only using my fully charged iPhone lightly for less than three hours. I had sent and received about 10 text messages, and listened to maybe 5 songs.

    The problem is that about 5 minutes later while receiving a call, my battery meter was at 78%. What could the problem be? Why would my battery meter say 18% one minute with a low battery warning, and then 78% just 5 minutes later (with no charging)?

    What should I do? Is anyone else having this problem?
     
  2. PNutts macrumors 601

    PNutts

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    I would keep an eye on it. If it happens again definitely get it looked at before your 30 days is up.
     
  3. ainjo1919 macrumors regular

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    Something like that just happened to my 3GS. Like about an hour ago it said 64%, then an hour later it just died, and i had to plug it in and the battery looks as if it drained.

    I didn't use it during that hour at all. What do you think that could be?

    Edit: Now that I plugged it in, it had that image with the dead battery icon, but then when it "got enough juice", it turned on and it says 64% again.
     
  4. vrillusions macrumors regular

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    I'm experiencing the same issue. It seems like I heard a lot of people complaining about this when 3g came out (I was on 2g prior to 3gs) I'm going to give it a week and hope the meter settles down.
     
  5. LanceRobbins24 macrumors newbie

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    I'm not even getting a percentage readout next to my battery on my new 3G S.....is there a setting where it may be turned on/off?
     
  6. netslacker macrumors 6502

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    Yes. You have to enable it via the settings app.
     
  7. LanceRobbins24 macrumors newbie

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    thanks.....I just found it under the usage setting.
     

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