What is Normal Battery Life for iPhone 4s

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  1. JayBlox macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys, i know there has been many threads on this topic, funny thing is as much as i have reviewed everyones input, nobody has mentioned what is fair in terms of Battery Life. We all know apple posts there expected battery life but everyone has different settings. I am not sure if i have a valid complaint or not. It appears my battery drains very quickly when not in use but maybe i am over reacting. Please see my info below:

    At 1% Battery Life Left on a single charge after draining battery and charging 100% to get an affective callibration:

    Usage: 5 Hours, 17 Minutes
    Standby: 21 Hours, 29 Minutes

    I do not have bluetooth running and brightness is set to about 55%. i do normal usage such as games, checking emails and text messages. I am not running much music or movies and have under 30 min of talk time. just typical surfing and playing. What are your thoughts? is this what everyone should expect from there phone? Maybe i should disregard the drainage % and focus more on the total usage and standby time per last full charge.
     
  2. Rocko1 macrumors 68020

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    That is a expected run time. I am getting about 5.5hrs usage and 24hrs standby.
     
  3. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    6 hours and 1 day in standby each day should be expected. For me anyway
     
  4. TM WAZZA macrumors 68000

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  5. JayBlox thread starter macrumors newbie

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    7-8 hours of Usage is a lot more than 5:30-6hrs of usage, i wonder what we are doing to drain our battery much quicker.
     
  6. TM WAZZA macrumors 68000

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    As I keep saying, usage depends on what you do. I'm sure I could drain my battery if I play intensive 3D games for 2 hours...

    As for my usage, the reason why it's that high is because I play a little bit of music.
     
  7. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    Depends in the standby time

    I had 1 day 9 hours today. I ended up with 6 hours, 30 minutes usage. I could of easily got 7-8 hours usage without having it in standby for so long

    Anybody who has great battery life have push email on?
     
  8. gsears3 macrumors newbie

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    I admittedly have not done much with my phone since last charge but am pretty happy with where it is at now.

    3 hours 14 minutes use
    1 day 1 hour standby

    I still have 46% battery life remaining. This is with receiving push email from 2 accounts and fetch from another. I've sent a few texts, browsed the web, and checked twitter. I can't complain. I don't expect it to last near as long when playing games or streaming video.
     
  9. Pelech macrumors newbie

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    Battery

    Is this battery life good? Doesn't seem to good to me
     

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  10. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    Well mine is at 54% left

    My stats

    3 hours usage
    13 hours standby

    So yours seems ok to me
     
  11. Pelech macrumors newbie

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    You have double the amount of standby as me. I guess it jut means I am using my phone more often?
     
  12. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    Mine is the same when I use my phone alot when I take it off charger. Just means you are using the phone alot.

    My phone uses barely any battery on standby on wifi. When on 3G its a different matter

    I'm currently at

    4 hours, 52 minutes usage
    1 day, 2 hours standby

    22% left

    Which is about my average usage. Your usage numbers will always be higher when at home than if you were out for example.
     
  13. thelookingglass macrumors 68000

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    Comparing usage times is not very meaningful unless you indicate what you were doing with the phone. I can get 9-10 hrs if I just listen to music and check a few emails. On the other hand, if I text constantly, browse the web, play games, etc, I'm lucky to get four hours usage.
     
  14. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    Well most of my usage is on

    Internet browsing
    Apps,like ESPN sportscenter,twitter,Facebook

    I don't use a lot of music but do sometimes...same with games.

    I use push sometimes depending on the time of day For emails

    I normally get over 6 hours usage and 1 day plus in standby. Guess it does depend how you use it and where

    As when I'm out I lose a good 8-10% with just getting a few emails and not using the phone much purely because it's on 3G
     
  15. Moccasin macrumors 6502a

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A405 Safari/7534.48.3)

    With 3G you should never underestimate the effect that low signal strength will have on battery life. Using the phone for browsing when it's having to try and find a 3G signal can really drop the battery time. Also the extent to which you use apps requiring location services.
     
  16. vitzr macrumors 68030

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    Less than the iPhone 4, yet YMMV.

    Less than Apple's best effort.

    Less than Apple's once stellar reputation.

    Yet, there's always the next upcoming model to sell ...
     
  17. Hexiii macrumors 65816

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    Exactly like mine, but it should be better.
     
  18. WorldIRC macrumors 6502

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    I unplug at 9AM, and don't need to charge until bed time.
     
  19. Lukkee24 macrumors 6502a

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    What you have seems fine to me. When I had 5% I had:
    - Usage: 5 hours, 5 minutes
    - Standby: 2 days, 4 hours
     
  20. Hexiii macrumors 65816

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    You have twice as much stanby time
     
  21. Lukkee24 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm going by a screenshot I took a few days after I got my phone, when my usage wasn't much more than reading emails, texting and web browsing :p.
     
  22. JonaYO macrumors newbie

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    Here is mine as of today with moderate to heavy use(games, news, music, etc)
     

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  23. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    Doesn't matter what device you're discussing -- battery life depends on your specific usage.
     
  24. 5aga macrumors 6502

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    thats about normal
     
  25. CubeHacker macrumors 65816

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    Are you guys really only getting battery life that lasts for HOURS? My iPhone 4 goes for 5-6 days on a single charge with normal usage.
     

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